I bought a Astra 1.6 SRi Turbo XP back in October, it had 7k on, 07 plate. So far this is what has gone wrong:
Scratches have appeared on it, and im pretty sure they have been done at the garage as its parked in a private car park in the day and driveway at night and was immaculate when I bought it. But think its a bit late to complain about them and I can sort them with some t-cut hopefully.
- Turbo pipe of some description started making a loud hissing noise and engine management light came on within 2 weeks of buyin it, went back to dealer (in thursday and over weekend to tuesday, no courtesy car offered and a day holiday from work wasted)
- Side skirk of XP kit started coming off about Christmas so back again, they gave me a Agila... So much for the like for like courtesy car policy I thought they had. (in for 2 days)
- April the gearbox, clutch and flywheel went in a catastrophic breakdown, leaving me with no 3rd gear or reverse, didnt offer me a courtesy car when it went in but I rang up and asked for one as I needed it for the weekend. (car ended up being in the garage for over 3 weeks) 2 more days holiday wasted.
- last week, 2 weeks after gearbox etc was fixed, car jumped out of reverse when coming out of a space at work, and then wouldnt go in reverse, 1st, 2nd, 5th or 6th, leaving me having to drive 30 mile home from work in 3rd and 4th... Next day couldnt get to work again as its 30 mile drive and they hadnt sorted me a courtesy car until later on that day so another day wasted. (car was in from thursday morning until wednesday evening) Got it back with a different gearknob, presume it was the selector or something, they didnt tell me.
Also the other side skirt of the XP kit is now coming away, its 7 months down the line do you think I can still take it back to the dealers about this?
And does anyone think its worth me complaining to vauxhall, see if i can get some compensation or something as they have left me without a car for periods of time and wasted 4 days of my years holidays off work?
Dealership are OK, especially now I have started goin out with the service girl... Thats how much I go in! Im upset with the car, not the dealership!