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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Mangoletsi Knutsford
First a quick question; was the service history not available with the car when you bought it? If it was not provided with the car then this might suggest that the dealer may have wanted to hide it! Perhaps you could try that approach, although while this information probably wouldn't have given you any warning about an iminent CAT failure, you might get them to feel a little guilty!
Secondly, some more useful advice; the second CAT on my 147 failed earlier this year and needed replacing. This cost me £500 ish (can't remember exactly I'm afraid) at my preferred Indy in Wrexham. The part was a pattern CAT (i.e. cheaper than an official OEM part) so I suggest that the best way to reduce the cost of the work would be to use an Indy as also suggested above by happyman because the labour rates will be roughly 50% of a main dealer and the standard of work can often be better.
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