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Re: More unobtainium


mail me the part numbers and I'll see if I can help you...


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: 2. tammikuuta 1999 17:17
Subject: More unobtainium

>I've been trying to source the parts that were stolen from my Passat
>the other day.  The glass for the window was easy (from a scrapper) -
>but according to VAG (UK) _ALL_ of the other parts are made of
>unobtainium.  This includes the actual rubber mounting 'grommet', and
>the chrome strips and clips - five part numbers in all.  The official
>response to # 327 845 322F is: "Status not available".
>This looks less like incompetence (although VAG UK set records for
>incompetence in spares management) and more like design.
>It's starting to look very much like VAG (UK) wants all cars older than
>ten years _off_ the road.  Very much at variance with their product
>placement in "Sleeper".
>As far as I can tell, VAG's recommendation is that I scrap the Passat.
> Phil Payne
> Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 01536 723021
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