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  1. King 12345 I know the mondeo being "only" a Ford is not as highly regarded as an audi, but I take it you are not aware that they are built near cologne - yep cologne, that's in Germany, as are many fiestas, focus etc. But they rank near the top of the survey! (NUMBER 5) And from experience there really ain't that much in it quality wise. ( ex BMW and audi driver), oh but the bonus bit is the engines will probably have been built in the UK, and That's where VAG have been struggling recently, with engine problems.
  2. It wouldnt be realistic for a dealer to have every part in stock , cars have many many indevidual parts and all of them have a part number. You say the key was cut in germany and the remote supplied by another dealer. If the remote hasnt been programmed they may be able to return it. And refund for that part .If it has been programmed then it is useless to any other vehicle except yours. The key blade once cut is obviously unique to your vehicle anyway. Im not sure how mercedes supply keys, but vw/audi are factory order and come ready cut as part of the remote system and so will be unique to the car.
  3. Is the part supplied the same as the one you already have? If you have given your chassis number then that should be the case. Main dealers use a chassis number for parts so tbey can be supplied correctly, and keep the vehicle to the specification it left the factory. Did the remote come preprogrammed? With a cut key blade included?
  4. taxi drivers, the mythical trade discount code that exists on every dealership computer system, "yeah i deffo get parts at cost coz i am a taxi driver". ever tried asking a taxi driver for discount "coz i work in a garage" standard reply- "no sorry mate we are metered"
  5. i believe there was a faulty batch of rear shocks with some mazda 5's during a certain build range prob worth asking the dealer to double check the technical bulletins to see if your vehicle is affected.
  6. what part are you waiting for? what year is your car?
  7. the mx5 does not have a rotary engine, if it was a nb model (ie chassis number begins jmznb) it had a mazda engine, if a nc model it is basically a ford mondeo engine. the ****el rotary engine is still current in the rx8 even the newish r3 model
  8. of course the customer will have notified his insurance company he has different bumpers fitted, worth checking?
  9. ford focus cc's leaking roofs and boots are very common, but i believe there is only a two year warrenty on the roof system (pininfarina), opposed to three years on the rest of the car (ford), and the parts are hugely expensive, never mind the labour times that could be charged for testing, fitting parts and then retesting.
  10. older mazdas have a little tensioning spring that can need replacing, it cost about five pounds, off the top of my head this is instead of the tensioner, it's not listed as a replacement part on the mazda timing belt parts list, but neither are any rollers, main dealers will usually replace it as a matter of course if it looks weak.
  11. unfortunately sir, having checked the records, the drive shaft seal/ injector seal/ door lock motor/ headlight bulb etc, that was repaired on xx/xx/xxxx under warrenty may have been from the production date xx/xx/xxxx to xx/xx/xxxx, therefore your car is actually worth 65% less than the normal trade in value, especially as its RED !!
  12. a trick on a bmw to turn off the abs and dsc lights is to turn the steering lock to lock a couple of times then drive about half a mile, worth a try.
  13. -and people complain about garages ripping them off when all they want is a dodgy mot/rrepair.
  14. cdti88 you recently posted about not needing a pair of mg headlights that you no longer needed for mot purposes, £15 for a test and sort emissions on a fairly modern vehicle with no cat for £50!!! not a hookey mot tester is it?
  15. ok now for the geeky parts reply, its a potential warranty job so the garage should cover its backside and fit genuine parts, ie rover wiring loom. they have not decided to do this. unbelievably every single part on your car has a part number, i mean everything, even the screws that hold your number plates on will have part numbers. now you have had parts replaced on your car, your invoice should have a complete breakdown of the parts fitted. conniff the bcu could be a swan vesta type of unit- one programming and thats it, no good on any other car.
  16. why did you try to keep getting buckled wheels rebalanced anyway! mot fail, dangerous, stress fractures, invisible damage etc
  17. the service manager has the final say!!! a lot of 'service managers' nowadays have never worked the floor. and do not have the technical know how. keep at audi customer services
  18. is it not a petrol zetec which has cam belt or a diesel duratorq which has chain?
  19. i witnessed one of the managers from the m supermarket tell the young lads (who had used their iniatives!!) to take all the sauasage rolls, pies and pasties out of the reduced price bags they had just put them in as it was THREE minutes to seven. then re-bag them after seven. errrm!!!
  20. if it was me i would go through the cars history with a fine toothcomb, there are numerous recalls on rx8's and i would make sure they have all been done and the service history is spot on. its a lovely car but also very specialist, as are the spares prices!!
  21. what engine oil did quick fit use? is yours a vxr? if it is i would guess it would need a more specialist engine oil. i have already seen a tech bulletin from ford stating that if the wrong oil is used in the upcoming focus rs any warrenty claims will be rejected!
  22. as raydetinu says go as far up the management chain as possible. as the salesmen and customer service manager will probably be on a bonus or commision scheme and quite simply do not want to lose it.
  23. sadly rx8's seem to have more problems than all the other mazda range put together, ones to look out for are body corrosion rework outstanding, oil cooler hose rework outstanding, engine mount problems (over 1k to fix) poor starting (£100+ for spark plugs coils £80ish each), corroding alloy wheels, and the cat problems as in this post, there may be more but those are off the top of my head.
  24. some manufacturers do have old clutches back on a exchange system, with a financial surcharge attached. what type of vehicle is it?
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