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if ever a vehicle was crying out for a small torquey diesel, it’s a jimny......trick missed!
Unfortunately the middle class doo gooding eco freaks have wrongly deemed diesel as public enemy No1 and the out of touch politicians have eagerly joined the band wagon leaving car manufacturers binning them left right and centre..
 

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Again going back to my earlier post why didn't they put in the very economical hybrid as surely that would have sorted the CO2? nobody buys the Jimny as a performance car. Motor manufacturers baffle me continuously.
The engine from the SSS would have been ideal in it. I think the new CO2 rules will leave manufacturers like Suzuki, Subaru etc. in a difficult position in the UK.
 

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Unfortunately the middle class doo gooding eco freaks have wrongly deemed diesel as public enemy No1 and the out of touch politicians have eagerly joined the band wagon leaving car manufacturers binning them left right and centre..
To be fair most people I know turned away from diesels for daily's due to DPF issues on short trips.

I wouldn't have one for my local drive again for that reason!
 

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I would still buy another diesel, and regarding the Particulate filter, all the driver has to do, is drive along a dual carriageway or similar fast road for around twenty minutes, and the filter will automatically clean itself, that's not a difficult thing to do, but quite a few diesel owners with fitted DPF filters, forget to do this.

Its owners of diesels who do very short, stop start type of journey's where the engine does not really get to its correct operating temperatures, their the ones who usually get particulate filter blockage and damage.

Anyway, diesel engines are more suited to longer distances, where their superior efficiency over a petrol comes into play, their certainly not ideal if the driver only does short distances.

The thing that the Gov and anti diesel lobby, want to forget, is that a diesel engine produces less CO2 than a petrol engine.

Engine components of a diesel usually last significantly longer than a similar capacity petrol engine.

Their only downside, is their far more expensive to produce.

The main issue is all of the particulates being thrown out of poorly maintained vehicles, especially in the large cities, where traffic moves at a snails pace, and both petrol and diesel fumes pollute the environment.

Ive owned several diesels over the years, and i would buy one again, except that this Gov and other ill advised pressure groups are anti diesel.

My A1 was a diesel, and it was beautifully refined, but more suited to longer distances.

Those who do short distances, or travel a short distance to work, are more suited to a petrol vehicle

Some of the latest EU6 diesel engines, with their very high tec particulate filters, are just as clean as their petrol neighbours.

In the right circumstances, owning and running a diesel makes more financial sense, except that the ill informed public have been fed the wrong information by the green lobby and the Gov
 

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To be fair most people I know turned away from diesels for daily's due to DPF issues on short trips.

I wouldn't have one for my local drive again for that reason!
Sadly Ditched our POLO TDI bluemotion ( and 74mpg + ) for this very reason.
 

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Blimey something is going on.
Ive just come off WBACs website, and their offer for my 2731 mile full Service history GTi has rocketed to £11245.
That's an increase of just over £2000.

The new asking price of £16k has certainly affected the residual values of good clean second hand examples.

Long may it continue.
 

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Blimey something is going on.
Ive just come off WBACs website, and their offer for my 2731 mile full Service history GTi has rocketed to £11245.
That's an increase of just over £2000.

The new asking price of £16k has certainly affected the residual values of good clean second hand examples.

Long may it continue.
Figures quoted by WBAC are in no way resemblant of a cars value.

With regards to the figure you quoted, perhaps you forgot to inform them that your cars engine management system has been modified to be outside of the manufacturers specification and so your particular vehicle is now void of any engine or drivetrain warranty ?

Had you been honest with them, what they would offer you for your car after careful consideration would be anyone’s guess, perhaps around £7K ?
 

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Figures quoted by WBAC are in no way resemblant of a cars value.

With regards to the figure you quoted, perhaps you forgot to inform them that your cars engine management system has been modified to be outside of the manufacturers specification and so your particular vehicle is now void of any engine or drivetrain warranty ?

Had you been honest with them, what they would offer you for your car after careful consideration would be anyone’s guess, perhaps around £7K ?
 

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I can see your concern, but I've never had any issues or comeback from the new owners of my previous remapped vehicles, they probably still do not realise the cars have been modified, as they remained standard in appearence.

No valuation, not even the £14125 I paid for the car, would persuade me to sell it, I love it too much, it's a longterm ownership vehicle, like the Lupo.

