With over 10 thousand miles Florence is getting better and better. The exhaust noise has really calmed down as the Cat has coked up. The clonking gears are much better with Pupils who have started in the Up! Not used any oil yet. I've blinged up my wheel trims by highlighting the logos with black vinyl. Would like to fit alloy wheels but know it will ruin the ride quality and effect the economy which has been brilliant. Had a fantastic summer with loads of first time passes. I believe the Up will become a very popular driving school car. He-Man have made a great job of the Dual Controls being being very neat. The front of the car is a real Fly trap!
Good to hear it's getting better and better for you. Bodes well for all of us (though I think the distance my missus drives, it'll take around 15 years to reach 10,000!!)
With reference to your alloy wheel wants, as long as you keep the diameter of the wheel the same (and I'm guessing you have 14" steel wheels?) then the ride quality will not be affected as it's the size of the tyre wall that has the biggest effect. I must say though, even with the 16" alloys the ride quality is still very very good...
looks really good, my daughter(17) is learning to drive (using a mini cooper)When she passes I will have to let her drive the up!
Insurance is really good for youngsters at present, I have my son(19) on my insurance for 30 days (£80 for 30 days) with aviva and it will be £820 a year with him on it (£210 a year for me and my wife only)
It's nice to hear the car has stood up well to your learner drivers. Did you get free servicing thrown in when you bought the car? If you did, how did your dealership treat you when you took the car in?
No free servicing as I do really high miles but the car is set for !8k service intervals. If VW are to expensive on service I will use my local man who is superb. Being VAT registered it will not effect the warranty. I have been quoted £760 for a clutch by VW which is well over the top. They quoted 4.5 hours to do the job. Allowing £160 for the clutch kit that leaves £500 for 4.5 hours labour!
My sister has a 5 year old Aygo. The clutch went the other day (after 42000 miles) and they replaced it free although the car was well out of guarantee, as they said it shouldn't have gone so soon. She didn't even have to ask, they just said, no charge. I somehow dont think VW will do that!