Re: 156 1.9 JTD, hard clutch that goes soft...
UPDATE: - I got a phone call from Arnold Clark service manager, "could you please bring the car to get the clutch repaired?" "Tue would be fine" I said.
Yaahoo. The brake discs and pads are on order, but the clutch is getting done first? Weird, but hey, its getting fixed and im not paying.
Fit for purpose, the law says!
To all new owners who buy from a garage, don't accept ANY faults with the car for up to 30 days after picking it up. Even if its not a new car, its still got to be fit for purpose when you buy it and remain so for at least 30 days, after which your extended warranty will kick in. (You did buy that extended warranty with the Alfa - didn't you? lol)
That means its the supplying dealer or garage who are liable in that first 30 days.
Arnolds said they would have to get authorisation to fix the clutch - I pointed out the clause in the warranty that says they are liable for 30 days, and mentioned trading standards or vosa (the brakes are dodgy too and they mot'd it) - they quickly decided to fix it themselves.
Dont get me wrong, none of this is directly aimed at Arnold Clark themselves or their people in general, just the actions of certain individuals in my experience, and only at one branch.