[ba] Fw: need bay area audi wrench

quattro + 5 or 8 = fun thequattroking at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 19 03:10:10 EDT 2004

She knew it was illegal.  But, at the time she had no time, $$ or energy to
fighting it.  From that point to when I moved I simply packed up my tool
bag, checked it and flew to fix.


Bay Area, CA
Eastern WA State

PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
PARTING:  1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro

>>  If you use
>> them, just make sure everything is clearly defined in terms
>> of cost and what
>> you expect in the end.  Have them check with you for any
>> additional work you
>> need done.  On one job, Kristin was expecting about a 250$$
>> bill.  It turned
>> about to be 900$$.  No one called to inform her.  She got a
>> loan to pay it
>> off.  That is inexcusable.
> .... if that is truly the case it is illegal too ... I don't know what the
> current threshold for approval is, but an almost 400% increase is clearly a
> situation that would scream for approval!
> That said, I would say that what you are recommending is something anyone
> should do when dealing with any service vendor!  If you aren't clear on what
> they're doing and they're not clear on what you're expecting
> miscommunication should almost be expected!  The BMW Motorcycle repair shop
> in Mountain View lost all my business for this reason ... and I thought I
> did a good job of communicating.  Like you, I never took them up on their
> offer of giving me a break next time ...
> It is too bad that you had a bad experience with GAS ... my BiL has been
> dealing with them for years and knows Walter personally ... but then even he
> is now having work done by an independent mechanic (no, not me ;).  When I
> see my BiL I'll get the info.
> Given the car is an A4, I'm not so sure I'd go to GAS either.  

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