Re: Calling MDA Owners(poor souls)
Well, since mines here now, I guess I can chime in to an extent. leethac had told me that the accelerator pedal was wrong on his car, "bent the wrong way", mines not and appears fine. (May have been a left hand drive pedal sent for a right hand drive car, who knows really), he also said that the mounts for the steering rack were wrong and had to be cut off and redone, mine is mounted and fits perfect, finally, was told that none of the ally panels would fit, and new ones were sent, but still didn't fit tightly, I haven't begun fitting mine yet, but when I get to that stage, I'll keep all informed during the build process. All in all, my car was shipped and all packaging was well done (very good protection of items) My car took much longer overall to get shipped, but in Marks defense, I told him I wasn't really in a hurry for it. He then offered to double ship my car with a Lola, and the aquisition of the Lola's parts delayed the shipment of my car for some time, as well as the Lola's owner being late in making payments. There were some shortages of specific parts that Mark had to wait for, and some upgrades he made before shipment, then I added a few more parts to be added to my order. I fully expected some teething problems, and as such decided to roll with the punches. (Remember, good things come to those who wait) I have no regrets on my decision to purchase an MDA, and Mark has even thrown in a few pricy goodies for being so patient with him. He didn't have to do this, but it shows some character, imho. See, I've been through some of this before, in 1990, I purchase a Cobra from Classic Roadsters in Fargo, ND. The H*ll I went through with that company makes everything else in life seem like a spilled milk. I currently have a question or two for Mark, but I'm not expecting an instant response as I know he's spending long nights trying to get two cars completed for an event, while trying to handle shipping, orders, emails, phone calls, etc. Bear in mind, I'm not making any excuses, but I will have patience as I don't have a clue as to what all is involved in starting up and maintaining a car manufacturing business.
I think leethac need to spell out all the problems he's had. What type of package he ordered. (did he order the full deluxe kit, or source a bunch of parts himself. What's his background experience with building cars. As Ron said, post photo's and stick to the facts. Then Mark or Chris can make an official response. I'm all for laying it out for everyone to see, but I'll make sure my emotions don't cloud the fact too.
That's all I have to say about that
Ha Ha, couldn't resist that one.