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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 5th October 2017, 20:56 Thread Starter
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If you read the amounts of posts about failures you would never buy a Vauxhall again, are Vauxhall so unreliable or do all makes have so many problems, I was talking to a friend in the car business about the wiper arms snapping and he said it is a common vault on many makes of cars?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 6th October 2017, 09:40
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All makes of cars have problems, without a doubt. Mass produced cars these days are made up of bits and pieces from around the world, from a complete engine assembly to a brake pad, with competitors supplying each other. The trick seems to be in the quality of the assembly of these different components and - most importantly - the quality of the supervision and checking before the unit rolls out of the factory. The Japanese always excelled at this and to this day Toyota takes any failure - no matter how small - very seriously. This emissions lark has caused cars to be over complicated and prone to failure when a sensor or whatever fails and customers have to pay for all this without any option to refuse; and then have to go to a specialist with the computer equipment in a clinical environment rather than a mechanic with oil-ingrained hands in a railway arch. Progress? The tax revenue is enormous.

I was astonished to learn the other day that my son-in-law's Aston Martin cannot be reversed uphill because the clutch is unsuitable (a design fault apparently). To fit the correct clutch will cost 3 500. So, just because it is expensive doesn't mean it is the best. Search the forums of other makers and all will be revealed.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 6th October 2017, 19:27
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I don't know if its just Vauxhall but I used to have Fords ( my brother worked for fords and family got discount ! ) and had very few probs, For me its the customer service offered by the dealers after you have spent your money.- it is true once they have your money the interest goes -Ive bought overfour cars from my present dealer ( wife son etc ) and there is no appreciation - the wing mirror from the wifes corsa got smashed - I asked the dealer for a price -40 !!! -got replacement off internet for 12 - I spoke to the manager about loyalty discount but got no where - as such have gone back to Fords - I would get rid of the antara if I could afford to - the service contract runs out next year and I will be using the local mechanic who will at least have a look before demanding money . Rant over - DULAC makes a good point .
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 7th October 2017, 09:25
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If you look on the forums for other makes/models you will find similar rants from buyers who have not had the quality or service they paid for. The only consolation is that the many happy customers make far less noise than the relatively few unhappy ones. Pity the ones who paid twice as much and still have problems!
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