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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 06-16-22, 06:34 AM
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Did you tell her itís not up to her?
That could be a very expensive thing to say.
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Old 06-16-22, 06:42 AM
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That could be a very expensive thing to say.
didnít you already get her a Porsche?
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At a service plaza on 95 somewhere in CT. Traffic has been creeping along for the last 15 miles.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
didnít you already get her a Porsche?
Five years ago. Ancient history.

Just got her a brake job for it. Does that count?
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That could be a very expensive thing to say.
'No' means not yet ?
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Old 06-16-22, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Five years ago. Ancient history.

Just got her a brake job for it. Does that count?
Is this your garage ?
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Old 06-16-22, 07:18 AM
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Bryan, if the power is out, obviously there is a reason. Just because you don't know what it is, doesn't mean there isn't one.
Edit: I was further behind that I thought. Sorry. Put some salve on the dead horse for me.
What was the reason?

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/lo...0-277e07d177ba
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MOTD

16 June 2022

Who you got?

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Demand better reporting from your local news.
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Who you got?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKPRzjWnPek
Not a map.
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Not as congested today. Woke up at 6 am to a storm rapidly approaching, went back to sleep. Now it appears storms are building over Richmond and are heading my way.
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Demand better reporting from your local news.
LCUB apparently trying to cover it up.
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Did you tell her itís not up to her?
Yeah. That'll f***ing work.
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Not a map.
Which do you use on the road?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
didnít you already get her a Porsche?
Got this loaner today that is brand new. I should take it home, give it to her, then buy the bike.





"Oh, by the way, honey, we have to give it back."

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
At a service plaza on 95 somewhere in CT. Traffic has been creeping along for the last 15 miles.
On your bike??
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Got this loaner today that is brand new. I should take it home, give it to her, then buy the bike.



"Oh, by the way, honey, we have to give it back."

That key is trying too hard.
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Is this your garage ?
No, but this might be my home if I'm not careful.

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WA SR 542 road report:

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Old 06-16-22, 08:44 AM
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Got this loaner today that is brand new. I should take it home, give it to her, then buy the bike.


"Oh, by the way, honey, we have to give it back."

We never had loaners at Chevrolet until GM started a program I think around 2014. They would provide 10 or so cars to be used as low priced rentals or free loaners for warranty customers. After a certain mileage, I think around 2k, they were to be sold as demos and more cars would be put in their place.

Employees were allowed to use these cars in some cases but the purpose was to get customers in them as a promotion. Because our dealer had apathetic management and no good system to keep track of things abuses were inevitable. One of the office women who had a long commute took one of the cars and put like 3500 miles on it by the time they figured out who had it. Another car was taken by a service advisor and he had a fender bender with it and generally beat it up.

Employees brought them back filthy and many times we had to get rental cars for customers from outside because employees were driving the loaners.

They stopped the program after a while and I don't think it came back. Employees screw things up for others and management does nothing until it's too late.

They used to let employees borrow used car trade-ins until one of the advisors got a DUI in one and the cops impounded the car and management didn't find out until the towing and storage was as much as the car was worth. That was the end of that perk.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That key is trying too hard.
That, my friend, is the infamous Porsche painted key option that only sets you back $540.



The problem is that the paint chips. I had a car with that once, and it got so chipped that I switched the painted shell for a Chinese carbon one I got on Ebay for $15 (it never assploded).
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We never had loaners at Chevrolet until GM started a program I think around 2014. They would provide 10 or so cars to be used as low priced rentals or free loaners for warranty customers. After a certain mileage, I think around 2k, they were to be sold as demos and more cars would be put in their place.

Employees were allowed to use these cars in some cases but the purpose was to get customers in them as a promotion. Because our dealer had apathetic management and no good system to keep track of things abuses were inevitable. One of the office women who had a long commute took one of the cars and put like 3500 miles on it by the time they figured out who had it. Another car was taken by a service advisor and he had a fender bender with it and generally beat it up.

Employees brought them back filthy and many times we had to get rental cars for customers from outside because employees were driving the loaners.

They stopped the program after a while and I don't think it came back. Employees screw things up for others and management does nothing until it's too late.

They used to let employees borrow used car trade-ins until one of the advisors got a DUI in one and the cops impounded the car and management didn't find out until the towing and storage was as much as the car was worth. That was the end of that perk.
This dealer seems to have a pretty good system for managing the loaners. It's a great way to show the customers the new car features.

There are three good places to take these cars for service within about a 30-minute drive. Two of those are indies. The problem is that they charge as much as the dealer, and then you have the issue of no car while it's in the shop. So, I stick with the dealer and get the loaners. It beats the two of us having to shuffle our schedules to get cars to and from the shop. I know that the cost of the loaners is built into the service costs in some way.
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On your bike??
Of course not. I only ride Interstate Highways out west.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post

. I know that the cost of the loaners is built into the service costs in some way.
The program we had was similar to demos which can be provided to managers. Some dealers I have worked at have a demo for each manager. They get sold after they reach about 3k miles or 3 months, usually for a discount from MSRP. The factory absorbs any loss the sales dep't. might have from selling the cars at a discount.

You're right about management being the key to the success of this stuff. Having worked at stores which were well managed to ones with almost no management at all I can see the difference in everything. The car business has the reputation of being shysters in sales and service but it doesn't have to be that way. I worked at a family run store where if there was any indication of screwing customers you were gone, immediately. I worked at another where shafting people was not only tolerated, but rewarded. And I worked at one that was like the wild west and everyone did whatever they wanted and nothing really mattered.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Of course not. I only ride Interstate Highways out west.
Phew! I was starting to worry.
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