Breakdown Volkswagen

Breakdown Volkswagen

Tour company tells all about Volkswagen's new "breakdown bus".

The wheels of the bus don’t go round and round as Volkswagen dodges complaints of faulty vehicles. 

Dependability is the word that Germany’s auto giant Volks-wagen likes its dealers to push with potential customers. “You know that when buying one you can count on getting where you need to go, when you want to,” assures VW’s spiel. Unless you happen to be Baz Bus, that is. The company has had to bring in a psychologist to counsel its managing director and stressed-out fleet drivers after investing R2.5 million in five new Volkswagen Crafters.

Why mental breakdowns over five Crafter 50 2.0 BiTDi high-roof panel vans – converted into “midibuses” to carry 22 international backpackers apiece in a unique “hop-on hop-off” service along our scenic western coastline? Because they broke down, time and time and time again. And again.

And despite the exchange of 1,065 emails at the latest count, Volkswagen South Africa refuses to do anything to mollify Baz Bus’s owner and managing director Barry Zeidel over its piles of junk.  

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Submitted by : Johan Du Plooy of Witbank on 2015-09-20 20:11:17
I stopped buying VW after a Golf for my university daughter lost a lot of petrol from its fuel tank in a parking area.
Fortunately nobody was smoking in the area.
The dealer admitted they knew about this problem.
I have no faith in their products.
Submitted by : Clive Varejes of GALLO MANOR on 2015-08-02 19:13:36
After this article why would anyone in their right mither purchase any Volkswagen whatsoever.
It would seem, buy the article, that the MD of Volkswagen couldn't give a stuff either.
Obviously customer care is not much of a priority with VW.


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