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  # 1713095 31-Jan-2017 09:21
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alliao:

 

whoa whoa $700/year for servicing? what are they doing to the car??

 

 

Jacked up dealership prices for 'genuine' fluids, filters any parts they change and of course the technician's time.





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  # 1713100 31-Jan-2017 09:27
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Geese:
mdooher: OMG they made a 1200cc? how would that even overcome the bearing friction???


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
If they are that bad, JUST IMAGINE a Celerio with 2/3 the power.

 

 

 

The Celery beat 3 Maserati's on The Grand Tour.
It cant be that bad!


 
 
 
 


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  # 1713130 31-Jan-2017 10:00
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MikeAqua:

alliao:


whoa whoa $700/year for servicing? what are they doing to the car??



Jacked up dealership prices for 'genuine' fluids, filters any parts they change and of course the technician's time.



In 100,000km of dealer servicing the only part changed was the air filter once. I write the plate number on it. In the past I'm sure I've paid for the same air filter several times. The oil used was just listed as GM Dexos and their bulk supply was cheaper than the equivalent spec oil at Repco. Genuine filter same price or slightly cheaper than Ryco.

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  # 1713146 31-Jan-2017 10:22
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What the the gist of that YouTube video about demonstrators? (no sound at work)
I got a 2014 ex-demo Mazda3 in 2015 (with 7k on the clock) for $8k cheaper than list including the balance of 3 years servicing/support (in 2015 that went up to 5 years support/3 years servicing)'

 

With the exception of it not being cleaned between test drive and pick up a week later (I found a empty chocolate wrapper under the passenger seat a few months later), I have nothing bad to say about ex-demos and would purchase one in a heartbeat.

 

DC Motors in Dunedin have given me the "bill" on each service I have had (the bill is paid by Mazda NZ) and I know that when it comes out of its free service period, it will cost between $230 and $300 every 6 months, which is just slightly higher than what I was paying on my 96 Honda Civic every 6 months

 

 


Hmm, what to write...
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  # 1713148 31-Jan-2017 10:31
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nzkiwiman:

 

What the the gist of that YouTube video about demonstrators? (no sound at work)

 

 

 

 

Basically that they get thrashed by people like him.. if your are at work you probably don't want sound, unless your workmates don't mind his sort of language





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  # 1713208 31-Jan-2017 11:32
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TimA:

 

Geese:
mdooher: OMG they made a 1200cc? how would that even overcome the bearing friction???


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
If they are that bad, JUST IMAGINE a Celerio with 2/3 the power.

 

 

 

The Celery beat 3 Maserati's on The Grand Tour.
It cant be that bad!

 

 

 

 

The Suzuki Celerio is very much a city car. Their Swift, especially the Sport are city cars with open road abilities and are actually very good. The new Baleno is again a city car with good open road manners. As for the new Suzuki Ignis it just oozes cute has the potential to be a lot of fun especially if Suzuki can bring the AWD and Booster Jet turbo variants to NZ





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  # 1715325 4-Feb-2017 11:17
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$700 for servicing!? That sounds way too high for a small car. Maybe that is why you I wouldn't use a dealer for servicing unless it was within the free servicing period. $200-300 is what my local garage charges. Mazdas are serviced every 6 months in NZ, although it is every 12 months in Oz, which doesn't make any sense.

 

 

 

 

Our Xtrail just had its first year service. The check list is quite long and they changed the fluid and filters etc. The cost was $405 inc GST. The price was worth for the fantastic grooming job they did.





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  # 1715333 4-Feb-2017 11:37
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I test drove the Suzuki Celerio in CVT form last week. I was very impressed. I strongly dislike regular automatics, but the CVT was a vast improvement. But for the extra $2000 cost to have CVT, I'd rather go with a manual.

I've given up on a Holden Spark since they don't bring manuals in, and Ford Fiesta has just dropped manual as well. So it really leaves it between the Celerio at $16k driveaway vs Mazda 2 at $22k driveaway. I think based on the test drive the Celerio will be fine, and leaves enough to buy a new Suzuki LS650 also.

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  # 1715335 4-Feb-2017 11:48
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Geese: I test drove the Suzuki Celerio in CVT form last week. I was very impressed. I strongly dislike regular automatics, but the CVT was a vast improvement. But for the extra $2000 cost to have CVT, I'd rather go with a manual.

