We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play
Updated: February 11, 2016

Volkswagen Deals & Discounts

9
57

VW Ensurance free for 3 years. Guaranteed VW workshop and technicians should your vehicle need repairing following a crash.

8
Ensurance is Volkswagen's free accident and repair cover. It works alongside your existing comprehensive motor insurance policy, no matter who you are insured with, to help get your Volkswagen back on…
BenLBamford AvatarBenLBamford3w, 6d agoFound 3 weeks, 6 days ago8 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
lafonk
I was confused as to what this actually did. This seems like a good, brief explanation and caveat: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/askhj/answer/50989/what-s-the-catch-with-volkswagen-s-ensurance-accident-management-
nealebanfield
Audi are doing the same thing now as I have just received a letter the ought the post
nihcaj
Don't lots of manufacturers have a setup like this?... certainly in my experience Mitsubishi and Hyundai do:

http://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/owners/accident-aftercare.aspx

http://www.hyundai.co.uk/misc-pages/5_year_warranty/accident_aftercare
dtlewis28
Signed up thanks op
rich_1986
Unfortunately 'no matter what' is not strictly true. Age and mileage are factored into this 'cover'. I have it for my VW, its always free, but they charge your insurance company a fee of around £300 which will eventually be claimed back from a third party (if it was a multiple party accident).
30Expired

VW Spring Health Check at Participating VW Dealers: £20.00

18
May be of use to someone. Wherever you’re taking your Volkswagen this year, it’s worth making sure winter hasn't left it worse for wear. So why not get set with a Spring Health Check? What’s includ…
HappyShopper AvatarHappyShopper9m, 1w agoFound 9 months, 1 week ago18 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
lukeybuilderbanned
They don't even wash cars properly at York.
bigdeal66
snoopy18
bigdeal66
bma1445
izakamakazi

Oh joy.....yet another main dealer basher.
Oh joy.... Another pointless comment.
They're basically charging you £20 for an £8 air con cleaner - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003ULXB0W -
Thats a ripper £2.86 http://www.mpdirect.co.uk/p/8609/draper-150ml-vehicle-air-conditioning-cleaner?gclid=CjwKEAjw96aqBRDNhM6MtJfE-wYSJADiMfggcGzpqRQVphmkU3wdar8QA10GMLk-vUhVK4Yyopp8PhoCMf_w_wcB:)
Free postage ?
Poor reviews
97% happy not bad reviews http://www.feefo.com/reviews/MP-Tools/?logon=www.mptools.co.uk

4. Delivery

4.1 All goods are delivered free within the area served by the Company.

never used the company,was just a quick search.

So basically your being charged £17 for a wash and vac and a chance for the dealer to hit some work up.

All dealers now carry out free health checks that carry out these checks even if you just go in for a bulb to be replaced !

Cold deal for me,just my opinion....
bigdeal66
bma1445
izakamakazi

Oh joy.....yet another main dealer basher.
Oh joy.... Another pointless comment.
They're basically charging you £20 for an £8 air con cleaner - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003ULXB0W -
Thats a ripper £2.86 http://www.mpdirect.co.uk/p/8609/draper-150ml-vehicle-air-conditioning-cleaner?gclid=CjwKEAjw96aqBRDNhM6MtJfE-wYSJADiMfggcGzpqRQVphmkU3wdar8QA10GMLk-vUhVK4Yyopp8PhoCMf_w_wcB:)
androoski
Blue70
A not very subtle attempt to extort cash from your pocket.
Last time my VW had a main dealer service they cited a number of 'repairs' that were completely unnecessary. Plus if you do take your car in for something else they carry out a free check anyway?

Yes, use the main dealer to get the service history stamp on the book but when they suggest loads of things that need doing just tell them to shut up and do the service that I asked for.

Luckily my main dealer does servicing for less than the independents charge, and they follow the manufacturer recommended checks. I (some cheap servicing deals put in cheap oil, blow the airfilter with an airline, wash the oil filter and reuse it).
LOUGHBORO GUY
Arthur prince Loughborough fantastic service
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
-81

Free 3 Years Breakdown and Repair Cover with Volkswagen

4
Was looking to book the service for my Polo with VW and noticed this, looks like a good little service considering its completely free! Worth a try and hopefully never have to use it! "Ensurance is V…
eburkin Avatareburkin11m, 2w agoFound 11 months, 2 weeks ago4 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
oddballjamie
momartin
Skoda do the same thing. Must be a VW group offer.

