Little by little it started falling apart. I replaced the axle for around 300 KD. I'm sure I got ripped off, first I'm American and second I'm female. Then it started to overheat, time to replace the radiator. The last thing was replacing the brakes and re-surfacing the rotors. Not a big deal right? Wrong, I went to the "Impala expert" of Fahaheel. This guy is referred by everyone I know. So his henchmen fixed the brakes or so I thought.
The next day driving from the base I hit the brakes hard and the whole front end shook so hard that the steering wheel jerked out of my hands. That was so scary. I thought it was some fluke and kept on going. Once again while coming up to a speed bump the same thing happened. I realized that the guys who fixed the brakes really screwed something up. I took the car back to those guys and they started rambling in their Indian Arabic. I took the guy for a ride and he kept denying the problem.
He told my friend that I drive too fast, that was the problem. Really? I think not, I think the problem is bad work and they don't know what they're doing and charging outrageous prices. I told them I would call Beladiya on them if they didn't fix it. Beladiya is the word you use when someone gives you bad services. The beladiya regulates all shops and stores making sure they have licenses. Remember to use that word when arguing with someone.
Anyways after several fights I gave up and bought another car. After sinking over 1000KD extra into the car and it not working I gave up. The system in the car was worth more than the car itself. But we learn from experience right? Shuwaikh is a better place to take cars. In reality there aren't any good places and the guys are waiting to rip of expats. So beware of the so called professional Impala people.
The infamous SS shop
Anyone else have a bad experience with these guys?
I'm a B-Body lover myself, if you still have the car I could help you with finding a nice shop.ReplyDelete
Eeeek thats scary.... I always give mine to a company that has a garage in Mina Abdullah and an American overlookin'the work...ReplyDelete
Really? There's a garage with an American? Where's that located?ReplyDelete
i too have been ripped by the paki fellow who
sells SS only
he really ripped
teh car was nice everythin worked perfecetely after one week things started to screw up
over heatin,engine problem
man it was an dam expensive deal
this guy who sells SS is next to the fahaheel sultancenter if i am not mistaken..
Sorry to hear your story. But with a 15 yr old car, you should have anticipated it.Few months ago in classifieds,i've seen an a lady driven impala with red seats and console. Is that yours?ReplyDelete
If you really want to rip, then why not 5 year old Mustang/Charger. SS is used by cops in US and now in kuwait cops are using charger.
You're one hell of an insecure female... wow.ReplyDelete
Awww you discovered my secret, I'm so insecure. Yeah whatever.ReplyDelete
Why would you buy it from the first place? its a mens car here in Kuwait lol....for a woman in Kuwait you should not consider anything but an SUV because as you know there are a lot of crazy drivers and when you have a big a car they wouldnt hurrase you as much :PReplyDelete