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Offline Ooosh

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Re: Quoted £275 for minor service.
« Reply #10 on: 07 April 2021, 12:19 »
Is the CSS much fun to drive over that sort of distance?

Does yours have the aircon or not?

Must be like driving a tuned up Astra van.... :laugh:

Yes it is - my average speed is 62mph over the last 5000 miles! lol

Yes it has aircon.

It is - being partially furloughed (on and off an on and off) I have done some gardening and labouring. Take the CSS.

The car is still worth what I paid for it so as far as I am concerned I have had 4 years free motoring.

It still looks like new and smells like new inside. Not a mark on it. Not even a scratch on a wheel. (Have I cursed myself? lol)



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Re: Quoted £275 for minor service.
« Reply #11 on: 07 April 2021, 12:24 »

Seems a bit of shame to just beast it into the scrapyard IMHO.

Been fortunate enough to have owned some pretty special cars. This is right up there and I have no intention of driving it into the ground.

It is maintained to the highest standards. And I am still only at 23,000 miles so I hardly think I am killing it.

But I have no intention to ever sell it and I am happy to keep it maintained absolutely standard to perfection. So this temporary use rate is of no concern to me.  Get your point but I would rather every minute in a car is a minute I enjoy rather than one I dread!
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Re: Quoted £275 for minor service.
« Reply #12 on: 07 April 2021, 12:33 »
Believe me its it nurtured!

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Re: Quoted £275 for minor service.
« Reply #13 on: 07 April 2021, 12:57 »
Had a GR Yaris for a bit as a potential replacement but did not bond as much and it did not fit my needs.

What an interesting thread for a simple enquiry about service costs!

Can I ask why you didn’t like the GR yaris?
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Offline Ooosh

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Re: Quoted £275 for minor service.
« Reply #14 on: 07 April 2021, 13:19 »
Had a GR Yaris for a bit as a potential replacement but did not bond as much and it did not fit my needs.

What an interesting thread for a simple enquiry about service costs!

Can I ask why you didn’t like the GR yaris?

I did like it - just not more than the CSS!

Downsides - No underseal so winter use would have to be limited. Diff service every 6 months. Service intervals every 6000 miles. 18mpg. Was fun to drive with the lane assist switched off but didn't grab me anywhere near as much as I expected.

Plus financially it did not stack up as a good long term car. Unlike the CSS. (And my previous long term hot hatches such as R26R, Clio Trophy.)
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Re: Quoted £275 for minor service.
« Reply #15 on: 07 April 2021, 13:32 »
Yikes 6000 mile service interval and 18mpg!

Sounds like a Kia Stinger  :laugh:
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Offline Yusee

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Re: Quoted £275 for minor service.
« Reply #16 on: 07 April 2021, 13:37 »
I test drove one just before Christmas. My main disappointment was that it wasn’t fun to drive at anything less than flat out- unlike many very fast cars which can be.

I remember thinking then that if I was to buy an impractical hot hatch, I’d much rather a CSS.

If your 2k miles a month are enjoyable miles, I’d have no qualms in racking up the mileage.
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Offline Ooosh

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Re: Quoted £275 for minor service.
« Reply #17 on: 07 April 2021, 14:32 »
Thanks chaps.

Dealer has just rung back.

They will honour the £184 and chase up wether or not the GTi should be on the exclusion list!

So thats £90 saved.
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Re: Quoted £275 for minor service.
« Reply #18 on: 07 April 2021, 15:44 »
Cars are meant to be driven. A sad world we live in when people don't drive their cars for fear of putting on miles for the next owner.

Some cars are meant to be driven less than others  :whistle:


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Ooosh, which dealer do you use, Truro or Plymouth? Just out of interest.



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Re: Quoted £275 for minor service.
« Reply #19 on: 07 April 2021, 16:05 »

Some cars are meant to be driven less than others  :whistle:


Quite right. The best cars should be driven more often. That’s what you meant wasn’t it? :whistle:
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