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by fledonfoot
Thu May 13, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

I forgot to reply to this. My business card gets stapled to every invoice I print. I go over every invoice with every customer and point out my business card. I remind them to call me for their next appointment and tell them to skip the call center and ask for me directly. I also tell them to email...
by fledonfoot
Thu May 13, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

It’s not hard to build a relationship with your dealer/SA, and can be done within the first visit. I’m clearly :wrong: doe. :dat: Agreed. A good SA will also remember you from just an annual visit (or at least fake it). And yes, faking it is absolutely part of the gig. That’s why I leave notes.
by fledonfoot
Thu May 13, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

I forgot to reply to this. My business card gets stapled to every invoice I print. I go over every invoice with every customer and point out my business card. I remind them to call me for their next appointment and tell them to skip the call center and ask for me directly. I also tell them to email...
by fledonfoot
Wed May 12, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

I was one of 14 SA’s at my old Toyota store. I just put a little bit of effort in to take care of people and they came back to me. Just curious how they come back? Did customers specifically call you and ask for an appt? Whenever I schedule an appt to bring a vehicle in, it's just a crap shoot of w...
by fledonfoot
Wed May 12, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 20: every man for himself
Replies: 190
Views: 1883

OT 20: every man for himself

The General’s online estimate from the pics I submitted came back at $485 :lol: they ignored stuff like my spare wheel being scuffed up.. will be interesting to see how much they fight whatever the actual estimate when it gets to a shop is. Side note, I have coverage under my insurance for a rental...
by fledonfoot
Fri May 07, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

I'll probably do that too tbh. Nothing but good things can come out of having a solid reputation where I plan on getting the car serviced. It’s interesting in my 48 months of bmw joy. I must have had just about 5 or 6 different SAs. Different one for each visit. And no one knew who I was or gave a ...
by fledonfoot
Thu May 06, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 8058
Views: 209361

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

Rudy this also came out a bit more bitter towards you than I meant for it to be. I didn’t mean for it to be so :wap: , sorry.
by fledonfoot
Thu May 06, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 8058
Views: 209361

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

:bruh: this is a VW economy car. You are making it seem like a. they owe you something and b. the car needs all kinds of special treatment. Just drive and enjoy and don't worry about trying to beat up the :dillerman: for free services, loaner cars, etc. I have never been offered a loaner car in my ...
by fledonfoot
Thu May 06, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

:unicorn: experience man. IIWY I'd send that guy a thank you of some sort (Not a :crang: beer) or perhaps reach out to his supervisor and give him a glowing review. (Although, one might wonder whether he did VW (or the dealer the hired them) any favors.... Totally agree! Was definitely planning on ...
by fledonfoot
Sun May 02, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 3209
Views: 116223

Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

I am clear to start riding bikes on Tuesday. Spent yesterday getting all five bikes overhauled and tuned up... Will probably head out to Mercer for a nice easy loop next weekend. I’m pretty well healed up and Tuesday is 6 weeks post surgery. I’ve been advised by my doctor “not to fall” for the first...
by fledonfoot
Sat May 01, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 19: Masks On, Clothes Off, Right Hand Left Titty
Replies: 10006
Views: 177367

OT 19: Masks On, Clothes Off, Right Hand Left Titty

MexicanYarisTK wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 3:45 pm
Melon wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:35 pm

Swamp ass Motors. Louisiana's finest.
A gator in every glovebox.
The best diller in the Bayou.

Although Trenton is actually a :mahtroy: hood close to zillon where me and :narc: cruised through
That’s where my Toyota store sat... right on the outskirts, but we called it Princeton 😂
by fledonfoot
Sat May 01, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

wap wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:19 pm
razr390 wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:40 pm

Looks like a hockey goalie mask
:impressive:
Although I’ve had one arrive where that bag was incorrectly installed and rubbed the paint to hell, requiring the hood, fenders and roof to be painted.
by fledonfoot
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

How a cayenne is delivered to us...

