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I keep a little log book for all my vehicles. I keep track of date and mileage of anything done to the car.
I don't do gas fill ups.

Well I am a touch behind on the log for the Sienna and had a chance to catch up.
In May I had the navigation unit replaced under warranty.

According to the IN/OUT mileage they drove it 116 miles.

What in the heck? At this point no big deal really I just find it quite odd.
I am getting a recall taken care of next week may ask if that is common. Should not be considering the issue with the unit was the audio side of things and not the nav. Should have never needed to leave the lot.


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If somebody took my truck on a 116 mile joy ride without my knowledge, there would be hell to pay. At the very least, that trip to the shop would be free of charge.


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No big deal? That's a lot of unexplained driving. I would be at least a little perturbed.
 
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Maybe they got lost
 
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Even if they had to recalibrate the NAV, that mileage seems excessive.




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Arithmetic error?

Or maybe...

 
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What about the gas gauge? I'd expect it would see a noticeable drop.
Didn't they record the mileage when they did the paperwork?



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they used your van as a courtesy shuttle for other customers.
 
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With a panty dropper like that, they probably took it out on a date.
 
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Unfortunately, it happens.

Pissed me off when someone said my car almost hit them pulling out of the campus.

I didn't pull out of the campus!
I didn't even have the car that weekend!

It was at the shop for an exhaust recall.

Owners son was out for a joy ride.

Pissed was an understatement.




 
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I find it hard to ask this without sounding like an asshole but we are all friends here, right?

How do you have time to worry about such things? Is it a left brain vs right brain type of thing that I am just not able to grasp? I could see it, maybe and still not really, if you were coddling some kind of high end vehicle where such records could contribute to collectable value later. It's a freaking production minivan, there are thousands of copies produced every year. What possible purpose could it serve to track mileage in this way?

As for the 116 miles, meh....who cares. If they wrecked it or spilled coffee in the seat or otherwise damaged the car I would be pissed. What's the useful life of the car? 200k plus miles and they used 116? Hell, maybe you forgot to carry a one Big Grin

Anyway, sorry to sound harsh but it's really more of wow type of reaction as it just blows me away that doing such a thing is as this happens. I don't know a single person who tracks stuff like that. Hell, I have a hard time remembering when the oil change is due even with the little sticker on the window from the dealer.


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I would care,

I did care in seattle, when i got my audi back with a toasted clutch.

My wifes new car could have any number of issues from a dip shit hot dogging it on a cold engine, and or cold oil. Let alone testing out my drift mode on my cup2 tires, or simply dropping the clutch till it fails, or bouncing the engine off the rev limiter with out launch control.


Tell me why I should not be concerned about 11k in engine damage if the fucktards could not give me a legitimate reason as to why they were driving it.

Final and best reason, it is not theirs.
 
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I can just look at the odo before I drop one of my vehicles off and see a 116 mile gap. No logbook needed that is NOT a lot of data there to keep track of. One number. Subtract old number from new number, bango, all you need to know.

I'd be pissed.


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With a panty dropper like that, they probably took it out on a date.


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Not the OP, so just spitballin' here. But:

For me, 116 miles would be about two weeks of commuting.

When I hand my car over for service, I'm handing it over for them to FIX IT, not take it on a tour of the greater metropolitan area, racking up the equivalent of two weeks driving. Screw that.
 
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TXJIM, I keep track of all the dates and mileages of any service done on my vehicle (like Black, I don't keep track of mieage every fill up, but my wife does). Since I have the date and mileage going in to the shop it becomes a very simple thing to check it coming out of the shop.

116 miles on my car? I sure as heck care. What got done to my car in those miles? I don't baby my truck, but I take care of it. I can't say the same for anyone else. And I also wonder, if like in Excam's story, it was a non-mechanic driver, will my insurance cover them? Yeah, I would be concerned.


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Must be a personality difference that I just have not been familiar with to this point. I don't have much attachment to cars. You break it you buy it, otherwise no harm no foul.


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I’d be pissed. They are costing me money in gas. They are also putting unnecessary wear and tear on a piece of machinery that I rely on heavily. They also put said equipment at unnecessary risk.

Time to go nuclear.


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I should add that I drive 25k miles a year in my car and we put another 15k to 20k per year on the wife's car so 116 miles seems trivial. Hell, I run out to the ranch and back on a whim often and that is 180 miles.


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