Lesson Learned

I’m learning a lesson as we speak.  It is impossible for me to write a good article while waiting in the busy service area at the Ford dealership.  That’s all folks.

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24 Responses to Lesson Learned

  1. dawnkinster says:

    I imagine not. So don’t beat yourself up. Turn on some music or people watch instead. You never know what will be the fodder for the next great article.

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  2. I agree with Dawn. People watching is the best.

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  3. I’ve tested this. It’s doesn’t work at Honda dealers either.

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  4. Do they supply coffee and biscuits while you wait? Our Peugeot dealer was great, we got loads of freebies, they always saw us alright price wise, and the day we took both cars in at the same time, we took in a pack of cards and bacon rolls!

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      wow Yes, they have a Keurig machine with coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus a vending machine. I happily read blogs on y laptop until my car was done. And thank goodness they didn’t turn on the TV.

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      • Barb Knowles says:

        Heavy competition in the area.

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      • Customer loyalty is rare. We stuck with Peugeot (Hubby had a Partner Combi, I had a 206) even though they were expensive, but their service was excellent. We were made aware of special offers (before the event), deals on services and MOTs (saved £200 on one), discounts for over 55s and loyalty points/ deals for signing up. All that as well as the best coffee and biscuits in the area. Change of area and dealership, our last dealing was a bit of a let down, and we no longer have those vehicles anyway. It’s not too bad at Hyundai though, free coffee, and the car is valeted as well as washed when we collect it as all part of the servicing agreement.

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      • Barb Knowles says:

        Our next car is probably going to be a Subaru. We have had one in the past and loved it. And if I retire soon (you can see it’s still on my mind), we will probably be going north where it’s much snowier than here (which gets a lot of snow anyway) and Subaru’s are great in the snow. It’s being able to get down to one car which would help a lot, if we could do it.

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      • That’s what we did. We had intended to trade in the 206 but Hubby got a better deal on his partner, which we knew needed some body work doing on it for the next MOT. My 206 failed the MOT so we got it through then sold it as it was only gathering rust in the car park from the amount of times I needed it. I got a bargain price of £1500 for a ten year old vehicle (39,000 miles on the clock and I’d had it from new). Not bad, seeing as I only paid £4000 for it anyway, then got £400 cash back too, so it was even less. We did put in 2 small cars less than a year old against it, but it was still a great snip and the salesman shook for days. I wrote about it in one of my earlier posts (scroll down to the bottom for the relevant bit!)
        https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/cars-today-and-yesterday/

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  5. peckapalooza says:

    I hate waiting. Just so we’re clear, in my mind, I said that with Inigo Montoya’s accent.

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  7. Well, that settles it, and to think I was going to give that one a try tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up, Barb. Speaking of heads up, I’m currently in southern California and I’m finding it easy to get distracted from writing by just watching lots of liquid fall from the sky. It’s been absolutely pouring here! Wonder what that stuff is? 😀

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  8. Bea dM says:

    You mean you actually thought you could?

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