Dream car or Budget, which comes first? Tell us your thoughts | No thanks

Gearbox failed after 32k miles - what should I do?

I have owned a 2009 Vauxhall Insignia 1.8 Exclusiv (petrol) from new and have always had it serviced and MoT'd at my local dealership from where I bought the car. The car has covered 32,500 miles and I have recently been told it needs a new gearbox.

Vauxhall has offered to cover 70 per cent of the £2700 costs, but I feel that this is a fault that shouldn't have developed. Can you offer me any advice on how to proceed? Is the offer fair in your opinion?

Asked on 9 December 2013 by PPG007

Answered by Honest John
Yes, I think 70 per cent is fair for what is now a 4-5 year old car.
Similar questions
Ten months ago I purchased an approved used SEAT Leon (2012 plate) with just 11,000 miles on the clock. Three months after purchase it started making a rattling noise when in fifth gear. I took back to...
I purchased a brand new Peugeot Boxer from a main dealer in May 2016. In June, it started to have a slight hesitation which has now worsened and makes me feel as if it might come to a complete stop at...
I'm buying a 2006 Discovery 3 which has done 106,000 miles. The car looks fantastic and well cared for., but the dealer is offering a six month warranty, restricted to a £500 claim at any one time. If...
Related models
Superb ride comfort, excellent efficiency from the diesel engines, practical and spacious.

Ask Honest John

Value my car