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Bad Audi Parts Place
You should never write a letter when you are pissed. Good
advice, probably, but since this is just an e-mail to the world, not a
letter, guess I am o.k.
Last week went to the local Audi dealer [AutoPlex--Terre Haute,
Indiana]. Asked the part guy for a timing belt for "an '89 200tq, with
the dual knock sensor motor". After about 15 minutes of acting like he
was doing me a big damn favor in getting me the part, he hands me a
timing belt. Since, of course, I did not have part number for the one I
needed, I asked him to double check and make sure this was the right
one. "No doubt about it".
Well, get the car apart today, WRONG!!!!!!!!!
Call them back--this is how the conversation [clean part] goes,
after I tell them they completely screwed up:
Audi dealer: "Oh, you need a timing belt for the 89 turbo dual
knock sensor motor?"
Me: Yes, we have been over that now 3 times
Audi dealer [hereafter called "idiot"]: Oh. Well, you should
have said you had the '89 20 valve motor in the 1st place.
Me: What the hell are you talking about?
Idiot: Well the '89 200 had the 20 valve turbo motor.
Me: No, it has the 10 valve.
Idiot: No, that is the problem. You have the 20 valve.
Me: Are you kidding? The 20 valve turbo motor wasn't sold here
until the 1991 model year.
Idiot: No. 1989.
--Get the picture? Come on Audi WAKE UP!!!! Your
dealers...well, need I say more? The dumbass gave me a belt for the 4