The remapping, in years to come, will be long forgotten, but the new valuation was pleasing to see, it's an indication that the market for clean mint examples has improved significantly, no doubt because of the significant price increase of the new car
 

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Blimey something is going on.
Ive just come off WBACs website, and their offer for my 2731 mile full Service history GTi has rocketed to £11245.
That's an increase of just over £2000.

The new asking price of £16k has certainly affected the residual values of good clean second hand examples.

Long may it continue.
Love the full service history with 2k on the clock, so they basically changed stuff that didn't need changed because the car hasn't turned a wheel, checked stuff the wont need checked because the car hasn't turned a wheel and topped up stuff that didn't need topped up because the car hasn't turned a wheel :) Will be a great barn find one day.
 

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Mine is now worth £10310 on WBAC.On the 9’ of December it was worth £9165.Auto Trader has it at £10420.
 

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Love the full service history with 2k on the clock, so they basically changed stuff that didn't need changed because the car hasn't turned a wheel, checked stuff the wont need checked because the car hasn't turned a wheel and topped up stuff that didn't need topped up because the car hasn't turned a wheel :) Will be a great barn find one day.
Yep it has full service history, all the receipts have been kept, for the necessary top up oil, and fluids over the last 11months.
All the sales and delivery documentation from the dealership as well.
Not that the car is being sold any day soon, but its the same with our Lupo, i have a comprehensive file, showing all the parts and servicing carried out since 2004.

Thats what i call a full service history, and when i have bought used vehicles over the years, its the kind of documentation i would expect to see, not LIKE TO SEE, expect to see from a previous owner.

An owner who keeps all the bills and receipts for his vehicle, is someone who has obviously looked after the car.
 

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Mine is now worth £10310 on WBAC.On the 9’ of December it was worth £9165.Auto Trader has it at £10420.
Next month,on March 10, the Gti is having a full service, whether it needs it or not.
Oil, both filters, plugs, and any other necessary top ups.
It may be excessive for a car that gets little use, but its having the star treatment, and both parts and labour, still come to less than £120.

All Vw would do, is change the oil and filter, and charge a Kings ransom for the pleasure.
 

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Next month,on March 10, the Gti is having a full service, whether it needs it or not.
Oil, both filters, plugs, and any other necessary top ups.
It may be excessive for a car that gets little use, but its having the star treatment, and both parts and labour, still come to less than £120.

All Vw would do, is change the oil and filter, and charge a Kings ransom for the pleasure.
I forgotten how cheap servicing is in UK.

Although I got the serviceplan pack for 36 months or 30k KM which ever comes first the first service had cost around 3,129SEK (roughly around £250).
 

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Main dealer servicing can be prohibitively expensive, simply because most dealerships have significant numbers of staff to pay, and have very high ground rents.
I knew from last year, that i would not be taking my Gti to the main dealer for servicing, and it was only yesterday that i received a reminder from Sytner VW, to say my first service was now due.

Since last March, i have already collected everything for the cars service on March 10th.
Every item is to Vws specification, apart from the oil, which is a 0W 40 instead of the 5W30 specified, but i cannot see any harm in that, as the oil is high quality.

My VAT registered garage will charge me just £50 to do the service, and even though the car will have everything changed, i feel its worth doing, just for piece of mind.

Even with every part provided , the cost is quite a bit cheaper than that charged by the main dealer, for just draining the oil.
 

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Main dealer servicing can be prohibitively expensive, simply because most dealerships have significant numbers of staff to pay, and have very high ground rents.
I knew from last year, that i would not be taking my Gti to the main dealer for servicing, and it was only yesterday that i received a reminder from Sytner VW, to say my first service was now due.

Since last March, i have already collected everything for the cars service on March 10th.
Every item is to Vws specification, apart from the oil, which is a 0W 40 instead of the 5W30 specified, but i cannot see any harm in that, as the oil is high quality.

My VAT registered garage will charge me just £50 to do the service, and even though the car will have everything changed, i feel its worth doing, just for piece of mind.

Even with every part provided , the cost is quite a bit cheaper than that charged by the main dealer, for just draining the oil.
Why don’t you just use the VW recommended 5w30 / 0w30 oil ?
Why put something in that that they don’t recommend ?
Can I have your 2,700 mile spark plugs when they come out as I’d use them when I reach 60 k miles ?
 

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Must be a top class engineer (y)
 
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