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    Car rental company are trying to blame me for their faulty car...!

    I've had a courtesy car for nearly 2 weeks whilst my car is being repaired. At the weekend I took the courtesy car (ford focus c-max with only 11k on the clock) out for a drive to northampton...took it for a run down the motorway...

    ...on the way back i noticed that the clutch started slipping, this began to get progressively worse untill it reached the point where i was engaged in gear and nothing was happening...engine was revving and i was barely moving (was off the motorway at this point)...

    now i called the RAC out and they got me a replacement corsa straight away as it was all they had in the branch...gave them a call this morning to get me back into a bigger car and they said...

    ...the car is currently with bristol street ford and is being analysed to check if it was clutch abuse or a faulty clutch...!!! wtf!!

    can anyone suggest what i should do in my defence? i don't quite know where i stand here

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    You will be fine.

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    thanks for the reassurance

    Just I dont want ford coming back to the rental company and saying...we don't cover this under our warranty...and then rental company blaming me...I guess there's no way to prove who's right or wrong really in this case?

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    ....did you tell them you went to RWYB at Santa Pod ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by M40COO
    ....did you tell them you went to RWYB at Santa Pod ?

    lol...would i take a standard c-max down the strip...? with a rent-a-car label on the back? haha now that would be shamefull

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_shabzzz
    lol...would i take a standard c-max down the strip...? with a rent-a-car label on the back? haha now that would be shamefull
    Be a good laff though lol
    Heading back to the world of AOC

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    u will be fine, i had a rental car before when the astra was in gettin repaired an the handbrake was faulty tho i never noticed as it was okish till i parked it on a hill an went into my mates house an 10mins later we got a chap at the door sayin that the car had rolled down the hill an banged into a focus ...they tried to blame it on me by sayin i was handbrakin the car etc for it to be slack, i just went mental at them an they eventually took responsibilty

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    if you aint done nothing wrong then your fine

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    Jesus you've bumped a thread older than an old thing. April the last reply was I hope they've resolved it by now otherwise I'd be driving their car through their window of their MD.
    Its a jam thing

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    whoops sorry missed the start date of the thread my bad

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