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Volkswagen- 3 years servicing- £250.00!!!

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6y, 2d agoFound 6 years, 2 days ago
That's only £83 a year!
Volkswagen are doing 3 years servicing for £250 I personally think it's a cracking deal (like my other deals I am on my phone and once gain I can not find this posted, sorry if it is).
'Just £250 gets you a three-year or 30,000 mile, fixed price service plan on any model, from Polo to GTI and yes, even the Touareg and Phaeton. We can barely believe it ourselves. And if you do need a bump straightened out or something replaced, we’ll price match any written quote, like-for-like, within five miles.'
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1 Like #1
tres bon
#2
got a direct link with details ? is it new cars only ?
#3
Can anyone confirm whether this offer is available to existing owners of vehicles 90 days - 8 years? I can only find the £299 2 year/20000 miles offer. The £250 3 year/30000 could be for new/used car purchases only?

Edited By: jrob01 on Dec 06, 2010 21:36
#4
But on variable servicing, the average car would only need servicing once after about 2 years. So unless you're doing megamiles it could be more expensive.
#5
NX3
got a direct link with details ? is it new cars only ?

Sorry I haven't got anything, my advice is have a look on the volkswagen website and click 'i own a Volkswagen' And see what comes up, sorry I do not know much details, I just thought it was a good deal to post but obviously not with it's temperature!

Edited By: JJ8 on Dec 06, 2010 21:41
#6
snapdragon
But on variable servicing, the average car would only need servicing once after about 2 years. So unless you're doing megamiles it could be more expensive.

I don't want to sound sarcastic but even without the mega miles and on the average 2 years u mention you could in theory get 2 services out of it, I you get one first year and third year! But I do understand what you mean!:)


Edited By: JJ8 on Dec 06, 2010 21:48
1 Like #8
Can they do SEAT (same group and all parts are Volkswagen) cars with this deal....
The average car would only need servicing once after about 2 years - nonsense unless you don't mean what you typed plus no way it would be more expensive comparing like for like i.e. service at Volkswagen and service at VW with this.
Voting Hot. NOT voted - no details and link above isn't the same thing.
Poster - give details or to be blunt it is pointless.

Edited By: bargainhunter666 on Dec 06, 2010 21:49
1 Like #9
bargainhunter666
Can they do SEAT (same group and all parts are Volkswagen) cars with this deal....
The average car would only need servicing once after about 2 years - nonsense unless you don't mean what you typed plus no way it would be more expensive comparing like for like i.e. service at Volkswagen and service at VW with this.
Voting Hot. NOT voted - no details and link above isn't the same thing.
Poster - give details or to be blunt it is pointless.

Well sorry but this is my only second deal and I don't know what you want to know? And I'm sure u are perfectly capable of googling it or have a look on the volkswagen website yourself
#10
it looks like il be buying a VW
#11
NX3
got a direct link with details ? is it new cars only ?
It is for new cars only (or £299 for 3-10 year old cars)
#12
I see this when I click the link but no mention anywhere else on the site.
#13
Got mine for 215 when I brought my car, albeit a year ago.
#14
firephoenixctk
I see this when I click the link but no mention anywhere else on the site.
Well it does exist, my VW dealer has cards about it in a holder on the counter or of course you can give them a call if you are interested.
1 Like #15
funguy03
Got mine for 215 when I brought my car, albeit a year ago.


"...brought..."????
#16
Still some way to go to match the 5 years servicing [or 50,000miles] for £200 offered by MINI under their TLC package....
banned 1 Like #17
snapdragon
But on variable servicing, the average car would only need servicing once after about 2 years. So unless you're doing megamiles it could be more expensive.

All cars should be serviced at least annually regardless of mileage done in the year
#18
We're sure you know that we can offer your Volkswagen the very best care it can get. But what you may not know is that keeping your car's servicing with us is remarkably affordable.

We've designed a special Fixed Price Service Plan just for Volkswagen owners which includes free MOT tests for the life of your plan. It will also ensure that you get the benefit of our expertise, specialist tooling and technology, and excellent customer service. And the best bit? It will only cost you a one-off payment of £299 for two services."

