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      12-23-2011, 02:34 PM   #67
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Wow, you story continues to grow. BTW, why do you need to drive Corvair??

Gets me same loaner (2011 328) and is very apologetic.
And, why begin another thread about this saga?

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      12-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #68
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completely agree with the never let the dealer wash.....

my story: my last car was a S2000, meticulously cleaned/waxed/dealer maintained/etc. During the last major service at the dealership, I guess the guys got some oil/grease on the hood/bumper and as a courtesy (and without telling me) cleaned and "detailed" the car for me. I always tend to hang around the maint bay while my car is getting worked on (yeah, I'm that waiting rooms for me) and I notice the guy with a hose and a rag on my car's front-end. I immediately thanked him for the gesture but asked him to polite as I could.

I paid and told the service manager not to clean the car for me in the future, but again thanked him for the gesture. He told me the car washes are a customer service and tend to go over really well with the older crowd.

Unfortunately, I didn't check the car before I left because once I got home I noticed major scratches/scrapes (like sand paper) all over my headlights and front nose. Like had been mentioned before, if I had done a walk around with the dealer before hand, I would have had a leg to stand on but I certainly couldn't claim it was their crappy car wash that scratched the car. It would have been their word against mine.

Lessons learned for me: always do a walk-around before the car is serviced and always make it clear to the service department that you don't want the complimentary car wash, even if there's grease/dirt on the paint from the maintenance work that was done.
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      12-26-2011, 04:08 PM   #69
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I like Corvairs. IMHO they are the most unique "antique" car, a poor man's Porsche if you will. Air cooled boxer six engine, fully independent suspension, rear engined and fun to drive for an old car.
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