Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Car Repair Part 2

The guy at the Toyota dealer said, "I'll check and see if there is anything we can do (on the $900 repair cost) and I'll call you tomorrow." The guy didn't call, so Irv called him. Oh, he's off today! Too funny! The guy Irv did get to talk to was a bit snippy and said he really doubted they would do anything, but he would call him back.

It must have been our lucky day and the Goddess of car repairs was looking upon us with favor, because lo and behold, they will do the repair for HALF PRICE! Wow! Now our $900 repair was going to cost $537...that is 1/2 price and includes the $100 for the diagnostic test they ran. What a deal!

Irv had talked to our personal mechanic and he was putting together a quote, so even though Toyota was giving us a "deal" I told Irv to call Bob and see if he had a price for us yet. That was the right thing to do. So Irv called Bob and told him what Toyota was doing it for and Bob laughed. He said, "They aren't giving you any deal! My price is $397!"

Can you believe that? That is the kind of thing that really ticks me paying $5.00 for one Tylenol in the hospital! I am such a patient and understanding person, but I find this kind of stuff pathetic to the point that if I think about it too much, my blood pressure goes up! Just kidding, but man does that make me mad!

So, needless to say, Irv is at the Toyota dealer to get my car. My car will be paying a visit to Bob, the auto mechanic next week! We do still have to pay Toyota the $100 for the diagnostic test whether we have the work done there or not, but oh well...what are you going to do?

Irv wanted to go yell at the manager, but I told him to let it go. It won't do anything but get him more upset. We still have to deal with these when our lease ends in 3 months, so I would rather not make any waves.

Rolling of eyes......


Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Yelling won't do any good. Some people must be willing to pay the extra amount to have it done by an "authorized dealer."

We ARE capitalists, so your feet walking out the door make the appropriate statement! ; )

Angela said...

I am glad you got some better news. Still terrible to have to shell at $400.

Lanyardlady said...

Your moment will come when you tell them you're going to another dealership to lease your next vehicle.

Meekiyu said...

erfs I'm always weary when it comes to cars and stuff like that... each place charges a different price so it's always good to have a friendly mechanic that you can trust.

Baroness Bijoutery said...

I really have good things to say about car company repair people. They get you coming and going...Glad you found a better deal..

Mary said...

don't you just hate the games car dealers and mechanics play with prices? glad you are getting this resolved but sorry you had to go through all the *** to get there ;-)

haven't been keeping up with everyone's blogs this week--you've had a very busy week!

aliceinparis said...

So glad you managed to save some $$.
What a palaver!

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