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Quantum Platinum 5L 5W40 Fully Synth Engine Oil £13.34 at TPS
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Bought from Trades Part Specialists (no account needed). Cheapest I've ever seen 5L of engine oil go for. Great stuff for VW that require 502 spec oil. £13.34 inc. VAT.
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Proveright3 h, 31 m ago

Never heard of them either. What a useless website. When I search for …Never heard of them either. What a useless website. When I search for stores using the mobile, at various locations nothing comes up at all,. When I search for 10w 40 oil I get loads of different wiper blades. Wilko had an offer of Castrol fully synthetic for around this price a couple of Months back and Asda sell Castrol part synthetic for between 10 and 12 pound when on promotion.


Their site isn't great. Just call your local, ask for a price for said part number and you go collect. Simple

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chillbill20 h, 26 m ago

It's for garages or cabbies. They don't supply to public.


Yes they do. Not all, but most. I don't have any trade card or affiliation with any trade or business. I've bought hundreds of pounds of parts from them. I'm in Newcastle.

Thanks OP, just collected PART NUMBER: ZGB115QLB01625 Platinum Plus 5W30 for £13.60.

Never heard of them either. What a useless website. When I search for stores using the mobile, at various locations nothing comes up at all,.

When I search for 10w 40 oil I get loads of different wiper blades.

Wilko had an offer of Castrol fully synthetic for around this price a couple of Months back and Asda sell Castrol part synthetic for between 10 and 12 pound when on promotion.

hairray17 h, 25 m ago

Did you call your local to order?

I phoned them up for a price and then bought it in their store ... No account needed
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Volkswagen Data Plug. FREE. Telematics sent from car to smartphone
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31/12/2017Expires on 31/12/2017Found 28th SepFound 28th Sep
I'm not going to waffle on here... so apologies If I don't list every single feature etc... Volkswagen are currently giving away a dongle that fits into the car's OBD port (small … Read more
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very likely they will be heavily monitoring the app usage remotely and collecting all this information themselves. lol do you think they give away so many devices for free and not get anything back?

Matth5182. No they don't it comes with the mmi tech pack

I plugged in this in and my gearbox seized up at a set of dual carriage lights on the a12...... i IMMEDIATELY took it out and never put it in again. And the gearbox has been fine since.

Had no problems before so i was absolutely shocked.

I know it sounds absurd....but i will not be putting that back in my car despite its amazing features, which i really wanted btw

Oh and also it records your top speed of the journey..... god knows what they do with that but three figures were not attractive...so be warned
Edited by: "nevakillmonkeys" 28th Nov

It will report lower emissions than a Tesla until on the highway...........

speric0729th Sep

At least it is limited to the app calculation ... I had the emissions …At least it is limited to the app calculation ... I had the emissions 'fix' applied to my 2.0 TDI Passat estate and my MPG plummeted from 55mpg to 45mpg. VW's stance is f'off!


I have long suspected that the diesel 'fix' would just involve detunning; does it accelerate slower as well?
Volkswagen DataPlug - Free during promotion (Normally £80)
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Anyone who owns a VW, drop by your local VW garage as their new DataPlugs are currently free during the promotion period! Popped in this morning to ask about it, they said they’r… Read more

peecee9829th Oct

Got one from Ipswich dealer today. Service staff were too busy with their …Got one from Ipswich dealer today. Service staff were too busy with their own stuff but one of them handed the plug from few boxes stacked on table, no questions asked. Plugged into car, connected with the app but as others have said it gives nothing more data than what already is visible on dashboard or can work out logically e.g. service reminder.I'm not going to waste phone battery on this, so now unplugged and dumped into old tech gadgets box.


I believe the fashionable phrase is "cool story, Bro"

Picked one up tonight. Still free of charge at my local dealership.

Got one from Ipswich dealer today. Service staff were too busy with their own stuff but one of them handed the plug from few boxes stacked on table, no questions asked. Plugged into car, connected with the app but as others have said it gives nothing more data than what already is visible on dashboard or can work out logically e.g. service reminder.

I'm not going to waste phone battery on this, so now unplugged and dumped into old tech gadgets box.
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Ania_PG-109914005924467182 h, 33 m ago

Was the ignition on when trying to connect?



Yes it was , dealer telled me my car was too old, even that they gave it to me in the beginning.

therocksays4th Oct

Mobile phone has found the device and paired it but when it comes to …Mobile phone has found the device and paired it but when it comes to trying to get a connection on the data plug , flashes blue once plugged in then nothing.


Was the ignition on when trying to connect?
free sorry box from VW for emissions @ VW
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Just popped into my local VW garage as my windscreen motor went. They also had to do a emissions check because of the scandal but as a sorry have given me a free thermal VW mug, … Read more
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hoylake41

I'm afraid there's only 1 mug with this deal - and it isn't the thermal … I'm afraid there's only 1 mug with this deal - and it isn't the thermal one!



qbs

Pity you can't manage without resorting to insults. Who said old diesels? … Pity you can't manage without resorting to insults. Who said old diesels? All diesels spew out pollution.



​No they don't. Google AdBlue

qbs

"future road tax increases" - Link to information regarding re banding of … "future road tax increases" - Link to information regarding re banding of affected vehicles please.



​Hence the question mark at the end of my question! You must be one of vw's most loyal sheep.

When i had a golf i was hoping for a German beer Girl with two large jugs telling me that she would be carrying out the lubricants and fluid change.

Instead i had some thinning-on-top middle aged bloke called Barry telling me my shock absorber was gone.
When he presented the hefty bill, i discovered - to my surprise - that my shock absorber had indeed gone. I was in deep shock alright.

No freebies from Volvo, just excellent service.
volkswagen Winter Car Health Check - VW £20
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Give your car the winter once-over £20 Winter Health Check The Check includes: 34-point Express Visual Check: Technicians give your car the once over and report any safety risks… Read more

Had this last year, a month later had a flat battery, in retrospect received a checklist but no printouts, so umpteen things not done

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izakamakazi

I wish that was the case mate, every one we do gets a full EVC including … I wish that was the case mate, every one we do gets a full EVC including Citnow video. You may not believe me but these winter checks are such a time waster for the dealers.Before you say that the customer will be ripped off by selling things that do not require attention, the video clearly shows any concerns found for the owner to make their own decisions.



​people pay £40 for a new ps4 game and don't have brakes to stop the car when they get in the parking lot and wonder why :))

Graham1979

34-point Express Visual Check:That made me burst out laughing. A quick … 34-point Express Visual Check:That made me burst out laughing. A quick visual inspection? Ha ha ha. A look from outside the office window and a "yeah it looks like a car" will be all you get.



I wish that was the case mate, every one we do gets a full EVC including Citnow video. You may not believe me but these winter checks are such a time waster for the dealers.

Before you say that the customer will be ripped off by selling things that do not require attention, the video clearly shows any concerns found for the owner to make their own decisions.

Wonder what they could possibly find wrong on a 16 year old Golf X)

Just found out my Golf has Chlamydia, it really is worth going for these free health checks once in a while oO
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VW Volkswagen Cambelt Change £299 @ Volkswagen dealerships
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£299 for a cambelt change from a VW Main dealer. Probably worth also getting the water pump replaced at the same time, and this will then be £349. As this is a main dealer and pric… Read more

izakamakazi

Why should they include the water pump at that price...to do it for £299 … Why should they include the water pump at that price...to do it for £299 the parts are sold at cost plus 10%, there is no room for further reductions like including the water pump.Oh yeah....read my post, I did not imply that you were saying do not go to a dealer!. My reply to you was REALLY!!!.The rest of the post was stating fact.Thanks for your reply



Er where did I say the pump should be included for that price? There simply should not be the option to have a water pump replaced also on a separate offer. Just have one offer on the cambelt which includes the pump for an X amount.

ssc1

should include the water pump in the deal there should not be an option … should include the water pump in the deal there should not be an option to pay extra and get the water pump done too. im not saying dont go to a main dealer read my post.



Why should they include the water pump at that price...to do it for £299 the parts are sold at cost plus 10%, there is no room for further reductions like including the water pump.

Oh yeah....read my post, I did not imply that you were saying do not go to a dealer!. My reply to you was REALLY!!!.
The rest of the post was stating fact.

Thanks for your reply

Jez1970

​So since VW recommend every 4 years you'd change every 2 or 3 then? G … ​So since VW recommend every 4 years you'd change every 2 or 3 then? Gets a bit pricey though.



£350 or an engine rebuild of thousands, as they say do the.....:) they used to say it would be ok to go past the mileage but they now say as much stress is put on the belt even at lower mileages. Don't go to the extreme of 2 years but do it before the 4 year recommendation.

izakamakazi

Really!!.Some dealers have been running the £299 price for a while now so … Really!!.Some dealers have been running the £299 price for a while now so not that much of a deal but do yet a 2 year warranty from a backstreet garage?.


should include the water pump in the deal there should not be an option to pay extra and get the water pump done too. im not saying dont go to a main dealer read my post.

MonkeysUncle

Blimey, last time I had a cambelt change was about 3yr ago on my Audi, … Blimey, last time I had a cambelt change was about 3yr ago on my Audi, was charged £120 with tensioner all in at independent. Most garages do the old cut in half trick anyway where you simply cut half the belt off, slack the tensioner off slightly, slip new belt over forcing old belt off, and re tension. About 1/2 hour job, then charge maybe 3 hours labour.



​are you sure it was a cambelt? may have been a timing belt for instance.
VW Ensurance free for 3 years.  Guaranteed VW workshop and technicians should your vehicle need repairing following a crash.
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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 you… Read more
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I was confused as to what this actually did. This seems like a good, brief explanation and caveat: honestjohn.co.uk/ask…nt-

Audi are doing the same thing now as I have just received a letter the ought the post

Signed up thanks op

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).
VW Spring Health Check at Participating VW Dealers: £20
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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 C… Read more
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They don't even wash cars properly at York.

snoopy18

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....

bma1445

Oh joy.... Another pointless comment.They're basically charging you £20 … 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 mpdirect.co.uk/p/8…wcB

Blue70

A not very subtle attempt to extort cash from your pocket.Last time my VW … 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).

