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  1. DMC in Newbury did a good job on my old Audi A3 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Did VW fix it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Seems to be mostly around the drivers door, some traces around the two rear doors. Nothing obvious on the passenger front. At first glance it looks like nothing is there, but when you peel back the seal a bit[emoji15] Knowing vw, they will try and blame it on the kick plates... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. just been on the horn to VW about this. Apparently its a 12 year body warranty against corrosion, not "rust". "The 12 year Body Protection warranty protects all new Volkswagen Vehicle’s against ‘through corrosion’ for twelve years from the date of first registration. This is a complex issue that needs thorough assessment by an Authorised Retailer. The corrosion must start from the inside, moving to the outside of a panel and must be caused by a defect in the body of the vehicle, not the paint." according to VW. Sigh so I will have to take it back in to VW for them to inspect. The other crazy thing is that apparently VW UK have no details of me owning the car, despite it having been to the local dealer several times for warranty/service work - thus I never received any information regarding possibly extending the warranty - complaint coming on I think! Doe anyone have the name of the head of VW customer service/complaints - tried to get it out the customer service girl I was talking to, but kept getting the usual corporate run around...
  5. Has anyone else noted this? I was reinstalling my JB4 after going for a service and noticed that both my front door seals are showing signs of perishing (holes through the middle although the rubber itself looks ok), and there is rust visible through the holes (obviously where water has been allowed to sit... The car is unfortunately out of warranty now...
  6. Just booked mine in for the above via an indy... less the MOT, mines going to be £487.00 I’m having the MOT done at the main dealership as there are a couple of warranty points I’d like them to look at as it’s the last chance I will get as it leave warranty at end of jan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Oh I’m well aware of the price match option, it’s more the consistency of labels and applications that bothers me. For example fixed price services apply from the main dealership to cars above 3 years old? Now does this mean cars on their third birthday are eligible or only beyond this point? Asked VW and told this varies by franchise as to how it’s applied... also why can’t the cars internal service be more specific, I mean the computers are sophisticated enough now to track this.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Very nice indeed.. dream car for me - unfortunately at the moment a bit beyond my budget as I'm trying to do up the house... Enjoy...
  9. Is anyone else confused over the complete variation of the labelling of the different service regimes or is it just me? I know that we have "minor", "major", but now have been told I have a "variable" due as I'm on the long life service regime (>10'000/year), but according to my service book last one done was an oil change inspection so it should be a major? Also the car "service" indicator lists inspection (which I take to read as major) and oil change (minor...?) - why can't they simply pick one set of nomenclature and stick to it!! Plus now I'm at ~39K, so think I'm also due DSG, brake fluid and haldex... this is going to be an expensive couple of months....
  10. Merry Christmas one and all.. quick question.. has anyone set their car alarm only to come back and find it not on? Walked up to in laws house today from a nearby hotel. Locked car, and mirrors folded as usual. Came back just now to find the mirrors unfolded and the internal light on, but the alarm light flashing slowly (I.e the small red signal light.) took 2-3 presses of the lock button to get the car to “lock” again.. anyone experienced anything similar? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. May or may not have just got stung by a mobile camera van yesterday...annoying thing was I’d noted it when I went past previously, but completely slipped my mind on the return trip... I don’t think I was doing much over 30 (certainly not more than 40), so hoping I will get lucky and just get a course offering as 1st offence (assuming I was done- waiting to see if NIP lands on my mat or not)...[emoji19] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 36... only downside when buying it quite young is that the insurance premiums will be crazy... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Requoted today. And with same details quote jumped to £480 for no reason[emoji38]... also called Adrian flux and they will do all the same including legal cover for £355 so might go with them instead.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I'll probably be moving to them this year as my current insurer won't allow mods. Funny thing is that I did a quote at the end of November and got a quote of £333 with JB4 declared (didn't mention the pedal box as I couldn't find what it would go under in terms of mods - however will ring and add it post paying for the insurance), plus can get a cashback of £36 so £297/year.. which is great!
  15. Anyone tried the Yokohama advan flevas? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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