Stufield - you did well getting your 147 fixed, the cam belt change interval in the UK was changed to 36,000 miles seven years ago!
Car woes - how do I get out of this!!!!!?????
On the V5 who is the first owner?
Anyway, point is, are you certain the box is goosed, or is this merely an assumption? Check some less expensivde stuff first!
My thoughts exactly. Do you know the difference between a noisy gearbox and a noisy wheel bearing or CV joint?
If its deff the gear box find a good independant and a 2nd hand box.
PCP? I thought you meant the drug!
Check the small print, I think you can just walk away and pay nothing
Since you are basically only financing the depreciation on PCP you wont lose anything even though you walk away with nothing
I'm sure there is some quirk in car finance that allows this, at least I was told this by VW. Worth a look?
Well I have tried phoning the finance company as need to know where I stand with this but they have not got back to me yet (useless).
However in the meantime have consulted some mechanical friends and the consensus seems to be it is probably the final drive bearing or some such thing (the whine happens in neutral as well as in gear).
I think ultimately will try and get it fixed by an independent gearbox specialist (most likely TopGear so thanks for the tip there) who will hopefully charge a fraction of the £3k quoted for a whole new gearbox....
May well get fixed and get rid though will wait and see defo gonna check the small print T&C's as well.
Cheers for all the tips and info
Alfaowner is good.
Also try Alfaworkshop - they have some good buyers guides and diy guides.
Just a quick update on this.
Took the car to an independent who advised that it would be circa £1k to refurbish the box. The suspension was also needing replaced for which would be about another £400.
Also emailed the car dealership to let them know that I was satisfied with their help (which was a bit generous) but very cheesed off with Alfa themselves. Never heard anything back from them at all
Long story short am now the proud owner of a shiny new golf.....
Someone send this thread to Molgrips
Welcome to VAG ownership
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