Just thought i'd post a quick note about my day with the car.
Started off with taking it to Vauxhall dealer as there was a knocking noise coming from the front side, had no ideas possibly bushes? it was very intermittent so best to get checked out.
Took it in for 9am techinicians looked over for an hour still no further diagnosing problem, i then took them out for a drive to make sure they heard the right noise.
They re-checked everything no play in suspension or bushes so bit stumped on what it was, advised to keep driving it keep an eye on it and see if it gets any worse.
Ok I thought they've done all they can, now for the bill.........£free. Very surprised as previous dealers i've used when i had my Golf charged my £70+ just for looking at car before doing anything.
Then onto halfords to get the ioPlay fitted properly (iphone/ipod adapter for stereo), dropped car off told to come back in 1hour to pick up. Hour passes get back to car, stereo no where to be seen, for some unknown reason when fitting something it had gone in the stereo rendering it useless........Great i've got a 3hour drive tomorrow with no stereo and the adapter isn't fitted.
Told by manager because of inconvience and stereo being broken, I can choose any aftermarket stereo to replace it. Not ideal as i prefer the factory look but such is life.
Decided on the new blaupunkt m68, trim is very similiar to trim of Vec so still slightly in keeping with interior, plus comes with built in bluetooth and ipod connection, fingers crossed it should be done by 6 tonight all being well. Full refund on the ioplay £170 and a new stereo with all the functions I want.
So all in all day started thinking it would be expensive, and it hasn't been and i'm £170 better off with a new stereo.
Sure i've bored you all enough now
So big thanks to Cresser Vauxhall in Redditch, and Andy at halfords.