Monday, 21 June 2010

Top 10, Roof Down Stereo Up, Driving Songs

Last night the weather man on the BBC spoke these words: "Summer is here" So what with that, the arrival on Friday of my wife's new car (Great Timing me) and the official (?) arrival of summer via the summer solstice, I am now in need of compiling the ultimate mix of "roof down, volume up" tunes. All suggestions welcome but here are my starter for 10 (groan)

All Right Now - Free
Born to be Wild - Steppnwolf
Layla - Derek and the Dominos
Are you gonna go my way - Lenny Kravitz
Cars - Gary Numan
Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Insomnia - Faithless (great at night)
Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince


Saturday, 5 June 2010

JD Power Customer Satisfaction Index 2010

The JD Power results, in association with What Car, were announced last week with Lexus coming out top for the 10th consecutive year. My congratulations go out to them and Toyota (5th) particularly in light of all the media noise around recent recalls.

However there is a part of me that feels this congratulatory note accompanying the overall results is a little over the top? The industry average for customer satisfaction by manufacturer was 78.9%. The Lexus winning score was around 2% higher than the closest rival Honda, but even then their winning total was 84.6%.

Post scrappage I can't help but think that, especially when you consider the cost of buying and owning a new car, dealers and manufacturers really do need to try to make owning a car more of a satisfying experience.

Our Car Breakdown Cover Is Even Better Than Before

From the 1st June our new Breakdown Cover will come under the banner of "AutoAssist".

This new car breakdown policy will add even more peace of mind thanks to improved service levels, increased national coverage and better utilisation of recovery vehicles. All this will ensure you and your passengers get on your way again as quickly as possible and not passed from one provider to another like some kind of relay baton. Even better news is we've made it cheaper

Just £75 per annum for: Roadside, Recovery and At Home cover