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Old 02-09-2015, 01:22 PM
KolaKubes KolaKubes is offline
 
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I bought one of these middle of last year. Two years cover.
Noticed the clutch slipping slightly maybe in the last year.
Brought it in for a headlight change and said they should look at the clutch as well.
They said they thought it was grand when they went for a drive in it but, this week, took out the clutch and said it's badly worn and needs replacing.
They want €600+ for the part. I said it's Premium Used, is that not covered.
Went off, checked. Back saying a wear item like that isn't covered.

Maybe it isn't but my feeling going for the premium used was that I'd be someway insulated from this kind of thing. Mileage was pretty low on the car, no sign clutch had been replaced previously. Either they expect it to go in that six years or you're into having unusual wear and tear on it. I wouldn't have thought I'm hard on a clutch.

Just want to check if this is standard enough.
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:44 PM
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Clutches, brakes etc are never covered on used car warranties for exactly the reason you gave above, they are items that have a designed lifespan.

Demanding a new clutch is a bit like demanding they put more petrol in, in fairny.
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:43 PM
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I bought one of these middle of last year. Two years cover.
Noticed the clutch slipping slightly maybe in the last year.
Brought it in for a headlight change and said they should look at the clutch as well.
They said they thought it was grand when they went for a drive in it but, this week, took out the clutch and said it's badly worn and needs replacing.
They want €600+ for the part. I said it's Premium Used, is that not covered.
Went off, checked. Back saying a wear item like that isn't covered.

Maybe it isn't but my feeling going for the premium used was that I'd be someway insulated from this kind of thing. Mileage was pretty low on the car, no sign clutch had been replaced previously. Either they expect it to go in that six years or you're into having unusual wear and tear on it. I wouldn't have thought I'm hard on a clutch.

Just want to check if this is standard enough.
Dont buy one unless you can afford the maintenance. Its a premium product with premium costs attached
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:44 PM
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Dont buy one unless you can afford the maintenance. Its a premium product with premium costs attached
€600 is reasonable enough for a RWD IMO.
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Old 02-09-2015, 04:08 PM
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No bother lads, sounds like it's reasonable so.

In any case, if I'm selling it on in the next year or two, saying it's had the clutch replaced by the official garage is one less thing for a buyer to worry about.

Cheers for the input.
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Old 23-10-2015, 05:02 AM
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€600 is reasonable enough for a RWD IMO.
No it's not, any private garage will swap your clutch out for half that
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Old 23-10-2015, 05:51 AM
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No it's not, any private garage will swap your clutch out for half that
A new clutch fitted for 300?
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Old 23-10-2015, 07:31 AM
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No it's not, any private garage will swap your clutch out for half that
The parts for a BMW would nearly be that.

I got a Clutch and bearing plate done on a Focus last year for €450, I've never heard cheaper than that TBPHWY.
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Old 23-10-2015, 07:32 AM
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A new clutch fitted for 300?
The Hennessey's wouldn't do it for that! And all they spend their bobs on is dog food and Porter.
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Old 23-10-2015, 08:15 AM
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The Hennessey's wouldn't do it for that! And all they spend their bobs on is dog food and Porter.
Lol, I had to get a clutch done in a way smaller car than a BMW a few years ago and the Hennesys charged me fuckin 650. Either Hang is wrong or I was fleeced.
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