Loads of manufacturers have been doing it for years, it's a good cash cow for them.
Ford, Vauxhall, Honda, Nissan, BMW, etc.

People please stop using accident claims management companies, use the third party insurance or your own. All these extra people in the chain are pushing up premiums.
momartin
Skoda do the same thing. Must be a VW group offer.
berisford
But it's not 'Breakdown & Repair Cover' is it?

Edit, beat me to it oddballjamie!


Edited By: berisford on Feb 25, 2015 11:35
oddballjamie
It isn't breakdown and repair cover.

It's just a claims company to use in the event of an accident making commission from insurance companies.
416Expired

VW Cambelt Offer £299.00 @ Volkswagen

69
VW have a cam belt offer on currently till December 30th 2014. When I rang the local dealership, they quoted me £419!! Then I mentioned the offer on the VW website,they then said if I printed off the
lordwillington Avatarlordwillington1y, 4m agoFound 1 year, 4 months ago69 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
snoopy18
loop
eslick
fishmaster
MK5 Golf and Mk6 Golf with petrol engines have chain cam at least the 1.6 and 1.4 engines do, so no need for a cambelt change as they don't have a belt but a chain instead. I believe the Golf MK7 has gone back to using a belt.

Yep but only petrol ones Tdis and 2l need them

Good site to check when they recommend changing but always best to do it really early as you don't want the camber to snap that's for sure

http://www.mytimingbelt.com/Results.aspx?ModelId=241

Hmm interesting for my 2.0 FSI it says change every 120,000 miles or every 48 months - I doubt there are many people who would cover that amount of miles in 4 years? It seems quite a difference in the milage and time factors?
Think you go for which ever comes first, I certainly wouldn`t wait more than 4 years
sidney69
Bikerdanny
sidney69
Had mine done at 60k on my golf mk4 I think; got 115k on it now and still good. Worth getting it changed?

It will be fine for another 100k.....joke, its due now as its approx 60k since you last did it.


Cheers dude! Will get this looked it ASAP!
eslick
loop
eslick
fishmaster
MK5 Golf and Mk6 Golf with petrol engines have chain cam at least the 1.6 and 1.4 engines do, so no need for a cambelt change as they don't have a belt but a chain instead. I believe the Golf MK7 has gone back to using a belt.

Yep but only petrol ones Tdis and 2l need them

Good site to check when they recommend changing but always best to do it really early as you don't want the camber to snap that's for sure

http://www.mytimingbelt.com/Results.aspx?ModelId=241

Hmm interesting for my 2.0 FSI it says change every 120,000 miles or every 48 months - I doubt there are many people who would cover that amount of miles in 4 years? It seems quite a difference in the milage and time factors?

as someone who had a belt go about 30,000 miles before it was due, years ago now, I now ignore the amount of miles and look at the years and even then the manufacturers and other experts could never agree what number of years to do it at :(
loop
eslick
fishmaster
MK5 Golf and Mk6 Golf with petrol engines have chain cam at least the 1.6 and 1.4 engines do, so no need for a cambelt change as they don't have a belt but a chain instead. I believe the Golf MK7 has gone back to using a belt.

Yep but only petrol ones Tdis and 2l need them

Good site to check when they recommend changing but always best to do it really early as you don't want the camber to snap that's for sure

http://www.mytimingbelt.com/Results.aspx?ModelId=241

Hmm interesting for my 2.0 FSI it says change every 120,000 miles or every 48 months - I doubt there are many people who would cover that amount of miles in 4 years? It seems quite a difference in the milage and time factors?
promechgarageservices
I find it hilarious that some people class non main dealer garages as back street barry lol. The reality is that they are a brand, just a name. they are no better or worse than an Independent garage. They will give you just as much spiel about other things your car needs as much as the next garage. people tend to believe almost anything they are told by mr main dealer.

keep an open mind, not everyone is out to do you over, however, it doesn't mean they're your best friends either!

if main dealers shut down all the independent garages, we would all be too scared to buy a car! they have been trying to do this for years and are slowly winning.

support your recommended local businesses! :)
-267Expired

Volkswagen UP £8,265.00 @ Volkswagen

9
A cheap and reliable car Offering an impresive range of features for an entry level model, the Take up! is great value for money. 14" Take up! steel wheels • Isofix rear child seat fittings x2 • RCD…
SuperbJames AvatarSuperbJames2y, 1m agoFound 2 years, 1 month ago9 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Grahamdue
£6495 for a new Mii at Carquake
Tunner
Where is the deal?
Joe90_guy
Or the new i10 in about 30 days...
nnj10
or Seat Mii
fiestasteve44
Skoda citigo same car and cheaper
274Expired

