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Welcome Angela A and thanks for your contribution. Pop back with any questions when you get your yeti as there is always someone willing to help out.
 

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Hi Angela,

Indeed! Sounds like you have a dealer there who is doing the Right Thing for you though. To rectify some of the defects that will have arisen, before you take ownership. Any chance you could let us know who they are?

That cam belt change is important too.

Make sure the dealership clean the Haldex oil filter screens when they change the Haldex oil. It’s not normally on a Skoda dealer’s “To Do” lists. (As they are not Haldex experts. Neither are VW. They both buy-in Haldex unit’s from the company that makes them. Borg-warner’s Haldex division). Any Haldex specialist will tell you it is an essential though. Along with many of the Haldex knowledgeable folk in here (of which I count myself only as someone who has learned a lot from those who are).

In fact that’s the way to do it! Get the dealer to include lots time related but too often neglected maintenance jobs, as part of the deal. They are often more amenable to including jobs like that, than haggling on the price. As it costs them a lot less than they would need to charge you for the same work.

If it has not already been “Fixed” for the EA189 Service Action, you may want request that it isn’t? Although if they are still giving the extra component warranty on those (from the date when the Fix was applied), you may want to let it go ahead?

Above all - Good Luck.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Yeti.
 

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Hi Angela A, welcome to the forum, I hope we have not put you off your Yeti. My late neighbour had a thirteen year old Aygo that had done just 6000 miles. It was dealer serviced every year and absolutely immaculate in every way, so there are exceptions.
 

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My late neighbour had a thirteen year old Aygo that had done just 6000 miles. It was dealer serviced every year and absolutely immaculate in every way, so there are exceptions.
Indeed!
I mentioned that my threshold for what constitutes “too few miles” is considerably reduced for a petrol engine car. Especially one with no turbo. And that interiors will be mint. For a Toyota that would be reduced still further.
As witnessed by the fact my daughters Fiat and Ford were both bought with less than 10k/yr. But with a history of annual oil changes and check overs despite few miles between. That’s what I mean about history being more important than mileage. In either direction. low or high miles.
 

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If it has not already been “Fixed” for the EA189 Service Action, you may want request that it isn’t? Although if they are still giving the extra component warranty on those (from the date when the Fix was applied), you may want to let it go ahead?
A 2015 car may have the later 2.0 diesel engine which is not subject to that Service Action. The change over was around June/July I think.
One easy way to tell is look or ask if the car has an AdBlue tank in the boot. If it does have that tank, it's the later engine.
Another way is to look for the letters SCR in the formal description of the car. SCR = later engine.
 
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Good point!
 

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At last, after a lot of messing about, I have managed to re-activate my original/aged membership after the system said 'Colin Lambert' was already in use.OF COURSE IT WAS!! It's ME.
So just testing to make sure it works. and to say that Colin.A.Lambert' no longer exists, I hope!
 
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Hi Guys

started this ages ago but lots visitors tonight ...
if I’ve missed any posts, sorry and I will reply tomorrow eve as more visitors expected (were not usually this popular) and I have to sort some stuff for them.

Well I’ve had a go in a Yeti ?.
What’s this Yeti Grin? (or is it just pure joy?) The ride felt fine to me.

Hated the automatic gears I didn’t feel at all in control. Glad I tried them tho (it was all the dealer had) cos that confirms what I thought, that I definitely want manual. Loved everything else about the car. Mum was particularly taken with the heated seats.

They let me take it home to have a go putting in the garage and OMG that was terrifying.

The Garage doorway is 200cm wide, 220cm high, with another 30cm width once you get inside the garage. I nudged it’s nose in. The garage doors were swinging wildly in the wind.

According to the Skoda specs I should have had just enough gap to squeeze through.

I think if someone more confident‘d been driving it (it always takes me a while to get used to a new car and I’d never driven an automatic before and it was being just a bit too frisky for a tight space), or if it had been an old car I wasn’t terrified of scratching, and it was precision lined up, I do think it would actually fit.

