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This is a discussion on Dashcam records employee teaching friend how to drive stick on customer's RS within the Focus RS Discussions forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; https://jalopnik.com/dealership-empl...-em-1834566471 People in the comments are saying he should use this evidence to play hardball with the dealership because they will bend over to avoid ...

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    Dashcam records employee teaching friend how to drive stick on customer's RS

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    People in the comments are saying he should use this evidence to play hardball with the dealership because they will bend over to avoid bad publicity. My question is, just how much can he ask for? What's a reasonable figure to demand? Free exchange for an unmolested 2018? A voucher for an oil change? A car wash and fluid top up? Maybe a set of Ford car mats?

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    A new clutch? They are very sensitive to slipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pressure drop View Post
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    People in the comments are saying he should use this evidence to play hardball with the dealership because they will bend over to avoid bad publicity. My question is, just how much can he ask for? What's a reasonable figure to demand? Free exchange for an unmolested 2018? A voucher for an oil change? A car wash and fluid top up? Maybe a set of Ford car mats?
    I am not sure what it would take to make the owner whole. From what I can tell nothing was damaged but if it was Hawk Ford would be responsible so yes it is there liability. I bought my 2010 Ford Focus from Hawk Ford and had no problems with them. The big cost to the Hawk Ford will be there reputation because now lots of car enthusiast will find out about this at some point and it could live on the Internet for a very long time. I left a message in the comments to see if this car belongs to someone that goes to the same LA Fitness as I. When ever I see the owner of that car I always say the same thing “Hey you’re driving my car”. The if it is the same car I will let everybody here know l.

    The owner just replied and it is not the same car.
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    Just read this on Jalopnik, I'd be absolutely livid about this. This is a new clutch at a minimum; this like that guy who got his Mustang joyridden and doing burnouts last year.

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    I still can't believe that this still happens, then again I can.
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    On top of that the dealership falsely documented the work order to show no miles were driven. Easy to see why people don't trust dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EsotericRS View Post
    On top of that the dealership falsely documented the work order to show no miles were driven. Easy to see why people don't trust dealers.
    this is why I always take a pic of the odometer before dropping the car off.
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    Amazing how poorly dealers handle these situations. A new clutch and firing of the two joyriding guys would be a lot cheaper than all the negative publicity I'd think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matadorCE View Post
    Just read this on Jalopnik, I'd be absolutely livid about this. This is a new clutch at a minimum; this like that guy who got his Mustang joyridden and doing burnouts last year.
    A new clutch alone would not be enough. That's another week with your car in their shop, opened up and molested when it could be sitting safely at home. Would need to throw in a set of Cup 2's on top of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b11lee View Post
    this is why I always take a pic of the odometer before dropping the car off.

    +1. Give them a few miles to do a road.
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