With the nature of my job, I meet lots of people with all sorts of different cars, from Fiestas to ST Mondeos, Subarus, Porsche, Range Rover Vogues etc.
Along with this lot I work on a lot of Vectra's & Astra's. (Most being Lease Vehicles for the M.O.D or other large companies).
Anyways, I get the occasional privatly owned Vectra, and I always ask if they've heard of Vectra-C.com. If not I explain breifly what its about etc, and leave them with a flyer. (handy carrying them in my van!)
A 52 plate GSi Vec in Star Silver, and a Private Plate (I Think around 07) Vec Estate in Ultra Blue. Both had pleasent conversations with. However, today it wasn't to be....
...Pulled up to the car, a nice (all be it dusty) 55 plate PRE-facelift SRi 1.8 in Black. Meet & Great the cust, carry out the work. So I finish up, show the customer the completed job which he's very pleased with....
...I then ask if he has heard of us (Vectra-C.com)....and before I even finished my sentance:
"I'm not intrested in the car at all, can't wait to get rid of it!", I kindly ask why, and he says its no Audi or VW, "although its a comfy drive and I got a bargin on it...and its cheep to run". He Continued...
"I paid £8500 with 5k on the clock, I put 40k on it, and just sold it back to the garage for £6k."
He then kept commenting on how good the car was, but kept saying he couldnt' wait till it goes!?. I politly ended the conversation and carried on with my shift.
I dont get some people, his attitude was like I was trying to sell him an expensive membership to something of no use, (untill he relised what I was trying to advertise!), so started complimenting the car when he found out I was part of the Owners Club!!!! Arrghh, I don't know why, but that really annoyed me today. Well, untill I got back in my van, and heard a great tune on the radio! lol