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A man hands in his Ford Fiesta for inspection - and goes to the nearest McDonald's.
Minutes later, his car also arrives there.
If the car has to go to the workshop, this is usually not a reason for most drivers to be happy.
In addition to the question of what all this will probably cost, many people also think about whether everything will be repaired correctly - and whether the car will be treated well.
Because the workshop employees do not always limit themselves to maneuvering in the parking lot and test drives - for example, a mechanic in the USA recently competed with a customer's Corvette at speeds of up to 240 km/h.
Now another workshop customer could hardly believe his eyes after he had delivered his car for inspection.
“The cup holders work” – mechanic drives customer's car to McDonald's
Just ten minutes after dropping off his Ford Fiesta at a garage, the customer settled into a McDonalds.
What happened next, he captured in a TikTok video (found below) that is now going viral – much like a clip of cars hitting the ground.
From his desk, he films a man who he says is a mechanic at the workshop in question.
He gets his meal and goes out to the fiesta.
First he puts the drinks down on the roof.
Then he gets in and drives away.
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Workshop customer discovers his car at McDonald's: "What should I do now?"
"I gave my car in for an inspection and they took it to McDonald's," says the alleged customer, while filming his Fiesta driving away.
"What should I do now?" he asks a bit helplessly.
Then the clip ends.
The ten ugliest cars of all time: manufacturers' design sins
10th place: Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
The first generations of the A-Class were anything but beautiful.
Since 2012, however, the compact car has been impressive.
Nevertheless, the A-Class will soon be phased out.
© Mercedes-Benz AG
9th place: Audi A2.
Of course, the A2 should not be missing in this ranking.
Here the benefit clearly took precedence over the design.
With a drag coefficient of 0.252, the compact car can easily keep up with modern electric cars.
And the Audi A2 was way ahead of its time in other respects, too.
Probably a bit too far, because in 2005 production was stopped after six years.
In the meantime, the Ingolstadt native enjoys cult status.
8th place: Chrysler PT Cruiser.
The compact car was also available as a convertible.
With its long bonnet, the PT Cruiser is visually reminiscent of the cars of the 1920s and 1930s.
In 2010, after ten years of construction and a facelift, it was over.
© UPI Photo/Imago
7th place: Ford Edsel Villager.
At the end of the 1950s, the Ford Motor Company introduced the subsidiary brand Edsel.
From 1958, this went with the Villager, among other things, to catch customers.
However, the brand and its models were not really popular at the time.
But that was much more due to the unusually high oval radiator grille, which reminded some critics of a toilet seat.
After three years it was over with Edsel and the Villager.
An expensive flop for Ford that almost caused the US auto giant to collapse.
An Alfa Romeo SZ. 6th place: Alfa Romeo SZ.
Not pretty, but expensive.
The Alfa Romeo SZ cost an incredible DM 100,000 (approx. EUR 51,129) in the early 1990s.
The sports car was also limited to 1,000 units.
Did the Italians know that the sports car wasn't particularly successful?
© Alfa Romeo
Pontiac AztekSquare 5: Pontiac Aztek.
From 2001 to 2005, Pontiac built this "beauty".
After all, the crossover SUV sold around 1,115,000 times.
The Aztek also achieved particular fame through the TV series "Breaking Bad", in which it is driven by the main character Walter White.
However, the SUV gets damaged in every episode.
© Daniel Lippitt/AFP
SsangYong Rodius4th place: SsangYong Rodius.
It wasn't quite enough for the Korean to get on the podium.
The same also applies to an independent design.
The cooler is somewhat reminiscent of the PT Cruiser, while the rear was borrowed from Mercedes.
An idea that you probably only had when the car was already finished, because it looks like it was added later.
Nevertheless, the van was built in two generations from 2004 to 2019.
Nissan S-Cargo3rd place: Nissan S-Cargo.
What looks like a model car for children was actually built by Nissan from 1989 to 1992.
Only the designers and managers of the Asian car manufacturer know exactly why.
A Commuter Tango T600. 2nd place: No, that's not an optical illusion.
Commuter Cars' Tang T600 is in fact only 99 centimeters wide.
What may help when looking for a parking space looks as if a Smart had been washed too hot or a minivan saved from the scrap press.
But the design isn't the Tango T600's only problem.
A staggering $121,000 is due for the small electric car.
But you also get 600 kW of power.
© Commuter Cars
Fiat MultiplaRank 1: Fiat Multiple.
The victory clearly goes to the Italian.
Although Fiat tried to save the model with a facelift, it didn't really make the van more beautiful.
In 2010, the Multipla was discontinued after eleven years.
The question remains: How could this design ever hit the streets?
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Workshop customer discovers his car at McDonald's - "That's probably the test drive"
In the meantime, tens of thousands of comments have accumulated under the TikTok video.
While some find it less serious when the mechanic uses the customer's vehicle to fetch a meal from the fast food restaurant, many others comment on the incident more ironically:
"The cup holders work."
"Sorry, was hungry."
"It must be the test drive."
"Ask him to take you back."
"And the award for best employee goes to..."
Rubric list image: © TikTok (euqir78)