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  1. Chris43

    Facelift Problem after problem

    If you stop the video around 23 seconds you can see the under tray is scuffed. I can't see how that could happen without coming into contact with a foreign object. I scooped up a duck once in the lower valance of my Golf. Smashed the grill and shat up my radiator, It must been mid take...
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    8Y A3 S Line

    I didn't look at the badges in detail but the usually the red band / silver text is S Line, you could be right. I'm not familiar with new A3 range
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    Alloy Wheel Repair

    Not sure TBH, the person I spoke too termed it a 'cosmetic repair' My car goes back at the end of the lease in a couple weeks, I wanted to get a rough price so I can compare it to the BCA prices for wheel repair and avoid getting fleeced. If the damage exceeds 50mm in length BCA only charge...
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    Alloy Wheel Repair

    I was quoted £65 for a similar repair at my local wheel refurb place so £70 on the drive seems comparable
  5. Chris43

    8Y A3 S Line

    dropped my car for an MOT this morning. New A3 at Audi Bolton
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    Audi loan car insurance

    Thats the problem with forums, everyone likes to moan how badly they have been treated, very few people write positive comments. My local VW aftersales is excellent, I only bought the A3 because I couldnt have the golf I wanted during the transition from 7 to 7.5. I even asked them if they...
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    Audi loan car insurance

    To be fair it can but the car is covered by a maintenance contract as part of the monthly lease cost (company car) so effectively ive already paid Audi to do the work. Think its due a brake fluid change as well As a matter of interest I tweeted Jardine to see if I could visit the dealerships...
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    Bye Bye S3

    It's about personal preference. The OP describes well what he doesn't like about the S3. Search for official reviews of the Fiesta ST, they all say how engaging the car is to drive. (you get full feedback from car, nothing is taken away by the clever 4WD and you know exactly when you're about...
  9. Chris43

    End of lease collection delay. Insurance?

    I booked my collection from BCA online, I was able to setup the collection for date the lease ends. The car I have ordered is delayed till mid September so I want to hang on to the A3 as long as possible. It makes sense to hang on to yours till you find the right replacement.
  10. Chris43

    End of lease collection delay. Insurance?

    No, they don't ! Within an hour of getting the call from VWFS, I'd got my plate onto retention, new standard plates made, fitted and a booking made with BCA on the last day of the lease to inspect and collect the car. Just got to faff about getting the MOT done then its goodbye A3 and good...
  11. Chris43

    Fuel Smell

    There's a small drain from the area around the filler cap that lets out any accumulated rainwater. Maybe check this isn't blocked a bit of spilled fuel could hanging around Is there any correlation between the days you add fuel to the car and when it smells?
  12. Chris43

    Audi loan car insurance

    It maybe franchise specific, in the NW we have Jardine, when I booked the car in the the rules are the same no matter which dealership you use. The virus is serious, don't get me wrong but if I can sit in a restaurant and have a meal, why I can't I sit in a waiting area observing social...
  13. Chris43

    Audi loan car insurance

    Typical lousy Audi customer service. I need to get mine MOT before the lease ends. When I booked it in yesterday I was advised no waiting, no courtesy cars, no collection and delivery. Basically drop your car off and do one. As the nearest dealer to me is around 7 miles away I'm going to have...
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    End of lease collection delay. Insurance?

    Update: VWFS called this afternoon regarding the delay in getting my plate back on to retention. BCA still haven't reopened the department that handles personalised registrations and have no plans to soon. To complicate it further the DVLA are not yet accepting paper documents. So, VWFS have...
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    End of lease collection delay. Insurance?

    I've scanned through the agreement and the only applicable clause reads as follows: "While this Agreement is in force you must keep the Vehicle comprehensively insured, for its full value. You must give us details of the policy if we ask you to and you must tell the insurer that we own the...
  16. Chris43

    End of lease collection delay. Insurance?

    It will be safe on the drive but there's always the chance some scallywag will try to run off with it. I have keyless, which doesn't normally bother me I just leave the keys out of the way upstairs but sod's law someone will have a go at it. It's a bit of hotspot for Audis getting nicked where...
  17. Chris43

    1.5 cod manual

    I've had the 1.5tsi in my manual A3 for almost 3 years now. I've never had an issue when the car is cold or after numerous short trips. I completely agree with the above, aftersales support from Audi (Bolton) is utterly useless. I had an issue with a seat bolster, the supplying dealer wasn't...
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    End of lease collection delay. Insurance?

    I've had a scan back through the thread titles as far as the start of May and cant find anything. If you spot it again please copy the link here. I've emailed VWFS advising that the car will no longer be covered by my insurance once the lease ends.
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    End of lease collection delay. Insurance?

    That is an option but I'm not happy that it may cost me to store the car on behalf of VWFS. Thankfully I have space to store the car off road so it will away from other traffic but its going to be conspicuous.
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    End of lease collection delay. Insurance?

    my A3 goes off lease in a couple of weeks time. I'm unable to arrange collection with BCA as Im waiting for the personalised registration to go back on retention. This has to be done through VWFS as being a lease they hold the log book. The department at VWFS that handles plate retention is...
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