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2200 miles and its going into the dealership already!

Discussion in 'Clio Discussion' started by Martin_172, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Martin_172

    Martin_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    great. 2200 miles on the clock, pulling up through the revs on the motorway and suddenly BANG, engines knocking its head off, car shuddering and cuts out.

    hope my curtisy car is half decent!
     
  2. Steven103

    Steven103 ClioSport Club Member

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    Is it a new car (IIRC it is) or is it 2200 miles into your ownership? My courtesy car bet is on a 1.5 DCI Kangoo :tongueout:

    Keep us posted on what the problem is & the customer service.
     
  3. iChris

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    Not good, also id rather have the renault flatulance then a kangoo lol!
     
  4. Danny_172

    Danny_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    Snip the cambelt FTW!
     
  5. Adamm.

    Adamm. ClioSport Club Member

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    That's unlucky mate at least the dealers will repair it.
     
  6. MonkeyKnifeFight

    MonkeyKnifeFight ClioSport Club Member

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    Im sure Renault will be.. Renault

    "Right the notes say catastrophic rear view mirror failure, so ive replaced and upgraded it to a wing mirror. Hopefully we can get this blokes Lupo up and running before Jeremy Kyle comes on as my mate Daves on there having triple lie detector dna results done as he reckons his youngest belongs to next doors dog"
     
  7. Duffman_172

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    Gutted, hope they get it sorted out quickly for you!
     
  8. ColinG

    ColinG ClioSport Club Member

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    that is very unlucky!! hope it all goes well mate!
     
  9. Martin_172

    Martin_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    2 months old im the first owner. bloddy renault. on the phone to my favourite dealers trying my hardest to stay calm at their "were fully booked until next week and have no curtisy cars" attitude.

    it genuinely sounds like somethings let go in the engine.
     
  10. Hugo-

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    Doesn't sound good. Hope it gets resolved quickly for you.
     
  11. gally

    gally ClioSport Club Member

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    Reliable then?

    Bit of a shame that. People start to question the car even aftre it's fixed. Not a good start.
     
  12. julzh

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    If you are having problems get onto renault customer service, they can help sort it.
     
  13. NFox

    NFox ClioSport Club Member

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    Not good at all :worried:
     
  14. Adam.

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    Good luck, this was my courtesy car wehen the 200 went in:

    [​IMG]

    They wouldn't cover me on their own insurance so I added it to mies with a vaue of 8k and faxed the garage a copy of the certificate. 2 minutes later I had the service guy screaming down the phone cause it was worth more than 8k LOL.
     
  15. iChris

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    you owe me a new keyboard, this ones got spat coffee on it now!
     
  16. dudes45

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    Haha! Couldn't stop laughing at that!
     
  17. Martin_172

    Martin_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    AA have just recovered it, guy said it sounds like bottom end failure, woop woop!!!!

    got a big f**k off diesel mondaeo, its the most strange handling car ive ever driven! horrible!
     
  18. daydotz

    daydotz ClioSport Club Member

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    hope its fixed soon


    cant be as bad the n/a 1.4 dsg polo i had last week :tongueclosed:
     
  19. AK

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    Not good!
     
  20. Goodj

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    How long have you had it.

    If less than 6 months, insists on a full return and refund.
     
  21. Martin_172

    Martin_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    nearly 2 months lol, waiting to see the final diagnosis before i take any action, could end up being something silly but for something to be proper knocking and banging loudly and loss of engine power that doesnt sound good to me!
     
  22. Goodj

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    exchange or refund are perfectly within your rights in this case.

    unless you've "modded" it, at all
     
  23. 172Ben

    172Ben ClioSport Moderator

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    Youll just get another one I reckon.
     
  24. polarbert

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    Thats brilliant! :smiley: (What you did, not the car obviously)
     
  25. The Boosh!

    The Boosh! ClioSport Admin

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    Don't bother with the dealership just call RUK Customer Services direct.
     
  26. BREMBO

    BREMBO ClioSport Club Member

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    Gutted for you mate.

    Makes you think twice about buying new sometimes :worried:
     
  27. Martin_172

    Martin_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    dealership just off the phone, drained the oil and its full of metal shavings! further investigation tomorrow!
     
  28. .Stevo.C.

    .Stevo.C. ClioSport Club Member

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    FFS Martin at least you won't have to pay out for anything. I'm glad I've stuck with my ph1 now lol.
     
  29. aucky

    aucky ClioSport Club Member

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    Blimey. Would not want that particular block back, ever.

    New car + extras for nearly killing you on the motorway I think!
     
  30. Adam.

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    Pwnt.

    Get a GTD.
     
  31. Martin_172

    Martin_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    i think pretty much regardless of whats happening with it it will be getting a new engine, what i decide to do with it after that we will see! not sure i want a performance car that cant stand up to the way a performance car should be driven!
     
  32. AK

    AK ClioSport Club Member

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    Didn't your GT have loads of problems as well?
     
  33. Martin_172

    Martin_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    my gt was perect until the same garaged serviced it and it then went back in 4 times related to the service being bodged!
     
  34. fletch8

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    id be wanting a new one to be honest. think about selling that on mate, with a replacement engine. some buyers wouldnt mind, personally i would though. straight away you (or renault) will have reduced your market
     
  35. Goodj

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    if it's going to take an "unreasonable" amount of time to repair (and this is from the day they confirm what the fault is and how they pledge to resovle it) then you can demand replace or refund.

    What is unreasonble? well, that's not for you individually to decide.....or CS for that matter as it would require a "reasonable person", which doesn't have to the the buyer or seller.

    How long would a good engine swap take normally? If it takes much longer than that then you can start pushing for compensation if it's your only transport (taxi's, buses etc. Although getting taxi's everywhere wouldn't go down well as you didn't mitigate your own losses).

    Good luck with it
     
  36. Brett

    Brett ClioSport Club Member

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    Its probably just one dodgy engine. Its upsetting but I wouldn't be too hasty.
     
  37. Heez

    Heez ClioSport Club Member

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    This.

    Replacement of car or refund is the way I would look at it.
     
  38. daydotz

    daydotz ClioSport Club Member

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    reject it and get a replacement maybe upgrade to a 250 :wink:


    lol vws aren't as reliable as they make out :worried:
     
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  39. Martin_172

    Martin_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    a cost price megane rs would be nice compensation i recon haha
     
  40. Sir_Dave

    Sir_Dave ClioSport Club Member

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    Oops. Keep looking at the 4+ deal on a 200 actually ... would be useful if it covers it for 100k miles of engine/gearbox abuse ...
     

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