|Putting this here for safekeeping. KCSubaru.Com, owned by Lees Summit Subaru, deleted a post of mine immediately on their site and denied me access to a forum on which people were actively discussing my particular car and how egregiously Subaru has screwed me over on it.|
I'm already suing Subaru of America over it.
Lees Summit Subaru will likely be separately sued, as they libeled me on their own site, destroying their CDA protection.
Here's the post I was trying to submit when I learned they'd shut down my account:
[quote="Lunger"][quote="TAILWAG"][quote="Scooby24"][quote="TAILWAG"]As some have already stated, SOA has the right to deny any claim on any S car that has been involved on any "timed events"...stupid a$$ disclaimer after they gave away SCCA memberships.[/quote]
While I'm an honest person and don't lie to people to get my way, I was hoping LSS was not one to intentionally seek out evidence of said activity and report it to SOA....was hoping they'd be more customer advocates on our behalves when it came to a policy like that...
However this is only one story, perhaps there are others showing exactly what I'm hoping. Since I've had nothing but good experiences with LSS so far, I'll keep an open mind.[/quote]
I think sometimes it depends on the relationship and the rapore? you have with the dealer. But...nevertheless, it is always SOA's final call the one that really counts.[/quote]
Thanks Tailwag, LSS helped as much as we could up to a point. From there is was all SOA.[/quote]
I, too, am an honest person. Your own testament to the Peter Principle having gotten out of hand is far from it. In fact, he is both ignorant and a liar. And if I just libeled him, sue me. We're already filing suit against SOA, skipping right on past Lemon Law, as how you ass-clowns have handled this has been nothing short of in egregiously bad faith, and you'll need to explain yourself to SOA.
LSS didn't have to seek out any "evidence". I called them FROM the track with two complaints. Initially to ask what on earth was going through the mind of whoever was responsible for the car carrying nearly ALL of its boost right up to the rev limit, asking if it'd be possible to take it to a dealership in Omaha and get the thing detuned to 290 horses before I holed or broke a piston, and told I couldn't, and that I really was out of line thinking I knew better than Subaru what was right for the car. Maybe so, until that engine broke, I was told to shove it, sideways, many more engines broke the same way, WVE-15 came out (which Rodriguez belligerently argued with me was nothing but internet rumor), proving, I think, that Subaru doesn't have the knowledge market cornered if they couldn't tell it was too much boost, nearly giving my helmet-carrying neck whiplash.
Did any of you DRIVE one of these before the reflash? And I mean drive it as in on a track day where you spend a lot of time complying with Subaru's temporary mandate that "Thou Shalt Always Seek The REDLINE"? It damned near would bounce you off the windshield when it hit the rev-limiter. I was incredulous it could escape the factory with such an obvious problem.
But, hey, as Rodriguez takes so much glee in telling me, I don't know squat.
And when I called him later to tell him about the car falling on its face at 5200 rpm, necessitating major short-shifting, he still knew I was at the track instructing the F-Body club.
Did he say anything resembling "OMFG!!! You're on a racetrack?!? No warrant now!"
No. When I explained that Camaros were peeling my paint off, he laughed and said "We can't have that now, can't we?" and suggested the ECM resets.
Then weeks later when it blew up, he LIED to SOA on the work order and said I "RACED" it. I most assuredly do not race these things and don't even launch them. I'm a performance driving instructor and since perhaps Rodriguez's dearth of gray matter might make him believe this can be responsibly and safely be done on public roads, those of us in the clubs who enjoy this hobby decided closed courses are actually a better bet. Driving and instructing on a racetrack is no more racing than walking on an airport runway is flying.
Regarding break-in, whoever it was who said I took it from the factory to the track, did you not read my information, did you believe me to be lying, or do you think I did a 1900+ mile track session? Gimme a break! If you knew anything about me, you'd know your statement to be ridiculous. I'm so anal about break-in, I often give my new cars to my 75-year old dad for a few weeks to break them in. This time I didn't have that luxury. But to the person who took issue with my using an interstate during break-in, do you honestly expect me to believe that neither you nor anyone else uses interstates during break-in or that Subaru has a problem with it?
Maybe YOU have to avoid interestates because you put it in 6th and set the cruise control. In the future, you can make your break-in easier with this factoid: On interstates, you often encounter hills which help with the all important % load variances and can also change your speed by quite a bit, the throttle pedal actually has an infinite number of positions between up and mashed to the floorboard, so you have a lot of room to vary the amount of throttle.
Think Subaru will tell the judge that interstates are obviously verboten during break-in, and the lack of mention of that "fact" in the owner's manual for all these years was an oversight?
As for the explanation of why my car was delivered to me with more miles on it than were shown in the picture the dealership sent to me, all that driving to get it TO the dealership apparently put 4 miles on the car. Why did they email me a picture of the odometer. Because I made the salesman promise it'd come off the truck and be parked away from tempation and wouldn't be used for test-drives or anything. Why? Because I'm anal about break-in and didn't want some nimrod who didn't own the car "seeing what it could do" while I was in England.
54 psi to ship the car? If I believed that air could flat-spot rather than the contact patch, I could possibly accept that as a reason for the tires having been dangerously overinflated.
Deliverying it to me with an amount of inflation that could've caused an accident or ruined a tire? Well, whose fault might that be?
Did I mention that Olathe Subaru DROPPED my engine, ruining it further? Is that somehow my fault?
One last thing: The operators of this site need to bone up on internet law a bit. In general, a website that allows others to post is not responsible for the content, even if it's libelous. That protection does not extend to owners or agents of the owners posting on it, though. Someone can libel someone else on Silicon Investor, and that's between the injured and the poster. If I libeled them there, I'd be in a heap of trouble.
I mention this because at least 3 agents of the owners of this website have libeled me, and this discovery will be added to the lawsuit. Very, VERY unwise for you guys to buy a website then blatantly lie about someone on it. Well, unwise, and damned illegal.
Do I sound like I've got an attitude now? Trying dealing with what I've dealt with since buying this POS. Then running across the very people who have been very directly involved in reaming you and depriving you of the ability to actually USE the car you paid a buttload of money for and they're LYING about you to make it seem your fault?
I've bought several new Screwbarus over the course of a few years. Great cars. Until the 08 STi. It breaks and the company's and its employees true colors come shining through.
I'll post more later, and if Rodriguez' employment with Subaru continues long after, well, actually, I wouldn't be surprised given the calibre of his ASSociates.
Shysters, all of you. You really should be ashamed. What on earth gave you the notion (Olathe Screwbaru) that you could absolutely destroy my car after I drove it in and get away with it?!?
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