*2 years or 20,000 miles (whichever comes sooner) servicing for Volkswagen cars (UK specification only). Available on cars over 90 days but under 8 years' old, with less than 80,000 recorded miles at the start of the plan. Servicing is based on manufacturer's recommended service schedule for a particular Volkswagen model. Any other work outside the manufacturer's recommended service schedule, including wear and tear, is not included in the plan. Offer applies to retail customers only.

** Free Pre-MOT inspection in Northern Ireland. Offer is available from participating Volkswagen Retailers maybe withdrawn at anytime. Offer ends December 31st, 2010. For full Terms and Conditions please visit your local Authorised Repairer. Volkswagen Finance, Freepost VWFS.
1 Like #19
`service` is a very loose term. It could mean just an oil change...
make sure you know exactly what the `service` consists of. They may want to charge extra on top for air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs etc

It almost certainly wont include stuff like timing belt changes

Edited By: urmum on Dec 07, 2010 07:25
1 Like #20
csiman
snapdragon
But on variable servicing, the average car would only need servicing once after about 2 years. So unless you're doing megamiles it could be more expensive.
All cars should be serviced at least annually regardless of mileage done in the year

In your opinion! My wife's old BMW only does about 3,000 miles pa, and is only done when the car tells me, it has fully synthetic top grade oil, and I keep an eye on it in between times in case of any problems emerging.

To be homest the deal depends on how many services the car would need, if it is variable, I would suspect most "average" drivers would only need a service every 18 months / 18,000 miles, given the deal has a 30,000 mile limit, realistically probably only 1 service?

Also cannot see this being enough of an incentive to buy a VW given they are ~ £4-5k more than a "similar" ford/vauxhall etc (prepare for attack from brand-snobs!)
#21
This is just a bait deal. They will do the service but they will find "extra problems" that need to be fixed for your safety.

I'd rather trust my local garage that has been helpful so many times in the past!
banned#22
apk1
csiman
snapdragon
But on variable servicing, the average car would only need servicing once after about 2 years. So unless you're doing megamiles it could be more expensive.
All cars should be serviced at least annually regardless of mileage done in the year

In your opinion! My wife's old BMW only does about 3,000 miles pa, and is only done when the car tells me, it has fully synthetic top grade oil, and I keep an eye on it in between times in case of any problems emerging.

To be homest the deal depends on how many services the car would need, if it is variable, I would suspect most "average" drivers would only need a service every 18 months / 18,000 miles, given the deal has a 30,000 mile limit, realistically probably only 1 service?

Also cannot see this being enough of an incentive to buy a VW given they are ~ £4-5k more than a "similar" ford/vauxhall etc (prepare for attack from brand-snobs!)
not my opinion, volkswagens and practically all other manufacturers I suspect.

Only a fool would pay for this and not take advantage of 3 annual services.
1 Like #23
urmum
`service` is a very loose term. It could mean just an oil change...make sure you know exactly what the `service` consists of. They may want to charge extra on top for air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs etcIt almost certainly wont include stuff like timing belt changes

Yes I agree READ THE SMALL PRINT I had a horrid experience with Renault once who charged me an extra £78 + vat to change 4 spark plugs (Plugs £5.78 each + vat + fitting + vat) a job that i did for £6.78 last week for 4 plugs and took me about 10 minutes. They were remarkably not included in the service as the plugs werent due at that mileage!!! I also changed all 4 ignition coils for £35 at the same time. Renault charge £40 + vat PER coil + fitting + vat - again not part of the service yet the coil had failed.

Bottom line is they entice you in with these seemingly bargain service plans that just cover the basics, once they have your car in bits they find other things that arent part of the service plan and thats where you need a second mortgage.

Another occasion I had was with Rover - my alternator drive belt had broken (NOT Cam belt) and they had it in to look at it, a simple enough job. Quoted £260 to replace so I declined and said I would pick the car up. They then said they wanted to charge me for "investigative work" bearing in mind it was pretty obvious what had broken!! When i went to pick up the car it was left outside their workshop with a box of removed bits in the boot and a dismantled top engine mount meaning I couldnt move the car so I had to pay through the nose to have it fixed by them. What really annoyed me is that they had only serviced the car a week before and I asked them to investigate the drive belt noise - they said there was no problem!!


sorry for the rant, but my faith in main dealers disappeared many years ago - rip off parts and rip off labour prices. Find yourself a good independent.
#24
I like the vauxhall "Lifetime warranty" - itys limited to original owner only and 100,000 miles. So you cant buy a discounted "pre-registered" car and save a fortune on list price and also take advantage of the warranty. My cars all do around 140,000 miles in 4 years so how can this be a "Lifetime" warranty??? READ THE SMALL PRINT
#25
Free if you take out PCP finance.

