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Old 15th May 2008, 15:28   #16
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Why does it so happen that its always the better one which closes down?!
It is better because they have some standards and morals and are not prepared to take any nonsense. Either from their employees or from the company.

but when a company starts acting arrogant, the dealer tells the company to buzz off.

That is exactly what happened both times.
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Where is this Lathangi Ford located in Bangalore ? Any ideas.....
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Where is this Lathangi Ford located in Bangalore ? Any ideas.....
I guess at Bannerghatta road opp IIM-B; they were having a dealership for HM earlier at that place.
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Old 15th May 2008, 16:27   #19
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It is better because they have some standards and morals and are not prepared to take any nonsense. Either from their employees or from the company.
Nikhil, since you have insider info, i take this to be the case.
When exactly is their last day for handling Ford vehicles?
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Since they are closing down , any cars to pick up at throw aways prices ?
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but when a company starts acting arrogant, the dealer tells the company to buzz off.

That is exactly what happened both times.
You mean to say that the American Car manufacturers are arrogant? They are not even selling enough compared to their Jap/Korean counterparts. Even then these guys are acting like this means it is strange...
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Why does it so happen that its always the better one which closes down?!
Benny if Lathangi has the same service people as before and maintains the same service standards, you really won't have much issues.
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Benny if Lathangi has the same service people as before and maintains the same service standards, you really won't have much issues.
ROC, i seriously pray the above is true. Last thing i would want is to start an after sales woes thread.
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You are right.
Lathangi, Cauvery & Advaith (Hyundai) all belongs to the Same person.
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How interesting! Both Ford dealers in Hyderabad have common partners as well!
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shucks man, I was planning to check out Cauvery Ford based on the feedback from fellow bhpians and my friends. looks like I will have to stick to Metro :(
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Nikhil, since you have insider info, i take this to be the case.
When exactly is their last day for handling Ford vehicles?
I dont know about the last day. You can call them up and find out for yourself.

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You mean to say that the American Car manufacturers are arrogant? They are not even selling enough compared to their Jap/Korean counterparts. Even then these guys are acting like this means it is strange...

Very strange, but believe it

BTW, did you get your problem sorted out ? Please PM me. Let's not let this thread go OT .
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I have a service appointment for my car with them tomorrow morning. Just called up and confirmed the same. When i enquired about them closing down, there was silence from the other end, and was informed it wouldnt be immediate. Said they didnt have any further details.
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I have a service appointment for my car with them tomorrow morning. Just called up and confirmed the same. When i enquired about them closing down, there was silence from the other end, and was informed it wouldnt be immediate. Said they didnt have any further details.
Then I think they should honour their commitment.
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Saw a Ford-Lathangi advt in TOI yesterday. Think so they have already started off.
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The ad for the Fiesta in today's TOI had Lathangi Ford mentioned as among the dealers, with the address provided. Has anyone tried out Lathangi for servicing?
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