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Bearing in mind that cars which are eligible for the scrappage scheme are only a very few years older - I think having to pay £100 is quite fair - it represents only a small proportion of the total retail cost.
In all fairness, there has to be a limit to the financial support given by a manufacturer once their product is outside the warranty period.
The exhaust needed replacing on my van a couple of weeks ago - it is only just approaching 4 years old & 33,500 miles - should Fiat have paid for it? I didn't think so as its wear & tear (as every part is subject to, whether it moves or not).
Another example for you, we have a 42" plasma, which needed a sound circuit replaced after it was 18 months old - guarantee was for the first 12 months, so we had to pay someone £180 to get it fixed. So again. I think Renault are being fair - they may have been slow to react, but that's the only criticism I'd view as fair.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater