Wheel corrosion

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    Yes, Having been giving the PCP offer, it showed how much car car is worth and whilst its not too bad, better than my offer on my previous BMW, it is pretty much sell now or keep it and accept nothing back and potentially higher repair bills etc. Yes, mine is a 16 plate and although has done pretty low mileage, its more the financial side i'm looking at as I'd prefer to get something back on the car as i effectively look at it as that's my deposit on the next car rather than starting from scratch.

    Still looking at options. Cheaper option is going back to Ford but then i know i'd loose quiet a bit on the car but then you don't pay a huge amount for them int he first place. Might look at VW but not too sure over there recent emissions scandals plus the model i'd go for would be the Golf and I believe there is a imminent new model coming out which I suspect will be high price so will probably have to get out going model. Same with the Audi A3, that's due a refresh this year I believe o kinda pointless buying the old model or it to loose money when new model comes out but maybe they will still be worth more than a Ford, who knows.

    Going to look at my options on new car deals online and then maybe see if a dealership would match them, depending on what they come to financially.

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    This is the way that major car manufacturers keep sales up to meet production. People will inevitably change their cars regularly to try and retain some value to buy a new or newer model. A few years ago, it was the new registration suffix that kept sales turning over. We are all on the automotive treadmill. :rolleyes:
     
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    yeah, helped along by the 'i want it now' generation... who end up not owning anything, just paying for the interest and depreciation... as you say on the automotive treadmill.

    Reckon car manufacturers make as much from financing as they do from their sales
     
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    I'd be inclined to think they make more from the finance side of it.

    I'll never forget when I was buying from a company they were desperate to get me to buy the car on finance as opposed to outright, offered me a huge discount and all other perks the truth of it was the amount they would make from finance was more than the profit on the car.
     
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    A lot of interesting points of view

    I’m happy paying depreciation (after securing a good lease deal) and having the benefit of driving a new car, almost one year in, I still look for the next car and scroll dealers and auto trader, whilst I regret leaving BMW’s, The new car feeling more than swallows the regret!

    I was fortunate enough to sell my owned outright car, so I’m offsetting the monthlies with car sale capital, this allows the same saving for the car pot when I was owning!
    Realistically I’m saving for a Porsche, though I can only justify, if the wife agrees to single car ownership otherwise the depreciation makes no sense, being low mileage user, I consider depreciation higher and worth has to justified!

    There’s pros and cons to either method, a car is a depreciating asset, if you can balance the monthly payment with realistic depreciation your quids in, the only point I’d make is a reputable gap insurance policy with return to invoice is necessary whether leasing, PCP or HP to try and protect any shortfall!

    On the Ford Theme, the new Kuga looks very sleek, tempted to go into the dealers for a look!
    Good luck with your wheel claim
     
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    Good man
     
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    Yes, i seen the new Kuga pictures but not sure its out yet? Certainly no used ones around yet... Was considering this as a option to move to but timing doesn't look to be on my side and I don't want the older model as that interior looks like my last 2011 Focus interior, would feel somewhat of a backwards move...

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    Saga continues..... they phoned me yesterday, i was at work and unable to take the call as in middle of something else. Phoned them back this morning, to be told guy was just seeing to someone and would phone me back in couple of mins. Waiting 15-20mins, no call, phoned back again, he not answering the phone, they will get him call me back shortly.... I can't wait till i'm done with this dealership as don't plan on ever going back to them.... Only going there as they open sat morn for body shop & its where i bought the car.

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    Well - despite having phoned him at lunch time, he didn't call back till gone 5pm! However, I was at work and couple take the call as was with someone doing something so will phone them back again tomorrow...

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    Arrrghhhh
    I feel your pain...!!!


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    So, just got hold of them and have to say not impressed.

    BMW have said they won't cover all the cost and would only cover 50% which would mean I have to pay £950! The 2nd option would be to have wheels refurb, which would be £550. Having explained I was told they would cover the cost as I had reported it whilst car was under warranty, didn't get anywhere.

    Have to consider my options now, either pay (which i'm really against as I don't see why i should pay) or not sure what else, leave it? sell the car?.

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    Currently considering not renewing the BMW extended warranty also, i only do approx 4-5k a year so trying to see if it is worth it plus still undecided on changing the car or not.

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    The first option prior to any of those is to contact bmw customer services, express your displeasure, how you’re loyal to the company and are now considering other brands. Reiterate that it was reported in warranty and that it’s a defect they are fully aware of that isn’t related to wear and tear. Explain how you were misled just to get you outside of your warranty period blah blah blah, can they review the situation.
     
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    Some years ago. a friend and colleague purchased a new Jaguar that had several faults, which the dealer was trying to wriggle out of doing under warranty. It was quickly resolved when my friend threatened to drive the car through their showroom window. The service manager quickly changed his mind and the faults were taken care of. Sometimes being a little forceful can pay dividends. :)
     
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    That’s a fair runaround you’ve had - I’m sure your don’t need the hassle or frustration....
     
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    Certainly not... I'm going to phone the service manger next week, see what he says, if no joy then i'll go BMW CS and see if they can assist and see what happens from there.

    Thanks all!

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    Kevin, i’d go for the refurb, in my experience a good refurb will be as good, if not better than a new wheel. You only have to refurb the corroded ones, not all of them.
     
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    Hardly worth your trouble. I realise it'd be a hassle for you and occupy even more of your time, but you can't beat presenting yourself in person, asking to see the Dealer Principal only, explain that you'll just make yourself comfortable until he can see you as you have a problem with his Dealership that you need to discuss with him in person.
    Also, if you can, have all the relevant dates, times, people to whom you spoke etc with you.

    All of the foregoing delivered in the most polite way but in a voice several registers louder than your normal. Get stuck into the free coffee and biscuits and have your tablet or/laptop and work on it [even if it's only to play a game] - all this will indicate to the Service Department that you're prepared to be there for the long haul.

    Bet you a penny to a pound that you get something sorted pdq. (y)
     
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    Agreed with escalating straight to the DP.
    They can be elusive but perseverance can work wonders.
    I even had a DP visit me at home to resolve a situation...he offered to do so I didnt ask
     
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