Re: Ford Stealership Rant
My daily driver is a GM vehicle, leased by my employer, so it has to be dealer serviced. The GM dealership is opposite an Audi showroom, and both dealerships are owned by the same franchisee. I used to own an Audi, and found it amusing that the same mechanics work in both dealerships; I once saw a young guy cross the road, walk into the Audi workshop and switch his grimy GM overalls to a neat gray Audi uniform, then go and start work on a Q7 at double the hourly rate to the customer.
Anyway, once during a scheduled service on the Audi, they found the brake lights weren't working, and diagnosed a faulty electrical component as the cause - quoted me $1200 to replace a control module. I took the car away to check the basics, and found a blown 20amp blade fuse - a 20cent part - was the problem. Never took the Audi back there again.
1969 04A Van Nuys-built Z/28. Cortez Silver with dark blue interior and VE3. Sold Clippinger Chevrolet. Raced at Lions in LA.