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Well I went and collected my 1.6 CRDi today (57 reg) and whilst I am really happy there's a couple of questions I have:-

Is the service interval 20k miles or 12 months? I think it is but not sure.

The dealer offered me a service plan which includes the services (parts and labour) for the next 3 yrs, including cost of 1st MOT, at about 15 quid a month. Over the 3 yrs this works out about £540 in total and they tell me that the standard total cost would be about £900. Is this correct and does anyone else make use of the service plans? Seems like a good deal but am wondering what the catch is.

Finally, how long does it take the trip computer to give you an accurate mpg? I travelled home about 40 miles having reset it at the start. The journey was mainly motorway but I was a bit alarmed to find that the computer was only reading about 33mpg!! On filling up it was estimating around 400 miles to a tank which seemed a bit on the low side?

Sorry for so many questions - this forum is good for getting real advice though.

Apart from the above I really like the car and am amazed at how powerful it is. Great to drive.
 

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OK well it's got 11k on the clock and was last serviced and book stamped at 10800 miles in July 2010 but will be 3 yrs old on 31st Jan 2011. Am confused whether service is due at 20k miles, July 2011 which is 12 months post last service or 31 Jan 2011 which is 3 yrs?

As for the mpg that is a concern but having only had it a few hours then I feel sure it's probably something I am missing. I will do a manual calculation from fill up to fill up and see if it's a problem. And if it is they can have it back and fix it.

 

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Thanks for the info. I have agreed with the dealer today that the warranty is still valid and that the next scheduled service is due in January so that's all booked in and service schedule is up to date.

Re set the mpg computer today when I got on a run and over a 20 mile journey of motorway and a roads it's given me 49.8 mpg. That's driving pretty carefully but with the type of driving I do I'm happy with anything in the upper forties.

Am still a little concerned about the steering though and, again, not sure if it's just me. It feels quite heavy and that at times I'm having to fight it a bit. Bear in mind I've come out of a Focus which is probably the benchmark for steering so it may just be me getting used to it but wanted to ask if anyone else had similar problems?

 

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suttonseven said:
Pleased you are sorted, should have a good few years of happy motoring now.


We came from a Focus C-Max to to the Ceed and although its probably fair to say the steering of the Focus is as good as it gets on a fwd car the Ceed is not far behind, my BMW 1 series shows what good steering should be like). The main difference I find is the Ceed is very camber sensitive, some owners report a pulling to the left but we find it can pull either way slightly depending on the surface. On a well surfaced motorway it runs as strait as an arrow. I suspect its partly down to the 225 45 17" tyres but the demo car was the same spec as we bought thus no comparison.



Your mpg is getting close but you won't know until you have calculated it manually to check the computer. How do you drive carefully on a motorway, 70 ish is the norm surely.



Paul
I would agree with you regarding the steering and have found that to be something I will have to get used to. The car overall is fine and I am no longer concerned re the mpg as it's comparable to the figures I got from the Focus and I do a fair bit of urban/town driving rather than motorways.

I don't know too many people who stick to 70 do you?

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