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What happens at the 1000 mile service. Is acceleration improved? I have a little stumble when hitting 3500 rpms in third gear. Pleased with the car so far. Have a window/door rattle in the passenger side, especially with the top down.[8D]
 

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I just hit 1000 miles. The initial service is a welcome service between 1000 and 3000 miles. I am having no problems so far so I am going to try and wait till about 2500-3000 to take it in and then get the oil and filter changed then also. I think Duo-Art mentioned that it was good to change the oil because of the contaminants from the breakin period. Can't hurt.
 

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In the UK we don't have a 1000 mile service - it sounds like a meet and greet (again) the stealer - our first sevice is at 10000 (10K) miles
 

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malibuite - 4/16/2005 2:50 PM

I just hit 1000 miles. The initial service is a welcome service between 1000 and 3000 miles. I am having no problems so far so I am going to try and wait till about 2500-3000 to take it in and then get the oil and filter changed then also. I think Duo-Art mentioned that it was good to change the oil because of the contaminants from the breakin period. Can't hurt.
Hmmm... I was told upon delivery that I should take my car in at both 1000 (oil change and some minor safety related checks) and 3000 (more safety related checks). Those are free. Actually I took my car to the dealer this Fri for a special treatment on the interior (a sort of anti aging treatment) an asked them if I could get the 1000mile service done at 800 miles and their answer was "no"...

I would like to change the oil and filter as soon as I am done with the break in and then...... I am gradually going to rev it up to 6500rpm!!!

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Doctor K - 4/16/2005 12:29 PM

What happens at the 1000 mile service. Is acceleration improved? I have a little stumble when hitting 3500 rpms in third gear. Pleased with the car so far. Have a window/door rattle in the passenger side, especially with the top down.[8D]
Check the seatbelt...it frequently gets left on the outside of the seat between that and the door and makes a rattle (lots of previous posts on that here). If that is it, just ensure it is on the front/inside...

MKSM3:
I think if you check your maintenance book, you will see that there is ONE service to be performed between 1000 and 3000 miles and that is really only a check of things and PR type visit....[:eek:)][:eek:)][:eek:)]
 

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Sam here, I just received the welcome pack, it claims that the first visit is at 10,000 KM, I think that is just to keep car lovers out of the service department. Any way, all the problems will show up three or four years down the line, long after the warranty expire [:(!]
 

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Same here, I just received the welcome pack, it claims that the first visit is at 10,000 KM, I think that is just to keep car lovers out of the service department. Any way, all the problems will show up three or four years down the line, long after the warranty expire [:(!]
 
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