How aggravating. There is a big difference between frugal and cheap!
I agree. and it only gets better. SHe left me a very tearful voicemail saying her transmission blew up today (this is the second one; already replaced once in this car) and that her DH called the mechanic and screamed at him, and now the mechanic wants to sue them (I'm guessing her DH also threatened to dispute the charge for the other work just done).
I am so livid right now I can't even see straight. one ahs nothing to do with the other. I am pretty sure the car was on its last legs anyway, and pouring money into it, i.e. new tires etc. was not a smart thing to do. But again, he's cheap so buying a new one wasn't an option, at least not for him.
So I don't know how this will all play out. I am embarassed for the way they treated my mechanic, who has been nothing but good to me, and the fact he's acting like such a childish a**, when he clearly knows nothing about cars etc.
UPDATE: They bought a new car, I'm guessing paid cash (I only saw photos on FB) - the cheapest he could get, and I called my mechanic's wife and apologized for inflicting him on them. She was very understanding and said it in no way affects MY relationship
with them, thankfully. I didn't want them to think poorly of me. She said she isn't angry with my friend, but her DH was quite rude, screaming, yelling, profanity, what the blank did you do to my car, and so on. i said to her, I knew he was cheat, but had no idea he was this obsessed over money. it's really quite sad.