Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Driver Says Garage Are Taking the Merc!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Driver Says Garage Are Taking the Merc!

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OWNER LEFT CAR AT BOLTON DEALERSHIP FOR A RESPRAY BUT THEN TRACKED IT BEING DRIVEN TO SOUTH MANCHESTER TO EMPLOYEE'S HOUSE

Police join the hunt for the Mercedes and, left, the car being tracked around south Manchester A DRIVER who turned super sleuth tracked his £45,000 Mercedes to Fallowfield - just hours after leaving it at a Bolton dealership.

The owner of the powerful hatchback, who asked not to be named, is seeking answers after taking his motor to Marshall Mercedes-Benz for a respray.

He says he was warned his Mercedes A45 AMG would be taken to Blackpool for the work - but was staggered when he checked his GPS tracker app and it showed that the car was in south Manchester.

There, he found his car at a Marshall employee's house.

He said: "To say I'm appalled is an understatement. The car was due to be taken to Blackpool for the work - so I would have understood if it had gone north. But it was actually driven further south by a considerable distance.

"I don't want any compensation - but I feel my trust has been abused. I just want people to know that they took my car miles away from the dealership.

"It's adding mileage and using fuel for a start. Who would want that?" Bosses at the dealership declined to comment. But Mercedes UK say it is now looking into the complaint.

The irate customer says the mystery unfolded on Tuesday, when he dropped off his six-month-old Mercedes at Marshall Mercedes-Benz of Bolton.

Told the car would be taken to Blackpool for the respray, he was surprised when his Mercedes tracker app showed it had in fact travelled 16 miles south.

Willing to accept the locator was at fault, he called Mercedes' head office - who confirmed his suspicions. So he jumped in his partner's car to give chase.

"The tracker showed it was being driven around south Manchester and then back to the Fallowfield address. …

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