In january some idiot crashed into my speedster turbo in a parking lot. Front clam needed to be replaced... sooooo...
For eight months, the freaking brits (excuse my french) at the lotus factory didn't manage to to send a bloody clam. Countless emails and phone calls from the mechanic to opel switzerland, opel germany, lotus... countless promises from them. About five times they promised the clam is on it's way with a "definite" arrival date. Two times they produced new clams and canceled the order from my mechanic because the clams were sitting somewhere in a storage and nobody sent them out for two months, so they simply cancel the order... ****ing retards!
My old man used to work in england quite a bit when he was in the automotive industry. He said to me: "Trust me, it doesn't matter how many times and who your mechanic calls, it doesn't matter what the CEO of opel switzerland says, and if he calls them too... the problem is the clam has to make it out of england first, and before they eventually decide to move their bloody asses, that won't happen, no matter what anybody tells them to do."
He said it's normal over there for stuff to fail because of one guy not wanting to move his ass. Once they were on a business trip and a friend of him didn't get his suitcase after the flight... he would have called the lost and found every day for a week always with the same answer: "We're terribly sorry, but your suitcase still didn't turn up found.". When they went home his friend decided to try one last time and walked into the lost and found at the airport... his suitcase was standing there, first thing in front of a big pile of lost luggage, with a nice big tag with his name on it. The bloody idiots were just to lazy to go and look everytime he called.
So finally, after eight months (!), they managed to send a new front clam!
Should have my car back in a week or two and hopefully still be able to drive it for a month or so before the weather gets too cold again.
Great going Lotus factory, a season lost because they couldn't move their arses!
Will post some pics once i have it back.