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    that is shocking from a dealer, you'd expect that from a back street cowboy. Did they really think you would find that acceptable? Im guessing the sill scores are from where they dragged the seat out over it, you probably been the guinea pig for the job of stripping a seat that they have never tried before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    that is shocking from a dealer, you'd expect that from a back street cowboy. Did they really think you would find that acceptable? Im guessing the sill scores are from where they dragged the seat out over it, you probably been the guinea pig for the job of stripping a seat that they have never tried before.
    Its certainly looking that way...

    Just concocting my email to Jezza now. It reads like a story lol, or should i say nightmare..

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    Wish I could say I was suprised/shocked/amazed but this is pretty much the ****e service I've received from the bulk of the audi dealers that have taken the time to ream me over the last 3 years, really makes you feel great and cared for doesnt it?

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    That is absolutely shocking, in all the years i've been reading VAG forums i've never come across anything as bad as that. That shaved plastic is just unbelievable. Hope you get it sorted soon.
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    Dreadfull matey, cannot believe that the dealer would think the standard of workmanship etc would be acceptable. I would send the photo's to Jezza and let him make his own mind up before making any threats, I would hope he will see it in your favour 110%. Settle for nothing less then all new parts including seats, they have had there chance to rectify the problem. Utter dickheads !!

    Good luck !!
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    I cant get over this. Read this thread back in july and now leon just got back to us to find out they taken the p*ss again. Some dealers are soo sh*t compared to others and dont know how to treat a customer. I work as a customer service manager and if myself or some one else who was dealing with a problem let it get this bad i think i'd be in big trouble.
    good luck leon

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    Its one thing some muppet making a ******** of your car, its another that workshop Manager/Snr Tech has passed the work off, or even not bothered checking it at all.

    Thats about as poor a job as Ive seen.

    I once had a VW dealer take a dremmel to my centre console to remedy a sticking ashtray. Maybe the idiot Tech thought I wouldnt notice 3 mm of plastic had been hacked from the ashtray suround.
    At least in my case it was put right straight away with an opology from the Service manager.

    Good luck, and give `em hell.

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    Thought of showing this thread to the MD at the dealers ? May shame him/her into some sort of action.
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    Letter has gone to Jeremy Hicks



    Iggu my friend, I will never speak to - step foot in Audi Sytner Harrogate again

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    Quote Originally Posted by L60N View Post
    Iggu my friend, I will never speak to - step foot in Audi Sytner Harrogate again
    I can't say I blame you.
    Iggu makes a cracking point - perhaps sending the link to this thread to Jeremy Hick or the dealer would be wise.... the power of persuasion!

    I hope they simply turn round and get you a new seat and replace the scratched trim. If it were me receiving your email at Audi i'd simply send the dealer a JFDI!

    They have no argument with this one.

    Got my fingers crossed for you mate

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    Iggu my friend, I will never speak to - step foot in Audi Sytner Harrogate again
    Now that explains everything. The bloody S word!!
    In 12 years of working in the motor trade I have never dealt with such arrogant, rude, incompetent idiots in all my life. This is not a single Sytner dealership I am talking about: Its every single fecking one that I have ever dealt with.

    Their sales tactics are nothing short of illegal (especially when it comes to finance), their aftercare is non-existent and their customer service is in general one of the worst in the business in my opinion (and I've dealt with Reg Vardy dealerships on many occaisons so that IS saying something!!)

    Once they have your money they don't give a monkeys!

    I have plenty of examples of where a dealership is very well run and gives good service, Sytners take them over and the whole place goes to pot. I have mates that have left after one or two days of their place being run by Sytners because it is that bad. The ones that stay must go to some brainwashing camp as they turn into w8nkers overnight!!

    Good luck getting it sorted and if all else fails (and it would be a last resort) do what one of my customers did:
    At the launch of the old shape Audi A6, you know those evening do's they have where they invite you for champagne and canopes, he staged a protest about the way he had been treated and blocked the entrance with his car that he had covered in a banner stating how they had treated him. They threatened to call the police so he told them to do so but they didn't as it would have caused more of a scene. He got a promise of a replacement car if he went away. He said put it in writing and I will, so they did and he got the new car!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booster View Post

    Good luck getting it sorted and if all else fails (and it would be a last resort) do what one of my customers did:
    At the launch of the old shape Audi A6, you know those evening do's they have where they invite you for champagne and canopes, he staged a protest about the way he had been treated and blocked the entrance with his car that he had covered in a banner stating how they had treated him. They threatened to call the police so he told them to do so but they didn't as it would have caused more of a scene. He got a promise of a replacement car if he went away. He said put it in writing and I will, so they did and he got the new car!!

    Hahaa, that guy must have had some bottle!

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    Hahaa, that guy must have had some bottle!
    He is a really nice chap. That is what Sytners drove him to!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booster View Post
    He is a really nice chap. That is what Sytners drove him to!!!!!

    HAHAAH thats quality!


    Leon bro, what the hell did you do to Harrogate Audi for them to dislike you so much tho??

    I hope you get it sorted!

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    Have you sent it L60N.... any reply as yet???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontraband View Post
    Leon bro, what the hell did you do to Harrogate Audi for them to dislike you so much tho??
    I dont think they dislike me mate, theyre always very pleasant. Theyre just completely apathetic, not to mention incompetant.

    Ive had 2 phone calls from A HQ, they seem to be taking this VERY seriously. So far, they are awaiting a response from A hrgte. Theres a brand spanking A4 cab waiting at A bradford, a new seat is on order along with the parts to change the sills and pillar.

