I’ve just collected my 15 Reg GT 86 (17,000 miles) from Westover Toyota Bournemouth after the recall work. I left the car for 6 days because it was easier. They gave me the impression they were trying as hard as they could to keep me happy - for example one of ‘the two GT86 specialists’ was happy to talk to me for as long as I wanted about the work involved and the training he had received specifically for the recall itself. He said they had done 8 already, there were two more to finish before mine and they were expecting about 24 more eventually. He also said he would make sure he used 5w30 oil as he remembered I had asked for this on my last service. I just paid £85 for new plugs.
I had to make the decision whether to book in before, or wait till after, the track day I had booked for this Bank Holiday Monday (May 27th) at Anglesey - watch this space!
I’m relieved my car is still within the manufacturer’s original warranty period and will absolutely make sure I extend this when it expires next year. Interestingly our friendly local family workshop owner/mechanic says he always takes out the dealer’s extended warranty on his own cars, when I asked him whether we should take one out on my wife’s CRV after the 3 year warranty expired.
Fingers crossed for Monday’s track day when my son and brother-in-law are driving as well...