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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Main Dealers Reply with quote
We had Mrs Kís Golf MoTíd and serviced by our local garage today. No issues with the MoT other than a pair of front tyres which we knew about. The guy who runs the garage commented on the fact that Mrs Kís golf had had four aircon services in the four years before we got it last year, all done at the same main dealer that we bought it from last October. Apparently most cars are lucky to get one or two in their lifetime.

We had the non-functioning aircon repaired at our local garage last month, the issue being identified as a faulty pressure switch. The aircon was then checked for leaks and regassed by a local aircon guy who came recommended. He was cheaper than the main places who usually regas aircon systems. It appears that the fault was there when we bought the car but the main dealer didnít sort it. However, proving it is another matter. And we only had the salespersonís word that it was ok.

It wasnít our local dealer but one in Greater London. Not impressed!

Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Worse than that Rich, today I had to have the front brake pads changed on the wife's Golf. Shoddy VW pads had only done 35k miles Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Itís the second time weíve had a bad experience with a main dealer. Our last car was sold with 12 months MoT apparently. However, when we taxed it six months after purchase, we found out it had a lot less... Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes

Weíre not going to a main dealer again. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Worse than that Rich, today I had to have the front brake pads changed on the wife's Golf. Shoddy VW pads had only done 35k miles


Tell the wife to stop driving like a boy racer.

Rich, you can check the MOT online now:

https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

(Didn't you get a paper one?)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes, weíve used it a few times. Thanks.

It wasnít available when we got the previous golf so relied on the dealerís word. I know you get a certificate but Mrs k and father in law who purchased said car didnít check. Not very good but the issue is the misinformation from the dealer. Evil or Very Mad

The online checker was used for our current golf though! Smile And with the salesman present. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
We bought the wife's golf from a main dealer, and I have to say they were great. They have addressed a couple of small issues with no quibbles whatsoever. We were given 3yrs free servicing - must have saved us a few hundred - and we are members of the 'wash club'. We can take the car once a month and they will wash and valet the car for free (only for the duration of the finance (obviously)). Overall I have been impressed and would use them again.
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