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Author:  wannabeeahack [ Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:16 pm ]
Post subject:  taking a risk

on pug 508

1.6 or 2.0 undecided...

Author:  Sussex [ Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

wannabeeahack wrote:
on pug 508

1.6 or 2.0 undecided...

1.6.

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

Nige doesnt like Vauxhalls so i cant buy an Insignia

Author:  Nidge2 [ Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

wannabeeahack wrote:
Nige doesnt like Vauxhalls so i cant buy an Insignia



You'll be thanking me for not buying one.

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

Nidge2 wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
Nige doesnt like Vauxhalls so i cant buy an Insignia



You'll be thanking me for not buying one.


theres a pint paid for in The Oddfellows mate

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

bloody hard buying a garage sale car for cash as they arent ready to drive away and 2 visits to kilmarnock aint on the "to do list"

Author:  Nidge2 [ Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

wannabeeahack wrote:
Nidge2 wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
Nige doesnt like Vauxhalls so i cant buy an Insignia



You'll be thanking me for not buying one.


theres a pint paid for in The Oddfellows mate



About 200 yards from my house, when was you in there??

Author:  Coopers [ Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

They say no substitute for cc, so ide get 2.0

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

Settled on an old (13 plate) Superb Greenline hatch

till august then ill get a Euro 6 saloon in white for hackney

Author:  westgatelad [ Sun May 12, 2019 2:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

So i havent logged in for about 4 years. But wannabehack. What happened to the skoda superb u had bought from cab direct?

Surely a new skoda with regular service and maintenance would of lasted you a good 8 years?

Author:  sasha [ Sun May 12, 2019 4:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

Two of our drivers have had the Skoda 'emissions' update and it totally fu**ed their cars.
Both have had a full refund (the cars were nearly a year old and done 50k)- and bought Toyota hybrids - and are getting a shedload in compensation as well.

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Wed May 22, 2019 6:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

sasha wrote:
Two of our drivers have had the Skoda 'emissions' update and it totally fu**ed their cars.
Both have had a full refund (the cars were nearly a year old and done 50k)- and bought Toyota hybrids - and are getting a shedload in compensation as well.


and yet...

my 2013 1.6 greenline purchased in December which had the fix 2 years/25,000 miles ago is fine

ive done 8000 miles in it without issue and it feels livelier than the 2015 unfixed 1.6 i had and does the same MPG

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Wed May 22, 2019 6:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

westgatelad wrote:
So i havent logged in for about 4 years. But wannabehack. What happened to the skoda superb u had bought from cab direct?

Surely a new skoda with regular service and maintenance would of lasted you a good 8 years?


it went in favour of a Merc E250 estate

well that was a mistake...

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Wed May 22, 2019 7:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

wannabeeahack wrote:
on pug 508

1.6 or 2.0 undecided...


well we bought the 1.6hdi SW at 80k miles, its as good a taxi as locals deserve or need, and does 1 kid to school easy, its on 120K now having had services and cambelt/water pump but the DPF went tits up

so £3500 purchase plus £1000 DPF = £4500. it owes us nothing

but it does 800 miles on a tank of fuel and will go another 2 years before the Euro 6 rule writes it off

Author:  sasha [ Wed May 22, 2019 8:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: taking a risk

wannabeeahack wrote:
sasha wrote:
Two of our drivers have had the Skoda 'emissions' update and it totally fu**ed their cars.
Both have had a full refund (the cars were nearly a year old and done 50k)- and bought Toyota hybrids - and are getting a shedload in compensation as well.


and yet...

my 2013 1.6 greenline purchased in December which had the fix 2 years/25,000 miles ago is fine

ive done 8000 miles in it without issue and it feels livelier than the 2015 unfixed 1.6 i had and does the same MPG
These were 2015/16 Octavias, maybe engines/components different.
Both had the update and they started running rough and getting loads of check engine warnings. In and out of garage having new injectors, different versions of software, ECU's and I think something to do with the DPF. Nothing worked so they rejected the vehicles (they'd only had them a few months from new before the update was applied so still covered by sales of goods and lemon laws).

They were offered brand new replacements but decided against it.

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