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Most Unreliable Car Ever???

My 159 Sportwagon has just been returned to me after it's 9th trip to the dealership since I bought it in November, with the wing mirror glass still hanging off.

The trim keeps falling off

The alarm doesn't work

The rear door and dashboard rattle

The gearstick's loose

The bonnet paint's coming off

The cigar lighter socket fell off

Worst (and most dangerous of all) - the mirrors keep turning up or down as I drive along, and the glass keeps falling out. I have to drive one-handed whilst adjusting the mirrors constantly.

The dealers couldn't care less, and seem to think I'm unreasonable when I question why they keep ordering the wrong parts, or leave me having to spend £50 on taxis to collect my son because they're 2 hours late returning the car. When they grudgingly give me a loan car, it's a filthy diesel 147. No disrespect to 147 owners, but it's not big enough for a family with a lot of luggage to drive to France in, and they could at least clean it first.

Never again. I'm going back to Lexus, Range Rover or BMW. They may be boring, but they look after their customers and get things done in my experience. Why do Alfa despise their customers so much? It's not as though they have massive fleet buyers keeping them in business.

I don't know how you guys cope.
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Re: Most Unreliable Car Ever???

you are unlucky with your car and your dealer is ****, change dealers, why do you keep going back to a dealer that has let you down?

Other cars and their dealers can be just as bad the grass isnt always greener, the exception may be lexus but range Rover come on they are really poor and unreliable.

Also involve ARUK they'll sort out shabby dealers dont let them get away with it.
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Have you tried going to Alfa UK direct?

Cut out the call centre operators and ask for a Section Manager, relay your concerns to him and get an emai laddress for their new Director. I did and emailed him a similar story of apalling service receieved from REG VARDY'S (who are no longer with us; thankfully) in response. to their request in Cloverleaf about service etc from dealers.

This was circa 2002 that I bought the car and out of sheer bloddy-mindedness and dislike for REG VARDY'S I pressed ahead. They gave me a choice of any car from the current Alfa range from Friday morning to Monday evening as an apology. I choase a Brera and very nice it was too.

Just in case anyone was in doubt - that was REG VARDY'S.
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Alreay been discussed in great detail this one!
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