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#97126 - 17th Apr 2005 10:10pm The Scooby Is Dead :(
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Took a trip down to Nottingham today to the Nationals show ground for this year and to meet with the organisers. Great day and got loads sorted out. Driving back doing approx 100mph along the A53 or somit and started loosing all power....... Looked in the mirror and somit wasnt quite right. There was a huge white cloud following me.... Nope it was white smoke pouring from my exhausts, i mean big time and i kept on loosing more and more power and had to roll into a lay-by....







Hmmmmm.... Not looking good at all !!!

Phoned the AA and waited for a hour for a local garage recovery company to arrive.



They recovered us about 5 miles away to there garage and there was a roadside AA guy there in his little van. He took one look and phoned the central control for the AA. The AA would not pay for this recovery company to take us home so he dropped my car off the wagon and we were left abandonded at this closed garage for just over a hour until a AA recovery wagon arrived, he loaded us up and started taking us home, yipee, at last.....

Well, not that simple was it. This recovery driver was finishing work in 2 hours therefore he could not take us all of the way. He took us north on the M6 to Knutsford services where he dropped us and the car off and left us to await another hour for another Recovery wagon to arrive, load us up on the third recovery wagon and take us home finally.







Not a good day at all for us....

The standards of service i recieved today from the AA was appauling. Three recovery trucks, three hours waiting between trucks coming and going all to get home.

It took 8 hours to get home for a simple 2 hour journey.

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#97127 - 17th Apr 2005 10:17pm Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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A few more pictures courtsey of Webmaster

















Video of Scooby Smoking (Click here...........)

It is either the Turbo blown which is not too much of an issue to me as this can be replaced for about £400 or so and it is the origonal turbo still, but it could be the engine that has blown.

The current engine has only been fitted about 4 months ago and covered approx 4,000 miles. Is is an origonal Subaru Brand New Engine that cost £4,500 + VAT (£5,287.00)

My head is in bitz..........

If it is the engine i am selling the car once it is repaired as i need reliablity.

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#97128 - 17th Apr 2005 10:26pm Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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OMG what you gonna change it to cos that car really stood out
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#97129 - 17th Apr 2005 10:29pm Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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eek Ouch mate, sorry to hear it. Let us know as soon as u find out what happened. That musttve blown in a big way for all that smoke man. Hears hoping its cheap to repair *crosses fingers*
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#97130 - 17th Apr 2005 10:36pm Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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sorry to hear that scooby, hope you will get it fixed soon and it will be sorely missed if you sell it.

But if you are after reliability, get a metro wink
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#97131 - 17th Apr 2005 11:02pm Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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eek Oh no! Hope you get her sorted soon :go:

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#97132 - 18th Apr 2005 12:22am Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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Originally posted by djrenegade:
But if you are after reliability, get a metro wink
raftl raftl raftl raftl raftl

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#97133 - 18th Apr 2005 12:29am Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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scooby im gutted for you matey as you haven't had much luck with your motor lately have you smack
lets hope its nothink seruois matey and you get it back on the road soon

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#97134 - 18th Apr 2005 12:36am Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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Registered: 8th Mar 2005
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Loc: Upton
fawk that is not good at all, surely the engine is under warranty?? if its not I would be gutted.

About the AA I would be seriously sending harsh emails to them and asking them if they can give you an explanation, I would demand a refund or some free stuff smile ..

It will be sad if its something serious and you have to get rid of the Scooby.

Gutted for you mate..

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#97135 - 18th Apr 2005 12:37am Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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Quote:
Originally posted by Scooby:
Quote:
Originally posted by djrenegade:
[b] But if you are after reliability, get a metro wink
raftl raftl raftl raftl raftl [/b]
blahahahahaha I didnt read ades post raftl

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#97136 - 18th Apr 2005 12:41am Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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Skyline would be nice, Nice simple engines

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#97137 - 18th Apr 2005 12:41am Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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Realy gutted for you mate hope you get it sorted Six Weeks to the nationals or twenty nine working days NO PRESSURE!

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#97138 - 18th Apr 2005 12:47am Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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Hmmmmm.... Nissan Skyline, who knows eh think





A E-Mail somit like this ????

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To Whom It May Concern, I am writing to you to complain about the standards of service I received today following a breakdown in the Nottingham area. I have documented the list of events below for your appraisal.

