Friday, April 3, 2009

"No mam it was not a warranty issue."


I unfortunatly found out this week what it cost to spill a latte into shifting console of my then new car 3 years ago. My car dealership called me to schedule some factory warranty repairs, so my husband said " have them look at the gear shift when its in manual shift mode it sticks." So yesterday morning I heard the dreaded words " No mam it was not a warranty issue. Something sticky must have spilled into it and it must be cleaned with a special solvent to remove the residue." "Oh no I replied. How much will that cost?" $125.00. My mind flashed back to the first week I drove my new car three years ago. I was in a hurry and grabbed my laptop out of the passenger front seat to take it along. It was heavy ,I miscalculated and pulled it across the console. It caught the top of my full latte popping the top off and spilling it not only on my lap but down the console. I was horrified. I had never had a brand new car and now I was wearing latte and wondering how much damage I'd caused my car. Fast forward 3 years now I know the answer.

4 comments:

  1. That is such a bummer! I am glad your car is fixed. It could have been much worse really.

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  2. I can totally see this happening to me:)

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  3. Oh darn!!!!!!!!!!

    That was one expensive Latte!!!

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  4. I dont think Starbucks would put the cost of a latte at $125.oo on their menu. The Sugar free hazelnut latte really cost that much that day three years ago.

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