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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: pezzy669] #5360504 02/26/20 10:04 AM
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I wonder what the service manager said when this mistake was discovered?

Fahrvergnügen Or something that sounds similar.


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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: pezzy669] #5360537 02/26/20 10:38 AM
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I wish I got free window tint haha.


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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: AC1DD] #5360549 02/26/20 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by AC1DD
VW $tealerships in the USA can't shoot straight.

I noticed over on VWvortex forums they will ban you if you speak out about it.


1) I haven't noticed that. You have to be really annoying to get banned on that forum. And plenty of folks complain about dealers...
2) not all dealers are terrible. I've dealt w/University VW in Seattle for a few things (including a pano leak on my Alltrack), and they were awesome.

Ultimately, I think it comes down to the dealer and where you're located. In my case, there are 8 VW dealers within ~30 minutes of me, so I guess there's enough competition that it's in their best interest to not be terrible.

No question, there are some out there that are pretty bad.

Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: pezzy669] #5360561 02/26/20 11:09 AM
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At least the dealer didn't damage any more body panels:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...service-how-far-do-i-take-it#Post5344498

Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: pezzy669] #5360564 02/26/20 11:11 AM
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Probably good that you didn't get it tinted at the VW dealership. They'll just mark up the price of the installer using the cheapest dye-tint the installer uses. For that inflated price, you go to an installer of your choice to have a better tint installed.


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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: Lolvoguy] #5360573 02/26/20 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by pezzy669
Not even sure what category this falls into so figure I would drop it here.


Funny but I can see how easy that might happen. Exact same looking car with same issues etc...nothing like using the last 4 of a VIN just to be safe.

You mention a good quote on tint, I have a GSW and am going to shop tint soon - probably this summer. What did you find ballpark numbers or a good rate from your shopping ?


Originally Posted by Lolvoguy

OP must really like spending time with the dealer since he's always in contact with them.
My Lexus on the other hand has made me a lonely hermit. Nobody to converse with as nothing breaks frown

OP reminds me of my father. He has an old 90's Olds Aurora with the FWD V8 setup.
The thing should have been junked years ago with well over 300k miles, but since he's in his 70's and all the kids have moved away, I think he takes pleasure in always having to take it in for various repairs.
Gives him reason to continuously socialize with the various mechanics...those service writers and mechanics are very patient people.


Likes spending time at a dealer ... ? Sorry you lost me.
As for humbly showing up here to search car problems that make Lexus look better ? Don't feel defensive or sell them short- Lexus / Toyo does okay on their own behalf. grin
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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: bachman] #5360590 02/26/20 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by bachman
Not even sure what category this falls into so figure I would drop it here.


Funny but I can see how easy that might happen. Exact same looking car with same issues etc...nothing like using the last 4 of a VIN just to be safe.

You mention a good quote on tint, I have a GSW and am going to shop tint soon - probably this summer. What did you find ballpark numbers or a good rate from your shopping ?
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Define good rate. You can get a good rate at a random shop that uses the lowest quality dye-based tint that will quickly turn purple and/or has low quality adhesive, that you see it bubbling up, especially on the rear window.

Or... you can find a balance of price and quality, as shop's overhead will vary which impacts price (such as shop space rent, utilities, paying employees, etc) as well as the cost of the tint film itself. There is recent tint thread that you can review.


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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: bachman] #5360606 02/26/20 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bachman
Originally Posted by pezzy669
Not even sure what category this falls into so figure I would drop it here.


Funny but I can see how easy that might happen. Exact same looking car with same issues etc...nothing like using the last 4 of a VIN just to be safe.

You mention a good quote on tint, I have a GSW and am going to shop tint soon - probably this summer. What did you find ballpark numbers or a good rate from your shopping ?


Originally Posted by Lolvoguy

OP must really like spending time with the dealer since he's always in contact with them.
My Lexus on the other hand has made me a lonely hermit. Nobody to converse with as nothing breaks frown

OP reminds me of my father. He has an old 90's Olds Aurora with the FWD V8 setup.
The thing should have been junked years ago with well over 300k miles, but since he's in his 70's and all the kids have moved away, I think he takes pleasure in always having to take it in for various repairs.
Gives him reason to continuously socialize with the various mechanics...those service writers and mechanics are very patient people.


Likes spending time at a dealer ... ? Sorry you lost me.
As for humbly showing up here to search car problems that make Lexus look better ? Don't feel defensive or sell them short- Lexus / Toyo does okay on their own behalf. grin
Heck, my '74 CJ-5 was a benchmark for trouble free and low cost of ownership experience. Cheers2

What's there to "get"? Some people enjoy spending time at the dealer. Either for repairs of simply to enjoy the companionship...it's not rocket science. Especially as many retire and have less human contact.
You'd be amazed what some people (willingly or not) will do for social interaction.


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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: JOD] #5360992 02/26/20 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by JOD


I noticed over on VWvortex forums they will ban you if you speak out about it.

1) I haven't noticed that. You have to be really annoying to get banned on that forum. And plenty of folks complain about dealers...
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Oh no there is clearly a group of about a couple dozen "ring leaders" that seem to do whatever they want and never follow the rules, and
if you speak your own mind on a subject and it isn't what that group wants they will ban you. It's become so bad over there that they have driven off
most interested people that would have stayed. They have almost killed The Car Lounge the number of posts by members other than that small group has dried up.
I don't think that place is going to be active much longer.

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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: hallstevenson] #5361000 02/26/20 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
How did the happen ? Good chance this house still had electric, gas, and water service connected and turned on. I've seen houses that are 'ready' for demo and they will be marked (in giant spray-painted wording) with "GAS OFF" or "WATER OFF".


Not sure but previous owner had died and new owner was renno’ing but not moved in.


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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: WagonWheel] #5361014 02/26/20 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by WagonWheel
Originally Posted by hallstevenson
How did the happen ? Good chance this house still had electric, gas, and water service connected and turned on. I've seen houses that are 'ready' for demo and they will be marked (in giant spray-painted wording) with "GAS OFF" or "WATER OFF".


Not sure but previous owner had died and new owner was renno’ing but not moved in.

So it probably looked less than stellar on the outside.


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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: pezzy669] #5361017 02/26/20 09:18 PM
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Now you still need to get the windows tinted. How much were they charging? I got the Malibu's done for like 350 locally. Took the 4 or 5 hours.


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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: dogememe] #5362387 02/28/20 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by dogememe
I wish I got free window tint haha.


I would blow a gasket if someone tinted my windows without permission.


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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: pezzy669] #5362432 02/28/20 01:18 PM
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I'll take free undercoating too!
Edit: free tint. We were all just talking about undercoating here, and my wires got crossed.

Both would be nice though.

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Re: VW dealer hilarity - window tinted the wrong car. [Re: Jarlaxle] #5362459 02/28/20 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
Originally Posted by dogememe
I wish I got free window tint haha.


I would blow a gasket if someone tinted my windows without permission.


Tint can be removed. I guess you blow gaskets easily?


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