This is a very sad tale.
I brought my 156 xreg not long ago.
2 weeks after I noticed an oil leak, so I rang the warrantee people and was advised to book it into a local garage of their choice and take it from there.
When I picked the car up I was told the oil leak was fixed and it was done under the warrantee, but the front swing arms needed replacing. So I re-booked the car in. Meanwhile the oil was still leaking! So the car goes back to the garage to be repaired again. I recieved a quote for the oil leak and swing arms of £993. I spoke to the dealer whom I brought the car from and he agreed to pay £450 towards the cost.
After FOUR Weeks of being in the garage I eventually got the car back but the bill was now £1,399! And was told I couldnt have the car till I paid.
So off I trot to my parents house 250 miles away with 3 off my children for a weekend, and pop in to see a friend of mine who is a machanic. He looks at the bill with a sharp intake of breath! And explains he thinks the head had gone at some point in the past and was bodged back together.
On my way home the engine throws a piston!!!!! The car is now on my parents driveway and Im not sure what to do...
New engine and put it all down to bad experience (all beit expensive experience)
or is there something else I can do. I spoke to the dealer who fobbed me off and I've spoken to the garage who also fobbed me off.
sorry its so long a story...but I love my car so much I just dont know what to do!!