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Our Treg was in yesterday for replacement of the glass hatch release motor (which the VW service guy had removed previously as it wouldn't stay closed - alarm going off at 2:30am
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Anyhow, they called to pick the car up at 9:30 as agreed, and dropped it back early afternoon... all repaired (hatch closes as it should now) and washed & vacuumed out too


Great first impression of the service dept. of Beadles... the service light has just come on too, so they will be getting the business.

 

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I think they are one of the best crews around unfortunately that's why they are booked up for some time ahead. If talked to sensibly they try and do everything they can.. I was rather hoping not too many people discover them ..ah well..
 

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Well it always takes one to rock the boat. My experience from the Touareg at Beadles Maidstone has been s**t service although the young lady that specialises in Touaregs at their service reception was hopitalised at the time. Took them nearly four weeks to rectify my climate control last summer, nothing unknown just incompetence.

It wasn't just the time factor it was the promises that failed such as we will call you when the part is in that scores them low.

I have also suffered indifferent service when my Golfs have gone in for warranty work and have had to use the intervention of VW Customer Services to get the work done properly. I have nothing but admiration for Maidstone Audi next door who run a very slick and good service dept.

Motorline in Tunbridge Wells have the equipment installed to service Touaregs. Went to their open evening a few weeks back. Wonder what type of service they will offer, hope it is better than their sales dept!!!
 

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QUOTE(bamber @ Feb 9 2006, 02:55 PM)I have nothing but admiration for Maidstone Audi next door who run a very slick and good service dept.
Oooh don't get me started on Maidstone Audi... they are the main reason I sold the A6 and ended up buying the Treg. Their incompetence cost me a lot of money and made me lose patience with both them & my car. They took 3 attempts to diagnose a boost sensor fault (so the car only ran in safe mode)... they gave it back to me twice in an equally bad state to which they received it.

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QUOTE(bamber @ Feb 9 2006, 02:55 PM)Well it always takes one to rock the boat.? My experience from the Touareg at Beadles Maidstone has been s**t service although the young lady that specialises in Touaregs at their service reception was hopitalised at the time.? Took them nearly four weeks to rectify my climate control last summer, nothing unknown just incompetence.?

It wasn't just the time factor it was the promises that failed such as we will call you when the part is in that scores them low.

I have also suffered indifferent service when my Golfs have gone in for warranty work and have had to use the intervention of VW Customer Services to get the work done properly.? I have nothing but admiration for Maidstone Audi next door who run a very slick and good service dept.

Motorline in Tunbridge Wells have the equipment installed to service Touaregs.? Went to their open evening a few weeks back.? Wonder what type of service they will offer, hope it is better than their sales dept!!!
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Old site or new site? The old site had was a converted warehouse and had limited facilities.

I am no fan of Motorline, I have tried to purchase VW cars through them twice in the last year and have been amazed by their lack of business awareness to the point of arrogance.

On the other hand cannot speak more highly of Listers in Stratford. Trading in my Touareg for another this weekend, will be my second VW bought from them in the last six months. Unfortunately a little too far to travel for servicing.
 

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QUOTE(bamber @ Feb 19 2006, 08:19 PM)Old site or new site?? The old site had was a converted warehouse and had limited facilities.

I am no fan of Motorline, I have tried to purchase VW cars through them twice in the last year and have been amazed by their lack of business awareness to the point of arrogance.

On the other hand cannot speak more highly of Listers in Stratford.? Trading in my Touareg for another this weekend, will be my second VW bought from them in the last six months.? Unfortunately a little too far to travel for servicing.
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Matt, have tried your dealership in the past, before you joined though, initially tried to buy a Mark IV R32 that the CEO of Pfizer had bought as a birthday present for his wife that she didn't want and sent it back.

I took my Audi's for service to the old site when it was a VAG rather than a Volkswagen site but I lived near Sittingbourne then and the journey was not so long.

Will probably meet at Iwade Village Hall again at some time. By the way I assume those two new Mark V R32's that were unallocated for March 1st have names on them now?
 

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We had the Touareg serviced at Beadles last month, but it was re-booked in to have an oil leak fixed, as well as the cracked wooden drivers door capping.

Mrs.Paddy dropped the car in this morning, and drove away 5 mins later in a brand new Passat TDI courtesy car. So far, Beadles have come up trumps on each of the 3 occasions they've had our car. :clap:
 

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My Touareg is booked for some warranty work in May so I will be keen to see an improvement over my visit in March. The Golf was booked in for the dual mass flywheel replacement under recall/warranty for a day after Beadles had it for a day before to determine whether it needed changing (more than one supplier of the flywheel for Golf's but only one suppliers product needed to changed).