I've given up on a Holden Spark since they don't bring manuals in, and Ford Fiesta has just dropped manual as well. So it really leaves it between the Celerio at $16k driveaway vs Mazda 2 at $22k driveaway. I think based on the test drive the Celerio will be fine, and leaves enough to buy a new Suzuki LS650 also.

 

 

 

You should try the Suzuki Ignis 

 

 

 

http://www.caradvice.com.au/513735/2017-suzuki-ignis-review/

 

https://www.suzuki.co.nz/Overview/Ignis

 

 





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  # 1715336 4-Feb-2017 12:04
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Weird the fiesta comes in Automagic only. It's pretty rare to find an auto here in the UK where they are quite popular.




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  # 1715352 4-Feb-2017 12:44
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And the Fiesta has a 6 speed DSG gearbox. No thanks.

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  # 1715408 4-Feb-2017 15:18
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mattwnz:


$700 for servicing!? That sounds way too high for a small car. Maybe that is why you I wouldn't use a dealer for servicing unless it was within the free servicing period. $200-300 is what my local garage charges. Mazdas are serviced every 6 months in NZ, although it is every 12 months in Oz, which doesn't make any sense.



 


Our Xtrail just had its first year service. The check list is quite long and they changed the fluid and filters etc. The cost was $405 inc GST. The price was worth for the fantastic grooming job they did.



Don't get me started on grooming and servicing. Since when was grooming part of servicing, maybe that is why dealers are charging 700 dollars for the service? I had my Mazda serviced as part of the 3 year servicing a few months ago. However they sprayed in this horrible smell into the interior that makes me want to gag, and it is still there now . Also they must have tried cleaning the little heads up display window and it is now all smeary when looking at it for the speed. . Was a pretty poor grooming job, and I didn't ask for it. Next time I am going to say I don't want them to do it.

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  # 1715410 4-Feb-2017 15:21
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Geese: I test drove the Suzuki Celerio in CVT form last week. I was very impressed. I strongly dislike regular automatics, but the CVT was a vast improvement. But for the extra $2000 cost to have CVT, I'd rather go with a manual.



I've given up on a Holden Spark since they don't bring manuals in, and Ford Fiesta has just dropped manual as well. So it really leaves it between the Celerio at $16k driveaway vs Mazda 2 at $22k driveaway. I think based on the test drive the Celerio will be fine, and leaves enough to buy a new Suzuki LS650 also.


I would check on the CVT reliability for the model and brand you are looking at. What do you dislike about autos, vs CVTs? I like 6 speed autos that have manual override with paddle shifters, as you can almost drive it like a manual.

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  # 1715414 4-Feb-2017 15:55
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mattwnz:
MikeB4:

 

mattwnz:

 

 

 

$700 for servicing!? That sounds way too high for a small car. Maybe that is why you I wouldn't use a dealer for servicing unless it was within the free servicing period. $200-300 is what my local garage charges. Mazdas are serviced every 6 months in NZ, although it is every 12 months in Oz, which doesn't make any sense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Xtrail just had its first year service. The check list is quite long and they changed the fluid and filters etc. The cost was $405 inc GST. The price was worth for the fantastic grooming job they did.

 



Don't get me started on grooming and servicing. Since when was grooming part of servicing, maybe that is why dealers are charging 700 dollars for the service? I had my Mazda serviced as part of the 3 year servicing a few months ago. However they sprayed in this horrible smell into the interior that makes me want to gag, and it is still there now . Also they must have tried cleaning the little heads up display window and it is now all smeary when looking at it for the speed. . Was a pretty poor grooming job, and I didn't ask for it. Next time I am going to say I don't want them to do it.

 

 

 

 

 

The groom done on our Xtrail was very good, no smelly crap. The interior and exterior was very well done and no smearing. Even under the hood was done. I actually asked if it was included in the price and they advised that it was a free service they offer new car clients.





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  # 1715422 4-Feb-2017 16:16
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mattwnz: Don't get me started on grooming and servicing. Since when was grooming part of servicing, maybe that is why dealers are charging 700 dollars for the service?


Actually that just reminded me of a service I got on a new motorbike at an out of town dealer, same brand same service level, but was 35% more expensive... and they "groomed" it as part of the service (cleaned, polished, tyre shine, etc), so the service took longer and cost more. It did look really good and I didn't complain, but not really what I expected.

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