Saturday, 31 May 2014

It Arrived Eventually.

As can be seen from the main blog picture the Alltrack has finally arrived.

Have to say I am pretty impressed with it in the two days it has been here,the technology on a new car these days is astounding,even if it takes a degree in automotive technology to fathom it all out.

First a bit of background,the car is a 177PS with a DSG gearbox in Tornado Red.

We specified a fair few factory fitted extras,namely:-

Electric folding mirrors
Heated front seats.
Heated windscreen
Manual rear sunblinds
Park Assist
Parking heater
Rear view camera
Electric tailgate
Electric towbar and 13-pin electrics
Leather upholstery

And some dealer fitted bits and pieces:-

Net partition
Door sill and bumper protection
Rubber floor mats
Semi-rigid load liner
Load bars
Child seat ptotector
DVD players

I originally wanted headlight protectors and mud flaps but were told these weren't really compatible with the Alltrack.

Also bought a five year warranty and servicing plan.

We received excellent service from JCT600 in Wakefield and obtained a fair price for our trade in so if anyone is thinking of using them do not hesitate,ask for Graham Bulmer and you won't go far wrong.

If any caravanners are reading this and specify the factory fitted Westfalia towball,you may be a bit disappointed when you find there is no anchorage for the breakaway cable,I was.

However on further examination it is there,tucked right at the back of the tow ball compartment and is difficult to spot at first.

I hope it lives up to its first impressions.

As with my Bailey Orion Blog ( BOB ) don't hesitate to get in touch with anything interesting.


Thursday, 22 May 2014

It's Landed !!

Well the Alltrack has finally landed at the dealers,been to have a quick look this evening,looks good.


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

VW Possible Tow Bar Problem

Could I draw attention to this post I have placed on Caravan Talk regarding possible problems with the Westfalia factory fitted tow bar set up.

Caravan Talk Post

If anyone has any comments,feel free  to get in touch.


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Week To Go.

Well it's landed in the UK and should be with the dealer within seven days,hopefully.

One or two ( well quite a few ) dealer fitted accessories to go on it though.


Sunday, 4 May 2014

Bobbing About On The Briny.

Just had notification that the Passat is bobbing about on the North Sea,not long now.