An unhappy luxury-car owner known only as Wang made a bold statement to his mechanic and luxury automakers when he paid three men to smash his $423,000 Maserati Quattroporte to pieces outside of the Qingdao International Auto Show. All over a $390 dollar mechanic bill.
According to Car News China, Wang was bitter over problems he had had with the car, including recurring engine troubles and a dealership mechanic using used parts to repair the car while charging Wang for full priced new ones, to the tune of $390.
"I hope foreign luxury car producers acknowledge clearly that Chinese consumers are entitled to get the service that is commensurate with the brand," Wang told The Qingdao Morning Post, according to Agence France-Presse.
China has seen luxury cars smashed in consumer protest before. In 2011 buisnessman Han Nan unleashed a wrecking crew on his $750,000 Lamborghini Gallardo after his car came back from the dealership with a damaged body.