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Audi customer service takes another step in the wrong direction

  • 02-06-2022 2:57pm
    Registered Users Posts: 19,866 ✭✭✭✭

    Following on from the I4 thread and BMWs customer serivce, called Audi this morning to book in our Etron for its 2 year 'service'. They no longer offer loan cars during servicing no matter how far in advance you book, when i pointed out i spent several weeks of last summer in a loan car because the 80k+ car they sent me didnt work as it should they just shrug their shoulders.

    Premium brands my backside!


  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭bf

    Is this the garage you bought it from, or have you tried other Audi garages? I know the one in North Dublin did lend cars last year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,224 ✭✭✭Kramer

    They've all gone like that now. They can afford to snub customers as the market is crazy & they're not worried about losing a customer. You still need your car serviced so if they don't get your business, another of their colleagues will fleece you anyway.

    Cue the Teslarati saying they always get a free (upgraded) loaner & personal massage from Elon 😆.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,866 ✭✭✭✭Cyrus

    its south dublin, going to north is a bit of a trek but thanks for the info.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,866 ✭✭✭✭Cyrus

    no cost as its covered under the service pack but its annoying!

  • Registered Users Posts: 280 ✭✭jordan191

    Na they'll just give you UBER credits now, unless you push them & they'll give you a loaner. Must push for my personal message from Elon !! i'd expected him to personally wash my car but hes also too bloody busy buying social media companies these days

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,631 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo

    Tesla give Uber credits if the work is under a certain timeframe or if you want to book in earlier than when a loaner is available.

    I had an M3P loaner last week as they were replacing my rear tail light and seat switch under warranty. I was offered an appointment 2 weeks earlier if I didn’t need a loaner or wait 2 weeks as a loaner was available then.

    Either way I suppose the option is there.

    We left the 530e to Duffys for a failed gearbox sensor and they took the keys and told us see ya later 🤣

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,991 ✭✭✭✭the_amazing_raisin

    I'm just glad my local garage is within walking distance 😂

    My mum got a loaner from them when her ID.3 was in for an update to be fair.

    Unfortunately it was a petrol Tiguan 😬

    "The internet never fails to misremember" - Sebastian Ruiz, aka Frost

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,631 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo

    I’d be grateful with a 97 punto to be honest.

    It’s not the car, it’s the gesture that shows customer appreciation IMO.

  • Registered Users Posts: 65,040 ✭✭✭✭unkel

    You keep saying that all over the forum, but it is incorrect. Tesla always give you a loaner car if you insist and if your car is under warranty. Believe me, I have been there a good few times 😂


    I've been offered an uber voucher alright but I dismissed that as inadequate.

    That is of course if you need to bring your car to Tesla for a fix / service. A lot of the time they come to you and fix you car at your home or your work. I don't think any other make of car dealer offers that sort of service?