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The Dark Knight

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    The member the forum deserves but not the one it needs right now

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Non Ford
  • Ford Year Non
  • UK/Ireland Location Derbyshire
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000

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  1. New (to me) car has arrived

    Yes much more reliable. I've spoken to several people who know their stuff and the 1.9 received praise whereas the 2.0 is generally not recommend for reliability
  2. New (to me) car has arrived

    Cheers :)
  3. New (to me) car has arrived

    Well I picked it up yesterday and very pleased with it. All the scratches and wheels were done as promised, new cambelt, serviced, 1 new tyre and MOT done. Golf 1.9TDi Match. Its certainly a more rattly diesel being PD as opposed to these more refined CR diesels but once settled to a cruise its perfectly quiet and unobtrusive. Plus PD diesels have less to go wrong on them. My first VW and I must say the German build quality stands out a mile. Everything just feels so solid and the ride is like a Rolls Royce compared to the ST but obviously the ST was much better in the bends and a lot faster. Ready for a change though and looking forward to many miles of happy motoring.
  4. Charity walk for Macmillan

    Thanks guys. My dad is responding well to treatment and has surgery in June followed by more treatment. Luckily we caught it early so the consultant is confident of a 100% cure. Any donation, even just £5 will all help. Up to £130 at the moment which is a good start.
  5. Charity walk for Macmillan

    I know some people don't want to set up an account on Just Giving in order to donate so please donate by other means. Pay money in at your bank or online on a preferred website and just PM or email me a copy of the receipt. Even post me a cheque! I can then update my page with money received elsewhere. Cancer has probably affected us all at some point in one way or another and I would appreciate whatever you can donate. I think the walk will be just over 6 miles and it's a great place to walk if anyone ever gets over that way. Thanks
  6. Clutch slipping after only 3,300 miles

    You need to get the ball rolling soon on this. The below topic is worth a read for a real world example. Dothe terms and conditions of the warranty actually say that the clutch falls under wear and tear or is it just on their say so?
  7. Clutch slipping after only 3,300 miles

    How long have you had it now just out of interest? An independent report as mentioned is a good idea and you can demand repair using your legal rights. Wear and tear after that many miles just doesn't wash unless you have been riding the clutch but from what you have said, that is not the case. I know plenty of people having clutches done under warranty.
  8. Legal Rights?

    Good job I spotted this as we have a sub-forum for consumer and dealer issues because I don't view all the forums. You have clearer rights now under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 but the essence of SOGA 1979 is all there. You can return for a refund within 30 days no questions asked if the car is faulty (which it clearly is). Time spent requesting repairs or having them carried out is not to be counted so if you spent 7 days in total on requests and repairs etc, you effectively have 37 days. You really need to have a read through this lengthy topic (it is worth reading) so it will show you a real world outcome following advice I gave.
  9. Charity walk for Macmillan

    Hi folks, I am doing a charity walk for Macmillan around Dovedale on the 14th of May as my dad is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. I will be very grateful for whatever you can afford to donate using my Just Giving page and please feel free to share the link with anyone who would like to donate. I thought up the title as me and my dad are big Star Wars fans! Thanks
  10. The ST has gone

    Well my ST has been sold by the dealer in less than a week. I checked and its gone from the site! Didn't think it would be around for long.
  11. Advice on rejecting 6 week old ST3

    I'm in a bit of a rush this morning so might be able to provide a better answer later. I have a degree in law and consumer law was a favourite area of mine and I help out with queries in the consumer advice section of the forum. You are entitled to reject the car if a fault develops within 30 days and you inform that you want to reject. Any time spent requesting repairs or having them carried out is not to be counted in terms of the days that have elapsed. However, as MarksST mentions, if the fault has been repaired, you don't have a reason to reject anymore. The car is no longer of unsatisfactory quality. Also note that despite requesting rejection, you did book it in at the dealer to be looked at. The fact they went ahead when you said not to until you had a report is something they could put down to a mistake by one of their staff. A court would most likely see you booking it in as permission enough to go ahead with a repair. (Unusual dispute though and not one I have ever known to be argued) Also bear in mind that the value of your car exceeds the limit for small claims court so you could be left wide open to legal fees and all sorts through the main courts. **One more thing. The repair was carried out under the warranty as opposed to you requesting repair under the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The warranty and your legal rights are two separate entities.
  12. The ST has gone

    Thanks but I've been informed by someone who knows his stuff that the 1.4 TFSI is a bit iffy on the reliability front. I'm going diesel this time.
  13. The ST has gone

    There aren't many Mk6 around for my budget and those that are seem to be S spec which is not what I want. The odd one that is SE, is high mileage for the age. I'm giving a local dealer until next Saturday to find me one or I am off to look elsewhere. He's been looking for a while but to be fair, I have moved the goalposts a couple of times.