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Offline BUTSY GTI

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Bit of a tricky one
« on: 18 November 2021, 17:16 »
Bought my mk6 3 weeks ago from an independent garage, noticed a slight rattle/grinding noise on start up, plus it was a bit hesitant when accelerating at times. Took it to an independent garage and it has came back with a list of faults.

Timing chain rattle
Swirl flaps open
Both ball joints
Turbo leaking on to driveshaft.

Big bill for parts and labour

So have went back to where I bought it and they have said they will cancel the finance and take the car back minus my old car as trade in as they sold it.

There is 3 months warranty on the car, should I just cut my ties with the car or chase the warranty and get it fixed up



Offline Snoopy

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Re: Bit of a tricky one
« Reply #1 on: 18 November 2021, 21:26 »
Imo only you can answer that question. Me id probably hand it back.
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Offline BUTSY GTI

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Re: Bit of a tricky one
« Reply #2 on: 19 November 2021, 18:54 »
Well that's the car gone, I'm now GTIless 😫 was a great car, but at the price I paid and the work that needed doing didnt make it appealing to me.

Offline joe6

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Re: Bit of a tricky one
« Reply #3 on: 19 November 2021, 19:54 »
Think that was the right decision. Gutted for you though :sad:
Mk6 GTI Carbon Grey, 2010 Bluetooth and voice fitted, a few VCDS mods still a comfortable family car. Red Scirocco 2011 twin charger stage 1 - enjoyable drive now gone.  White 2016 Polo GTI (roller skate on steroids) replaced with an Indium Grey 2019 7.5 GTI PP.