Cliffs is I took her to the shop for a new signal light, a new nose panel, a bumper cover and some paint. I get her back with this:
(Copied from page 7 of the 8 pages - the cliffs)
Okay, so I've gotten my car back, and for the first time in my life, I've seriously contemplated whether the homicide charge would be worth it.
This has taken me from Friday when I got my girl back until now to be calm enough to type this...
Issues (and note that these are upon recieving my girl back):
Fortunately not the new one from Randy, this is the original.
This one's self explanatory.
The bumper cover is uniformly low across the front of the car. the imbeciles didn't align it right.
Minor, however upon recieving my car back from a reputed body shop, the grills (that they installed) should be aligned straight.
New corner signal held on by tape? Or is this forgotten after they painted? I didn't dare remove it after seeing the other side.
How the @#$! do they think I'll not notice this?
Across from that tear, the tint is ripped. Again minor, but did these idiots lock my keys in the car and try a slim jim? I know I didn't get a call asking for a spare key. (Which I do have).
Seriously? I know that the handle was dangling (because that panel was removed), but they bloody well broke it.
And they have frayed the hell out of the cable and left me a pair of vice grips?!?
WTF were they doing under here? Why does my car no longer have a reverse gear? It's not that they were merely for lack of a better word, stupid, but they have actually done something so that my car no longer backs up?!? When you slide the shifter into any gear there is some slight resistance, the friction of the gears sliding into place. Not so any longer with reverse. now it feels unconnected to anything, the lever slides effortlessly.
Upon me getting the keys to my car I went outside ND DROVE ABOUT 3 Kms to a friends place, it was on this drive I noticed more and more and got angrier and angrier. I got to my destination, and got out my camera and took these. I called my insurance company, and asked them what they thought I should do. They instructed me to take it back there and discuss with the manager.
So I did.
I began pointing out the first few issues, I got as far as the tape, and Bob's response was "Yeah and?"
I beg your ****ing pardon?
I get my car baack from a 'reputable' body shop with more damage than after an accident and this is the first thing you say to me?
I show him the damage inside the car, to which he replies, "Well Mr. Jones, your car is in extremely rough shape".
Rough shape? Because I have some interior panels getting reupholstered? Because of some minor cancer on my hood?
I don't care if I brought this car in:
There is absofukinglutely no reason on this Earth for a 'Professional' shop to cause further damage to a vehicle under their care. Let alone one they just got paid over $2000 by an insurance company to fix.
Now. If anyone has any clue what I need to do at this point to prove that these assholes have caused my car to no longer reverse, please tell me. If anyone has a manual specific for the rebuilding of the ZF S5D 320Z tranny, please give me that link.
Yours in a white hot blistering rage.
(I'll remove the pics in a day or two after people have seen 'em so as to not take over this thread for my own rant.)