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Worst car experience to date.

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The Alfa has gone in for new brakes and MOT. The garage has lent me a Peugeot 206. It is goddamn awful. It's a parasite or the Captain Darling of the car world* it lacks any charisma, a nondescript, nasty little box.

Other than that...

 

*I make no attempt to apologise to any 206 owners that may be offended.

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RE: Worst car experience to date.

I used to have a Peugeot 306 D-turbo which was wonderful, but when I brought it in for a service the used to give me a Citroën ZX, which was terrible.  I used to try and combine services with taking the dog to the vet, as I didn't mind if he chewed the seats! (FOAD, the garage was aware and had a similar view of the ZX).

My dad's worst experience was a rental Alfa 156 where the bonnet opened on the motorway at 70mph.  And Hertz charged his card with £12,500 to fix it!

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RE: Worst car experience to date.

Where are all the Serbian tank mechanics when you need one?

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RE: Worst car experience to date.

Big Aura wrote:

I used to have a Peugeot 306 D-turbo which was wonderful, but when I brought it in for a service the used to give me a Citroën ZX, which was terrible.  I used to try and combine services with taking the dog to the vet, as I didn't mind if he chewed the seats! (FOAD, the garage was aware and had a similar view of the ZX).

My dad's worst experience was a rental Alfa 156 where the bonnet opened on the motorway at 70mph.  And Hertz charged his card with £12,500 to fix it!

I assume he put in a counter claim for stress caused due to a faulty bonnet?

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RE: Worst car experience to date.

Pete, what use is a lawyer in the family if I can't write a snotty letter.  They apolgised, rescinded the charge and gave him a £500 rental voucher to use another time.  I think he rented a german car the next time.

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