Holy , I am so pissed (car related)

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  1. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    Holy fuck, I am so pissed (car related)

    So, on the morning of 3/4, my wife's 2002 BMW 325i sport wouldn't start properly and a tow truck was called to my house. I rode in with the tow and was 2 hours late to work. The electronic throttle body motor was replaced the same day and I picked the car up that afternoon (they put me in a loaner). The car drove fine Thursday afternoon, Friday, Saturday, and rested Sunday. On Monday 3/8, the car died *again* as my wife was pulling into the parking lot (on a hill) at her office. She rolled backwards nearly into the busy street (Buford Highway), but somehow managed to get in a space. Another tow truck was called, my wife rode in with them (she was the one to miss 2 hours of work this time), and another loaner was handed out. The service advisor said that they forgot to clear some code after they installed the throttle body motor the first time and that's what caused the car to die again of the same symptoms.

    Tonight, my wife leaves her office and gets onto I-85. As she is merging into rush hour traffic (going at 65mph), her car dies AGAIN while she is in the center lane. Somehow, she managed to drift through 4 lanes of traffic and made it to the emergency lane. She immediately called BMW Roadside and the dealer, Global Imports. Global told her she was fucked because they were closing. My wife tore the dealer a new asshole over the phone and, one hour later, the head service tech and service manager arrive on the scene with a new car for my wife and a tow truck. I was tutoring kids in my neighborhood during this time and foolishly left my cell phone in the car. I am so fucking angry right now that the car is being towed for the THIRD time for the same goddamn problem :mad: and this time my wife could have been seriously injured or worse because of it. On top of that, the fucking service advisor lost my goddamn front bumper plate (the small painted detachable piece on the bumper that covers the tow hook hole) and promised to order a new part, paint it, and have it to me by friday, 3/12. It never arrived and I left that motherfucker a message this morning asking for a status. He never called. Tomorrow, I will be paying the dealer a visit and I will be skipping my SA's desk and heading into his manager's office. The only comfort I can take in this experience is that my wife is an attorney and she is beyond pissed now. We WILL be getting something out of this :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  2. KDubb

    KDubb everyday I'm hustlin'

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    gotta love that BMW quality
     
  3. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    Damn, that does suck. :sad2:


    But I still love your M. :o
     
  4. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    All cars break down, but when it takes a dealer over two times to fix the same goddamn problem, they have a piss poor service staff (read: MONKEYS)
     
  5. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    Me too, but it makes me afraid to drive it :s54: :hs:
     
  6. beanolo

    beanolo It does a body good!!!1

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    hehe.. that sucks.
     
  7. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    IBNuclear
     
  8. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Wow. That sucks. My family has purchased 2 from Global and they have always been great. Hope that y'all come to some kind of agreement.
     
  9. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw Guest


    :confused:

    my $12,000 2002 sentra has yet to break down.
     
  10. MeAmEddie

    MeAmEddie My car goes Whooosh psst

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    lemon law? new car?
     
  11. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    Er, I meant all brands of cars. Not all cars. If it had been fixed properly the first time, it would not have gotten to this point.
     
  12. autoracer1

    autoracer1 Rallyx postponed :wtc: Next one May 10.

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    Cool wife :bigthumb:

    Trade it for a G35, thank me later :o
     
  13. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    BMW service sucks, most BMW owners should know this. Yea, and get your wife to sue the living shit out of BMW, maybe that'll show 'em. And maybe they'll finally make their service as good as mercedes'.
     
  14. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    I had no problem with the sales guy I dealt with. I actually went back to see him when I was considering an 03 M3. The service department, on the other hand, has been a horrid experience. They tried to charge me $180 when I just wanted them to rotate my tires (when I brought it in for the 15,000 mile service) because they said that they wouldn't do it without a balance and an alignment :ugh:
     
  15. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    She's home...brb
     
  16. TigerWoodsJr

    TigerWoodsJr LSX Elitist Prick

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    dude, no only do i pitty you, but im sick of these threads, you gota get rid of that bitch. im sorry, car problems suck ;[
     
  17. BenFer

    BenFer I've seen bigger OT Supporter

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    sucks man.
     
  18. TopGun113

    TopGun113 Winning

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    i really don't think you have a case in court. if your wife had actually gotten hurt, then you could get something out of it.

    at least as an act of goodwill they should offer some free oil changes or some such
     
  19. stillspiraling

    stillspiraling Would you like some making fuck, BERSERKER

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    you're a lawyer's wife :o































































    lucky bastard.
     
  20. Weapon X

    Weapon X Well-Known Member

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    What's your state's lemon law? :o
     
  21. Pursuit

    Pursuit Guest

    and didn't you just buy an M roadster because of its superior quality :confused:
     
  22. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    BMW maintenance is free for 4 years/48,000 miles. Everything is covered except tires. We will be getting something out of it, trust me ;)
     
  23. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    Yeah, it's nice. I still make more money than she does, but I give her another 6 months - 1 year before she trumps me. That's going to be weird :hs:
     
  24. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    That's what she's researching after dinner :big grin:
     
  25. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    Yes, I just bought an M Roadster. Not so much for quality, but because there are only a very small handful of convertibles that are faster. :)
     

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