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  # 1419369 2-Nov-2015 23:51
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"Front and rear fog lights"  I hope she turns off the rear fog lights as those things are a real hazard on European and Korean cars in NZ.   Maybe fine on the EU motorways in the fog but not in clear air of NZ..  


It's illegal to use them in clear viability in NZ.

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  # 1419435 3-Nov-2015 07:47
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SteveC: Returning to the original topic ... we have had a 2002 Peugout 407 HDI Diesel for about ten years. Only one significant (>$1000) repair in that time. Abandoned Armstrongs (franchise dealer) many years ago. (Too expensive, and not sure about the level of specilised knowledge.)
Very nice to drive, very cheap to run - even with the RUCs and the extra servicing required for a diesel. A well tuned diesel is less poluting than a petrol engine.
That's our experience.
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We had one bad experience with Armstrongs and a couple of really good ones, the issue I found generally speaking with servicing and repairs is not the dealership per say but who on any one day is working on your car. In one dealership you can get one mechanic good and one bad, that said processes should ensure consistency. That said I have found the importer Sime Darby/Peugeot NZ excellent

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  # 1419446 3-Nov-2015 08:05
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xlinknz: [In one dealership you can get one mechanic good and one bad, that said processes should ensure consistency. That said I have found the importer Sime Darby/Peugeot NZ excellent
Agree on both counts. We had several bad experiences with Armstrongs, that I think related to have 17 franchises in one (huge) workshop. They appear to have gone back to separating different makes, so might be better now.

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  # 1419457 3-Nov-2015 08:31
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SteveC:
xlinknz: [In one dealership you can get one mechanic good and one bad, that said processes should ensure consistency. That said I have found the importer Sime Darby/Peugeot NZ excellent


Agree on both counts. We had several bad experiences with Armstrongs, that I think related to have 17 franchises in one (huge) workshop. They appear to have gone back to separating different makes, so might be better now.


Yes the last time we used Armstrong Wgtn [for a small job] there was a marked improvement in service from a couple of years ago. I also heard from Sime Darby/Peugeot NZ that they [Armstrong] has made changes

My experience with Armstrong ChCh was excellent as was the Peugeot dealership in Napier/Hastings for a very large job [who are not Armstrong]

Hmm, what to write...
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  # 1419459 3-Nov-2015 08:33
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Scott3:
"Front and rear fog lights"  I hope she turns off the rear fog lights as those things are a real hazard on European and Korean cars in NZ.   Maybe fine on the EU motorways in the fog but not in clear air of NZ..  


It's illegal to use them in clear viability in NZ.


I use them as a twat detector, I.e. If you drive with your fog lights on you are a twat




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  # 1419500 3-Nov-2015 09:24
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mdooher:
Scott3:
"Front and rear fog lights"  I hope she turns off the rear fog lights as those things are a real hazard on European and Korean cars in NZ.   Maybe fine on the EU motorways in the fog but not in clear air of NZ..  


It's illegal to use them in clear viability in NZ.


I use them as a twat detector, I.e. If you drive with your fog lights on you are a twat


What about driving in fog like in the Central North Island?




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  # 1419526 3-Nov-2015 09:46
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MikeB4:
mdooher:
Scott3:
"Front and rear fog lights"  I hope she turns off the rear fog lights as those things are a real hazard on European and Korean cars in NZ.   Maybe fine on the EU motorways in the fog but not in clear air of NZ..  


It's illegal to use them in clear viability in NZ.


I use them as a twat detector, I.e. If you drive with your fog lights on you are a twat


What about driving in fog like in the Central North Island?


Obviously if you are using them legally for their intended purpose  then the above does not apply




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