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    Hi guys,

    Just became the proud owner of a new Peugeot 308 Allure 1.6T. Absolutely loving the car and I can't believe there's not more on the road. Everyone who sees it thinks it's amazing.

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    Just got some queries in regards to servicing. The car is covered by a three year warranty with five years capped price servicing, but I'm curious if I should take it back to the dealer?

    Do you guys generally recommend a specialist over the dealership? I mostly want what's best for the car.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puggle308 View Post
    Hi guys,

    Just became the proud owner of a new Peugeot 308 Allure 1.6T. Absolutely loving the car and I can't believe there's not more on the road. Everyone who sees it thinks it's amazing.

    Just got some queries in regards to servicing. The car is covered by a three year warranty with five years capped price servicing, but I'm curious if I should take it back to the dealer?

    Do you guys generally recommend a specialist over the dealership? I mostly want what's best for the car.

    Cheers.
    If it's been sold with capped price service, unless you wish to sacrifice the offer and pay for service at going non dealer rates out of your own pocket , you will be required to take it to a Accredited dealer.

    I'd be asking for suggestions for the "best" dealer, personally.
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    Capped prices aren't cheap, and are a way of capturing business for the dealers for many years. I regard them as a con. You will also be charged full dealer price$ for consumables like filters, plugs, brake pads etc.

    The problem to consider is what will Peugeot say if a warranty item arises for a manufacturing fault - will they blame the non-dealer servicing?

    The difference in quality between dealer workshops is very great, so certainly look for one to fully trust. It doesn't have to be the seller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
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    The difference in quality between dealer workshops is very great, so certainly look for one to fully trust. It doesn't have to be the seller.
    As an example, we bought a new 307 HDi in 2006. Admittedly particle filters were new then, but the dealer workshop recommended an entirely inappropriate engine oil... I don't think they realised that diesel engines had changed a bit since the 504!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    If it's been sold with capped price service, unless you wish to sacrifice the offer and pay for service at going non dealer rates out of your own pocket , you will be required to take it to a Accredited dealer.

    I'd be asking for suggestions for the "best" dealer, personally.

    So the first service is going to cost $450. I checked the terms of the capped price servicing and nowhere does it state that the offer becomes void if I take it outside the dealer network. It just means that obviously I don't get a capped price service.

    Why I'm asking is that I the impression that specialised French car mechanics do a better job than the dealerships and are occasionally cheaper.

    Also according to the terms of the warranty any registered mechanic is able to work on the vehicle without voiding the manufacturer warranty.

    Thanks guys.

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    Took my Transporter to NRMA for a quote on 1st service. I thought "lets see Peugeot argue with NRMA" on warranty claim.

    NRMA quoted $25 less than VW dealer!!! VW service $500 to change oil and filter (and count the wheels).

    Went with VW.
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    Peugeot 73' 504 Ti from new
    Peugeot 08' 407 Hdi Coupe from new

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    Peugeot 92' 205 Gti
    Renault 72' 16TS from new
    Renault 69' 10
    Renault 71' 10s
    Renault 68' 10 from new

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