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PostSubject: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 11:15

MOT day...... FAILED!
Im so p****d off its not even funny!

Fail points:
Nearside front suspension arm rubber bushes
Offside front suspension arm rubber bushes
Windscreen

Total cost £1000

Advisories (please explain this to me as i have no idea how these are affecting or will be affecting the MOT in the future)
*i get this one* Rear break pads
*i get this one* Exhaust system deteriorating (i knew this as it sounds quite good atm haha)
Window wipers are noisy! WTF!
Damage to Wheel rims WTF????


Im so screwed i don't have that kind of money Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 11:32

Sorry to here this Lil!
I know the bushes can be expensive to replace1 Pads will be similiar price in many places! I never heard of rims failing or adviosory they must be very bad?!
whats wrong with the windscreen?
i would get on to SVG and see what they can do!
hope it works out Lil! £1000 is a lot of bucks flying out of anyones wallet at this time of the year! Im so screwed! Icon_evil
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 11:34

I dunno i assumed rims where the alloys :S are they?
The windscreeen has a chip which has been filled and passed the last MOT with it S:
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 11:36

You know I know little about these sort of things, but sad xx
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 11:38

Yes the rims are the alloys, not sure why you'd get an advisory for that - it's probably just cosmetic damage?

Get another garage to have a look. Barons are doing MOT's half price for club members...
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 11:38

There is slight kerbing to one of them would that really be classes as an advisory tho :S:S
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 11:59

Sounds dodgy to me Li. Was this done at the same dealer that screwed you about with the other problems?

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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 12:07

Advisories are what they say, so you have time to sort them.....

I know someone who's alloy rim failed, it had damage, proberly from a pothole!, and there was a crack leading away from the damage Rolling Eyes

Wipers - proberly mean the rubbers are hardening and become less efficient, they tend to become noisey when this happens, try cleaning them with vinegar Smile

You could try argueing the windscreen if it's been fixed, have you the repairers slip they would have given you when done Question

Have you comp insurance Question if it's that bad claim Exclamation

Not sure about the rubber bushes, sometimes they can be done fairly easy but other times they are a pig Exclamation

As said try SVG or another ask Marty for his mates number Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 12:12

unfortunately it was The same dealer as its the only one near me and its a treck to get there too, we are dealing with the top people tho apparently HA likely story!!
thing is tho i need a car! so i would go to SVG but i wouldn't be able to get back to to collect it LOL!

Mum is gonna see if we can get a second opinion somewhere but thats is finding to be quite hard as we have no idea :S
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 12:39

oh dear sorry to hear that Li. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 13:05

Uh Oh - Crying or Very sad sorry to hear that Li - id definitely get a second opinion ...... considering the history with the dealership Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 13:08

would trying a different Mini dealer be any good?
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 13:11

Li have they given you the print out ? if not you can check your MOT status online if you have your vehicle registration and V5 serial code Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 13:52

Sorry To hear this I hope you get it sorted
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 14:10

SVG may be able to do things while you wait Li. It may be a bit of a pain getting there but would save you a lot in the long run!

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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 14:27

Owwwwwwwwwwwwwww hun. Naughty Spencer Laughing yeh suspension bushes are a failry large job as there labour intensive. I know as my bro did them on the floor & just on jacks & axles stands as he didnt have acess to a ramp a few months ago on chilli for me. But you need to get them done as if you leave it will make your tyres wear funny & cause problems with tracking etc. Well i had these problems before i got mine replaced.

£1000 sounds very expensive, i would try svg or other ipendant garages as i am sure they will be cheaper. I cant remeber exactly how much i was quoted before my bro decided to do but think it was £300-£350. Also a lttle tip get the powerflex bushes as there much better & last longer so you shouldnt need doing for some time, they are dearer but worth the extra.

Chilli is due her 3rd Mot next week & i have never had a problem with curbed alloys & she has a couple Sad so think thats just been picky although i havent seen Laughing as the other have said you get you windscreen checked/argue if repaired etc.

As we said wipers are easy to get hold off & as recomended before get the flats ones. Brakes are common & shouldnt be a big job.

As above it will be worth the petrol to come to svg & at least you have the confidence that they will help you. Sometimes it better to travel than use local garages.

Hope you get it sorted & yes get a second opnion before your re-test.

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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 17:04

God knows whats happening now mum has gone off on one haha thats never a good sign if you know my mum LOL
Andy you are still coming for a shoot even if i am car-less LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 18:10

Li, surely Spencer and your luck has got to change. You have been having such a run of bad luck.
I wouldn't trust the dealer after all the hassle they gave you before Christmas. Surely the kerbing has got to be pretty bad to get an advisory and as for noisy windscreen wipers???
Hope the wrath of your Mum will get things back on track.
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 20:08

Li why don't you email or PM SVG with the MOT details? See what they can offer for expense and time for fixing! At least you will get a comparable opinion and price! If it works out a lot cheaper you can redo the MOT with them still under cost!

As has been said the don't worry's are:

> Wiper blades - Cheap and easy to replace!
> Windscreen - Can and should be done on insurance very cost effectively!
> Brake pads - Reasonably cheap and easy to do at any DECENT garage!

The other stuff
> Rims - Get the garage to explain the details and what they intend to do with them! Alternatively get a second opinion from SVG! (what rims are they? They may be fairly cheap to buy somewhere else maybe ebay? Any tyre fitters will fit them with your tyres very reasonably!)
> Bushes - Definately the most costly af all the problem areas! But can be got down in price by shopping around!

Most of all don't worry too much! But you should be shopping around and comparing prices! If you are even a little concerned with trusting this garage then do not go there again for any work to your car! Trust your instincts! We all have them!
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 20:21

Yeah dont worry Li. Im sure you will be able to get it cheaper than that!!
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 21:35

Katie's car had rubber bushes and mountings fail on her last MOT but it was only £180 to sort - where does £1000 come from?? It is just taking off suspension arms and replacing little rubber stoppers! Call around and get better quotes lol
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 21:40

SVG are in Dorking, if you could get an early appointment & they think a day is possible then it's not that bad a place to hang out Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 21:41

Elphaba wrote:
Katie's car had rubber bushes and mountings fail on her last MOT but it was only £180 to sort - where does £1000 come from?? It is just taking off suspension arms and replacing little rubber stoppers! Call around and get better quotes lol

Yes sounds ridiculous too me!
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 21:42

checkpoint wrote:
Elphaba wrote:
Katie's car had rubber bushes and mountings fail on her last MOT but it was only £180 to sort - where does £1000 come from?? It is just taking off suspension arms and replacing little rubber stoppers! Call around and get better quotes lol

Yes sounds ridiculous too me!

Yeh i smell B*LLSH*T to be frank ! jokers jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: Im so screwed!   Im so screwed! Empty2nd January 2010, 21:45

When does the MOT run out Li Question

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