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  1. Whao, I've learnt a lot. Thank you all for your contribution, i finally picked up my car yesterday, £3000 lighter. On reflection, I honestly couldn't think how i would have prevented this mishap than to always get 2nd or 3rd opinion, which is not only time consuming more costly as everyone will charge for diagnosis. Re: Gesture of Goodwill : SEAT offered 20% which the dealer still aren't sure how they will work it out, apparently it's not simple arithmetic. So, still waiting for a refund. I guess, that's me changing cars every 3 years or going to the workshop to learn ab
  2. Thanks for all the replies. Interesting reads. SEAT UK has come back with a gesture of goodwill,based on car being bought as ex demo from main dealer and serviced by SEAT , waiting for updates from the garage. I'll keep you posted.
  3. Thanks for the reply. I honestly won't have the time to go through courts etc...... I have no doubts about what you are saying, just sounds ridiculous that a quote started from £70, escalated to £500+ then £1700+ for the same job. Surely a competent technician must have sensed the complexity of the job before commencing. IMHO.
  4. My concern is the fact that there has been a sudden hike in cost. I would have preferred to have a choice and not just be landed with a quote triple the origin amount quoted. Also, having driven the car in why all of a sudden has the gearbox now being damaged? My preference would have been to get a second opinion or at least be able to shop around for the best deal not to be lumbered with the dealers options.
  5. Seat Alhambra Ecomotive TDI 2011 : 70000 miles on the clock. Bought from SEAT dealer @ 6000 miles in 2012 as first owner post reg, been serviced by SEAT approved dealer ever since. Apologies in advance for the lengthy message : Booked the car into an approved SEAT dealership garage on the 30th of June 2016, for a diagnostic check, due to the Engine light being on. £108 charged for diagnostics. Same day got a call back, diagnosed with AdBlue system overheating, will need replacement costing in excess of £500 but cannot guarantee it’ll fix the problem, however, th
  6. Seat Alhambra Ecomotive TDI 2011 : 70000 miles on the clock. Bought from SEAT dealer @ 6000 miles in 2012 as first owner post reg, been serviced by SEAT approved dealer ever since. Apologies in advance for the lengthy message : Booked the car into an approved SEAT dealership garage on the 30th of June 2016, for a diagnostic check, due to the Engine light being on. £108 charged for diagnostics. Same day got a call back, diagnosed with AdBlue system overheating, will need replacement costing in excess of £500 but cannot guarantee it’ll fix the problem, however,
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