Challenging start


It’s been two weeks now since we moved here. We had quite challenging start because one morning when we were about to drive to town and do some shopping, our car didn’t start. I found out that I had “mobility guarantee”, which means that if the car breaks anywhere in Europe, it will be taken to the garage without any cost. Which was extremely lucky in our circumstances; the nearest VW service is more than 40 km away from here.

I called to the service centre in Sweden and they contacted the French service. They called me (!) and it took all our not so excessive French language knowledge to explain to the mechanic how to get here. We managed in the end and he arrived here. He checked the car and said that there is nothing he can do and that the car needs to be taken to the VW service. We pushed the car on his lorry and he drove away. He said that we will get contacted by the service when they know more.

It took three days before they called. Something wrong with the injection system and it will cost us around €600 to get it fixed! Well, what else is there to do than just tell them to fix it…

In the meanwhile when we were here without any transportation, we walked to town and back (14km) to fetch bread and milk 🙂 On the positive side, we got some good exercise. They don’t have public transport in these parts, so we picked the car up with taxi. That cost us €65 more. Though we are trying to get that back since we think it should belong to the guarantee. We’ll see…

Now Fergie is back home and she feels fine. And we feel little bit less stressed 🙂


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