What’s that headline all about? Well I’ll tell you.

I took my Skoda Vrs to the dealer yesterday to have my wing mirror replaced (*it got vandalised on New Years Eve – Great neighbourhood I live in). Skoda also had to replace a broken fog lamp and a recalled gear cable and various other minor niggles I have had since owning the car. Anyway, I get a call yesterday afternoon to tell me all is fine and that I owe them £100 for the excess. No problem there. I offer to pay, and then get told there is a problem. The garage mechanics noticed (lots of oil) under the car, and when they went to move the car out of the garage the turbo wasn’t working…. (yeah! right).

What I want to know is how the hell do you blow a turbo engine in a garage? And isn’t it amazingly lucky that it blew while it was in the garage under the careful trained eye of a skoda mechanic?

Courtesy Car

So basically we have a Courtesy Car for the next N days, as they cannot tell me when the engine/turbo will be replaced, which is not major because the car they gave us in return is a brand new (Skoda Octavia 2.x TDI). It has plenty of power and is very comfortable inside. I will be testing out it’s turbo just for the hell of it. Pity about the big white letters on the side of the car. I would have prefered FAST CAR – BEWARE!!!



Mike is an android man, researcher of all things good and bad, likes all wheeled sports, loves gadgets, enjoys all music, into home automation, likes samsung, voted brexit, enjoys talk radio, has a brompton bike, is a hard worker, a passionate self-educator, crazy about drones, a gambler, blogger for over 15 years, enjoys gardening, microsoft over apple, investor in stocks and cryptocurrency, a homeowner, a futurist, married for life, has family all over the world, a cat man do, loves beer, travel & life.

4 Responses

  1. blank @â„¢ says:

    Haha! funny story! you might want to change the headline to: “Mr Bowen, we HAVE blown your turbo… ” and not “having…” hehe 😉

  2. blank Mike says:

    You cocky little ******, you obviously cannot read properly.

  3. blank @â„¢ says:

    haha, yeah, it must be me 😉 you better not wuss out on tomorrow either…

  4. blank Get over it says:

    A skoda … well I am surprised you didn’t notice there was no turbo to start with. And to say you have a skoda technician looking at it … more like a tractor mechanic …. get a real car sports fan

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