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Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:13 pm
by RichM
So, I'm saving for the amazing C65 Auto aiming to buy in November as a treat to myself for my birthday. I love that (blue dial) watch costing £695.

My 9 year old Audi was serviced and mot'd (by Audi) last month costing only £50 as I had a service-pack-deal-thing with them. This week smoke was coming off the offside rear brake and it was glowing red (not great with the children in the car). Audi have said a failed brake caliper and handbrake cable is the fault. New brake disc and pad required, which were only a year old, as they are ruined from the heat build-up. All this after the clean service and mot.

The cost of repairs? £690.

I'd better get saving harder!

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:17 pm
by Kip
Sorry about you troubles, but at least you have 5£ left to start the new fund.

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:23 pm
by RichM
Kip wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Sorry about you troubles, but at least you have 5£ left to start the new fund.
True enough, there's always a positive side to things!

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:35 pm
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Kip wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Sorry about you troubles, but at least you have 5£ left to start the new fund.
I do like a cup-half-full mindset! :lol:

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:43 pm
by Thegreyman
That's tough. I guess the consolation with having an older car is that the depreciation becomes so low that it covers the cost of a few repairs e.g. my (not that fancy or expensive) car probably depreciates £2.5k - £3k per annum before I even drive a mile or pay for any service repairs :problem:

Hopefully the Audi behaves itself from here on in till you get the C65 [-o<

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:45 pm
by Thermexman
Thegreyman wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:43 pm
That's tough. I guess the consolation with having an older car is that the depreciation becomes so low that it covers the cost of a few repairs e.g. my (not that fancy or expensive) car probably depreciates £2.5k - £3k per annum before I even drive a mile or pay for any service repairs :problem:

Hopefully the Audi behaves itself from here on in till you get the C65 [-o<
Reminds me of a conversation I once had with my dad.

Dad: my 8 yr old car has just cost me £250 to get it through it’s MOT! It’s alright for you son, with your fancy new car!

Me: Yeah? My last service cost £250 and there was nowt wrong it!

Dad: Well, that’ll teach ya to drive a new car!

Me: :silent: :silent: :silent: :shock:

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:31 pm
by RichM
Thank you for the replies. I feel a bit less gloomy about it now.

I'll aim still for November for the C65.

Rich.

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:08 pm
by SimonCB
Rich, I know your pain. Last December the soft-top of my 2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet broke, and I only got it fixed last month (and also had to get new brakes as well).

On a plus side, I did manage to get myself a C65 Trident Diver (in black). And Spring is here.

Good luck for November!

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:19 pm
by MiniMpi
Sorry to here this Rich ;(
You'll love the C65 even more now that you have to wait a bit longer for it.

On the Audi brake issue, if you are fussy about the paintwork then I would recommend a good detail of it to be done.
It will be covered in iron fall out deposits from the stuck on brakes and will harm the paintwork.

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:32 pm
by SimonCB
Thanks for the heads up on that, MiniMpi. I gave the car a good clean yesterday (and even gave the soft-top some tlc) so hopefully that should keep it looking (pretty) reasonable.

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:33 pm
by Bahnstormer_vRS
Thegreyman wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:43 pm
That's tough. I guess the consolation with having an older car is that the depreciation becomes so low that it covers the cost of a few repairs e.g. my (not that fancy or expensive) car probably depreciates £2.5k - £3k per annum before I even drive a mile or pay for any service repairs :problem:

Hopefully the Audi behaves itself from here on in till you get the C65 [-o<
Very true Patrick.

Often though it all boils down to financial ability and personal priorities.

@RichM - Fingers crossed for you Rich that you don't get any further unexpected bills. Did your dealer just replace the brake disc/pads on the one wheel? I ask, because usually brake discs/pads are supplied and replaced in pairs. Best to keep the wear even on a axle.

Guy

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:29 am
by PaulJS
I think we all know how frustrating it can be when things like this seem to conspire against your best laid plans!

Tis true though that owning / running a previously loved car is far more cost effective than new overall, but only if you stay as far away from Main Stealers as is humanly possible!

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:56 am
by AdDaMan
You're mad if you are taking your 9 year old Audi to a dealer for work like that. Go to a specialist for half the cost and far better standard of work.

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:53 pm
by RichM
AdDaMan wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:56 am
You're mad if you are taking your 9 year old Audi to a dealer for work like that. Go to a specialist for half the cost and far better standard of work.
You're dead right! It's the only car I've had serviced through a main dealership. Never again!

Thanks for the support everyone. The watch will be well worth the wait when I eventually get my hands on it. (A bit like, I hope, when you eventually get a pint after a long wait at the bar in a busy pub. That particular pint always tastes the best!).

Happy Easter y'all.

Re: Audi ruins C65 Trident Auto plan

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:17 am
by Mike2795647
Hopefully you will drop lucky and manage to pick one up in a sale to balance out the wait, enjoy when you end up getting it