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    Default Time to drive to France again...am I getting paranoid??

    It's nearly time for the yearly trip to Le Francais. For me the drive is all part of the holiday and the roads in France are lush!! To say I'm looking to it is an understatement!! Have done it for the last two years in the vec now without a single problem but the car now has 45k on and within the last year has had a new alternator and EGR valve replaced under warranty. Just had oil and filter change, new discs and pads on front and it's at the dealers today for a knocking sound from the front end. I've asked them if they can do a vehicle health check while it's in which they are doing as I type. Fingers crossed. I'm covered for European breakdown and it's stilll in warranty so don't suppose there is anything more I can do....is there??

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    stay at home in bed wrapped up in cotton wool

    no mate - you've done what you need to and its been serviced so all things ticketyboo

    enjoy your hols and remember

    this thread is useless without a postcard

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    Good luck, we drove to the ring last year then down to south France and then back home to Cornwall in a 20 year old car. A broken fog light is all that came out of it!!

    Good luck, we love it.

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    Drove to the ring and back in a 1980 trans am so i wouldnt worry to much about your vectra. They always seem at their best at high speed.

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    I think it's just with the warranty work done this year it's turned me into a bit of a nutter!! TBH I've not been that bothered about the car the last couple of times we've been.
    Vive La France.....mmmm....crepes.....wine....wine....wine ....wine.....more crepes.........wine.......

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    You just have to turn that warranty work woe around... and just think.. its jobs that have been done that have an even slimmer chance of going whilst ur away.

    Have fun on your hols

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    See you there marky, we are off to Bordeaux & the south in the Vec estate.
    Got EU recovery & green card insurance sorted.
    I put up a similar thread earlier which has some handy tips in it.

    Judging from the pieces of junk that people wander around Europe in yours is posh mate

    Have fun, if you are going to the same area and want to exchange mobile nos in case of hassle then PM me.

    Cheers

    John

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    I would be to scared of mine having problems to drive that kind of distance.

    Good luck and enjoy your holiday with trouble free motoring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diet1985 View Post
    You just have to turn that warranty work woe around... and just think.. its jobs that have been done that have an even slimmer chance of going whilst ur away.

    Have fun on your hols
    That is definitely the "glass half full" as opposed to my "glass half empty" way of thinking on this!! I did think the other week that I'm glad they packed in when they did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Readster View Post
    See you there marky, we are off to Bordeaux & the south in the Vec estate.
    Got EU recovery & green card insurance sorted.
    I put up a similar thread earlier which has some handy tips in it.

    Judging from the pieces of junk that people wander around Europe in yours is posh mate

    Have fun, if you are going to the same area and want to exchange mobile nos in case of hassle then PM me.

    Cheers

    John
    I followed that thread mate. You are right about pieces of junk. The French seem to love their old bangers!!! In fact people have actually stopped and stared at our car in France. I didn't see one Sri when we were away last year and think they are a rare sight. I wouldn't care but it's bog standard!!!
    We are going to La Palmyre which is just south of La Rochelle so not going as far as you mate. Thanks for the offer of exchanging mobiles but I'm sure we will be fine. Enjoy ur hols!!

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    i am a regional warranty supervisor and i oversee
    FORD
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    PEUGEOT
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    NISSAN

    i see hundreds of warranty issues every month and it's all doom and gloom all day

    so to relax i drive

    my 2004 2.0t signum

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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