Being very kind hearted (& currently working next door to a VW garage) I offered to take my wifes 1.9 diesel Polo in for a service & MOT today (hid the spare keys for the Vec tho she's only 10mins walk from work & didn't want to risk scuffed alloys as shes never driven it before).
I lovely 40 mile drive in the non-turbo diesel wasn't my idea of a relaxing journey to work, but I got there albeit 20 mins late .
1st I got a call saying the wipers were stuffed £40 (they were knaked)
2nd a salesman rang offering to sell me a new one ('uck off m8)
3rd It's failed it's MOT (3year old & 35K) suspension bushes worn, £400 +vat to fix. However part of the masterplan was to get the car in a few days before the warranty ran out (8th Dec)& it's covered under the warranty , but hey can't fix it today & I'm 40 miles from home, luckily they had a courtesy car an even slower 1.2 petrol Polo so I managed to get home (an hour late )
So now I face a lurvly journey to work again tomorrow in a ****** 1.2 & back tomorrow in the 1.9D crate, At least I went out in the Vec tonight for a break