3 day luxury break @ VW

11
Product:
3 day luxury break
Period:
Once
Availability:
Both
Simply fill in your details below and you’ll go straight into our free prize draw to win a luxury break to Calabria, Italy, for you and one guest; including 5-star accommodation in a 16th century conv…
riders999 Avatarriders9993y, 1w agoFound 3 years, 1 week ago / ended 31 Mar 1331 March 201311 Comments
231Expired

Win a weekend for two in Paris@ Volkswagen

14
Product:
weekend for two in Paris
Period:
Once
Availability:
Both
Simply fill out the form below and we'll enter you into our free prize draw to win a weekend for two in Paris. Remember to tick the 2 boxes at the right hand side so you dont get telephone calls.
haigythescotsman Avatarhaigythescotsman3y, 1m agoFound 3 years, 1 month ago / ended 4 Feb 134 February 201314 Comments
203Expired

Win a three night trip for two to Los Angeles and rental of a VW Beetle @ Volkswagen

12
Product:
Three night trip for two to Los Angeles and rental of a VW Beetle
Period:
Once
Availability:
Both
Simply fill in your details and you’ll be entered into our free prize draw to win a three night trip to Los Angeles for you and one guest, including three days hire of The Beetle. The Prize is a tr…
andywedge Avatarandywedge3y, 3m agoFound 3 years, 3 months ago / ended 31 Dec 1231 December 201212 Comments
236Expired

A trip to Monaco @ Volkswagen

14
Product:
A 3 night trip to Monaco
Period:
Once
Availability:
Both
The Prize comprises: - Two Return flights from London to Nice, - Return hotel helicopter transfers from Nice to Monaco, - Three nights' accommodation in Monaco based on two people sharing a double/…
haigythescotsman Avatarhaigythescotsman3y, 8m agoFound 3 years, 8 months ago / ended 30 Jun 1230 June 201214 Comments
19Expired

VW Golf Cabriolet £1500 deposit contribution + 0% APR Finance on all models (From £189 per month)

14
If you're buying on finance this a great deal, and just as the weather is heating up. The new Golf Cabriolet is available with £1500 towards your deposit plus 0% finance on all versions (not sure if G…
Adidas Addict AvatarAdidas Addict3y, 8m agoFound 3 years, 8 months ago14 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
sumpter
I beleive the £1500 deposit contribution ends at the end of this month
jdraper
Needless to say the finance quote is on the 1.2 S model - I had a mailer a few weeks ago on this and nearly got one for the wife. Then saw that £189 gets you the base model with the 3 cylinder engine :( A GT in metallic as pictured is approaching £26K

Heat thou, as the deal is still good for a drop-top with solid residuals and build quality.
Geoggy
this is a great deal. bought this car on this deal about 6 weeks ago. Also not that hard to get dealer to knock another grand / grand and a half off the RRP.



Edited By: Geoggy on May 21, 2012 13:50
Adidas Addict
j8ulia
spakkker
Over 20 grand commitment just to lose 5 thou in a week ?

this is very true, better to buy a pre reg.

You won't get 0% finance on a pre reg, 0% will save you more than the saving on list price.
j8ulia
spakkker
Over 20 grand commitment just to lose 5 thou in a week ?

this is very true, better to buy a pre reg.
-143Expired

VW Polo Match 1.2 3dr Free 1 year insurance till April 30th £11,555 @ Volkswagen £11,555.00

17
If you are over 21 and live in a high catorgory insurance area this deal might save you money.. VW Polo Match comes with alloys A/c and great residuals compared to Skoda Fabia recently on here. What m…
0049ner Avatar0049ner3y, 9m agoFound 3 years, 9 months ago17 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Adidas Addict
peterdarlison
SKIDS LIKE A GOLF !!!!
after the report by Dont get done get Dom
No thx

