My GF bought a new car last night, a Volkswagen Jetta. When we were test driving the car, there was a small device sitting in the back seat, one of those solar battery chargers that plugs into the cig … I mean accessory power socket. I saw this and figured maybe it was there because the car had been test driven a lot – it was Sunday evening – and maybe the car was sitting with the doors open a lot, and maybe the salespeople had this just to keep the charge up on the battery.
We drove off the lot, and at our next stop I noticed the device was in the trunk, thinking that it was left there by accident, when we next chanced to be near the dealership, I hopped out with the solar battery charger to return it to the dealer (what can I say, I’m a nice guy). After getting over their shock at seeing the car back there, they told me to keep the thing, explaining it’s function to me (duh!).
So … should I be suspicious? Is this a quiet way of making up for some deficiency in the car? I presume one of these things costs like maybe, what, $100. I find it difficult to believe it’s a freebie.