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ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter )

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot)

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side)

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (2 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

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God, you get around a lot, don't you hotdog?

Living up to your name, huh. tongue.gif

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God, you get around a lot, don't you hotdog?

Living up to your name, huh. tongue.gif

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Them living in glass houses shouldn't be lobbing rocks wink.gif

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Oh my god. You live in a glass house?

I knew you liked being a voyeur, but really... coffee.gif

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Shut your pie hole. coffee.gif

Well to shame some VW dealers - try any of the Guilders group in South Yorkshire.

Guilders Rotherham being the worst. NONO3.GIF

They just don't want to sell you a car.

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Had very poor service from the dealers in Swindon & Cirencester (a written complaint to the MD of the latter never even got the courtesy of a reply!). The ones in Wantage became terrible after their senior sales guy left a couple of years ago & the only VW dealer I have ever had any courtesy & care from was in Aylesbury! Think that sums up my experience with around 6 cars!

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Had very poor service from the dealers in Swindon & Cirencester

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Same here - Mann Egerton in Swindon had my Passat in seven times in the space of two and a half months during Nov/Dec 2002 to fix a squeaking noise coming from under the bonnet. Half the engine was replaced (thankfully under warranty) before the cause of the noise was finally identified - a worn power steering belt. smashfreakB.gif

ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter )

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot)

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side)

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

Mann Egerton, Swindon (service)

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (2 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

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I have had terrible experiences with Citygate in South Ruislip (I walked in literally ready to buy my GTI and they wouldn't even give me a test drive of the car that was sat outside as they were "too busy"). Was told that I might get a test drive in a month or so and that they would call - they never did and I walked away.

However, Citygate in Amersham were excellent. Walked in on a Saturday morning, got the car for 2 hours and ordered it the same day 169144-ok.gif

ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter )

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot)

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side)

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

Mann Egerton, Swindon (service)

Citygate, South Ruislip (sales)

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (2 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

Citygate, Amersham

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mmmm seems VW Liverpool has fell of the list of ZEROS...can someone put it back on please....

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ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter )

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot)

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side)

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

Mann Egerton, Swindon (service)

Citygate, South Ruislip (sales)

VW Liverpool

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (2 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

Citygate, Amersham

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Another vote for Chiswick Volkswagen. Firstly, they were weak on the sales front, with my delivery time continually pushed back and then parts missing which they failed to deliver when they promised. Then their communication let them down, when their reception promised that the service department would do something for us and didn't bother to inform the service department. In the end, one bloke in the service department went out of his way to help us, but I have to say he was the exception.

ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter ) (2 votes)

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot)

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side)

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

Mann Egerton, Swindon (service)

Citygate, South Ruislip (sales)

VW Liverpool

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (2 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

Citygate, Amersham

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Danes of Chester has also vanished off the ZERO list..oh wish I knew how to cut and paste...

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ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter ) (2 votes)

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot)

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side)

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

Mann Egerton, Swindon (service)

Citygate, South Ruislip (sales)

VW Liverpool

Danes of Chester

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (2 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

Citygate, Amersham

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Danes of Chester has also vanished off the ZERO list..oh wish I knew how to cut and paste...

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ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter ) (2 votes)

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot)

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side)

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

Mann Egerton, Swindon (service)

Citygate, South Ruislip (sales)

VW Liverpool

Danes of Chester

Colbornes, Woking

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (2 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

Citygate, Amersham

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Where else can you get great VW R32 advice and computer tuition thrown in for free..yes thats right here at TYRESMOKE.. notworthy.gif

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Where else can you get great VW R32 advice and computer tuition thrown in for free..yes thats right here at TYRESMOKE.. notworthy.gif

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Damn right! beerchug.gif

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Would like to give Loders in Dorchester another vote for Heroes. Just got a new R32 from them and dealt with Elliot. Good experience and would use them again.

ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter ) (2 votes)

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot)

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side)

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

Mann Egerton, Swindon (service)

Citygate, South Ruislip (sales)

VW Liverpool

Danes of Chester

Colbornes, Woking

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (3 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

Citygate, Amersham

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Ok

I am glad this is around as last monday I got my car serviced by some idiots at Dovercourt Battersea.

3 weeks in advance I obtained quotes for a service, rear pads and front tyres.

