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    • Can relate.... hence the 24 year old, 335k A6. From the heyday of German automotive production. Downhill from there....... Not sure your specifications are all meet-able in one package. Could try posing the question to Honest John. Brother has one of the big Skoda (Karoc?) things. 1.4 TSI, good on paper but apparently misses the published figures by a wide margin.
    • https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=61355 At least one man has been luckier than you.....
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    • John its frustrating and only going to get worse. As more and more software is used to run the car then the manufactures can control what the car does and what features work or dont work.  There was an article in the ST recently about a tesla that had the heated seats (a time limited extra) disabled and it would cost £300 to have re enabled. And more seriously new functions added to the software without telling the drivers (sounds a bit like what Boeing did on the 7373Max).  I will see if i can find the article... Agree with you comments it is just profiteering. I think everything is going the way of a service, you dont own anything but in effect rent it from the manufactures with little or no control of what you are paying for or how long it will work. Mike
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    • Very good John i like that  I’ll suggest it at work
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