As some of you may recall I've been experiencing gear selection problems so booked it into Vauxhall last Thursday to be looked at.
Anyway, dropped off the car at 8.20 and was told to grab a seat while I wait for my lift back to work. I sit down.... I wait.... and wait.... by 9 I'm beginning to wonder if they've forgotten me and it turns out that the guy who does the lifts was there all along and hadn't been told I was waiting. Good start then.
So around lunchtime I'm sent pothole hunting near the Vauxhall Garage so thought I'd just pop my head in to see if they'd done anything. My car hadn't even moved. So why then was I told they'd "need it for the whole day" if, by 2.00 they haven't even moved it from where I parked it?
So I phone them 1/2 an hour later and they tell me that it's just been looked at and the problem is due to a broken gear lever. The part will be ordered and should be in on Friday.
Friday lunchtime comes and I get a call.... "Sorry but the part hasn't come in, do you want to collect your car and we'll let you know when we get the part?". Fair enough... I go to collect and the exhaust is blowing like a 'mother'. Not all that pleased.
Wake up... there's more...
Monday lunchtime comes.... I phone them to find out if the part is in.... "Oh yeah, it came in earlier, we were going to call later this afternoon"... I book the car in for Tuesday (yesterday) and ask them to look at the blowing exhaust too....
Right, nearly there.... I go to collect the car yesterday afternoon and they've replaced the gear lever with a brand spanking new one (and also given me a little discount which was very nice) BUT they've left the silver facelift SRi knob on the stick cos it "looks better than the one" You WHAT?! The Irmscher one is in my glovebox though so it's not all bad. As for the exhaust it's not fixed....
Oh and as for the problem selecting 3rd.... that's not fixed either.
Car goes back in tomorrow.