Just had my first years service on my polo no extras
#26
Does this apply to Scoda's as well?
#27
I certainly agree that such 'deals' appear to be intended to catch you and then screw you for as much as possible for everything else.

I recall once being offered a 'free' MOT at a main dealer, who then found more than 30 faults. I then took it to a small dealer who found only one fault that was so minor, they didn't even bother charging for the part.

APK1. I thoroughly agree with you. Certain brands are overpriced and I've yet to see any evidence that they are in any way superior to (for example) a Ford. I trust your BMW was a bargain you couldn't refuse. (_;)

I would not now buy anything from the VW group on principle. Their 'No VAT' advert for Seats was so annoying, they deserve punishing for it.

Edited By: spock1958 on Dec 07, 2010 08:51
#28
apk1
csiman
snapdragon
But on variable servicing, the average car would only need servicing once after about 2 years. So unless you're doing megamiles it could be more expensive.
All cars should be serviced at least annually regardless of mileage done in the year
In your opinion! My wife's old BMW only does about 3,000 miles pa, and is only done when the car tells me, it has fully synthetic top grade oil, and I keep an eye on it in between times in case of any problems emerging.To be homest the deal depends on how many services the car would need, if it is variable, I would suspect most "average" drivers would only need a service every 18 months / 18,000 miles, given the deal has a 30,000 mile limit, realistically probably only 1 service?Also cannot see this being enough of an incentive to buy a VW given they are ~ £4-5k more than a "similar" ford/vauxhall etc (prepare for attack from brand-snobs!)

You are right when you say that some car do not need servicing every year (Variable service)
Not too right when you compare VW with ford/vauxhall.
I owned all three brands and many of them and I can firmly say that VW are much cheaper in the long run because they do not fail.
Ford and especially vauxhall need at least a couple of bulbs every month, oil top-up, suspensions and brakes every two years, electrics fail pretty regularly and engine management light is on and need to be reset every few months (£10 a go).
VW needs a good service every year and nothing else.
I drive a 12YO passat and my wife a 6YO polo and they look and run like new.
#29
Q-Tec
This is just a bait deal. They will do the service but they will find "extra problems" that need to be fixed for your safety. I'd rather trust my local garage that has been helpful so many times in the past!
Agree.
Most main dealer will find a lot af faults that are not there and charge you over the top.
Local garage will inspect the car in your presence and show you any fault.
I also was taken for a ride by Vauxhall Now dealer (when I had a Astra) who offered me a free warranty recall and they gave me back my car in appaling conditions.
It cost me £70 for balancing and tracking which had gone out of the window.
They did not want to fix it because thay said the fault was there before, but they offered to look into it for £104. Just to have a look.
Disgraceful.
#30
I took advantage of this when I bought a new VW in 2005. I found the service a little hit and miss. They would only service what they thought was required and as a result there were only 2 services completed in the 3 years covered. 1 was a very minor service (top up fluids) and 1 was more reasonable (oil change).
The deal clinchers for me were the VW stamp, they spread the payment montlhy and breakdown cover was included.
Personally, if I was buying new again, I'd take this deal. Voted hot.
#31
It's definitely a cracking deal for those who don't know much about cars and always go to the dealer however in reality if they are using the fixed interval servicing scheme they won't use fully synthetic oil and won't change all filters. In reality you would be getting a standard service and oil change nothing more which equates to around... £250! Yes, if you have ever bargained with the dealer you can get a chunk knocked off servicing (that goes for fixed and variable servicing).

Speak to VW to confirm what work they will be actually doing at these intervals and you may think again. However once again this is value for money for those who want to get that dealer stamp in their service book, maintain warranty status (even though majority of independents can stamp your service book too) or even have the 'security' of having the main dealer with all their so called apprenticeship 'knowledge' carry out work on your car.

I now after owning a VW and having it in at the main dealers would only use reputable VAG independents who know actually what they are doing (most have left the main dealers, ask them why). This is due to my own personal experiences with the main dealer which have not been pleasant especially when they don't do their jobs properly and don't want to know about rectifying the problem once you pull them up on it, however once you stop taking your car to them they beg and plead for you to return.

