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Forum: The Motoring Zone 16-03-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By renton
I'm after something that I'm not going to worry...

I'm after something that I'm not going to worry about if it gets a little scrape or bash etc but still looks good.

Our Octavia has accumulated a few marks from where she has to park and it's...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 15-03-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By renton
£1500 max on a project/runaround......

My wife is looking at getting a car to commute in, she does a 10 mile round trip to work each day and would rather a little run around instead of building the mileage up on the Octavia.

It will...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-03-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By renton
Shocking workmanship by Skoda. Need your advice.

Ladies/gents I need your advice .......

Car has been in for some warranty work today where they had to remove both front seats. On collecting the car as I was told it was ready I went to drive off...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 21-02-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,431
Posted By renton
I miss two if mine..... My 88 Citroen AX GT...

I miss two if mine.....

My 88 Citroen AX GT as it was the best handling and most fun car I'd had up to that point.

The one I miss most was my 89 F plate Golf GTI16v, last of the small bumpers....
Forum: The Motoring Zone 20-02-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,627
Posted By renton
Final update !!

Well after a long drawn out sage this is where we stand.....

Wheel corrosion....... No change.

Centre caps........ Received 4 in the post for me to change at my leisure.


Seat...........WE...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 20-02-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By renton
Just to further update this......... The...

Just to further update this.........

The building control chap came round and carried out his inspection, however we got an invoice for the inspection and when I queried this apparently the window...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 14-02-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By renton
Quick question......... If I put the car...

Quick question.........

If I put the car through the insurance rather than paying for it myself would the repair get done any differently?

I.e would the insurance repair company look at...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 14-02-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By renton
Just to update..... Insurance have said I...

Just to update.....

Insurance have said I can still claim, excess is £350 though and putting my details into confused etc with a claim showing has little effect on my insurance (Maybe £10 a year)...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 11-02-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By renton
Hi mate. We've had the car exactly two...

Hi mate.

We've had the car exactly two years now. Dealer we are looking at pxing through got a settlement figure and his PX quote was 1500 above this.

I think it helps that we put a large...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 10-02-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By renton
The other door skin has stretched around the side...

The other door skin has stretched around the side impact bar and where the PDR guy couldn't get down to knock the dents out its still quite rippled. I will try and get a photo.

Plus the paint...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 10-02-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By renton
It's running about £1500 equity at the moment.

It's running about £1500 equity at the moment.
Forum: The Insurance Zone 10-02-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By renton
Erm ok cheers for that. Im not saying I cant...

Erm ok cheers for that.

Im not saying I cant afford it. Thats never been the case??

We are just trying to get it sorted so that we can change the car to one more suited to me wife and her back...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 09-02-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By renton
the next one isnt sporty at all...... Skoda Karoq...

the next one isnt sporty at all...... Skoda Karoq 1.5 tsi
Forum: The Insurance Zone 09-02-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By renton
Thanks for the replies. Ok so I have max no...

Thanks for the replies.

Ok so I have max no claims which are protected. Im erm ... 41 years old so getting on a bit.

The reason I say about getting it done now is because my current car is on...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 09-02-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By renton
Claiming for car damage a year after incident...

Bit of a weird one.......

This time last year someone drove into the side of my year old Octavia and dented and scratched the door.

At that point we were planning on keeping the car for a while...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-02-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,792
Posted By renton
I did Elgin to Grays in Essex for a Ford Mondeo...

I did Elgin to Grays in Essex for a Ford Mondeo Titanium x sport, was way cheaper than anything in Scotland and also gave me the best px value for my Smax....... Just shy of 1200 mile round trip !!
Forum: The Showroom 04-02-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,938
Posted By renton
I have the same colour Octavia vrs and it isn't...

I have the same colour Octavia vrs and it isn't the best colour for showing all of your hard work.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 18-01-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By renton
Hi it was left to dry for a couple of weeks and...

Hi it was left to dry for a couple of weeks and then the plumber put a coating over it of some sort and then it was painted. The tenants have said it gets worse when they use the shower.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 18-01-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By renton
Hi there, This was my initial thoughts too. ...

Hi there,

This was my initial thoughts too.

It was a complete new bathroom all supplied and fitted by him. The wife is going to give him a call and see what he says.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 18-01-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By renton
Leak from recent refitted bathroom..... should we pay?

We had our bathroom completely redone in feb last year and at the time there was a leak coming though the ceiling below the bathroom, it turned out to be one of the seals on the toilet.

Fast...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 18-12-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,627
Posted By renton
Just to update this. I escalated this by...

Just to update this.

I escalated this by emailing the CEO of skofda UK and had a reply back from a resolution team pretty quickly.

She asked for pictures of the seats and agreed that what the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-12-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,627
Posted By renton
Ive contacted Auto Express and What Car. I...

Ive contacted Auto Express and What Car.

I also spoke to the dealer again last night to try and clarify what they meant by "External Factors" The chap flat out denied ever saying that to the lady...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 05-12-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By renton
Is that Harry Metcalfe of Evo fame ?

Is that Harry Metcalfe of Evo fame ?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 05-12-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,627
Posted By renton
I can live with the wheel to be honest as if I...

I can live with the wheel to be honest as if I was keeping the car I would look at getting them powdercoated anyway.

Skoda UK have said my only option with the seat is to get another dealer to...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 05-12-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,627
Posted By renton
Update......

Ive just had a call from skoda UK and the news isnt good :(

The lady Ive been dealing with has spoken with the dealer yesterday and they have said the following:

Wheel corrosion : Caused by...
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