A lesson learned....Stay away from Platinum Motorsports in KY

crown14

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I can't believe noone has asked if he pulled the two ABS fuses also.

Pulling the fuses and the bulb, he may have actually kept your ABS from causing you to wreck.

Pulling just the bulb and keeping the ABS active, is totally neglegent.
 

kennith

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Apr 22, 2004
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personally I would have simply stated the mechanic was no longer with you. its going to open you up for more bashing, with this crowd, regarding why you kept him on after the first several mistakes.

Side note, do you have a brother named Darryl?
You've got to admit though, it's a pretty decent (if not very well written) response; it's probably the best of the kind we've had, if not the only of the kind.

I don't know the guy. He may be an asshole, but my views changed after reading that.

Two mechanics have been fired after working on my vehicles. I still go to that shop. It's the best I've ever encountered, but you get bad apples. An owner can't watch everything all the time.

This one catches most things, though, and goes through mechanics like you wouldn't believe. You almost feel bad for them, but his shop is great: Almost New Auto in Winterville, NC.

Now, that said, I'm sure there are a few people who got fucked by one of the things he didn't catch from an employee, and I'm sure they aren't very happy about it.

I think the lesson here, if statements are accurate, is to be quick to fire and slow to hire.

Cheers,

Kennith
 

seventyfive

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I'm not quick to believe people anymore.

You can buy his story all you want, but it sounds as though there as 3 people here with negative experiences.

All I take from his post is typical shift the blame and try to convince people your the good guy, common theme among opportunists.


and kennith, you of all people find that post well written???? I'm surprised you didn't have a 30 paragraph post response regarding the grammatical errors and run on sentences.
 

kennith

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I'm not quick to believe people anymore.

You can buy his story all you want, but it sounds as though there as 3 people here with negative experiences.

All I take from his post is typical shift the blame and try to convince people your the good guy, common theme among opportunists.


and kennith, you of all people find that post well written???? I'm surprised you didn't have a 30 paragraph post response regarding the grammatical errors and run on sentences.
I said it's not very well written. Indeed, it was incredibly difficult to follow. I'd break my post length record trying to sort that one out.

As for stories, I neither believe nor disbelieve any. It comes down to degree of probability.

Cheers,

Kennith
 

seventyfive

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no you said 'if not well written'!

The salesman is very quick to shift the neglegance AND accept responsibility, thus making himself appear to be the humble victim and therefore likeable right? He should have simply stated HE fucked up period, but instead he shifts the blame. Shifting blame is usually the first thing dishonest people do, after the blame is shifted they then take full responsibility to earn back your trust.
 

D Chapman

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Jan 3, 2005
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Pulling a bulb is not conspiracy to commit murder. Calm down tough guy!
The brakes would not have locked up if they were to simply pull a bulb, I am betting they pulled fuses too, disabling the entire system. That, to me, would be a crime. Would be no different than disabling any other safety system on the truck such as seatbelts, airbags, etc...
 

discostew

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We've all seen this kind of shit before. Usually some shifty car lot takes out bulbs. It's against the law. Somebody COULD get hurt if they don't get the fair warning that ABS is inop today. If this is true and that bulb was removed to sell you the truck I would find out who to call. I bet its the secretary of state in Illinois.
 

toadermcgee

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We've all seen this kind of shit before. Usually some shifty car lot takes out bulbs. It's against the law. Somebody COULD get hurt if they don't get the fair warning that ABS is inop today. If this is true and that bulb was removed to sell you the truck I would find out who to call. I bet its the secretary of state in Illinois.


Yeah send them to 1060 West Addison.


Platinum is in Kentucky.
 

Drillbit

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so does ky have a secretary of state or do you guys play so fair down there you dont need anybody like that.
Our last secretary of state is in jail for corruption. I deal with the guys at Platinum all the time and have never had a problem with them other than possum feces on parts cars I bought from them.
 

Drillbit

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I take that back, its the commissioner of agriculture that is in jail. The secretary of state is woman who pissed of Mitch McConnell by saying mean things and trying to take his job. He next elected position will probably be dog catcher somewhere.
 

toadermcgee

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so does ky have a secretary of state or do you guys play so fair down there you dont need anybody like that.