Too funny man, thanks for the laugh.
peterdarlison
SKIDS LIKE A GOLF !!!!
after the report by Dont get done get Dom
No thx
oddballjamie
Also the money you lose on selling a year old Corsa will out weigh the insurance, ignore the renewal, shop around and keep hold of that lifetime warranty on the first owner.
oddballjamie
0049ner
My Daughter got a new Corsa with free insurance last year. The renewal is ridiculous hence I was looking for a car with free insurance to replace. My daughter would not be happy with the image of a Skoda, as these appeal to a different type of canny buyer I suspect! I prefer the looks of the Polo anyway. A work colleague in Birmingham told me his 22 year old who has been driving claim free for 3 years has been quoted £4500 this year on his 2007 Nissan Micra, so as mentioned in this posting this deal will only perhaps appeal to younger motorists!
Tell the guy to shop around, no way is it that much to insure a Micra in Birmingham with three years no claims. My partners sister lives in Brum, has a Micra with two years no claims and pays £1k. I lived there for 27 years and the most I ever paid was £1400 and that was my first year on a group 11 car.
0049ner
My Daughter got a new Corsa with free insurance last year. The renewal is ridiculous hence I was looking for a car with free insurance to replace. My daughter would not be happy with the image of a Skoda, as these appeal to a different type of canny buyer I suspect! I prefer the looks of the Polo anyway. A work colleague in Birmingham told me his 22 year old who has been driving claim free for 3 years has been quoted £4500 this year on his 2007 Nissan Micra, so as mentioned in this posting this deal will only perhaps appeal to younger motorists!
62Expired

New Golf Cabriolet £1500 discount + 0% finance (from £189 p/m)

23
There are bigger discounts available for cash buyers than £1500 but if you're buying on finance or with a trade in the combination of £1500 off plus the 0% finance makes a real saving.
Adidas Addict AvatarAdidas Addict3y, 10m agoFound 3 years, 10 months ago23 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
kevlaw
Looked on the site, and the radio display is in German!

Seriously, also doesn't mention DAB radio.

It seems to be a common problem, but criminal that car radios are not shipping with DAB at this stage.
fergee
Why would you buy one? You can lease this car far cheaper! It works out at £313 per month over 3 years under this scheme, you can lease from £251 per month and the car includes road tax. The final payment is what it would be worth after 3 years.

http://www.contracthireandleasing.com/car-leasing-companies/independent-brokers/uk-car-contracts/volkswagen/golf/4476373/
monkeyhanger75
Ericabro: Did your daughter lubricate the seals for the folding roof with silicone spray every six months? Perhaps not, some dealerships are very poor at providing advice like that - very important to do for cars with folding roofs or frameless windows.

You will always get hammered on resale if you keep a car for what the trade would consider to be a short period, saying that though, 25% lost on RRP after 18 months is good going when you consider some cars lose 50% in 18 months.

VWs are generally good solid cars, but when you get a dog, you really get a dog - the 1.4TSI 160PS engine is plagued with misfire problems if you believe everything you read on the VW forums.
Rickardo
Like a golf... but with the roof chopped ;)
ChrisUK
Specced it up to a decent spec that I'd want & it came out at £36k !!

New Golf Cabriolet GT BlueMotion Technology 2.0 TDI 140PS 6spd DSG
Solutions Representative example
Duration: 36 months
Average miles per year: 10,000
Deposit: £9,097.38
35 monthly payments of: £540.33
Retailer cash price: £36,389.50
Acceptance fee:* £0.00
Optional final payment: £12,516.25
Option to purchase fee:** £0.00
Total amount payable: £40,525.18
Total amount of credit: £27,292.12
Excess mileage (per mile): 6.00p
Representative APR: 7.1% APR
Rate of interest: 7.1% fixed
11Expired

Polo with free insurance^ and servicing^^ plus £500 off £9495 @ Volkswagen £10,812.02

12
Solutions: 3 years, 10,000 miles per annum, representative example for: Polo S 1.2 60PS 3dr Buy a new Polo before 31st March 2011 with Solutions from Volkswagen Finance and receive 3 years or 30,00…
rommy Avatarrommy4y, 11m agoFound 4 years, 11 months ago12 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
littel helper
for young motorist and buying first car this may be more suitable in my opinion..
this way one can build up no claim discount and get to drive new car every three years..
http://www.peugeot.co.uk/showroom/latest-offers/just-add-fuel/
baneramabanned
mocmocamoc
I imagine my insurance on this will be £1000, and I imagine three years of VW servicing must be worth at least £1000, also you get to buy it over time
nihcaj
littel helper
cash price £8833.79p (DTD) so you paying nearly 2k extra for i year insurance and 3 years service....emmm..cold


Well it wouldn't work for me, but there are plenty of people out there where it would work very well financially, 1500 quid is nothing unusual to pay for a year's insurance for many especially 21 year olds who do qualify!
littel helper
cash price £8833.79p (DTD) so you paying nearly 2k extra for i year insurance and 3 years service....emmm..cold
-10Expired

Cheap car VW Polo @ Pulman Volkswagen Sunderland £99.00 / month

2
First post folks but really impressed with this deal, missus been looking at VW Polo's for a while, got an email this morning (Deal url) and popped over to the VW dealer in Sunderland today to sign up…
cuprar Avatarcuprar5y, 4d agoFound 5 years, 4 days ago2 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
sbfc
Deposit is £2500 not £99
380Expired

Volkswagen- 3 years servicing- £250.00!!!

