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ok,,, wait til i pick myself up of the floor................

As some may know, last year i bought a Lag II dCi 2001

Everything was great until i got tyres changed, then had to get new sensors etc,,, however that all in a days fun for a LagII owner i spose,,,

recently the ABS light and SERV light came on, everything was ok, even had ABS working so i was not duly concerned about it.

Car now approaching 128,000 miles, so i thought, get service done early (2000 early) so i called up the local Renault dealer today , who said yes no probs, we can do that,,,,, aske about mileage,, the service girl pondered for a mo and then said, "Hmmm, i'll need to confirm a price for you", i asked why,, she replied by saying that they have not had a LagII that has done that many miles,, then proceeded to quote me in excess of 300 for a normal full service..........

To say i was gobsmacked was an understatement, that was just for a basic service she said, engine oil , filters and a full brake check,,,and that should take approx 2 hours... so i said, can i get a job please, i would love to make 150 an hour.........................


really makes me wonder. of to my local garage next week, who can do it all for less that half that. Is it any surprise that dealers are loosing custom with attitudes like that?


What mileage does your renault have on it ?

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Thats dealers for you. Phoned my local dealer today to have my brakes checked as they are playing up. They wanted 75 just to look at them. So i phoned National Autocentres instead and booked it in for a free brake check, the guy on the phone there said it was a comprehensive check that would last close to an hour. How can They do it for free yet Renault charge a fortune
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Hi i had a service quote from the same garage for a scienic full scervice only done 33000miles 300 plus got a serice at the redding garage well pleased and 33% of the original quote
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Maybe if it wasn't through a lack of confidence in turbos and EGR valves we could all, consider boycotting the main dealers. But until these issues are all sorted out our hands are all tied.

Looks well when you have a spate (dCi in mind) of unreliable cars and keep the custom base, just in case a yellow OTS is needed, later on in the cars life.
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Take a look at the thread

Have a look at my thread "Have I done the right things????". It's in the general forum and further comment would be appreciated.
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