I was quoted and was ok with the cost but when I turned up to get the car presented with a £616 bill. I Looked at it and did not understand any of it. I managed to ge t£50 knocked off for the pads (were trying to charge me £200+) but then had a bit of a ding dong with the service advisor over the tyres fitted. As per usual different tyres to what was taken off!

The service advisor had an answer for everything - he really pi$$ed me off.

Anyway I managed to decipher some of the invoice and found that they had charged me £210 +vat for so I called the service advisor and asked very nicely if he could look into why this has happened. This was last tuesday (28th Nov) and I have called the bastad back 4 times and no call back!

If I dont hear from the git tomorrow its going to the service manager and then to the equally useless VW UK!

The car is fine the dealerships are total idiots - for me I am yet to find a decent VW dealer for after sales and service!

ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter ) (2 votes)

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot) Yep agree! Started well then POO!

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side) Service side total idiots

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

Mann Egerton, Swindon (service)

Citygate, South Ruislip (sales)

VW Liverpool

Danes of Chester

Colbornes, Woking

Dovercourt Battersea - W@NKERS!

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (3 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

Citygate, Amersham

Tone

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Car went back to Breeze (Poole) to complete the warranty work they started the end of the week before last.

Everything done without a problem, retest fee waived & loan car given (they ran around to get me a loan car so the 10 days didn't expire & I would have to pay a retest fee).

Just wanted to balance some of the zeroes comments they have received !

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ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter ) (2 votes)

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot) Yep agree! Started well then POO!

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side) Service side total idiots

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

Mann Egerton, Swindon (service)

Citygate, South Ruislip (sales)

VW Liverpool

Danes of Chester

Colbornes, Woking

Dovercourt Battersea - W@NKERS!

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (3 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough (2 votes)

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

Citygate, Amersham

I had huge prolems with my Polo, but Arthur Prince never backed away from them. Their service manager (Dale) is a star.

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ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter ) (2 votes)

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot) Yep agree! Started well then POO!

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side) Service side total idiots

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

Mann Egerton, Swindon (service)

Citygate, South Ruislip (sales)

VW Liverpool

Danes of Chester

Colbornes, Woking

Dovercourt Battersea - W@NKERS!

Inchcape - Telford

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (3 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough (2 votes)

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

Citygate, Amersham

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ZEROS

Hull VW (Priory Park) (3 Votes)

Heritage, Bristol

Breeze, Poole

Caffyn Group, Sussex

Abridge, Loughton

Beadles, Bromley

Martins, Basingstoke (3 Votes)

South Hereford Garage

Ridgeway, Reading

Sidlow, Gatwick (2 Votes)

Chiswick VW (utter ) (2 votes)

VW Technical (in its entirety)

Richard Alexander, Huddersfield

VWUK (in its entirety)

Crowsons, Spalding

CityGate - High Wycombe

D*ck Heads, Leicester (sorry cant remember their name)*Reg Vardy? yes, thats right, rip off reg's!!

Lookers Blackburn

WAYSIDE Milton Keynes (the lot) Yep agree! Started well then POO!

WAYSIDE Towcester (sales side) Service side total idiots

Donnelly VW Campsie, N Ireland....

Mann Egerton, Swindon (service)

Citygate, South Ruislip (sales)

VW Liverpool

Danes of Chester

Colbornes, Woking

Dovercourt Battersea - W@NKERS! *2 - Avoid these cnuts like the plague

Inchcape - Telford

HEROES

Heritage, Bristol

Loders, Dorchester (3 votes)

Stanwell, Boston

Caffyns, Haywards Heath (but not for jimmy_p)

Driftbridge, Epsom

Ridgeway Newbury

Gilbert Lawton, Manchester

Hayselden, Barnsley

Vindis, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

White Rose, Petersfield

Arthur Prince, Loughborough (2 votes)

Lookers, Burnley

City VW, London

Barnetts, Dundee

Lindvale, Chelmsford

Citygate, Amersham

Motorworld, Oxford

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Can I please second Dovercourt Battersea...oh my god what a bunch of w4nkers. Too much to list here but suffice to say I live half a mile away but will take my car ANYWHERE else - do not go near this lot with a barge pole. fekr.gif

On a brighter note was at uni in Oxford (the poly!) and Motorworld VW on the Iffley road were always helpful, never rude, and never tried to rip me off for work that didn't need doing. 169144-ok.gif

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