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July 19, 2006

Outta Gas

Just let me get this off my chest and I'll be fine:

I had to take La Tahoe in to the shop today. Nothing major, just the standard maintenance stuff. I was able to get a loaner car because I didn't want to wait around for two and a half hours...and I doubt the guys in the repair shop wanted the younglings hanging around in the lounge either.

So fine, I transfer the car seat and booster seat into this Oldsmobile Alero (a two-door, which isn't that much fun with kids) and start on my way.

Only...they give me a car that's essentially got no gas in it!

I literally coast into a gas station and fuel up, just so I can make it home. I saved my receipt; I think I should ask that they deduct the cost of the gas I bought off my total bill, don't you???

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Posted by Groovyvic at 09:18 AM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

That's horrible - most cars I've rented or borrowed from repair shops have full tanks, with the stipulation that they are brought back full.

Take them back an empty tank, and make sure you tell them they gave you no gas.

Posted by: agent bedhead at July 19, 2006 02:21 PM

I'm with Agent Bedhead.

And, is this in some service agreement? Last time we took our car into the Ford dealership, we waited for roughly four hours to find out the gentlemen (who we were waiting on) went out to lunch and made us wait until he got back to allow us to leave. (Of course, had we known this...)

Needless to say, I'm unfamiliar with "loaner" cars.

Posted by: thirdee at July 19, 2006 02:54 PM

I'm going to have to check. The thing is, they told me 2 1/2 hours...and by 2:30 today I was starting to get worried, so I called. They were "running behind" and had just gotten La Tahoe in! Good thing I got that loaner...

BTW, as of 6:25 Wednesday P.M. I don't have La Tahoe back. They're checking something with my brakes, per my request.

I must admit, it's fun to zip around and actually hug the curves instead of feeling like I'm going to roll over. Sometimes I get tired of an SUV.

Posted by: GroovyVic at July 19, 2006 05:25 PM

Yeah, we had a chevy astro minivan-nice, but heck if I was safe in that thing. It took forever to stop. I understand the whole flippin' over thing.

Posted by: thirdee at July 19, 2006 08:50 PM