On the day the work is booked (5 hour job by the book), I get a call at midday to be told that they need it for two days as the vehicle is a 4Motion and they have to drop the subframe. Point is they had the car in for a day previously to check but failed to notice it was a 4Motion!!! I had made arrangements for a day as I didn't need a car but that wasn't the case for the extra day.

They dropped the car back the following day and testing it that evening it was apparant straight away that the steering creaked and the steering was clunking or catching when turning at slow or no speed. I took it straight back down on the following morning (Saturday) and insisted they looked at the problem. One hour later they return the keys with the problem fixed, they had disturbed the A/C water disposal pipe during the work and it was catching on the steering!!

But why wasn't this found when the vehicle was road tested after the DMF was replaced. I picked up the clonking straight away let alone the significant creaking from the steering?

The Golf was back in last week for more warranty work, vibrations from the dash that can be difficult to pin point, and to be fair they have remedied the problem.
 

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We had the Touareg serviced at Beadles last month, but it was re-booked in to have an oil leak fixed, as well as the cracked wooden drivers door capping.
Mrs.Paddy got a SMS text from Beadles mid-afternoon to say our Treg was all fixed, so off she trundles with our 21-month-old son to pick it up. 2 oil leaks fixed & the door capping replaced. But here's the bit that made the day....

The service manager had gone out especially & bought a pack of Tigger biscuits, and as my wife was talked though the work done, the little lad munched his way through the biccies. Nice touch.

As ever, the Treg was washed & vacuumed out - always a bonus. The service manager helped out swapping everything from the loan car back into ours. She noticed we has some letters to post, so offered to include them with their collection.

Top effort so far... :clap:
 

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Lot of time for Trish for although she is one of the three service agents she specialises on the luxury cars. She is a very helpful and cheerful person. It is the mechanics that I have the problem.
 

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Old site or new site? The old site had was a converted warehouse and had limited facilities.

I am no fan of Motorline, I have tried to purchase VW cars through them twice in the last year and have been amazed by their lack of business awareness to the point of arrogance.

On the other hand cannot speak more highly of Listers in Stratford. Trading in my Touareg for another this weekend, will be my second VW bought from them in the last six months. Unfortunately a little too far to travel for servicing.
Just a little info, i know dealers are more likely to bend over backwards for their own customers rather than those who spend their money elsewhere. Buying outside your area to possibly get a cheaper deal, then expecting your local dealer to carry the can for any faults does not bode well in anyones books. If you have any issues you could always take it back to the selling dealer. Maybe the service there is better.
 

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I bought my original Touareg from Beadles Maidstone and shortly after had the first problem that they made a horlicks so nullifies your statement. My second Touraeg I bought from Listers Stratford, Beadles did not have a vehicle in stock with the spec I required. As I change my vehicles frequently I prefer to purchase six month old vehicles to lose a lot of the initial depreciation.

The second Touareg I bought over the telephone but on driving home a number of issues that should have been rectified in their 300 or whatever multi point check had not been corrected. I spoke to VW Stratford, they sent down one of their demonstrators as a loan car, had mine for 8 days and rectified all the faults plus did some other warranty work such as the sound proofing for the auxillary heater. They then delivered the vehicle back. So you could say I have followed your advice.

The most recent problem I had with Beadles was with my Golf that again I purchased through VW Stratford, Beadles did not have any 4Motion diesels in stock, naturally I try locally before moving on. VW issued a recall to replace the DMF, Stratford notified me but VW pay for the work irrelevant of where the vehicle was purchased.

I have owned seven VW's in the last four years, some purchased through Beadles but I have always had the vehicles serviced at Beadles Maidstone so they have had a fair wad of my cash so you cannot say I have not given them a fair chance!!!
 

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Treg was back in for an air con re-gas today - back to Beadles in Maidstone as usual - and I found out a couple of things...

Firstly, Trish reads this forum (Hi Trish).... :oops: No bad thing though, dealers keeping up to date.

Secondly, she / Beadles still get 10/10 in my book (for reasons I don't want to get into here)... but the service we received was - once again - perfect.

Sticking with my original rating of 10/10.
 

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Think Trish is great as I have said in a previous post, the major problem I had with my climate control in September 2005 and the delay was while she was off convalescing from a hospital visit and one of her non Touareg colleagues dealt or not with the problem. On other occassions it has been the techies that have let her down although that has been with my Golf(s) rather than the Touareg so different techies.

If she does read this forum perhaps she can tell me why my Touareg had a 42 mile road test when it was in early in May. I dropped it off and picked it up so there was no delivery mileage to me and back and it was only in to investigate possible wiper problem, a dodgy reversing light and to tighten up the rear passenger door to stop a whistling noise!!
 
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