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Service and free MOT today; just a split wiper replaced, everything else good. They do a pretty comprehensive check with a video and all was well.
Good old Iggy. It just works.
 

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Service and free MOT today; just a split wiper replaced, everything else good. They do a pretty comprehensive check with a video and all was well.
Good old Iggy. It just works.
Good to know, like a lot of people we have rethought our priorities in the current circumstances and rather than regularly changing cars we intend to run our Ignis until it no longer becomes economically viable. I have great confidence in its longevity which I hope to be well-founded.
 

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If your Ignis reaches 3 years old after March 30th 2020 - you can have an automatic MOT holiday for 6 months. The government may curtail this option at some point. Similarly you can get get an MOT up to a month early and it will be valid for up to 13 months ie twelve months from the registration date. Personally, I think that sticking to an annual MOT is well worthwhile. It's a thorough safety check which takes around 40 minutes to complete and there are many outlets that do discounted MOT's - often in the range of £26 - 35. A similar check at main dealer rates would cost you more than double.
 

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Yep it was also “free” as we bought it at that dealer.
I thought I may as well do both (it was due w service) for peace of mind.
 

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We have it good where I live, we only need a RWC (Road Worthy Cert or MoT inspection) for passenger cars for change of ownership to protect the buyer, not a mechanic's income. It is really good for people that do all their own work on their car, as it avoids dishonest mechs that like to "over service" the ignorants. Police have a role in enforcing stuff here and DoT (your MoT) have authority to stop cars without police, unlike the neighbouring state. I really don't see many sh!tboxes on the road here compared to the neighbouring state I used to live in where RWC is annual.
 

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Our Warrant Of Fitness (WOF) is annual, 6 monthly on any vehicle first registered anywhere in the world pre 2000, used to be 6 monthly across the board.
This is a comprehensive safety inspection, not a "mechanics income", must have one valid for at least 5 months before selling a vehicle.
Even so, its amazing how many illegally modified or unroadworthy vehicles are still on the road.
People don't even know how to check tread on their tyres. The number i see coming thru with belts showing is horrifying, most people rely on the annual WOF check as their "one and only" maintenance check on the car for the year, including oil levels.

its scary
 

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People don't even know how to check tread on their tyres. The number i see coming thru with belts showing is horrifying, most people rely on the annual WOF check as their "one and only" maintenance check on the car for the year, including oil levels.

its scary
I wholeheartedly agree, hence "ignorant" people choose to not want to know how to look at things before that get dangerous.

When I mentioned "mechanics income", it was in relation to me not wanting to spend my income when I can do things myself, if that reads better!
 

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That sounds better, I know what you mean, basic maint is not that hard and the biggest issue is cleaning your hands afterwards. I know someone that bought a new vehicle a month before the warranty ran out so he didnt gave to worry about even basic maintenance
 

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Older cars here DON'T need an MoT!:

As of May 20, 2018, nearly all cars that were built more than 40 years ago are exempt from the annual MOT roadworthiness test, unless owners voluntarily elect to have their vehicle checked. Previously, only cars first registered before 1960 were exempt from needing an MOT.
 

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Well we have a 2016 and a 2017 vehicle so may have to wait a while...
 

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Older cars here DON'T need an MoT!:

As of May 20, 2018, nearly all cars that were built more than 40 years ago are exempt from the annual MOT roadworthiness test, unless owners voluntarily elect to have their vehicle checked. Previously, only cars first registered before 1960 were exempt from needing an MOT.
Such cars also are free from road tax which could save you up to £580 / year!
 

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Not so here where I am. If it were the case here, I have a 1974 FJ45 in the shed that truly qualifies, but the extra fuel it uses might negate the fuel tax saving?
Dont feel bad, I get a whopping 11 mpg out of the ute.........!
 

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Jumping on this to save a new thread. First MOT today, no issues. I also mentioned suspension issues to the servicing department and they've acknowledged there's a technical service bulletin thats "not for everyone", and have ordered the part in to have it done. Happy days.
 

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First MOT implies that the car is three years old but I’m guessing you got the car tested before the registration date -hence the suspension upgrade will be done under warranty. It will be interesting to hear what’s been done. Initially it was replacement of all four shock absorbers. This changed ro replacing the rears only and there is one report on the forum of the rear springs being changed in addition to the rear shock absorbers.
 

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I bought a 67 plate all grip from a dealer in Jan of this year which came with a 1 year warranty. When I have the work done I'll try and take before and after pics
 

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Just wrote a reply and it vanished so may well appear twice again. My Mot was done on 26th of June prior to me taking delivery even thought it wasnt 3 until 9th Sept. renewal says due 26/6/21 ??? Blow its now out of warrenty, with issues still to be resolved. Cheers Colin
 

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Oh and yes, mine had rear shocks and springs replaced after I made a fuss after buying 1st July, its a 2017 szt they told me they no longer replace the fronts under warrenty, even though something at the front rattles. Cheers Colin
 

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I have to say that despite the shock replacement avoidance of Suzuki U.K, the overall Suzuki experience (we had a 55 plate, late 2005 Jimny too) has been pretty good. We had several cars from new including expensive VW Californias and BMWs but both brands need to pull their socks up for reliability and customer service.
The absolute worst by a country mile was Vauxhall; never ever again.

The only thing bugging me about our Ignis is the lack of power (engine and brakes) and the lack of a middle back seat; it keeps being a pain when we need to give our children’s friends a lift.

I’m going to be testing the new Toyota Yaris GR (260bhp, 4wd) but I know it’ll be silly money. I wonder if it has a middle back seat?!
 
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