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Message posted by Acornis on 19/7/2014 at 12:22pm
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Well that took me by surprise. Picked up the Insignia last week just a couple of days before setting off for a jaunt. The dealer had the tow bar fitted and supplied me with a couple of number plates.
Had the van home to prepare the car and van, fit new number plate, clean off the new paint that had been so lovingly applied by Witter before hitching up to try the electrics.
Nothing.
The air went blue, in my mind I was already driving back to the dealer or contemplating ringing the company who fitted the tow kit to come out to me.
Id been working out of the back of the hatch so I thought that I would shut the hatch and when I tried again all working fine.
Rang the company who fitted the tow bar today they say this is perfectly normal for most of these tourer type vehicles. There is only power at the plug when the hatch is closed (except the permanent live, I checked)
So, if I am sitting on the side of the road and I need to open the hatch for say a jack or the strange piece of kit that re-inflates the tyres, I have no lights or hazards, I said. Mmmm he said.


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Message posted by jaiash on 19/7/2014 at 12:33pm
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Tourer type as in estate - I think he avoiding the issue. Had estate cars since 1996 and never heard that one before.

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Volvo, BMW, Merc, and Audis.



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Message posted by LlaniDavis on 19/7/2014 at 5:14pm
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Certainly doesn't seem to apply to VAG vehicles.
I would get in touch with Vauxhall Technical and check with them.

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I'm just curious as to why folk buy Vauxhall when its common knowledge they go wrong and the dealers have them longer than the owners

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Quote: Originally posted by Skoda Bob on 19/7/2014
I'm just curious as to why folk buy Vauxhall when its common knowledge they go wrong and the dealers have them longer than the owners





I'll have to warn my son - he bought a brand new Zafira on a 13 plate (he didn't need a 7 seater - but at 10K brand new, he couldn't resist)

He's done 35,000 in 14 months, and not a single thing had gone wrong with it.

So, as I'm sure you're very knowledgeable about these things, his engine must be due to blow up at any moment.

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Message posted by epa611 on 26/7/2014 at 12:41pm
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Our last Vectra had 178000 miles at 9 years old when we traded it in for our 13 plate Insignia.

Never had a major issue, but we use a local mechanic who is ex-VX rally team.

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Message posted by alpiner on 26/7/2014 at 4:06pm
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Had a Vauxhall a few years back, 145.000 miles no problems,
Would you like to give us your Vauxhall ownership problems Bob or is it just what you have heard from other Scoda owners

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Message posted by Skoda Bob on 26/7/2014 at 7:20pm
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We had 10 Insignias as taxis, all them were returned under the sale of goods act, due to them being always off the road, Vectra's on the other hand especially the 1.9 tdi ones where relatively trouble free

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i'd rather push a Ford than drive Vauxhall...having said that i drive a Volvo

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Now I really wouldn't like to push a Volvo, have pushed the odd Ford back in the Mk 1 Cortina days.

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Message posted by billyboggins on 26/7/2014 at 9:54pm
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thats the point...you never have to push a Volvo ..they don't break down


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Are you sure?

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Message posted by billyboggins on 26/7/2014 at 11:09pm
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after 14 years of ownership ...yes pretty sure


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Message posted by Acornis on 26/7/2014 at 11:21pm
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Never say never on this site.

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Message posted by billyboggins on 26/7/2014 at 11:26pm
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yes ,i did hesitate before posting, a bit like tempting fate, but there again i believe in Volvo,,,especially the older diesels for towing ,,,,fingers crossed !!!!!!


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