User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Flamin' coachbuilders

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Flamin' coachbuilders

    Last week some muppet slightly damaged my car in a car park, leaving an abrasion and a four inch scratch on my n/s bumper and front wing- no panel damage. Went through the proper channels to report it to fleet management and later got a call from the nominated coachbuilder to bring it in for an estimate.

    Went down this afternoon and it was the usual 'how can we make this as expensive as possible' attitude. They need the car for three days and as far as I can tell, are going to dismantle the front to check for hidden panel damage. What's the betting they'll find some whether there is any or not? I just think this trade takes the p*ss and makes a major contribution to high insurance prices.

    I do know a decent coachbuilder who saved my much loved and only slightly damaged Alfa from the crusher a few years ago, but I can't use him as the Vec is a company car. Aforementioned Alfa would have been written off because of the way the majority coachbuilders do business, but was perfectly viable to repair - I just wonder how many salvagable cars a year are written off in this way.

    Rant over, but anyone else agree or have similar experiences?

  2. #2
    Ex Vec-C Admin & Founder Graeme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    SCOTLAND
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    i had an accident repair place take 5 weeks to 'fix' my old cavalier after someone hit me up the rear. Got the car and they were so taking the ****. they claimed to have replaced the rear bumper, tailgate and re sprayed it all, added new badges as well as all the chasis stuff. All at a cost of just under £3000. I wondered why it wasnt a write off. However thay had not done half of it. the tailgate was the old one still with same swirls and odd scratch and old badges and didnt even fir right. They ended up taking it for another 4 weeks to rectify.

    Total chancers, just glad i wasnt paying.

  3. #3
    Regular Member SignumPhil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Luton, Beds
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I can't belive there are still fleet companies who don't use Chipsaway. They'd fix something like that in a day, and charge about £400!

    Phil

  4. #4
    On a Sabbatical VauxVeteran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Nicking Ya Dinner.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I lost a cavalier for two weeks for a rear bumper

    Omega for 3 for a front wing bumper and headlight


    I think what they do is to do 1 hr a day on 25 cars rather than25 hrs on 1 car.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    newcastle
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    my vec was rear ended 4-5 weeks ago, and i went through local claims guy and he offered to go halvies on hire car charges, (for a car i don`t need) as it wouldn`t effect my insurance, naturally i turned this offer down but i bet theres some who would take his hand off without thinking about overall affect on premiums

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. At Flamin Last....
    By JCB in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 17th December 2005, 19:32

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •