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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: Yesterday at 21:19:14 »
Iíve seen a Skoda Superb Estate on trader with 227k miles, which is DSG.

Like anything they just need proper servicing, change every 40k as suggested and sure it will fine. Been researching DIY changes myself, itís actually a reasonable ish job now Iíve watched a few.

Not sure how much oil is, but Skoda themselves charge £180 for a fluid and filter change, which is not that bad.
Lots of people would baulk at £150, but lots of people expect their cars to go forever without maintenance costs. 0.375pence per mile  ;D

Itís actually better than I thought, by a considerable margin. Oil looks to be £50 at least, for a decent brand.

EBay kits are nearly £90

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F161524463047

Given you would need to buy filling kit as well, which could be used multiple times. You are paying someone £100 to do it, thatís good value for main dealer.
You're too young to be worrying about 40,000 mile services. FFS, I usually don't keep a car for 40,000 miles.

Did over 100k in the 2.2, done nearly 40k in 3.2 to date.

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: Yesterday at 21:13:15 »
Iíve seen a Skoda Superb Estate on trader with 227k miles, which is DSG.

Like anything they just need proper servicing, change every 40k as suggested and sure it will fine. Been researching DIY changes myself, itís actually a reasonable ish job now Iíve watched a few.

Not sure how much oil is, but Skoda themselves charge £180 for a fluid and filter change, which is not that bad.
Lots of people would baulk at £150, but lots of people expect their cars to go forever without maintenance costs. 0.375pence per mile  ;D

Itís actually better than I thought, by a considerable margin. Oil looks to be £50 at least, for a decent brand.

EBay kits are nearly £90

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F161524463047

Given you would need to buy filling kit as well, which could be used multiple times. You are paying someone £100 to do it, thatís good value for main dealer.

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: Yesterday at 21:02:09 »
If in the market, I could be tempted by this:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809220753225

I had the 140 spec engine in the CC, that was quite a performer mid range. 170 would be even better, VCDS is excellent as well so no issues troubleshooting

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: Yesterday at 20:59:36 »
What age and mileage are you looking for??

Well, it will be when my 3.2 rusts out to be honest. Once that front chassis section goes, Iíll be hunting for one.

But I would have to be Elite spec, with HIDs for starters.  :)

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: Yesterday at 20:47:47 »
Iíve seen a Skoda Superb Estate on trader with 227k miles, which is DSG.

Like anything they just need proper servicing, change every 40k as suggested and sure it will fine. Been researching DIY changes myself, itís actually a reasonable ish job now Iíve watched a few.

Not sure how much oil is, but Skoda themselves charge £180 for a fluid and filter change, which is not that bad.

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: Yesterday at 20:44:01 »
So, itís all fixed. Turns out it was a washer inside the wheel hub, which had failed. I had seen it as a possible cause, but I could not get any codes to suggest this.

Iím £150 lighter as a result, but happy itís all resolved.

Was that Eden Camberley??

Yes  :y

They have been pretty good over the years on the Astra and Insignia.

Yeah so far in my dealings they have been good, I popped in once for an O-ring. Mechanic came out with a box of ransoms, compared mine and chose right one. No charge.

MOT cost same as local independent, but they also give it a proper wash and health check.

Iím definitely considering an Insignia as 3.2 replacement, even more so now this issue was resolved quite well.

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: Yesterday at 20:07:46 »
So, itís all fixed. Turns out it was a washer inside the wheel hub, which had failed. I had seen it as a possible cause, but I could not get any codes to suggest this.

Iím £150 lighter as a result, but happy itís all resolved.

Was that Eden Camberley??

Yes  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: Yesterday at 20:07:23 »
Goes to show how good that shitty diags kit is ;)

£150 kit stuff  :(

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: 24 September 2018, 22:18:08 »
Yeah. for a main dealer itís quite reasonable

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira Tourer - Service ESP
« on: 24 September 2018, 20:39:13 »
So, itís all fixed. Turns out it was a washer inside the wheel hub, which had failed. I had seen it as a possible cause, but I could not get any codes to suggest this.

Iím £150 lighter as a result, but happy itís all resolved.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Investment question.
« on: 24 September 2018, 09:27:10 »
Sky shares would have been good!

Iíd be tempted to be boring and shove it in multiple ISAís or given you location a property?

I believe the drinks are on you at the moment Tunnie?  :y

 :D :D :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Investment question.
« on: 23 September 2018, 20:46:37 »
Deposit for a 1 bed flat, rent it out?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Investment question.
« on: 23 September 2018, 20:46:09 »
Sky shares would have been good!

Iíd be tempted to be boring and shove it in multiple ISAís or given you location a property?

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 23 September 2018, 20:36:29 »
Iíve got some way to go before a 5.0 V8 is that cheap to unsure!

Those Skoda forums are very good from what Iíve seen, lots of tech knowledge and guides.

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 23 September 2018, 15:06:01 »
Can sell it to me then, as I would strongly consider an Insignia for 3.2 replacement. Even with this issue, DIY servicing is straight forward.

and I can't knock their value for money....

 When you say Insignia I'm sure you refer to the 2.8V6 turbo Insignia and not some smoky diesel. :)

Nope, as I refuse to pay £500 a year to tax a car.

I'd seek out the 170bhp "whisper" variant of the 2.0 diesel, in Elite trim. Probably an Estate as well.

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