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  1. Had my XV for nearly 4 trouble free years, but aged parent having difficulty getting in and out as sill too high, plus aged dog can’t jump into boot for same reason, and too heavy to lift! Decided to go for a “normal” estate, and got a Skoda Octavia. If anyone wants a 15 reg XV, with 21k on the clock, Bristol Street Motors in Chesterfield have it for sale for £15k. Still had the XV 15 SUV number plate, too! I already miss the XV☹️
  2. After 3+ years of no problems, with phone or Bluetooth, I now have one! Car picks up phone being present, shows transfer of contact list, etc, but all the screens show empty lists - no contact list, no history, nothing. Deleted and paired phone again, but no change. iPhone 6Splus, running latest OS and all updates. Ok, Monday and Tuesday, but not today. Any ideas?
  3. Yes, the three year warranty part did cross my mind. Not been able to get to a dealer, yet, due to hospital visits being a priority. If no go under warranty, I will go back to the original dealer (not Subaru anymore), and chuck the sale of goods legislation at them, as not fit for purpose. Failing that, a couple of inches of duct tape will sort it!😂
  4. Car is just over three years old, so two years left. I wondered about body weight but, as these are sold all over, and our American cousins look pretty large, on the US XV forum, I don’t think they can use that as an excuse. Only done 18k miles, so don’t consider it over used. Will be off to a dealer in the morning.
  5. Anyone had this damage go their driver’s seat? Will take it in to a dealer on Monday, and hope covered by warranty.
  6. Have been approached by a mate, who has a mate with a 1996 P plate Legacy LX estate, who needs a replacement petrol tank. Any ideas I can pass on? Thanks.
  7. Cheers for that. So many different knobs and switches, doing all sorts of odd things! Will get my neighbour’s ten year old to sort it 😂
  8. Had my third service yesterday, last of the free ones! Looks like I will have to start saving for the next one😂
  9. On my late 15 reg, with stop and go, the time stopped and fuel saved screen only showed whilst stop and go operating. Since yesterday’s service, it shows all the time, except when other messages come on (door open, low fuel, etc). Anyone else had this happen, after recent service? Not annoying, but got used to the empty box under the fuel gauge 😂
  10. Screen finally fitted, and bought new wiper blades, so back for MOT retest tomorrow. Everything seems to work OK, but need some rain to test the auto wipers 😓
  11. Meant to have mine replaced today, but they spotted wrong mirror fixing, so hope right screen comes next week. Hope yours is sorted by then.
  12. Spotted crack in windscreen so contacted insurance and appointment made for screen company to come today. Got new screen out of van, thankfully before taking old one out, and spotted that interior mirror fixing different, so wrong screen. New appointment made for Thursday, but mot booked for Tuesday!!! Fortunately mot not due till 20th, so will cancel and rearrange. Why do these things all happen at once??
  13. Spotted 2 inch crack in XV windscreen, this morning. Went out and, on return, saw it was now 4 inch crack! Sounds like a new screen, with all the problems that brings. Wonder if Autoglass will manage to get, and fit, the right spec screen?
  14. I was surprised to find modern cars get hardly any battery charge from alternator, as it is too busy running all the electrical bits modern cars need. Most charge comes on braking or overrun (when you take foot off loud pedal, for any reason). I also do a low mileage, but do use the car most days, and with all the hills, I get plenty of downhill running and braking, so battery always well charged.
  15. That tortoise should be in hibernation by now!
  16. Took to dealer today, who had a ride out and agreed creaking was there, but thought not serious. Probably a dry bush or similar. Recorded, and if gets worse to take back. No charge for it, which was excellent, as had been told £50 for “diagnostic”. Downside was that they are losing Subaru dealership, so won’t get third (free) service done there. Dealers getting a bit thin on the ground round here!
  17. Past few days there has been a creaking or knocking from rear nearside of car. Sounds a bit like a dry joint or suspension noise. Mainly on tight corners, mini roundabouts and the like, at slow speeds, or at normal speed on bumpy roads. Checked everywhere for loose items in boot, etc. Is it just the long spell of dry weather, as that used to make my cars creak, many moons ago!
  18. Quick run to the supermarket, and frightened a black Impreza! And tonight sold my Transit. Got knocked down £500, but its tax and insurance due now, and mot next month, so reckon it balances out.
  19. Having been quoted two arms and a leg to update maps (and they did not know if maps updated since 2015), I did not bother. Have found a few reasonable price updates on the web, where they supply new sd card, but, I have been told that the sd card has other info on it, as supplied by Subaru, which would not be on the third party map one. Anyone had an update, via dealer or third party, and can advise. Might add that I tend to use my phone mapping for pinpointing destination, and built in for general directions, so no urgency!
  20. My insurance with Saga (yes, I am an old git - lol), has nearly doubled. Phoned and moaned, as you do, and they dropped the price to keep me, and ended up only paying the increased VAT for this year, based on last year's premium - result!
  21. Amazing how good the auto (CVT) box is on my XV (and quicker than the manual equivalent car). Using the paddles, in "manual" mode, with seven speeds manages very nicely in the traffic lights Grand Prix, thank you very much. Subaru might have to beef up the gear box to take the extra power of a turbo fitted car, especially if tuned up further, but the US owners have no trouble warming up their XVs!
  22. No, it's the one above the radio/satnav, with the up/down/enter button. So many options and functions, from basic to setting next service date and granny's birthday, that I lost the will to live. Will sit down with a glass of something potent, write it down, in order, from the handbook, and work through it on the car another day!
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  24. Repairer won't do work without insurer giving them the go ahead, and agreeing to pay on completion. Won't let me pay and claim back as "it's not done that way, nowadays". Insurer now ignoring me, so sod them, will get it sorted myself.