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Unread 25th February 2013, 12:14 AM
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It's too easy with these tick and flick sheets to skip through a sheet in 10 secs flat, and then just deny anything once the car has left the premises.
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Unread 25th February 2013, 04:32 AM
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You must be pretty fed up with that Mr T, especially when you have trusted then with some major jobs!!
You've got that right
And you know whats worse.... I actually went out one a limb & recommended this to others

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Hope you have better luck from now on!!
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Some real horror stories here, not just MrT's. Hope it works out for you...
You're not wrong mate
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It's too easy with these tick and flick sheets to skip through a sheet in 10 secs flat, and then just deny anything once the car has left the premises.
Thats so true.

Anyway, I'll be writing my letter of complaint tonight & handing it to them in person tomorrow on my way home from work
I'll also be giving their "Small token to show our appreciation for your custom" back to them & saying that I'm sorry, but that just doesn't cut it etc, etc, etc, to get by business back.

I also have a little something else in mind for them too but mums the word on that one, as I don't want to let the cat out of the bag, if you know what I mean

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If Ross ever stops being in business for any reason, I would have no qualms going to him, or Mentone Subaru, for that matter.
G'day Ratbag,

I don't mean to rain on your parade, but my experience with Inchcape dealers is not great...

Mentone Subaru once serviced my car and it needed a new solenoid on the transmission - the one that locks reverse when the car is moving forward. Well, they did the repair, presumably, but not only it made no difference at all, they forgot to re-plug the lights for the gear leaver positions. Pretty basic and simple stuff, I reckon. Took it back, changed again, but no better, so just gave up on them for good.

Similar type of stupid lack of attention/care stuff from Docklands STI and Doncaster...

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Unread 25th February 2013, 07:08 AM
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No worries, Pedro


On the few occasions I have needed their help, MS have been terrific. However, I also have the feeling that apprentice didn't do it ....

SWMBO's Fox was sold and serviced by Subaru Doncaster. I note that they recommended doing the brakes at the 48,000 kms service ... Here it is at 71,000 kms, and still 25+% service life left in them. Speaks for itself, really. Brighton Holden aren't the only crooks in the game ...

MS pulled the brakes to bits, and miked everything. For $70, can't complain about that. I saw the service docket on the way past. The price written on that was $165 ... Sensible business decision on their part, perhaps?

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Sorry to hear about your experience Mr Turbo. I've changed service locations now for the MY05 and shortly, the MY09 to a place that know their way around Foresters. In fact, they even built this one:



But seriously, they were excellent when I took the 05 there in September last year. Had the timing belt service done. My car is going back there this week, and the '09 is now due for a service and will be going there as well.

Glad to hear you managed to find another mechanic though.
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^ interesting that they are running with a windscreen ad for ECB but don't have a bullbar!

Anyways, glad you guys are happy with your new service workshops.
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Who's the new mechanic Damo? My old Forester, now dad's, needs a new clutch and I don't have the time or really the space for a job like that. Just called the local dealer and was quoted $1661 supply and fit. Maybe I'm out of touch but that seems high. Last clutch I did in my MX-5, admittedly a while ago, cost me about $800 for a complete Exedy kit plus a lightened 2 piece flywheel.
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I use Lucas Automotive in Moorabbin and have done for 10years for the services i and mechanical repairs i dont do myself. I have never had anything to beef about, and hes always treated me fine price wise and service wise, his forte is Subarus and he only uses genuine parts unless you tell him otherwise.

To get exhausts done i go to an exhaust pro, brakes to a brakes pro, tyres from a tyre dealer, and i have never been to a dealership in my life, i have worked at a couple and thats enough for me.
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Who's the new mechanic Damo?
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G'day again Tone

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I use Lucas Automotive in Moorabbin and have done for 10years
We feel the same about Ross Hallett at the Kingston Road Bosch Service Centre, Heatherton. Has never overcharged us (usually less than what I was expecting - sometimes considerably less); work done perfectly (never, ever, had to take anything back ... ); he has been looking after our cars since the mid to late-1990s. An honest, decent person.
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