Hi Jenny. Yes the selling dealer offered to cover the £75 and apologised for the fact that my local dealer group is ***** *****. They haven't accepted any blame for selling a faulty car, however.
But the car is still faulty, and ***** ***** (who own all of the local VW dealerships) say they will charge me a minimum of £75 for every single visit - even though the VW Warranty department told me that they would cover the diagnostics if the dealership asks them.
I have contracts with the dealer (300 miles away) and with VW Finance. I bought it with a PCP (HP with balloon) contract.
The car can be repaired, but it is probably cheaper for me to take it to an independent garage and pay myself if the local dealers are going to charge me £75 for each visit.
The same car would have been cheaper if I bought it privately or from an independent dealer - it wouldn't have the 142 point check or the warranty, but apparently I don't really have those anyway...