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    Might be worth a quick chat with your local trading standards to confirm but iirc the onus is on the garage to prove the problem wasn't there when the car was sold to you, which would mean pre-sale inspection check records to show as proof checks were conducted. No paperwork no check proven therefore law on your side you would like to think!

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    update, so they have carried out work on the haldex and pleased to say that issue is now gone, slightly annoyed that it cost me £300 odd quid to get the car recoved 90 odd miles to norwich and that i then had to pay to ge to norwich to pick it up

    However the saga has not finished, i am still having the issue with the clutch despite the clutch regulator and master cylinder being changed, they promised it would be sorted however this obviously has not been done ( i thing the slve cylinder needs to be replaced as i am struggling sometimes to even get the car in gear, not good when your doing 70 on the motorway)

    slightly peeved off at the whole experience and makes me regret even buying the car....which i dont line thinking as i really like driving it, so i have sent a shitogram to them via their website and emailed the finance company again to get them to escalate my complaint to a higher level

    Worked out that with all the issues and comings and goings i am around £2k out of pocket (with fuel, time of work, trains to get to work, cost of replacing master cylinder, recovery etc) so if they do not get this sorted with no further cost then I will take them to the small claims court

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    graps !

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    Sorry to hear mate! Hope you get it sorted - shouldn’t be that much of a hazzle to get them to repair it if they’ve sold you a bad car!
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    Do they know how to replace a modern self adjusting clutch... If it just got bolted on without being preloaded it won't work properly and will behave as your describing because the springs in the pressure plate can't do their job fully.
    To test the slave press half way on the pedal and hold your foot pressure steady... If the pedal then begins to get easier to hold there then the slave is knackered... Shouldn't take more than 10-20secs.

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    These all sound like similar problems that other Siggy VXR drivers have had and has put me off replacing my Veccy VXR with one, sounds like VX have made a real howler with the Siggy, so will keep my Veccy for a while, I quite like the look of the 208bhp Audi A5 TFSI Sportback Quattro, similar performance to the Siggy, but a lot more reliable, better mpg and lover tax

    Why do VX never learn from the mistakes of their previous models, you would think that having got the Veccy VXR working pretty well by the time they stopped production that they could have produced a Siggy VXR without any issues, but then I'm guessing there are plenty of Siggy VXR owners who thought the same, much to their cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveh24 View Post
    These all sound like similar problems that other Siggy VXR drivers have had and has put me off replacing my Veccy VXR with one, sounds like VX have made a real howler with the Siggy, so will keep my Veccy for a while, I quite like the look of the 208bhp Audi A5 TFSI Sportback Quattro, similar performance to the Siggy, but a lot more reliable, better mpg and lover tax

    Why do VX never learn from the mistakes of their previous models, you would think that having got the Veccy VXR working pretty well by the time they stopped production that they could have produced a Siggy VXR without any issues, but then I'm guessing there are plenty of Siggy VXR owners who thought the same, much to their cost.
    Just to make it clear, an A5 TFSI does not, in anyway have comparable performance to the Siggy VXR. A remapped 3.0TDI might, but nothin from a 4-pot. The Siggy is slow off the line, but from 40 and upwards it is in a different league from any A4/5.

    But it is true they have had their share of costly faults - but that is true for most cars in that segment - it os bound to happen when you build powerful cars. Where VX/Opel have failed, is in the way they’ve handled the issues. Rather than being forthcoming and offering good service on the most expensive, premium, product they sell (at least outside the UK), they’ve let customers hang with huge bills on obvious issues! I have a friend who had an S4 which ate the compressor, meaning a complete replacement of the engine. Audi footed the bill, no questions asked and offered him a fully loaded A6 as a loaner while it was being repaired. They even threw in a complimentary service for his troubles! Now if Vx want to market this as a premium GT/sports car and be seen as an upmarket brand they need to treat their customers like an upmarket brand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalle1985 View Post
    Just to make it clear, an A5 TFSI does not, in anyway have comparable performance to the Siggy VXR. A remapped 3.0TDI might, but nothin from a 4-pot. The Siggy is slow off the line, but from 40 and upwards it is in a different league from any A4/5.

    But it is true they have had their share of costly faults - but that is true for most cars in that segment - it os bound to happen when you build powerful cars. Where VX/Opel have failed, is in the way they’ve handled the issues. Rather than being forthcoming and offering good service on the most expensive, premium, product they sell (at least outside the UK), they’ve let customers hang with huge bills on obvious issues! I have a friend who had an S4 which ate the compressor, meaning a complete replacement of the engine. Audi footed the bill, no questions asked and offered him a fully loaded A6 as a loaner while it was being repaired. They even threw in a complimentary service for his troubles! Now if Vx want to market this as a premium GT/sports car and be seen as an upmarket brand they need to treat their customers like an upmarket brand!
    You may be right about an A5's performance compared to a Siggy, but the A5 is pretty quick and certainly close enough for me to consider it as a viable option, I've seen far too many horror stories of Siggy owners being left with huge bills coz VX failed to acknowledge the problem was theirs and certainly a lot of the Siggy VXR problems should have been resolved by a general recall by VX, by contrast you are spot on about the service that Audi/VW offer their customers, it is very good and they make the owners feel like they have a special car as opposed to VX who make you feel like a muppet for buying a lemon.

    I'm not sure I am brave enough to buy a Siggy VXR as I know that with their track record I will be buying a lot of pain and suffering

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    me personally you will need to take it to a VXR specialist although the car is under warranty they know naff about these and will say they have fix the problem when they haven't ,all i can recommend is warren at wg motorworks ,he knows these inside out ,wouldn't go anywhere else

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    so a bit of an update on the whole saga, the haldex unit has been sorted and that issue is now long gone however I will be servicing that part every 2 years or so but in terms of the clutch the latest is thus

    The garage have now taken the car back and have driven it, agreed that there are some issues there so they have enlisted a VXR specialist in Kings Lynn who is going to replace the slave cylinder, the clutch, flywheel and so on at no cost to me

    In fairness the boss of the garage called me last week and apologised, said that it never should have happened and that its was just bad luck but they will rectify the faults and have my car all sorted by next weekened

    so heres hoping

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