But I don’t think I could have done it, not yet.

I thought folding the mirrors in would’ve given a lot more room, but actually they‘re so neatly tucked into the profile of the car that that doesn’t make much difference at all.

But if I had actually got the car through the doors, there wasn’t a cat in hells chance of me getting out of it, at least not in the conventional way. The doors are 8” thick! Did you know that?

So I don’t know. You do the maths. l‘m not huge, I lost 9 stone a while ago (ok so I put some back on since). But the Yeti and the Garage are just never going to work. Aside from moving house I don’t see a way of garaging it. I’m gutted. I don’t want to remain a Not-Yeti. I want my YOC sticker. But it feel ridiculous to keep Junk in the garage and my new £13,000 pride and joy outside In the rain with the thieves and the vandals.

What to do ??? Will have to take a bit of time to think it through.

lotsa Luv

DidneNotYeti
 

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Hi Angela, your dealer sounds good, I was wondering who it is? my original question was about the pre-sale check, if they really actually did it or took any notice of it if they did so it sounds like yours do. ?
It might be worth checking with your credit card provider about section 75 because mine said £100. If that’s the case with yours, perhaps you could add a little something to your purchase and pay the balance on credit card, I suppose if it’s something that’s integral to the car that should work, if dealers are willing to amend receipt for you to reflect it?
just a thought
Enjoy your new Yeti will be interesting to hear how you get on with it
 

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Carpeted walls that’s interesting. It’s already got an Axminster on the floor ! Really ! It had already done several years service in a couple of different rooms in the house when mum n dad moved in 52 years ago! it’s seen better days.
 

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A 2015 car may have the later 2.0 diesel engine which is not subject to that Service Action. The change over was around June/July I think.
One easy way to tell is look or ask if the car has an AdBlue tank in the boot. If it does have that tank, it's the later engine.
Another way is to look for the letters SCR in the formal description of the car. SCR = later engine.
Thanks for that. Really helpful. Yes mine is July 2015, the newer Euro 6 engine. It has SCR in the title so must be the type you're referring to.
 

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All I can say, is the last time a car of mine lived in a garage was 40 years ago. I’ve had several from new, albeit most of those being company cars, but also a couple of my own. Modern cars are designed, zinc coated, primed and painted, to exist happily outside in the rain. They also have all sorts of anti-theft alarms and devices.Most of the stuff I keep in garage isn’t designed to get rained on, but much of it could be easily nicked if I kept them outside.
 
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Deleted. Sorry site so slow this morning, thought I had mis-posted so re-posted below!
 
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Keeping a car in a garage can actually be detrimental...
I agree 100% with Flintstone and The Hood but sadly, keeping a car out of a garage can also be detrimental. I live in a reasonably respectable part of Brum yet neighbours have had cars keyed, wingmirrors wrenched, wipers bent or stolen, tyres slashed, badges removed etc. Two neighbours have had BMWs stolen from their drives. To be fair the frequency of these incidents has reduced massively since the local pub/club closed down but I still prefer to keep my Yeti out of sight and within the protection of my garage. Maybe I should move away from Brum... :unsure:
 

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I also agree. None of my cars (apart from the Stags) have ever been garaged .
Outside/carport....good. Garage bad!
There was me thinking garages were for storing junk that you will never need!?
 

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Three different Audi TTs all garaged and not a sign of rust etc on any of them.
One Land Rover Discovery kept outside and a large proportion of the steel body shell under the aluminium panels simply dissolved.

Incidentally, I believe that some insurance companies see a garaged car as at increased risk of minor damage while entering and exiting the garage and raise premiums accordingly.
 

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Incidentally, I believe that some insurance companies see a garaged car as at increased risk of minor damage while entering and exiting the garage and raise premiums accordingly.
I believe this to be true as well. When I checked with my own insurance company (little red telephone) the only stipulation was that the car is "kept at" my home address - not necessarily inside a garage.
 
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