    Meanwhile they are carrying out a full investigation and from what i can gather.

    Possible end to this fiasco, along with a good shaming of A hrgt in sight

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    Quote Originally Posted by L60N View Post
    I dont think they dislike me mate, theyre always very pleasant. Theyre just completely apathetic, not to mention incompetant.

    Ive had 2 phone calls from A HQ, they seem to be taking this VERY seriously. So far, they are awaiting a response from A hrgte. Theres a brand spanking A4 cab waiting at A bradford, a new seat is on order along with the parts to change the sills and pillar.

    Meanwhile they are carrying out a full investigation and from what i can gather.

    Possible end to this fiasco, along with a good shaming of A hrgt in sight

    So they just totally suck... fair enough.

    At least someone at Audi is getting on point for you... Enjoy the cab... the weeks weather looks about right for it.

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    I'd expect you'll get some sort of "goodwill gesture" thrown in for your troubles too Leon.

    I assume the rest of the work will be carried out somewhere other than harrogate? Not sure if I'd be willing to trust them not to do any more damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcQuinlivan View Post
    I'd expect you'll get some sort of "goodwill gesture" thrown in for your troubles too Leon.

    I assume the rest of the work will be carried out somewhere other than harrogate? Not sure if I'd be willing to trust them not to do any more damage.
    Hi Marc,

    Well as i said to Isobel, reitterating the words in my email "I will never step foot in that place again"

    I mentioned Bradford as the car was ordered there. She rang me back to say a courtesy car was waiting..

    I cant wait for this to be over lol!

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    Dude - that is great news - the pictures really did speak for themselves so I would have been VERY surprised if Audi HQ did not support you in this.
    A little bit of faith restored in the brand, but not Audi Harrogate.
    Worryingly, my car is with Audi West London getting the paint sorted and the bumper replaced adn guess what... yep... part of the Sytner group!
    Let's hope they get it right!

    Again - pleased it's getting sorted L60N.

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    Well Audi HQ's response is reassuring for now. I'll just have to see how things move on from here.

    Thanks for all the support guys! What a drama eh

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    not that it makes much difference mate, but those pictures are an absolute disgrace. I wouldnt accept that from some cheap plastic car company. Ihope that this gets sorted out asap, good luck.

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    ****, sorry to hear about your dramas mate! Hope you get it sorted out, I hate taking my car's to dealers, the guys who work on your cars generally have no respect at all for your car you bring in, and most of the time are super jealous of the owner!!

    Last time I went near Harrogate Audi I drove through the forecourt for a quick nose around, was waiting for someone nearby so thought I would kill some time, most of the staff were outside chatting away, got the evil eye off most of them as I drove out I noticed one throwing a ****er sign, nice..

    Spun it around and quickly informed the dealer principal of one of his employees sales techniques..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyc View Post
    Spun it around and quickly informed the dealer principal of one of his employees sales techniques..
    So what did the dealer principal say?

    BTW, is Audi Harrogate the one on the A59?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyc View Post
    ****, sorry to hear about your dramas mate! Hope you get it sorted out, I hate taking my car's to dealers, the guys who work on your cars generally have no respect at all for your car you bring in, and most of the time are super jealous of the owner!!

    Last time I went near Harrogate Audi I drove through the forecourt for a quick nose around, was waiting for someone nearby so thought I would kill some time, most of the staff were outside chatting away, got the evil eye off most of them as I drove out I noticed one throwing a ****er sign, nice..

    Spun it around and quickly informed the dealer principal of one of his employees sales techniques..

    Thats unbeleivable!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalex View Post
    So what did the dealer principal say?

    BTW, is Audi Harrogate the one on the A59?
    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by L60N View Post
    Yep
    Cheers, will know to avoid them for any servicing/warranty needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalex View Post
    Cheers, will know to avoid them for any servicing/warranty needs.
    LoL, thats up to you mate, im certainly not trying to start a witchhunt on here. Just noting my personal experiences with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalex View Post
    So what did the dealer principal say?

    BTW, is Audi Harrogate the one on the A59?
    Not much really, must be acceptable behavior..

    Anyways mate keep us up to date with whats happening, if your really not pleased with your seats Ill have them
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    Last edited by mitch78; 19th March 2009 at 23:03.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyc View Post
    ****, sorry to hear about your dramas mate! Hope you get it sorted out, I hate taking my car's to dealers, the guys who work on your cars generally have no respect at all for your car you bring in, and most of the time are super jealous of the owner!!

    Last time I went near Harrogate Audi I drove through the forecourt for a quick nose around, was waiting for someone nearby so thought I would kill some time, most of the staff were outside chatting away, got the evil eye off most of them as I drove out I noticed one throwing a ****er sign, nice..

    Spun it around and quickly informed the dealer principal of one of his employees sales techniques..
    That's shocking, but I like your style in resolving the matter!

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    Haha..

    Looking at a set of these..



    or these..



    Cant really decide to be honest but prefer the pole positions as a seat but with the tilt on the CS it could be worth getting those..

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    I'd go CS mate, all black too.

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    Agreed - CS's look niiiice!

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    My car has all of the red interior though so I was going to have them blend in with that, not sure if it would look odd with plain black seats, but to be fair I think I would prefer it..

    Ill get some nomex seats and take the rears out, that'll do it!! lol..
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    L6on if i was you, i would ask for a buy back due to all the problems or replace the car for a new one!! Im sure if the car is new and you have more than three problems with the car you are intitled to a buy back.
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    Think he got this sorted about 7 months ago.
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