Kentucky is a Commonwealth not a state and they are quick to remind you of it. I don't know what the difference is; they both (states and Commonwealth) make me taxes and get little in return.
 

slowfiveo

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Hello all,

My name is Darrell, and I'm with Platinum Motor Sports. Fortunately I have a few friends in the Land Rover world that keep me in the know as I was not registered on any Land Rover forums. Until now as I have become aware that it needs to now happen to save my character as not only an enthusiast of Land Rovers but a human being.

Let me start of by sincerely apologizing for this happening to you as it was actually not myself or Nathan that did the work on your abs system. Although we are responsible and are quite aware of that and do take full responsibility for it. I remember you quite clearly. So please read on and hopefully I can regain your trust as a customer but even more important to myself and Nathan, a fellow enthusiast as I explain our current situation.

I have done all of the mechanic work here at Platinum since about 2010 until about 2 years ago when I thought I would venture to California. So since I was leaving Nathan and I put a search out for mechanics to take my place. We found someone and his name is Brad. I didnt stay in California long as I realized I like being here and I have an obsession with Land Rovers. So Nathan asked me to come back and help him with other aspects of the business not being a mechanic as it can be exhausting but selling cars and marketing bumpers and off road accessories. Plus we already had a new mechanic, Brad.

So Ill try to keep this short and to the point. Brad is no longer with us as of spring of this year because of well let me just name a few of the things I have had to redo for our customers free of charge to regain their trust. As I would happily do for you if you would have called and yelled at me. As you have probably guessed I am now back to doing all of the mechanic work and proud to be doing so along with all of the other things I am now involved in here. A few things that our previous mechanic did: I found a rag under an intake manifold gasket that he left in there, I have found intake manifold gaskets with no end seals, coil packs on D2's not bolted down, had to redo a rear main seal that he f**ked up on an engine job, About to rebuld an engine with top hat liners that he put together wrong, we had a customer while he still worked here that he installed a rear diff in an LR3 and forgot to torque the axle nuts and the customer was driving down the road with HIS kids when the rear of the truck started to sway back and forth on the road so the customer took it to another Land Rover repair shop to get it fixed and sent us the bill which Brad was forced to pay and didn't understand why he had to pay it. I personally went to the shop to inspect the damage. Embarrassing but I represent Platinum Motor Sports and took responsibility for it and his incompetent a**. And not to mention our favorite slip up of not torquing lug nuts. And now your D1.

But just so I'm clear I don't want you or anybody else to think that I'm saying that I'm not responsible, I fully accept full responsibility for your negative experience. I should have checked his work. And I wish I would have. My mother has a 93 Range Rover LWB and she had tires rotated somewhere and they only hand tightened the lugs on one wheel. She almost had a wreck. I wanted to go down there and strangle somebody. But instead I just rotate her tires now. Instead of Brad F*cking up customer cars we decided that I would just bust my a** and do it all myself. In other words what I'm saying is I am now doing all of the Mechanic work here and I work on all Land Rovers as if they were my mothers. I understand your feeling of your Rover being tainted and I would like nothing more than to untaint it. I would love to help you in any way possible if you just contact me. If not, I understand. But I just want you to know that I deeply apologize. I communicated with you on the phone but unfortunately did not do the work. It was a simple task and Brad told me all was good so I was just happy to get your truck back to you.

If I never see you again I hope that you enjoy your Land Rover as I enjoy mine as well as fixing peoples Land Rovers so we can keep them alive and on the road and members of our families full of adventures and memories. And if it gives you or anybody else any peace of mind, if I ever see Brad I'm going to personally ring his neck for all of the agony he has put me through over the past months and I will ring his neck a second time just for you. This will never happen again.

Darrell
I'll be getting in contact with you. For everyone else, the reason I did not call them first is...
1. At the time I had nothing "Adult" to say. I was furious and the conversation wouldn't have gotten much traction.
2. I didn't have documentation to prove the work was done, but since you are confirming that the vehicle was in your shop for work, I will be in contact.

I also will let everyone on this forum, Landroverforums, and ExPo know how this plays out.