98
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 i…
JJ8 AvatarJJ85y, 2m agoFound 5 years, 2 months ago98 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
gtd65
jimmy2007
not to be taken as the holy truth.

You probably couldn't get further from the truth than "Holy Truth" FWIW :D
thesilverfox
jimmy2007
thesilverfox
jimmy2007
I won't change it for anything.Also I have an almost new bora courtesy of my boss, but i prefer the old banger passat
Then you're not a brand snob at all, are you? A real brand snob would have replaced it by now regardless - because the old banger is now cheap and cannot possibly allow anyone to look down on anyone else, unless their car is older.You're a fanboy, nothing else :) "Factual" replies based on no evidence other than what's banging about inside your mind, is precisely what I'd expect from a fanboy. No logic, rhyme, nor reason to be seen within a country mile of any post you've made in this here thread.

You started the Fanboy saga my dear Silverporkies.
And as a matter of fact, in a forum everyone gives personal opinion, therefore it is not necessary to start every sentence with: "In my personal opinion...".
Otherwise it would be called a collection of papers or facts and not a discussion forum.
BTW look at all the threads and you'll see how many times I underlined the fact that those were my personal views and not to be taken as the holy truth.
I'm not gonna reply to anymore of your provocation, I already had anough of your vile attempts of insult.
Goodbye Silverporkies


Aww, enjoy playing with your ball by yourself!

Maybe someone else will believe the utter tripe you tell them.
jimmy2007
thesilverfox
jimmy2007
I won't change it for anything.Also I have an almost new bora courtesy of my boss, but i prefer the old banger passat
Then you're not a brand snob at all, are you? A real brand snob would have replaced it by now regardless - because the old banger is now cheap and cannot possibly allow anyone to look down on anyone else, unless their car is older.You're a fanboy, nothing else :) "Factual" replies based on no evidence other than what's banging about inside your mind, is precisely what I'd expect from a fanboy. No logic, rhyme, nor reason to be seen within a country mile of any post you've made in this here thread.
You started the Fanboy saga my dear Silverporkies.
And as a matter of fact, in a forum everyone gives personal opinion, therefore it is not necessary to start every sentence with: "In my personal opinion...".
Otherwise it would be called a collection of papers or facts and not a discussion forum.
BTW look at all the threads and you'll see how many times I underlined the fact that those were my personal views and not to be taken as the holy truth.
I'm not gonna reply to anymore of your provocation, I already had anough of your vile attempts of insult.
Goodbye Silverporkies
thesilverfox
jimmy2007
[
I guess that you can read as you can write.
Can you show me where I said that my statements were matter of facts?
Get a grip on real life: people have opinions that may not reflect your belief.
This does not make them wrong or indeed right.
As said I'm considering changing my username to Fanboy as you suggested, but you should change yours to Silverporkies X)
Got to go now, will not connect until new year, so merry christmas and wonderful 2011 to everyone.
(Including you Silverpor...I mean Silverfox)


So:

"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."

"A bit of a shock for you: 99% of cars will not have any problem in the first 50-60K."

That's you speaking quite matter-of-factly. You didn't say "in my experience I found that ... " you do in fact mention that "firmly" VW are cheaper in the long run, with no evidence to back up the nonsense that you've come out with.

But if you want to resort to silly names (rather than accurate descriptions of fanaticism), then go ahead, Mr Walking Contradiction :) You're displaying the perfect example of someone running off and name-calling when they've been proved wrong.