My advice to newbies go to the main dealer, to anyone who cares about their VW take it to a VAG independent.

Edited By: thesimpsons_uk on Dec 07, 2010 09:08
#32
My fiat dealer quoted me £180 for a 36,000 mile service on our new ( to us ) fiat punto when I asked what this entailed he told me "visual inspection" of tyres bodywork anti freeze and an oil change. When I asked what the price for an oil change on its own was he said £120...

I rang my local garage up who we have used fo 10 years how much an oil change was he said £45 all in.

Dealers are crooks who take money off fools
#33
I too have issues with main dealers, often their mechanics are stressed and rubbish and their customer service is just as bad. If you're in the Bradford area, I can personally recommend Carr Lane Garage as an excellent independent German car specialist (also Skoda / Seat and other makes according to the card).

I took my 6 yr old SLR to the Merc Dealership as it had an idling fault, they kept my car for 2 days, charged me almost £200 for 'investigative' work and still didn't find out what was wrong. It took the independent 5 mins to diagnose and it cost me £35 inc. parts and labour. I was out of there within the hour! I know where I'll be going from now on. Stay away from main stealers for servicing / repairs, they might look pretty and shiny but that's cos they're minted after fleecing everyone. Remember, as long as a garage is VAT registered and they use proper parts the work they do is manufacturer approved so it doesn't affect any warranty.


Edited By: makkax1 on Dec 07, 2010 09:41: BBBBBBBBBBBBcos
#34
I don't get this deal, just got a 2nd hand golf, it needs servicing.
If I paid £250, they will service it every year, for 3 years?

Edited By: 5nowman on Dec 07, 2010 09:41
#35
I have the £299 deal, and that includes MOTs as necessary - my passat is now 6 years old. I think main dealers vary enormously - luckily the one near me is still family owned and do know what they are doing. It's great taking a car in and getting out without paying anything!
#36
jimmy2007
apk1
csiman
snapdragon
But on variable servicing, the average car would only need servicing once after about 2 years. So unless you're doing megamiles it could be more expensive.
All cars should be serviced at least annually regardless of mileage done in the year
In your opinion! My wife's old BMW only does about 3,000 miles pa, and is only done when the car tells me, it has fully synthetic top grade oil, and I keep an eye on it in between times in case of any problems emerging.To be homest the deal depends on how many services the car would need, if it is variable, I would suspect most "average" drivers would only need a service every 18 months / 18,000 miles, given the deal has a 30,000 mile limit, realistically probably only 1 service?Also cannot see this being enough of an incentive to buy a VW given they are ~ £4-5k more than a "similar" ford/vauxhall etc (prepare for attack from brand-snobs!)
You are right when you say that some car do not need servicing every year (Variable service)Not too right when you compare VW with ford/vauxhall.I owned all three brands and many of them and I can firmly say that VW are much cheaper in the long run because they do not fail.Ford and especially vauxhall need at least a couple of bulbs every month, oil top-up, suspensions and brakes every two years, electrics fail pretty regularly and engine management light is on and need to be reset every few months (£10 a go).VW needs a good service every year and nothing else.I drive a 12YO passat and my wife a 6YO polo and they look and run like new.

Never seen such a load of cobblers. I have a Vauxhall I have had for 9 years and several fords in the last 8 years and have never needed to replace a bulb or the oil need to be topped up on any of them. As for VW reliability, just google "VW ESP failure" and see what comes up. Add the £1k to replace electronics unit to the £250 and see how that averages out.

As for fixed servicing they are more expensive than fixed ones. Average the cost per mile and you might find there is not much in it.
#37
Tightmartin
Never seen such a load of cobblers. I have a Vauxhall I have had for 9 years and several fords in the last 8 years and have never needed to replace a bulb or the oil need to be topped up on any of them. As for VW reliability, just google "VW ESP failure" and see what comes up. Add the £1k to replace electronics unit to the £250 and see how that averages out.As for fixed servicing they are more expensive than fixed ones. Average the cost per mile and you might find there is not much in it.
You have been lucky like my brother with his Fiat punto of 10 years.
He never had to do any major work on it, but as said, it's just luck and most Fiat owners can tell you.
Same for Ford and especially Vauxhall.
Personally I found Ford quite a good run and value for money (but nothing like VW), but I cannot say the same for Vauxhall.
I think it's just a matter of opinion and good/bad experience with a car.
#38
csiman
snapdragon
But on variable servicing, the average car would only need servicing once after about 2 years. So unless you're doing megamiles it could be more expensive.
All cars should be serviced at least annually regardless of mileage done in the year

Rubbish!

