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Thanks @GrumpyGranddad. I have just had the same quote from them.
Have you used them or Autobarn as @trev0rk mentioned?
I have always found Citygate OK but not overwhelming. They told me my Exhuast manifold had rusted and had a hole last time I went in, by which they meant I had surface corrosion on the rear exhaust box.They offered to replace my Cambelt 6 months after they had last done it. They have also inspected my roof for corrosion 3 times now. Only needs the tape but given there isn't any and it is 9 years old I am disinclined to let anyone near it. None of it fills me with confidence.
The fact it is no where near a railway station and not cyclable to anything is also a pain.
Bought a black friday service plan last year but not going to renew it and looking for alternatives.
 
andyinluton

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The fact it is no where near a railway station and not cyclable to anything is also a pain.

Not quite right, it's a 2 mile walk, uphill all the way from the delightful Bourne End station ( no catering or toilets available) which I believe has at least one train a day which goes at walking pace & gets in about 15mins before their service department goes home. Only 4 hours from my home via 4 different tubes & trains.

If you want one with good transport links Alan Day Hampstead is hard to beat. has underground and overground within a short walk.
Just worth checking they've put your oil filter on properly before driving too far after a service.......
 
GrumpyGranddad

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Thanks @GrumpyGranddad. I have just had the same quote from them.
Have you used them or Autobarn as @trev0rk mentioned?
I have always found Citygate OK but not overwhelming. They told me my Exhuast manifold had rusted and had a hole last time I went in, by which they meant I had surface corrosion on the rear exhaust box.They offered to replace my Cambelt 6 months after they had last done it. They have also inspected my roof for corrosion 3 times now. Only needs the tape but given there isn't any and it is 9 years old I am disinclined to let anyone near it. None of it fills me with confidence.
The fact it is no where near a railway station and not cyclable to anything is also a pain.
Bought a black friday service plan last year but not going to renew it and looking for alternatives.
No not used them but most probably will for servicing/repairs once out of warranty. Closer to me than Citygate and less expensive :)
Good service from Citygate Monday/Tuesday when fixing my drivers door leak. New ‘Regulator card’ fitted. They were proactive and called me twice to keep me updated.
Failed to fix my Satnav problem though. Still not retaining any destinations/favourites :-(
Edit - However received a follow up call from Craig today re’ the SatNav and discussed further. Looks like an escalation to VW Germany is the next step.
 
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Loz2286

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Not quite right, it's a 2 mile walk, uphill all the way from the delightful Bourne End station ( no catering or toilets available) which I believe has at least one train a day which goes at walking pace & gets in about 15mins before their service department goes home. Only 4 hours from my home via 4 different tubes & trains.

If you want one with good transport links Alan Day Hampstead is hard to beat. has underground and overground within a short walk.
Just worth checking they've put your oil filter on properly before driving too far after a service.......
Probably easier to get a train to Beaconsfield then a cab from the on-platform company. Only 10 mins ride to Citygate from the station.
 
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Probably easier to get a train to Beaconsfield then a cab from the on-platform company. Only 10 mins ride to Citygate from the station.
If I was doing it again I probably would. Or walk from Beaconsfield - at least its downhill from there.
 
trev0rk

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If I was doing it again I probably would. Or walk from Beaconsfield - at least its downhill from there.
In fairness, Citygate offer while you wait servicing, and it’s easy to spend an hour or so wandering round Wooburn Green.
(Yes I’m retired!)
 
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In fairness, Citygate offer while you wait servicing, and it’s easy to spend an hour or so wandering round Wooburn Green.
(Yes I’m retired!)
Agree. I either wait for the vehicle (ie minor service) and enjoy a couple of coffees or for longer jobs book my van in and have a loan vehicle.
 

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