Edited By: thesilverfox on Dec 23, 2010 10:20
jimmy2007
thesilverfox
jimmy2007
thesilverfox
jimmy2007
As said, I can only make judgment based on my personal experience.
Which is anecdotal; not salient fact.
jimmy2007
Again I punctualise that my brother is a Fiat fanatic because his punto 1997 never let him down,
Do you look down your nose at his lesser brand car too?
jimmy2007
but it's just a matter of luck/driving technique/maintenance
So based on your logic there, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with your car being a Volkswagen then, eh? Any car that has an element of luck, a "good" driver and is well maintained means you can have brand snobbery?
Matter of opinions.As said, I prefer VW because I never had a problem with them, instead I had lots of problems with Vauxhall and Ford.My brother would only buy Fiat because he's never had a problem with his punto.Got to say though that a ride in his car is very shaky and unconfortable, I can drive in mine to scotland and back and still be fit for a run in the park.Once again, matter of opinion and good/bad experience.
Brilliant.You've gone from "matter of fact" to "matter of opinion".Entertainment at its best on HUKD as ever.
I guess that you can read as you can write.
Can you show me where I said that my statements were matter of facts?
Get a grip on real life: people have opinions that may not reflect your belief.
This does not make them wrong or indeed right.
As said I'm considering changing my username to Fanboy as you suggested, but you should change yours to Silverporkies X)
Got to go now, will not connect until new year, so merry christmas and wonderful 2011 to everyone.
(Including you Silverpor...I mean Silverfox)
355Expired

VW T25, T3, Transporter, Type 2 1980-1992 nearside inner sill £15.18+vat @ Volkswagen VanCentres £17.84

29
A mate of mine was telling me about this part he got for a restoration project on his campervan They should be about £100 and it seems to be a misprice at £15.18+vat (£17.83) They are £100 to £1…
arfur Avatararfur5y, 4m agoFound 5 years, 4 months ago29 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Pork
arfur
Pork
topazz
Hot Hot hot! Ordered all three. That's my christmas presents to the in-laws sorted.


What's that, one for each side?

Left denotes it's handed. So it won't fit the other side


oO

Really?
forgetmenot99
I'm sure you did James. That's what ebay is for. (_;)
JamesSmith
Bought one of three remaining to put on ebay.
davejones
How do we know this has expired? Has anyone checked with VW that the last 3 have been sold?

:-)
horsey
arfur
Only 3 left in the UK according to my mate


damn, I have 4 sills to repair
:(
176Expired

A years supply of chocolate and a chocolate weekend break

14
Product:
choclate and a weekend break
Period:
Once
Availability:
Online
A whole year of sweet treats? That could chip a little off your True Life Costs. As a winner you'll become a member of Hotel Chocolat and receive new varieties of chocolates each month, plus 52 ind…
Aequitas AvatarAequitas5y, 4m agoFound 5 years, 4 months ago14 Comments
622Expired

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI S only £11,845 Brand New With Scrappage (RRP £15,795) £11,845.00

96
VW are offering £3,950 off a new Golf 1.6 TDI S - this has the latest common rail diesel technology engine which returns an impressive 62.9 mpg! This model has decent spec including climatic air cond…
futura Avatarfutura6y, 4m agoFound 6 years, 4 months ago96 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
Newbold
Besford;6598638
No. I'm probably breaking all sorts of industry rules on this syndicated data just by mentioning it. However, I have seen reports in the public domain (eg AutoExpress annual survey) which seem generally consistent with it. Lease companies sometimes publish 'surveys', though I'm suspicious about their methods and motives. I don't subscribe to Which? but it would be interesting to know what they report. I repeat yet again, I'm mentioning this simply because this thread (and other car threads) are always full of b*llsh*t of the 'they're rubbish' or 'they're brilliant' kind, based entirely on a single individual's opinion, possibly of an older, second hand car with unknown early history (ie close to worthless).

I'm advising that:

-Most cars now have extremely good reliability.
-Toyota are top of the pile, followed by Honda; the French and Italians prop up the bottom.
-The range is fairly small (say from ave 0.5 reported faults in first year to under 3)
-VW are middle ranking (which is NOT bad in absolute terms!), having been fairly low a few years back.
-These are averages of a good sample - one car can be much better or much worse!
-Faults experienced is just one factor in a whole range which contribute to customer satisfaction.

Frankly, even if the full report was published on a regular basis I don't think there is much the potential purchaser could do with it other than using it as one additional data set to bear in mind. If literally all that mattered was the statistical possibility of a fault (could be minor, could be a breakdown, probably between the two) then buy a (boring) Toyota, but of course life isn't like that. My personal view is that if you really like the Golf (I have no interest in it personally) then there is nothing here which should put you off; just don't claim it's especially reliable because it isn't!


I'd go along with all of that. The Which? surveys are broadly in line with your conclusions, but the results could be a bit suspect because they're based on the views of members, and Which? members are hardly an average sample.
Besford
Newbold;6596134
Sounds very interesting information - just a shame consumers can't get their hands on it. Every published reliability report I've ever come across seems to be based on flawed data.

Is there any way we can, informally perhaps, get hold of the data?

