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A word of warning for other readers. We took out a tailor made service plan for our then 3-year-old Peugeot 207 provided by our local dealer. The brochure boasts to take the stress out of vehicle servicing...
I recently took my car for its first annual service to Arnold Clark who I believe are Scotland's largest multi-franchise dealer. All was in order, the cost being £240. On leaving I was offered the choice...
You recently mentioned high oil consumption of BMW 4-cylinder petrol engines. I bought a BMW 1 Series convertible this year. A couple of months ago the oil warning light flashed on and, as I was local...
I have a BMW X1 XDrive 20D SE bought new in August 2010 with BMW service inclusive. After a year I have only done 7000 miles, mostly on long trips but with periods of short local ones. The Service Department...
I have a 2008 BMW 2-litre coupe diesel. At the time of purchase I also purchased the service package. The longlife oil has to be changed every two years or approximately 16,000 miles with my current driving...
My business bought a pre-registered (July 2007) BMW 3 Series estate with 10 miles on the clock from a BMW dealership in December 2007. At the same time we purchased a BMW 5-year service package starting...
I own a Skoda Roomster 56-reg and have done since new in January 2007. It has about 28,000 on the clock and has been serviced at the local Skoda dealer (Marlborough in Isleworth) at the correct intervals....
I have just taken delivery of a new Nissan Note (under the scrappage scheme). The dealer has offered a 3 year service deal for £767.73 inc VAT now, or in monthly instalments which add up to the same amount...
In a rash moment I part exchanged my 2004 Civic Type R for a 2008 Type R GT with Sat Nav and HFT, 9 months old demonstrator. ‘Honda Happiness’ is offering a fixed price servicing package for 5 years or...
 

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