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Ilu
16th November 2009, 20:19
Evening forum,

I am looking for a cheaper alternative to an Audi garage for repairs or service.Audi is charging me a great deal of money for repairs. Any ideas please ?

oracleslave
16th November 2009, 20:22
Evening forum,

I am looking for a cheaper alternative to an Audi garage for repairs or service.Audi is charging me a great deal of money for repairs. Any ideas please ?

I'll have a go for £50 an hour

DimPrawn
16th November 2009, 20:30
Evening forum,

I am looking for a cheaper alternative to an Audi garage for repairs or service.Audi is charging me a great deal of money for repairs. Any ideas please ?

Find a local independent Audi specialist. Google or post on Piston Heads (www.pistonheads.com) to find one.

Bagpuss
16th November 2009, 20:42
Evening forum,

I am looking for a cheaper alternative to an Audi garage for repairs or service.Audi is charging me a great deal of money for repairs. Any ideas please ?

Sell the Audi, they aren't as reliable as people think and the servicing is a rip off.

Clippy
16th November 2009, 21:16
Evening forum,

I am looking for a cheaper alternative to an Audi garage for repairs or service.Audi is charging me a great deal of money for repairs. Any ideas please ?

It would help if you told people where you are based.

Moscow Mule
16th November 2009, 22:11
Sell the Audi, they aren't as reliable as people think and the servicing is a rip off.

Aye on both counts.

If you are local to Twickenham, H&L Motors in Fulwell can do Audi servicing (inc proper parts if required) for less than an Audi garage.

gingerjedi
16th November 2009, 22:18
I used to have an A4 but I felt the people in the showroom would look down their noses at me when I booked my 5 year old car in for a service, a sort of condescending look that said "you can't afford a new one".

Thats why I bought a Jap car and stopped being so pretentious.

Pondlife
16th November 2009, 22:48
Thats why I bought a Jap car and stopped being so pretentious.

WHS

I used to work for VAG and the servicing costs were :eek:

Ilu
17th November 2009, 06:21
It would help if you told people where you are based.

I live in Sutton, Surrey

Ilu
17th November 2009, 06:48
Find a local independent Audi specialist. Google or post on Piston Heads (www.pistonheads.com) to find one.
Thanks DimPrawn. I've posted the same message on Piston Heads.Hope to get a response soon.

VectraMan
17th November 2009, 09:14
PoundLand? PoundTime? There's a Bon Marché here too. All would seem good alternatives to Aldi.

Clippy
17th November 2009, 09:20
I live in Sutton, Surrey

AVIT (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUK261&lr=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=AVIT+slough&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=AVIT&hnear=slough&cid=851800231477622435) cover the Thames Valley - not too far from you.

DimPrawn
17th November 2009, 09:24
AVIT (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUK261&lr=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=AVIT+slough&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=AVIT&hnear=slough&cid=851800231477622435) cover the Thames Valley - not too far from you.

I wouldn't call Slough close to Sutton.

Clippy
17th November 2009, 09:28
I wouldn't call Slough close to Sutton.

I'd say about a half hour drive.

Not far really - especially in an Audi!

gingerjedi
17th November 2009, 09:29
Audi, Surrey, can't afford the repair bills?

We're not taking this age of austerity thing seriously yet are we.:rolleyes:

DimPrawn
17th November 2009, 09:33
I'd say about a half hour drive.

Not far really - especially in an Audi!

I'd like to see you do the M4, M25, A3 and the Sutton streets in 30 mins at any time other than 3.00am.

Can take 30 minutes to travel 400 feet along the Sutton highstreet.

Peoplesoft bloke
17th November 2009, 10:01
I'd like to see you do the M4, M25, A3 and the Sutton streets in 30 mins at any time other than 3.00am.

Can take 30 minutes to travel 400 feet along the Sutton highstreet.
Ah the joys of the stinking overcrowded south

DimPrawn
17th November 2009, 10:03
Ah the joys of the stinking overcroweded south

Indeed. The only place 30 mins drive from Sutton is Sutton.

gingerjedi
17th November 2009, 10:06
Ah the joys of the stinking overcroweded south east

FTFY

How many times do I have to say it?:tantrum:

swamp
17th November 2009, 10:50
Don't go to Audi Guildford. They are a bunch of crooks.

Audi Hampstead are more honest, but they can afford to be because they charge absolute top whack. Put me off premium car servicing for life, but people are still snobby about the stamps in the logbook.

Thing is you can get your yearly Audi/BMW/Mercedes stamp and ignore all of their advice -- much of which will be lies, but some will be crucial -- and sell your car to the highest bidder with fAsh/fBsh/fMsh. Shock horror if you have an independent garage stamp and receipts for work actually done...! People prefer to see a main dealer stamp, and if the engine turns into a bag of spanners when the timing belt snaps, then so be it. :rolleyes:

sasguru
17th November 2009, 10:55
That'll teach you to drive German cars:laugh
Those Krauts aren't stupid - they build a certain level of failure into their products so Brits like DP will spend a fortune on fixing them. They make money either way....

:laugh:laugh

DimPrawn
17th November 2009, 10:58
That'll teach you to drive German cars:laugh
Those Krauts aren't stupid - they build a certain level of failure into their products so Brits like DP will spend a fortune on fixing them. They make money either way....

:laugh:laugh

I get my servicing (no repairs needed yet) done at an independent BMW specialist. http://swinnet.com/ibs/indexa.html

Cheaper than chips.

b0redom
17th November 2009, 11:31
Wheelbase @ Hersham

NoddY
17th November 2009, 11:33
Lidl.

Fred Bloggs
17th November 2009, 20:10
I used to have Audis but now I have Skodas. Exactly the same thing but much cheaper to buy and to run and nobody nicks them.