No. I'm probably breaking all sorts of industry rules on this syndicated data just by mentioning it. However, I have seen reports in the public domain (eg AutoExpress annual survey) which seem generally consistent with it. Lease companies sometimes publish 'surveys', though I'm suspicious about their methods and motives. I don't subscribe to Which? but it would be interesting to know what they report. I repeat yet again, I'm mentioning this simply because this thread (and other car threads) are always full of b*llsh*t of the 'they're rubbish' or 'they're brilliant' kind, based entirely on a single individual's opinion, possibly of an older, second hand car with unknown early history (ie close to worthless).

I'm advising that:

-Most cars now have extremely good reliability.
-Toyota are top of the pile, followed by Honda; the French and Italians prop up the bottom.
-The range is fairly small (say from ave 0.5 reported faults in first year to under 3)
-VW are middle ranking (which is NOT bad in absolute terms!), having been fairly low a few years back.
-These are averages of a good sample - one car can be much better or much worse!
-Faults experienced is just one factor in a whole range which contribute to customer satisfaction.

Frankly, even if the full report was published on a regular basis I don't think there is much the potential purchaser could do with it other than using it as one additional data set to bear in mind. If literally all that mattered was the statistical possibility of a fault (could be minor, could be a breakdown, probably between the two) then buy a (boring) Toyota, but of course life isn't like that. My personal view is that if you really like the Golf (I have no interest in it personally) then there is nothing here which should put you off; just don't claim it's especially reliable compared to its competitors because it isn't!
Newbold
Besford;6594029
It is internal data to the industry (manufacturers co-operate on joint customer research across Europe). This is an ongoing tracking study, completed by owners across a wide range of makes. It is scrutinised intensely by the manufacturers but is not published externally. They use it to track their own performance, which is important to both customer satisfaction and their own warranty bills.


Sounds very interesting information - just a shame consumers can't get their hands on it. Every published reliability report I've ever come across seems to be based on flawed data.

Is there any way we can, informally perhaps, get hold of the data?
xigent
Besford;6594029
It is internal data to the industry (manufacturers co-operate on joint customer research across Europe). This is an ongoing tracking study, completed by owners across a wide range of makes. It is scrutinised intensely by the manufacturers but is not published externally. They use it to track their own performance, which is important to both customer satisfaction and their own warranty bills. I have mentioned the broad thrust of the results only as counter to all the meaningless 'VW are rubbish' and 'VW are brilliant' comments on here. The fact is that on customer reported faults per vehicle in the first 12 months of ownership VW are mid market having been through a period when they were in the lower half. Of course, a decision to choose a car is going to be based on much more than simply the likely number of faults. Additionally I have made the point that even the poor performers are good by comparison with times past.

Ignore it if you wish but if you go back and read my comments on this thread I think you'll find they couldn't be more balanced and are intended as helpful background to anyone serios about buying and concerned about reliability. What's your issue? Don't like the reality in some way?


On the contrary, I do like reality but there is no evidence that the report you write about, represents reality. In fact there is no evidence of its existence.
Besford
xigent;6591468
Therefore it is as suspect as any other statistical report based on data and methodology that is not open to scrutiny. It is even more suspect because we cannot even read it. If it is based on information supplied by manufacturers, we need to ask, why do they supply it and why would they not lie?

It is internal data to the industry (manufacturers co-operate on joint customer research across Europe). This is an ongoing tracking study, completed by owners across a wide range of makes. It is scrutinised intensely by the manufacturers but is not published externally. They use it to track their own performance, which is important to both customer satisfaction and their own warranty bills. I have mentioned the broad thrust of the results only as counter to all the meaningless 'VW are rubbish' and 'VW are brilliant' comments on here. The fact is that on customer reported faults per vehicle in the first 12 months of ownership VW are mid market having been through a period when they were in the lower half. Of course, a decision to choose a car is going to be based on much more than simply the likely number of faults. Additionally I have made the point that even the poor performers are good by comparison with times past.

Ignore it if you wish but if you go back and read my comments on this thread I think you'll find they couldn't be more balanced and are intended as helpful background to anyone serios about buying and concerned about reliability. What's your issue? Don't like the reality in some way?
-152Expired

VW Golf 3.2 R32 250ps DSG 3dr Buy one get one free! (VW Fox) £28,000.00

19
At Peter Cooper in Hedge End Southampton the Volkswagen garage are advertising buy one get one free when you spend almost £28k on a new R32 Golf you get a VW Fox free. I've checked out the deal on t…
superthomo Avatarsuperthomo6y, 11m agoFound 6 years, 11 months ago19 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
sootyvrs
ms2005;4518034
My local VW dealer has had a R32 on an 08 plate from new, not sold in all that time, it's now down to 20,995 with delivery mileage.

