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    Some dealerships are simply awful for after-sales...

    Some dealerships are simply awful for after-sales support (eg servicing, warranty work etc). Take your money elsewhere in future, and be sure to send the service manager an email telling them why -...
  2. My wife’s car has the pirelli tyres with “seal...

    My wife’s car has the pirelli tyres with “seal inside”. She got a puncture that sealed itself in a similar manner to the way the continental tyres should work. I fixed it myself with a mushroom...
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    Those are the rules of vehicle compliance.

    Those are the rules of vehicle compliance.
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    Will be really interested in your feedback on...

    Will be really interested in your feedback on these. My Wolfsburg has ~40k km on the clock so I’m guessing I’ll be due for brakes soon. My wife’s Comfortline will be due soonish too.
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    for towing, an engineers certificate can not...

    for towing, an engineers certificate can not override the manufacturers zero towing allowance.
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    Statistics can say anything you want. whats...

    Statistics can say anything you want.

    whats the point in stating the low numbers for passat, alltrack, arteon? The current shape Passat has been in runout for months. None have been imported for...
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    WLTP is holding up Australian market new vehicle...

    WLTP is holding up Australian market new vehicle releases (and mid-cycle updates) for all VW group vehicles. It’s a well known and widely reported issue. There’s nothing sinister involved, and it’s...
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    Sounds like BS to me, seeing as though VW Aus...

    Sounds like BS to me, seeing as though VW Aus have only recently confirmed the 140TSI ‘Business’ spec for Australia in the open media.

    And you know....the little point about the Passat being one...
  9. Looks typical to me on large monocoque elements. ...

    Looks typical to me on large monocoque elements. Will help reduce harmonic vibrations (thrumming) without the need to apply deadener to a whole panel.
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    ummmmm........a Gigabyte is actually 1024...

    ummmmm........a Gigabyte is actually 1024 megabytes. A million (actually 1024 x 1024) megabytes is a terabyte.
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    these days, I think I would prefer one like yours...

    these days, I think I would prefer one like yours instead of mine. Nothing at all wrong with the Passat, I just feel like it would be fun to own a type R wagon
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    that effort deserves thumbs up! Not just a lazy...

    that effort deserves thumbs up! Not just a lazy reference, something useful. Cheers
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    oh, that one. Uh huh.

    oh, that one. Uh huh.
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    and which legislation would that be?

    and which legislation would that be?
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    I’m pretty sure the owners manual says to apply...

    I’m pretty sure the owners manual says to apply the parking brake. If the technician didn’t, then he was not using the vehicle according to manufacturer recommendations.
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    Probably not great IMO. They’re not a...

    Probably not great IMO. They’re not a particularly attractive caliper.
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    I’m in no position to advise on such things ;) ...

    I’m in no position to advise on such things ;)

    if it were my car with that small rusty washer, I would probably muse over it for months and lose sleep. It’s always easier when it’s someone else’s...
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    there you go, fixed for you

    there you go, fixed for you
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    Drive it and don’t worry about it.

    Drive it and don’t worry about it.
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    Have you tried resetting it? Open the tailgate...

    Have you tried resetting it? Open the tailgate all the way - do it manually if required. Press and hold the ‘close’ button on the inside of the bootlid until the car beeps at you (three little...
  21. you’ll only hear the complaints. The vast...

    you’ll only hear the complaints. The vast majority of owners with nothing bad to say, stay silent.
  22. Service Pricing Guide | Volkswagen Australia...

    Service Pricing Guide | Volkswagen Australia

    that’s all you should be paying at a dealer. No need for add ons and extras
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    Delete the Bluetooth pairing from the handset and...

    Delete the Bluetooth pairing from the handset and re-connect to the car. Solves it.
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    Yep, leave a cable plugged-in. No reason to...

    Yep, leave a cable plugged-in. No reason to unplug it...
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    Thanks everyone for the help you provided. Turns...

    Thanks everyone for the help you provided. Turns out that my vehicle has been coded to recognise LED trailer lights, so I am a happy camper :)
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