Arthur prince Loughborough fantastic service
Free 3 Years Breakdown and Repair Cover with Volkswagen
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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 … Read more

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.

Skoda do the same thing. Must be a VW group offer.

But it's not 'Breakdown & Repair Cover' is it?

Edit, beat me to it oddballjamie!

Edited by: "berisford" 25th Feb 2015

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.
VW Cambelt Offer £299.00 @ Volkswagen
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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 i… Read more
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loop

Hmm interesting for my 2.0 FSI it says change every 120,000 miles or … 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

Bikerdanny

It will be fine for another 100k.....joke, its due now as its approx 60k … 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!

loop

Hmm interesting for my 2.0 FSI it says change every 120,000 miles or … 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

eslick

Yep but only petrol ones Tdis and 2l need themGood site to check when … Yep but only petrol ones Tdis and 2l need themGood 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?

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.

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Volkswagen UP £8265 @ Volkswagen
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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 se… Read more
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£6495 for a new Mii at Carquake

Where is the deal?

Or the new i10 in about 30 days...

or Seat Mii

Skoda citigo same car and cheaper
VW Golf Cabriolet £1500 deposit contribution + 0% APR Finance on all models (From £189 per month)
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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 ver… Read more
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I beleive the £1500 deposit contribution ends at the end of this month

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.

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" 21st May 2012

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j8ulia

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.

spakkker

Over 20 grand commitment just to lose 5 thou in a week ?



this is very true, better to buy a pre reg.
VW Polo Match 1.2 3dr Free 1 year insurance till April 30th £11,555 @ Volkswagen
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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 rece… Read more

peterdarlison

SKIDS LIKE A GOLF !!!!after the report by Dont get done get DomNo thx



Too funny man, thanks for the laugh.

SKIDS LIKE A GOLF !!!!
after the report by Dont get done get Dom
No thx

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.

0049ner

My Daughter got a new Corsa with free insurance last year. The renewal is … 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.

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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!
New Golf Cabriolet £1500 discount + 0% finance (from £189 p/m)
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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 sa… Read more
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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.

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.

contracthireandleasing.com/car…73/

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.

Like a golf... but with the roof chopped

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
Polo with free insurance^ and servicing^^ plus £500 off  £9495 @ Volkswagen
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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..
peugeot.co.uk/sho…el/

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http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/finance/offers/polo-v/special-offer/237
£299 for three years servicing.

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

littel helper

cash price £8833.79p (DTD) so you paying nearly 2k extra for i year … 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!

cash price £8833.79p (DTD) so you paying nearly 2k extra for i year insurance and 3 years service....emmm..cold
Volkswagen- 3 years servicing- £250!!!
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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 t… Read more

jimmy2007

not to be taken as the holy truth.



You probably couldn't get further from the truth than "Holy Truth" FWIW

jimmy2007

You started the Fanboy saga my dear Silverporkies.And as a matter of … 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.

thesilverfox

Then you're not a brand snob at all, are you? A real brand snob would … 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

jimmy2007

[I guess that you can read as you can write.Can you show me where I said … [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" 23rd Dec 2010

thesilverfox

Brilliant.You've gone from "matter of fact" to "matter of … 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)
VW T25, T3, Transporter, Type 2 1980-1992 nearside inner sill £15.18+vat @ Volkswagen VanCentres
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arfur

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



oO

Really?

I'm sure you did James. That's what ebay is for. (_;)

Bought one of three remaining to put on ebay.

How do we know this has expired? Has anyone checked with VW that the last 3 have been sold?

:-)

arfur

Only 3 left in the UK according to my mate



damn, I have 4 sills to repair
Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI S only £11,845 Brand New With Scrappage (RRP £15,795)
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Found 10th Oct 2009Found 10th Oct 2009
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 includi… Read more

Besford;6598638

No. I'm probably breaking all sorts of industry rules on this syndicated … 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.

Newbold;6596134

Sounds very interesting information - just a shame consumers can't get … 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!

Besford;6594029

It is internal data to the industry (manufacturers co-operate on joint … 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?

Besford;6594029

It is internal data to the industry (manufacturers co-operate on joint … 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.

xigent;6591468

Therefore it is as suspect as any other statistical report based on data … 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?
VW Golf 3.2 R32 250ps DSG 3dr Buy one get one free! (VW Fox)
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Found 28th Feb 2009Found 28th Feb 2009
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 check… Read more
Get dealGet deal

ms2005;4518034

My local VW dealer has had a R32 on an 08 plate from new, not sold in all … 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.

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.

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.

superthomo;4516857

I thought it was quite clear. £28k for R32 + fox OR £20k for R32 only, I … 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

Banned

superthomo;4515538

I was very excited when I first read the deal as thought it was 2xR32 but … 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