Good modern cars have constant useage monitoring [like my BMW] on individual items which will flag up if and when needed. Just to service on an annual basis is a bit wasteful [and environmentally unfriendly] if it's not needed.

A car which spends most of it's time on the motorway for example does not have the same requirements as a car which will sit in traffic most of the time on short journeys .
#39
jimmy2007


You are right when you say that some car do not need servicing every year (Variable service)
Not too right when you compare VW with ford/vauxhall.
I owned all three brands and many of them and I can firmly say that VW are much cheaper in the long run because they do not fail.
Ford and especially vauxhall need at least a couple of bulbs every month, oil top-up, suspensions and brakes every two years, electrics fail pretty regularly and engine management light is on and need to be reset every few months (£10 a go).
VW needs a good service every year and nothing else.
I drive a 12YO passat and my wife a 6YO polo and they look and run like new.


What an absurdly daft sweeping statement.

You're suggesting all Fords and Vauxhall cars require monthly bulb replacements, frequent oil top-ups and brakes replaced every two years - but don't mention a mileage, age or whatever.

It's comments like this that make good threads lose all credibility.

My mother's 2002 Corsa is still running on original bulbs, doesn't require oil top-ups and has had no electrics fail. It's only needed discs and pads at the front once (but then she's done 50k miles in that time).

Father's 1999 Focus managed 65k on original front discs and pads. No electrical failures. No oil top-ups required. Just normal servicing.

I had a 1997 Fiesta. No electrical failures, original bulbs until 2007. No oil top-ups. Did 50k miles and only one set of discs and pads replaced.

I had a Focus ST170. One fuel-pump failure. Original bulbs. No oil top-ups. 45k miles. One whole set of discs and pads when I personally cooked a well-used set - not through fault of 'poor' Fords. Edit: Oh had one O2 sensor fail (downwind) due to a rock hitting the CAT and damaging the sensor; replaced under warranty; as was a wiper relay - but that only cost the Ford warranty a mighty £3.50!

I have a Focus MKII diesel. No electrical failures. No oil top-ups. Swapped working bulbs for Philips Xtreme power ... they lasted 9 months before both blowing - now back to the Ford originals. Done 55k miles, discs and pads replaced at 52k.

But does that mean all Fords/Vauxhalls are perfect? Not at all - you'd be mad to say "x brand of cars are the best for reliability" because someone will always disagree with you.

Are the VW group the best for reliability? Well, surveys suggest not. Neither Ford, Vauxhall nor VW/Audi/Skoda/SEAT made it into the top 10 in reliability in the WhatCar? 2010 survey.

VW are very good cars (as are SEAT/Audi/Skoda too), but you will always pay a premium for them, which some people in the modern age, find hard to justify.

As for servicing, well, even if you car does 3k miles in a year or 50k miles in a year, you should always change the oil - especially for users that make lots of small journeys. Ask a mechanic that has been in the trade for a long time and ask them what the most crucial servicing aspect is, and they'll tell you that it is frequent oil changes.

I change my oil every 6 months personally, but then I do about 15k miles a year. Everyone in our family adopts the same policy for the sake of £35-£40, and nobody has had any major engine-related issues for as long as I can remember.

Again, that doesn't mean an oil change makes your car invincible - but frequent attention means that issues are likely to be addressed before they become a problem.

Each to their own really, but I think the brand snobs and people who make outlandish statements need to wake up.

Edited By: thesilverfox on Dec 07, 2010 10:33
#40
csiman
snapdragon
But on variable servicing, the average car would only need servicing once after about 2 years. So unless you're doing megamiles it could be more expensive.
All cars should be serviced at least annually regardless of mileage done in the year

So says who? It's just a myth implanted in your mind by the motor trade, who have a vested interest. It a manufacturer quotes a 24 month service interval, then it's safe to go 24 months.

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