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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 September 2018, 23:33:13 »
not sure if I mentioned before but dealer price for new infotainment system was 5300 - so 270 to get it fixed today was appreciated.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 September 2018, 23:31:12 »
Phaetons will only get cheaper... Set of tyres, 800-1,000... Brakes, same... V6 timing chain, writes the car off... Dsg, writes the car off...

Not cheap but tyres 130ish, discs and pads at an indie about 600 all round. Hope I do not hit the other issues. Still on original exhaust so that should be fun. But mileage on tyres has been excellent - 43000 on rears and 24000 on fronts. I occasionally think of a change but quickly revert back when I look at  the Touareg new price. Phaeton looks and drives like new still so will continue. It has cost on average 1000 a year for servicing, tyres, brakes and repairs. Only had brakes done by indie so far rest at main dealer.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 September 2018, 22:03:01 »
They are specialists in all areas of electronic retro fit - cruise control, lighting, Sat nav, engine stuff.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 September 2018, 17:47:29 »
Not all things - Chiltern based are bad. Must give a plug for HazzyDayz VW and Audi retrofitters in Markyate near St Albans.

Having had a quote from the VW dealer for a new infotainment system RNS810 which is fitted to the Phaeton (Video player/Hard Disk Drive etc etc) of 5300 I took myself over to HazzyDayz who rebuilt the software and upgraded maps etc to latest features for 270!!!

You hardly ever see Phaetons but there were 3 there today in the City of Markyate.

Fantastic bunch of guys and the rebuild took several hours so went to visit the sights of St Albans!!

General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 08 September 2018, 20:06:20 »
After a long search my daughter and son in law just got a good deal on the Skoda Octavia VRS Estate 4 4 Auto. You may be able to push for extra warranty.

General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 20 August 2018, 08:02:46 »
Phaeton is 2.5 tonnes and 4 wheel drive. Available in petrol and diesel. Never seen one towing though.

General Discussion Area / Re: The bus
« on: 12 May 2018, 19:30:58 »
The system in Glossop Derbyshire is good. Have used this as well combined with train to Manchester although I did encounter a yob refusing to buy a ticket.

Can you claim tax relief on care home fees??

General Discussion Area / Re: The bus
« on: 12 May 2018, 19:15:10 »
You lot are all rather uncharitable about the bus. I use them a lot particularly in London. It obviously depends on your route and whether or not you have a helpful timetable. You have to be a little laid back sometimes though.

General Car Chat / Re: How many cars have you owned so far.
« on: 24 December 2017, 14:52:35 »
25 since 1969

General Car Chat / Sobering thought
« on: 24 December 2017, 14:46:01 »
My 3 year old granddaughter was on her way up to our house on her scooter with my son  and suddenly went off piste and glanced a parked car. It had made a mark on the car so my son knocked at house  door to report.

A little girl answers - "is your Daddy in" my son says, reply "no my daddy is in the sky". Mother arrived and didn't show any interest in the slight damage. Anyhow my son gave her some money to sort it out as in his view it would not be cured by T cut - turns out her husband was changing a gearbox on his drive and it fell off the axle stands and killed him. Wasn't expecting this story when my son and granddaughter arrived.

General Car Chat / Re: My toy is getting expensive
« on: 16 December 2017, 10:52:39 »
Wife's Insignia very heavy on tyres - Phaeton did 46000 miles on rears and 26000 on fronts but mainly motorway use. When I had Omega it was somewhere in between the 2 but seemed to have more alignment issues.

General Discussion Area / Re: Women are strange
« on: 16 December 2017, 10:49:52 »
I use the Astra (1.6 petrol auto) around Sandhurst/ Farnborough Ststion but only get 27mpg from that. Phaeton would be scraped on regular basis if left at station.

General Discussion Area / Re: Fence Ownership Dispute
« on: 16 December 2017, 08:21:50 »
 My garden adjoins 5 other gardens. I have replaced fence twice in 35 years at more or less my costs as I cannot be bothered with the hassle of asking for contributions as most are happy to sit looking at rotting fence which I am not. Interestingly this last time one or two asked if I wanted money but I declined.

With the case from the original post I would just put your case to neighbour and either meet him half way or just rely on Manor House story and let him prove contrary. Probably not worth going legal if cost of fence not too big.

General Discussion Area / Re: Women are strange
« on: 16 December 2017, 08:05:53 »
Sorry - yes it is a diesel. The 90 litres for 600 miles is 30 mpg but I recall that I refilled on empty signal but in fact 10 litres still left - so basically 34 mpg mainly motorway with some small amount. around town at destination

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