Broke Down A50 : 14:25

Contacted AA via telephone at 14:26

Sub-Contract local garage arrived at 15:20

They took us approx 5 miles to the local recovery company’s premises, arrived at 15:35

Met with a AA Roadside Assistance vehicle to confirm the vehicle could not be repaired.

The AA roadside assistance vehicle driver contacted AA via telephone and the AA would not pay for the recovery to my home address via the local garage who recovered us from the roadside. We were informed we would have to wait until a AA recovery vehicle was available to take us to my home address. My vehicle was un-loaded from the first recovery truck and we were left to wait for another recovery vehicle to arrive. We were at the local garage car park(which was closed for business) for 1 hour and 11 minutes with a 8 year old in the cold and wet with no heating before the next recovery vehicle arrived at 16:46

I requested a courtesy vehicle from the AA employee in the roadside assistance vehicle as my AA Membership states I am entitled to a courtesy vehicle for 24 hours. I was informed I could not have one until tomorrow (Monday) as all the Europcar rental offices were closed. I have read through your terms and conditions and I am unable to find where it states this is only available during restricted times. I was informed by your roadside assistance vehicle driver this service was only available Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00 as these are Europcar opening times. Also there is a Europcar rental service available at West Midlands Airport which is open until 22:30 on Sundays.

During the time we were left waiting in the car park I made two telephone calls to the AA Breakdown number to attempt to find out when we would be recovered. The second telephone call was with BAZ from your Deployment office, west midlands at 16:30 At 16:30 he told me the recovery truck would arrive in 5 minutes (16:35) The recovery truck finally arrived at 16:46

The driver loaded my vehicle onto this recovery truck and we finally departed the garage car park at 17:00 some 1 hour and 25 minutes after arriving there and some 2 hours and 34 minutes after my breakdown.

Once we were mobile the driver informed me he would not be able to take us all the way home as he would arrive back to your depot approx 45 minutes after his shift finishes therefore he requested a “LEG” (Vehicle transfer) via text message shortly after departing. Approx 30 minutes into the journey the driver received a telephone call to arrange the transfer of my vehicle to a third recovery truck. We arrived at Knutsford services on the M6 northbound at 18:15 and my vehicle was un-loaded for a second time.

We were left waiting at Knutsford services for another 42 minutes until the third recovery truck arrived. This driver loaded my vehicle onto his truck and departed Knutsford services at 19:06.

We finally arrived at the final location at 20:00 which is some 5 hours and 25 minutes after my breakdown. This whole journey should have taken under three hours including waiting 1 hour for the first recovery truck to arrive at my breakdown location.

I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the professionalism of the staff we dealt with today. All the drivers were very kind, polite and courteous to me and my party with the exception of BAZ from your telephone centre in the west midlands. I found BAZ to be very rude and abrupt during my telephone conversation and he raised his voice to me on several occasions.

To summarize I would like you to explain the following points :

Why was the first sub-contracted recovery not allowed to transport myself and my vehicle to my home address ?
Why we were left waiting some 1 hour and 11 minutes in a car park of a closed garage with an eight year old child in the cold with no heating and wet.
Why did the AA dispatch a driver to transport us to our home knowingly that the driver would not be able to complete this journey due to his shift finishing shortly after collecting us from the garage car park ?
Why were we left another 42 minutes at Knutsford services waiting for a third vehicle to transport us for the final part of our journey ?
Why was I not given a courtesy vehicle when I broke down as my membership clearly states ?

I am complaining about the whole situation I encountered today with the AA. Three recovery vehicles and three lengthy delays transferring my vehicle from recovery truck to recovery truck. I find this whole situation totally unacceptable and I am sure you must agree that it would not be unreasonable to expect to receive a much higher standard of service from a professional company such as the AA.

I will await your prompt reply to this e-mail with a full explanation of the facts that I have stated above.

Lets see what they have to say smack

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#97139 - 18th Apr 2005 1:29am Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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200bhp from a nasp 1.8 vvc lump! get some nos on there and forget about reliability because if it breaks you can just put it your pocket!!!
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#97140 - 18th Apr 2005 1:51am Re: The Scooby Is Dead :(
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Loc: moreton
Oh dear, gutted is the magic word, fingers crossed it is the turbo then. As for the aa that is terrible anfd glad you have complained.
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