Thursday, May 17, 2012

Das Auto ist kaputt.

Do you know kaputt I the German word for broken? I thought it was slang.

My car window won't roll. Before that my car wouldn't start. Before that it sounded like there were squirrels living in it. And it screamed at me in the morning. I've almost put enough in it to equal a car payment for the year.
I'm losing faith in the bug. But especially I'm losing faith in the people who work on the bug. Two years ago they replaced the same exact part their replacing today. They say it's nothing I'm doing, that sometimes you never have to replace this part and sometimes they break a lot.
They've said that the last 3 times I've been in here. The service guy and I are on a first name basis.
I wish we weren't.
So I'm thinking...message school helped me to be better aware of my health. Maybe I need to go to mechanic school so I can semi understand this car business. I feel so naive and vulnerable to be duped.
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Stephen Greene said...

Frustrating and expensive. We are all at the mercy of these guys.

I once had a Dodge truck with a constant brake problem I paid to repair two or three times. Turns out, Dodge had issued a 'recall' on a part related to the problem and never notified me. When I brought it to their attention, they were most apologetic and made the repair without charge to me. It might be worth a call to VW America...

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I think my car would benefit from me learning to drive better, but my dad auto is kaput too. Valpal