Courtesy car??????

Submitted: Friday, May 07, 2004 at 08:53
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Just drop the 4wd off to have a snorkel fitted, checked the paperwork and listed with the snorkel and fitting was a $22 charge!! Asked what it was for? "It the charge for using the courtesy car"

I've never had a charge for using a courtesy car before, but then I do most of the work to my 4wd myself.

Is this a new thing??
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Reply By: Rosscoe - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:24

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:24
I believe this is another by-product of the insurance industry! I used to get a free car every time I had my car serviced. They introduced a $20.00 charge last year to cover insurance.
I think it's still good value. Where I live, public transport is not great and taxis cost a fortune.
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Reply By: Member - Willie Sydney - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:24

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:24
Steve ,
Did you use the car ?
I always take a coutesy car and I am always charged for it - that is at three different companies over the last couple of years . $22 sound reasonable .
Willie
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:41

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:41
Let me clarify, I don't have a problem with the $22, was just surprised as it's the first time I've been charged for the use of a car.

With the cost of insurance these days I don't blame them. Better to pay $22 than have no vehicle for the day!!
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 10:01

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 10:01
Hardly a courtesy if they fail to inform you of the cost before using it?
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 10:45

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 10:45
Most places don't even offer a car. I am guessing it was the old red Pintara you got (Nash Offroad)? When the Lexus is serviced they give me a Lexus for the day, or pick the car up from wherever I am and drop it off on completion. The car also gets detailed with each service. however, you do pay for this excellent service through the cost of the service and the purchase price of the vehicle - there is no free lunch.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:25

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:25
Bob,
I had the old Pintara when Nash's did my front diff locker and winch service about 3 years ago and I lived in Yass. I reckon @ $22- per day they'd be able to cover their TOTAL insurance bill for the whole business ($8,030- if they had it out 365 daysof the year which is not inconceivable). LOL
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 12:45

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 12:45
You guessed right the old red pintara is sitting in our driveway. We were probably more suprised because when I popped in yesterday to check that the snorkel had arrived, I informed them I would need a courtesy car, and there was no mention of the charge.

A small plus is having to drive a courtesy car for the day just makes me appreciate the one I own even more!!! (no offence meant to all the courtesy cars out there!!)
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 14:07

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 14:07
Yup, talkin to a mate his TD6 goes in for service, they OFFERED him the car, then he got there 8am on way to work, they THEN told him of the fee for the courtesy car.....

Would have told them to stick it up their a$$.. if you spend $60,000+ on a car, you should be entitled to a fee courtesy car
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 17:43

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 17:43
Put Lex's Subaru in for a minor warrenty fix & got a new Outback for nix anybody else you pay, but still cheaper than a rental
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 18:05

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 18:05
I run a courtesy car,, no/nil/nix charge to the customer , vehicle picks you up and takes you home as and when required, runs 7 days ,10am 2am, MY costs include driver ,insure ect,,,still make a profit ..
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 21:31

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 21:31
Hey guys, thought I should let you know when I picked up the 4wd they said don't worry about the charge for the courtesy car!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 13:58

Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 13:58
Must've read this
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