why do things have to be done twice nowadays??
August 3, 2007 9:10am CST
I love my car it is a Citroen Picasso desire , I am out in it almost every day , I take my Mum Dad hubby and son Ross in it most days for appointments or just out for a drive , It is 18 months old , this is my second Picasso as I love it , I always go to the same dealer as he is really fair ( the main Citroen dealer in our are ) anyway a couple of weeks ago I heard a wee rattle , I mentioned it to hubby who doesn't drive and he turned the radio up , his way of hiding the noise lol , I also mentioned it to Ross he didn't hear it either , In the end I booked it in to the dealers and they said it was a loose bolt on the heat shield (they thought) but as the engine was hot the want 100% sure , they fixed the bolt and suggested if it was still noisy to leave it with them overnight and they could check it easier if it were cold , It is now noisier than ever lol , so I will have to put it in again, no ones fault , and the dealers as I say are great , It is still under warranty so it's not as if they are trying to ge more money out of me , Is it me? or do things always semm to be more trouble nowadays ?
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3 Aug 07
Cos people don't take pride in doing their jobs any more - they aren't treated as a real person, they are treated as a number with very little incentives to do the job well. Add that to companies that buy the cheapest parts available no matter that they are of poor quality and that is why things break down and are sometimes hard to fix! The other thing that manufacturers do is to make it very hard to fix anything so that people have to buy new instead - they are out to win at every turn! xxx
3 Aug 07
Mooch I couldn't say that to my kids - they would just stop trying altogether! lol Aunty wee I meant the manufacturers rather than your dealer! Niall got his wii by the way - they love it and they actually get a bit of exercise using it as you have to move around - yipeee! xxxx
3 Aug 07
you'r right pal , they are . they said it would be easier heard if the car was left overnight and the engine was cold , Its just I could have done without the hastle , I will worry incase Mam or dad might need me that night , I suppose I am being daft lol xx
• Richards Bay, South Africa
3 Aug 07
I know what you mean, and I don't think it is you, it is a trend today. They just don't manufacture stuff like they used to. From clothing right up to things like a car, which is the second most biggest investment that we can make. But the quality these days are just not the same, I think it is all just mass production.
7 Aug 07
Your car has a rattle - my first thought is a rattle snake - unlikely in Stirling but not totally impossible, second thought, someone has dropped something inside the car could be in the glove compartment, the ashtray or even in the boot (a marble perhaps? or a few coins). Does the car rattle when the engine is running and the car stationary? Its amazing how many foreign objects can cause a rattle. How long has it been rattling?
7 Aug 07
It is a tin ny rattle , It is the heat shield but the car wil have to be left at the dealers overnight so the can run it cold , It is a wee bit worse so I am going to leave it with them overnight , I just worry Mum or Dad might need me so I will ask for a courtesy car , thanks pal , it is only 18 months old and still under warranty xxxxx
• United States
6 Aug 07
I'm thinking the first time might just be practice. Anyway, to what you are saying, vehicles have gotten more complicated as time has gone on. They are more advanced, yes, but at the same time, more complicated, & therefore, harder to find the root of the problem. At times, it could also be that one symptom pops up & fools the mechanics. Other times, it's guess work. To find the problem is usually about eliminating possibilities. I did have one problem that it was either one thing or the other, but more likely one thing. So that one thing got replaced, & luckily, that solved the problem. Quite often, it would have been better to replace both parts, but the disadvantage is that it costs more.
5 Aug 07
I do not know what causes the rattle nor how serious is the condition as I am not a mechanic. lol. However, I feel you are taking a big risk by allowing the mechanic to tighten whatever is loose without verification. I feel the mechanic should have done a test to verify if it is really a loose screw. The car might still be under warranty and perhaps that's why the mechanic think it is nothing serious. What if it is something more serious which might be a potential hazard? I hope you have send the car for inspection.
5 Aug 07
it is only a slight rattle why , My husband couldn't even hear it , The mechanic is for the dealers and he did inspect it and he tightened a bolt on the heat shield , he did say though that he would be able to hear it beter if the engine was cold , he has asked me to leavet the car in the dealers over night if it still rattles so he can hear it for himself when he starts the engine up , they do my service for me too so they know the car now , thank you so much my friend for caring xxxxx
4 Aug 07
Hi, well i think i would say that this happens because things and products arent as good as they were years back. Now a days there is duplicay of things and products and what is used may not be original at all, so things give trouble and problems arise faster and sooner than we expected, and we keep running for repairs all the time. And all this cannot be helped the times are changing and so have the people become clever and want their clientage so dont even work upto the right perfection wanting people to come back to them again and again.
11 Aug 07
I know what you mean Wee, I recently had my car "repaired" only for it to go wrong again on the way home. That cost me a fortune first go round and it's still not re-fixed. I had my fridge seals done less than a year ago. Something dropped to the floor the other day...it's a piece of the seal that is breaking to bits on a corner. Repair people charge so much these days, I'm loathe to call them out again.