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by fledonfoot
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 19: Masks On, Clothes Off, Right Hand Left Titty
Replies: 10006
Views: 177367

OT 19: Masks On, Clothes Off, Right Hand Left Titty

My honey has developed this charming little quirk as well...... It came to head a few times during lock down but ultimately I usually decide that I'd rather be happy than right.... For a while I had this little print out taped to my desk https://quotestoenjoy.com/wp-content/uploads/a-wise-man-once-...
by fledonfoot
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Truk Talk: Invest in Trukcoin!
Replies: 10587
Views: 247548

Truk Talk: Invest in Trukcoin!

I put about $24 of something resembling gasoline in my tank once a week. I drive 520 miles and do it again. I spend more on bridge tolls to get out of NJ than I do on fuel and fuel like products. And it has CarPlay, radar cruise/lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring. 8200 miles already and it ...
by fledonfoot
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

Small update on the damage. Seattle :dillerman: is really impressing me. They got in contact with selling dealer and said it isn't covered under warranty, and that they can do the repairs and charge the selling dealer for it. Guy they talked to at original dealer doesn't have that kind of authority...
by fledonfoot
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Jeeponomics 201: Toledo Griff
Replies: 2101
Views: 65118

Jeeponomics 201: Toledo Griff

This is Wharton State Forest in Southern NJ. There's about 250 miles of unpaved dirt roads for use. All named roads are legal for any licensed motorized vehicle. Nice easy stuff all the way up to fun stuff like this: https://youtu.be/RaAEwscZqss?t=502 Wifey had a lot of fun and is usually a passeng...
by fledonfoot
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Cyclochops: the build
Replies: 28
Views: 855

Cyclochops: the build

I am going to tape anyways but at this point i want to do things right and know it. What a pain, took me 2hr to do the ol ziptie and/or wire loop thing to fish these through. And worth it. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210423/bf55f67f4ad96d2ae9da56aee9fbf32b.jpg Coherny Bicycle Internal Cable ...
by fledonfoot
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

Yeah, ok, I’d be making a big stink here. I’d want two new wheels - not repaired ones- and that diffuser piece replaced too. Repairing chunks out of the bumper like that won’t look good. You bought a new car, correct? Brand new with 10 miles on the odometer. I normally wouldn't care about things li...
by fledonfoot
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

Here's the damage: https://i.postimg.cc/G8q6Wxh3/315c1088-dead-4c91-96df-8473f563ae80.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0M8LXBvH/d66edb81-342e-4158-8840-d83923216dd0.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BtnrxkMj/PXL-20210427-232719650-MP.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hQvNcQfL/PXL-20210427-232811440.jpg Yeah, ok, I’d be maki...
by fledonfoot
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

Yeah he’s just trying to make it someone else’s problem and hope you buy the “Honda will pay for it” line and harass them to cover it for you.

That’s impressive the other dealer is willing to reach out to selling dealer. Not many I’ve met will do that.
by fledonfoot
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2021 :plac: life!
Replies: 283
Views: 5214

2021 :plac: life!

So my british hatchback had some very, very minor damage done to it when it was being transported from the port to the dealership. Two wheels are scratched and the rear splitter looks like something bumped into it. The shipper I hired to bring it to me found this stuff at pickup and my sales guy to...
by fledonfoot
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 8058
Views: 209361

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

I have a hard time believing a base Macan drives as well as a :gorf: Physics is a thing. I didn’t get in a base Macan, but the Macan S was a blast to drive. And Amir can tell you, we tested the off-road capabilities of his mom’s Macan S and it did great. It just does everything so well and looks so...
by fledonfoot
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 8058
Views: 209361

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

4Cyl is :flaccid: and I believe it devalues the brand. It's a Porsche in every way but the engine. Oil every 10k, brake fluid every 20, spark plugs every 30, PDK fluid, air filters every 40. You'll chew through rear tires in 25-30k and fronts in about 35. Brakes every 30-35 requiring pad/rotor swap...
by fledonfoot
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!
Replies: 8058
Views: 209361

Car Talk 5: The Juice is Loose!

My poverty spec ass has never once experienced a heated wheel. I haven’t had heated seats since my :mk6: and still miss them a bit. I saw a :jeep: Sport today with the non leather steering wheel, very :disgust: Made me realize I do slightly care about features. Wifey's Renegade had it and I loved i...