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Old 09-07-2010, 01:32 AM
ard ard is offline
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Originally Posted by dunderhi View Post
Okay, let's assume for argument sake the OP inflamed the situation. Let's say the dealer should have had the right to fix the car himself. Let's say people shouldn't be allowed to share opinions or information on forums unless they sign-up someone to provide the counterpoint. Assuming all of the previous assumptions could possibly be true, I have one just question. How, under what circumstance, does damaging a customer's property put the dealer in the right? The dealer's defenders are acting as if the dealer has been wronged.

What if the OP took a sledgehammer to a car in the showroom and then offered to fix it himself? No harm, no foul, right? The dealership should gladly take that deal right? I should also assume the dealer wouldn't claim diminished value when he sold this car at a reduced cost, right?
Or less extreme...you wreck the car on a test drive. I'm sure the dealer will let you fix it, as long as he gets a rental ford taurus for demo drives.


like I said, once people understand the dealer had zero right to be able to repair the mess he caused, the OP did the very BEST thing by getting an independent appraisal.
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