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Well, you can't educate pork as my dad always said ha ha. Glad you liked it!
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Originally Posted by Horatio
I'm far too well known at two separate dealers (the one I usually use near work, and the local one that I use if the car won't make it that far.)

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Smile In a short word YES!!!!!!!

In all the years I have driven Renaults, I can say without doubt that even my next car will be a Renault. Through the years I have found that it helps to find some one within your local dealership that you can trust, and then only deal with him. As yet after 44 years of motoring I have found this system to work.
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hi ya, I really feel for you, I too suffered from what you ahve with your renault, on my last new car, a scenic...................and I also became too well known at my local service centre......................it became a weekly fixation that renault were fixing my car, thankfully I have a megane cc now from new that hasnt so far caused me the saem headache as the last. I will add that it isnt the car going wrong so much, as it is renaults atitude to fixing it.

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I agree with badboy, if a car starts giving you problems you look for more. If a dealer gives bad service its not acceptable, and according to Renaults mission statement its not acceptable to them either. I can't help but wonder how many of the people on here that tell of bad service from dealers have tried to actually do something about it? The general feeling seems to be if a dealer gives poor service go somewhere else. I totally disagree, Renault has standards that must be met by every dealer, if you walk away from a dealer for whatever reason and don't contact Renault how are they supposed to know there's a problem? Is the dealer going to call them and say we've just lost a customer due to our incompetence, no they will file you under b1n and say phew got away with that one. A good friend of mine is a service manager at my local Renault dealer and i know he has been hauled over the coals when someone complained to renault about a techy screwing up a job.He has told me many times about having to work late making sure things were 100% before being sent to Renault as to quote him, 'they just wont accept it if its not done correctly.'
As for some of the service reception staff well yes we've all came across idiots, but these low end jobs pay is crap and as the saying goes you pay peanuts you get monkeys.However this is no excuse, if i receive a load of crap from someone who is talking drivel to cover up theirs or someone else's mistake i won't accept it, conversation is over let me speak to the service manager. If he comes out with more drivel (as they sometimes do) then simple, move up to the next level. Its my experience that if you demand to see a general manager (which is your right) and complain not only about the original problem but also the incompetence of the various staff he'll not be pleased and you'll get things sorted!
Don't let dealers away with bad service, either complain in-house to the general manager or go to Renault. If your initial complaint isn't successfull then put it in writing making clear you won't be fobbed off quietly, and demand satisfaction or you will go to press / consumer rights / court until satified.


The customer is always right............. usually.
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