Anyone deal with pennant hills toyota

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Reply By: G.T. - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:57

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:57
Makes me want to go out and buy a Landrover. Regards G.T.
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Follow Up By: ev700 - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 15:17

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 15:17
The way that fellow dumps on everyone, he has very little credibility at all.

It is only his side of the story and it is possible he has flogged the vehicle into scrap.
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 13:02

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 13:02
I can feel a Wenzel coming on. Should be more of it!
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Reply By: Andrew (Whyalla SA) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 13:18

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 13:18
Summary:
His poorly maintained RAV died
He couldnt afford to repair it but could afford to trade it for a dearer car.
They offered him less than valuation - it was in pieces after it carked it.
He negotiated a changeover price.
He signed the contract and paid up and drove off in the Prado.

He now claims they shafted him.

Consumer laws are there to protect innocent people from dodgy traders, not to protect stupid people from their own stupidity.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:02

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:02
typical toyota owner really

LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:32

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:32
Truckster ,
Don't you feel just a little bit sorry for us ?
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:33

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:33
thought I'd get more bites than that by now ;)
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 20:19

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 20:19
It was a RAV.....doesn't count.
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 23:05

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 23:05
Have to agree there with you Andrew.
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Reply By: Traveller - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 13:30

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 13:30
There's one born every minute!
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Reply By: greydemon - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 13:59

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 13:59
He was offered $12950 for a car valued at $16-18,000. That is 80% of the lower value, 72% of the higher value for a dead car. Add the $2000 trade repair cost and you get to $14950 which is 93%/83% - sounds pretty good to me.

When I last changed my vehicle I was offered around 30% of the listed value of my Pajero from the Landrover main dealer. I ended up selling it privately, and bought an excellent 2nd hand Disco for cash elsewhere and have avoided the main dealer ever since.

I think that we should bear in mind that this is a guy who thought that it was a good idea to buy a Rav4 in the first place, so he obviously has impaired judgement. Also he can't be too short of cash if he is prepared to waste it on a daft numberplate.
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:08

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:08
He seems even more annoyed with them , than I was with Hella - if that's possible !

He's a bit of a legend going to all that trouble to put poop on them .

I live up in the same area but bought my Cruiser from Gilberts at Lidcombe because they were so much cheaper than everyone else .
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:14

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:14
So Willie how'd you go with Mr Hella? And that 4WD mag that kindly omitted their flooded lights? Maybe this guy can set up a similar web site for you. I reckon you have a better grievance (if there is such an animal)

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:41

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:41
Hi Beatit ,

I sent an email to the editor of the magazine , but inexplicably , I did not receive a reply .

I also posted my whinge on the Overlander 4WD webpage .

I did not force them to take the lights back because they do a good job lighting the road , and now that I know they leak like a sieve , I have made two covers for them to stop that happening in future creek crossings .

I still think that Hella are lower than the orifice at a snakes rear end for selling them to 4WD owners without warning them of the problems they will face off road .

There , I feel better already .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:57

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 14:57
Willie,

It doesn't always need to end in replacement or a refund as long as you feel like you got some satisfaction. It would be a whole lot better though if these people listened to complaints and adjusted their approach to make sure that these things don't happen in the future. Sadly, I feel that I have better chance of winning lotto, they only seem to take notice when when they get flattened by a council bus.

Kind regards
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 20:26

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 20:26
Anyone remember a similar Pedders rant site a while back? Some poor fella bought into a Pedders franchise (? not 100% on this) in WA and copped a right royal shafting according to him. The correspondence he posted did seem to back up his story FWIW.

It was a most humourous website with lots of dirty laundry being aired about the company, its products and its management.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 00:17

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 00:17
yea that pedders one was a pisser!
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Reply By: dieselup - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 21:47

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 21:47
I think given your situation you felt as though you were cornered
Maybe a few steps back and a good look at things might have helped,a chat with a few local mechanics probably would have worked wonders
Dealer workshops & sales work closely,people in a bind are generally easy targets
maybe you couldn't see the forest for the trees
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 00:17

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 00:17
aint me, I found it on the web .. funny though.
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Reply By: Original Banjo (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 09:47

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 09:47
Bold move, seeing he is skint - hope they don't seek to make an example of him and proceed with legal action - they could afford it - he might need to prove everything he says, at his cost.
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