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  • #16
    Originally posted by markcro View Post
    It is crazy here how people abuse their cars with lack of maintenance. My niece only gets her car serviced ever few years as it is a "waste of money when it is driving normally".....
    I worked with a fellow who had an Avensis, one day walking to lunch I learnt that he never ever had the car serviced, and he was quite surprised that I serviced mine at least every year.
    Yeah but that's an Avensis.. Toyota service intervals are only needed to be every quarter of a million miles

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Smythy411 View Post

      Yeah but that's an Avensis.. Toyota service intervals are only needed to be every quarter of a million miles
      I actually said to him at the time that he was very lucky that he had a Toyota!
      We all stood around in a circle naked, thrusting our clinched fists in the air screaming "Jap Power!!"

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      • #18
        Originally posted by markcro View Post
        It is crazy here how people abuse their cars with lack of maintenance. My niece only gets her car serviced ever few years as it is a "waste of money when it is driving normally".....
        I worked with a fellow who had an Avensis, one day walking to lunch I learnt that he never ever had the car serviced, and he was quite surprised that I serviced mine at least every year.
        My friend bought a brand new Kia Rio estate back in the day (don’t ask me why, it’s still a mystery) and even with the service packs and warranty included in the sale, he NEVER got the car serviced in the 7/8 years he owned it!


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        • #19
          And that's exactly why those 1.6tdci /hdi get a had name..... They need proper maintenence and they're fairly reliable.

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          • #20
            I saw a familiar sight the other day that I haven't seen in a while (it was common around '08-'12), and may become more common in the next while - a car about 4-6 years old, with a rear wiper blade having never been changed since the factory, which has split, with half of its length dangling down across the tailgate.
            Likely to have oil like the pics above.

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            • #21
              That's crazy!!

              Am about to service herselfs Mini, bought the kit and dug out the service history. Nearly a year since oil changed last. 6700km's ago!!!

              I know a guy who sold his classic recently, proudly announced he never reached his distance service in 5 years ownership! It never saw fresh oil ever!!!

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              • #22
                I'm surprised it passed emissions looking like that.

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                • #23
                  There was plenty of repossessed stuff (often BMW’s and the likes) around 2010-ish that hadn’t seen a payment or service for about 2-3 years. Which was probably borderline ok but generally “not a dime was spent on this car” is not a fabulous sign.

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                  • #24
                    I don't know how you can avoid getting the more modern cars serviced, they practically whinge at you loudly when you turn on the ignition if something is out of date. On the E39 BMW the little bulbs would turn orange and then red, but those who hated them and servicing could take out the specific fuse. I just obeyed the car.
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                    • #25
                      At least when people switch to EVs none of this will be a problem. It’s perfect for the average punter. Maybe less so for people doing the servicing. I’d say service history on an EV is pretty much irrelevant. Does it drive in a straight line? Tick.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Cold View Post
                        At least when people switch to EVs none of this will be a problem. It’s perfect for the average punter. Maybe less so for people doing the servicing. I’d say service history on an EV is pretty much irrelevant. Does it drive in a straight line? Tick.
                        I thought this too when we switched to electric, Skoda's service pack is compulsory on their EV's. It cost us €1250 and includes a set of tyres, front brake pads(which probably won't ever be needed given the regenerative braking), set of wipers, pollen filter and a brake fluid change. The previous service pack on our ICE was €299 for three oil changes and an air filter.

                        Skoda seem to be the only manufacturer doing this for now. but as more shift to electric, I wouldn't be surprised if more start to incorporate it into the cost of buying an EV due to the loss of revenue from lack of servicing.

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                        • #27
                          The next service on the I-Pace will be €600-700 from what I can tell which is quite a lot for a cabin filter and a car wash. Or “major service” as they call it. So they do like to maintain the pricing for sure but it’s pure profit. But in fairness that’s 30+kkm between services maybe even more and I think the “minor service” is less so will only need to pay this once during the ownership period. Not sure what the difference is. Maybe they hoover the car in the major service.

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                          • #28
                            Surely a nice pine air freshener too.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Cold View Post
                              The next service on the I-Pace will be €600-700 from what I can tell which is quite a lot for a cabin filter and a car wash. Or “major service” as they call it. So they do like to maintain the pricing for sure but it’s pure profit. But in fairness that’s 30+kkm between services maybe even more and I think the “minor service” is less so will only need to pay this once during the ownership period. Not sure what the difference is. Maybe they hoover the car in the major service.
                              Check the brakes, suspension, lights, hinges on doors, electrics etc
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                              • #30
                                If the NCT can do that check (of a much more complex ICE vehicle) in 20 mins for €55 I’m sure they can do the same. It’s all an upsell opportunity anyhow. For €600 (or whatever) they do actually need to improve the vehicle not just look at it. Even the €550 oil change by a Porsche specialist is beginning to look reasonable.

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