The lady was telling us about how they can't shift it and they had no idea why, they are selling everything else, just not that.


Blame the credit crunch, highest CO2 emmisions puts it in £400 p/a road tax bracket and also there is little demand for big capacity gas guzzlers.

If I recall VW stopped making this model before they even stopped production of the Mk5 becuase of too little demand.

You can get nearly new models for near half this price which just shows what the demand is like in the recession.
ricaird
REALLY sh$tty deal IMO.

Certainly not 'buy one get one free' - it's buy something good and get a turd free. Oh, and by taking delivery of the turd, you relinquish all rights to haggle, barter and otherwise generally reduce the purchase price of the golf, increase your trade in value, or adjust interest rates on finance.

These deals suck.
ms2005
My local VW dealer has had a R32 on an 08 plate from new, not sold in all that time, it's now down to 20,995 with delivery mileage.

The lady was telling us about how they can't shift it and they had no idea why, they are selling everything else, just not that.
c00li0
superthomo;4516857
I thought it was quite clear. £28k for R32 + fox OR £20k for R32 only, I thought a saving of almost £8k was quite good!

:prop:



You can get the R32 from other dealers already
Mascheranobanned
superthomo;4515538
I was very excited when I first read the deal as thought it was 2xR32 but turns out one R32 & 1 Fox which looked ok but I agree this would be suuuuper hot if it was bogof r32!

If anyone can suggest some other deals i'm desperate for a new car, I keep my eye on trade-sales & motorpoint, generally thinking an astra or vectra are good value, but thinking maybe an auction would be a good idea? Any advice welcome...

yes auctions are the place for the very best value cars if you can spot a good 'un from a bad 'un
-176Expired

VW cambelt change £250.00 @ Redditch Volkswagen

24
Cambelt change £250 including VAT, at Redditch Volkswagen not sure about other dealers. This was for a 1.9 diesel but I think most are the same price. Usual price is around £350, they said this is a…
mcdougc Avatarmcdougc7y, 2w agoFound 7 years, 2 weeks ago24 Comments
Latest Comments
Post a comment
lightbulb
VW have a price promise (don't know about Audi dealers) where if another garage within 5 miles gives a cheaper quote using original VW parts, they will match it. Having said that I would go with the place that was cheaper to begin with, providing they are reputable.

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/offers/price-promise
Biker Jeff
Different cars may well have different labour times for a cambelt change, but you can guarantee an independant garage will be cheaper than a main dealer. My bike and van is still under warrenty and i never use main dealers for servicing because of their rip off prices, as long as you use genuine manufacturer parts they cannot invalidate your warrenty.
This deal is cold.
fingermouse
grumblesheeve;4132274
You've been ripped off.
I paid £120 for a cambelt change at a local garage (I provided the parts at a cost of around £35) for a Renault Scenic.
Renault wanted nearly £400!
Local garage man gets my vote every time, unless the stupid car throws a wobbler and I have to go to Renault so they can plug their computer in, charge me £73 for the privilige, and then hit me over the head with a wet fish when they tell me how much something costs. By the time I have finished laughing and rolling about at the price, I have rolled out of the showroom, back into my car and have driven to local garage man to pay him a few pence.


you can`t really compare cars when it comes to cam belt changes, I could do rovers / civics in about 1 hr they were easy. VW/Audis can be a cow of a job and take about 4 hours. The parts for a vw cam belt change come in at about £100 but really the water pump should be done at the same time and poss the aux belt so £250 for a dealer is a good price.
BealBocht
withabix;4132586
illegal to apply these conditions I'm afraid. Has been the case in the EU for several years.
[COLOR="Navy"]Depends on the warranty.

If it is the manufacturer's warranty on a new car, then you are right and you can (in theory) use any garage. (However, you may have to prove that they used the correct parts and carried the service out to the correct schedule if you are making a claim. The resale value of your car may also be affected - and for some prestige cars, they may be unsaleable).

On the other hand, if it is an extended warranty on a used car, then the company providing the warranty can impose any conditions that they wish. My (2001) BMW is covered under BMW's Extended Warranty - one of the conditions of this is that the car must be serviced at an official BMW dealership. BMW are perfectly within their rights in imposing this condition when selling me the warranty.[/COLOR]
seanjames
chegz60;4132709
I haven't got a VW. I haven't got a cambelt either:p


my car aint worth £250:)
Voucher CodesShowHide
There are no results.