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    Thread: i hate vw dealerships

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      05-17-2012 07:38 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by peskyrabbit View Post
      Pointless thread is pointless. Go cry somewhere else or be a man and go buy oil and a filter and do it yourself. Its not rocket science.
      1. not a man.
      2. figured i would actually treat my car to an oil change from the experts.
      3. didn't feel like doing it myself

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      05-17-2012 07:39 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
      Fix what they should have before they gave you the car? Do you want to be charged to change a light bulb? DIY the bulb change. Dash light goes away once the bulb is changed.
      i see that nobody in this thread understood what i was saying. the light was NOT off before I took my car in for servicing. the warning light on my dash went off, MINUTES, after it was serviced.

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      05-17-2012 07:44 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by jlevey View Post
      OBVIOUSLY it was something they did.
      This is why you're an idiot.

      That's like getting invited to your buddies house, being asked to flip on the lights and getting blamed when the bulb burns out. Because OBVIOSULY it's something you did....

      Tell me what someone could possibly do to make a bulb burn out...
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      05-17-2012 07:48 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty_2.0 View Post
      This is why you're an idiot.

      That's like getting invited to your buddies house, being asked to flip on the lights and getting blamed when the bulb burns out. Because OBVIOSULY it's something you did....

      Tell me what someone could possibly do to make a bulb burn out...
      I could be an idiot, or they could've just not attached a side marker back correctly or something like that when they were doing an inspection.

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      05-17-2012 07:52 PM #55
      Wow, you clearly have no idea what you're talking about.... nobody removes bulbs during an inspection.

      Turn on lights, walk around car to visually make sure they're working, no message/light on dash = done.
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      05-17-2012 07:54 PM #56
      I don't think they need to do anything with sidemarkers, headlights or anything like that for an oil change. Pretty much just jack the car up, remove the belly pan, drain the oil, etc., etc........ I sorta understand your annoyance to a degree, but sometimes bulbs just go out. Not really something that can be blamed on the dealer. Just feel lucky that you don't have HID headlights which would bring the bulb from $8 to $90.

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      05-17-2012 07:58 PM #57
      Dealer knows my car is APR Stage 2+ and has never hassled me about warranty issues. Great dealer service.
      I don't own a Volkswagen

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      05-17-2012 08:01 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty_2.0 View Post
      Wow, you clearly have no idea what you're talking about.... nobody removes bulbs during an inspection.

      Turn on lights, walk around car to visually make sure they're working, no message/light on dash = done.
      "wow" you're right i don't. Im not an auto tech nor have I ever been. I was just casually letting off steam, as do most ppl, seeing as how I connected the servicing with my light going out, because they happened within minutes of each other. but everybody's been so kind, i won't make that mistake here again.

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      05-17-2012 08:07 PM #59
      I understand you're frustrated, but think about it: you started a thread called "I hate vw dealerships" and trashed them as if you knew that they had done something wrong.

      Bad enough trashing someone online, but trashing someone without even knowing how to far from the truth you could be is idiotic. For someone who not admits he doesn't know (unless that was completely sarcastic) you sure talked like you did.
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      05-17-2012 09:16 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by egoods55 View Post
      vw vortex is full of a bunch of ignorant people. your on an enthusiast web site. if your not happy paying qualified VW techs to work on something they know better then you. then take it to pep boys or learn to read things and hope other ignorant people dont post wrong things for you to follow and mess your car up.

      as for the warranty, any modification can void a warranty, its up to the service managers discretion
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      05-17-2012 10:56 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by 20rabbit08 View Post
      Seriously, why pay $$$ for an oil change? It's something imo everyone should do themselves. It's not hard, you can do it anywhere with very basic tools, shouldn't take over 45 minutes from start to finish and you can take a little pride in the fact that you did it. I work too hard for my money just to had it over to someone else to do something I can do. And again, the light out warning lamp? Isn't that something you can check and replace yourself? Unless you have money to burn, do it yourself and save the $$$ for something else.
      I promise you I'm not trying to bash, it just confuses me when others do this
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      You don't save much if you use oil the meets VW specs, with filter, and crush washer. Then you have to dispose of the oil and do the work yourself. This is coming from someone that worked at dealership too. I use to give the lub boy my oil/filter/washer and $10 to do my oil change sometimes. LOL

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      05-18-2012 12:33 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by egoods55 View Post
      as for the warranty, any modification can void a warranty, its up to the service managers discretion
      Ehhhh, modifications can void parts of warranties if the warranty company (dealer in our case) can prove that the modification caused a problem...

      http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/15C50.txt

      It's a lot of reading, but it's all in there.

      And by no means am I trying to call you out. Your message reminded me of this is all.
      I don't own a Volkswagen

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      05-18-2012 12:36 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Boosted2003! View Post
      You don't save much if you use oil the meets VW specs, with filter, and crush washer. Then you have to dispose of the oil and do the work yourself. This is coming from someone that worked at dealership too. I use to give the lub boy my oil/filter/washer and $10 to do my oil change sometimes. LOL
      Absolutely. I do all the maintenance on my cars. I think an oil change costs me something like $60 - $70. Plus all the "hassle" with disposal, lifting the car etc...
      I don't own a Volkswagen

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      05-18-2012 07:52 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by egoods55 View Post
      as for the warranty, any modification can void a warranty, its up to the service managers discretion

      Google The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

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      05-18-2012 08:14 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by jlevey View Post
      "wow" you're right i don't. Im not an auto tech nor have I ever been. I was just casually letting off steam, as do most ppl, seeing as how I connected the servicing with my light going out, because they happened within minutes of each other. but everybody's been so kind, i won't make that mistake here again.
      What do you think a dealership gains from giving you a car back with an issue?
      Do you think it helps them build trust? Loyalty? Do you think it gives them a happy customer? Do you think they make money off of you for the bulb?

      No. They get a pain in the ass. Because now they have a bummed customer that needs their car attended to immediately. That means they need to stop the technician from whatever it is they're doing, push the other customer aside, and help you first. this causes the dealership to lose money, and time, and hurts customer retention.

      If a tech notices an issue while your car is in the shop, it does them so much more to attend to the matter then as opposed to after you have your keys and it's out. Saves time, money, and builds better customer retention.

      Now I'm not a fan of dealers either, but validate your reasons before ranting about something that is beyond someone's control. It's a f*cking light bulb.

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      05-18-2012 08:16 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by DunnyCTMKV View Post
      What do you think a dealership gains from giving you a car back with an issue?
      Do you think it helps them build trust? Loyalty? Do you think it gives them a happy customer? Do you think they make money off of you for the bulb?

      No. They get a pain in the ass. Because now they have a bummed customer that needs their car attended to immediately. That means they need to stop the technician from whatever it is they're doing, push the other customer aside, and help you first. this causes the dealership to lose money, and time, and hurts customer retention.

      If a tech notices an issue while your car is in the shop, it does them so much more to attend to the matter then as opposed to after you have your keys and it's out. Saves time, money, and builds better customer retention.

      Now I'm not a fan of dealers either, but validate your reasons before ranting about something that is beyond someone's control. It's a f*cking light bulb.
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      05-18-2012 12:07 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty_2.0 View Post
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      06-08-2012 11:33 PM #68
      i rest my case. ignorant people.

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      06-09-2012 09:02 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by egoods55 View Post
      i rest my case. ignorant people.


      Come on. You're bound by warranty policies, flat rate jobs, and less than qualified service writers. Tell me you're turning a decent pay check and treating every VW as you would your own...

      Save it.

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