Date: 4 Jul 2002 07:07:04 -0700
From: (Toby Field)
Subject: Re: Do you service your own 9000?

I think you missed my point. The whole point of this exercise was NOT to deceive future buyers, but to make tham realise how much effort you have put into looking after your car and making it look like you've done the job properly. A service sheet like mine looks a lot better than hand written notes. A lot of people, like myself don't buy cars with warranties and don't have the facility to take it back to the dealer. Toby wrote in message news:<ag0eop$hgbgh$>... > Someone who looks an awful lot like Toby Field <> wrote: > > Do you service your own 9000? > > > I prefer to service my own car to save money, and to know that the job has > > been done properly. The only downside, is when it comes to selling the car > > on. Most of us keep the receipts, but have nothing to show for the work we > > have done. > > Not true. Keep a complete notebook, giving specific details. That would > impress me a hell of a lot more than: > > > I thought to myself, how can I make my car look like it has had regular > > services? I decided to create a service schedule for the 12,000 and 24,000 > > mile service, to make the car look like it has been serviced properly to the > > next owner, even if a garage has not seen the car. > > ...that, which would immediately set off alarm bells in my mind, at which > point I would thank you for your time, get the hell out, and not buy > the car. > > Deception is definately not what you want to portray to any future > purchaser of the car. If you can show your notes that you're really doing > the work, maybe include receipts for materials so it doesn't look like > it's fudged entirely (see above) it should be just fine. > > That having been said, saving money is fine, but why not have Saab do it > at least for the warranty period? > > Dave Hinz

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