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  2. Tough times Mark, I live in Aberdeen and loads of people in a similar boat up here. House prices have nosedived. Hope you get through it.
  3. Just seen on Pistonheads that there is a 'new' Polo GTI (though its not on the VW international site).... wonder if that is why I got a good deal....?
  4. Woot woot! Always good to get that new car smell
  5. Looks like I am not working next week now so should be able to pick it up earlier than I thought.
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  7. Sounds bad Marky. As NaughTTy says - hope things improve for you, and soon.
  8. Fair enough, I just struggle to see the point of parking sensors let alone cameras on a mini hatch. But a bit like my allroad, I could have specified the exact car I wanted. But there was one at the docks in almost the spec I wanted. Just the addition of the Tech Pack I would not have paid for, although it does include the rather useful wireless charging dock for my phone. My main preferences where for the Sport, in Tornado Grey with Atlas (light/beige) leather and the 20" double 5 spoke wheels. This one added the Tech pack and painted wheel arches, so I snapped it up.
  9. I had the choice of one with the phone connect crappy thing in silver, a black one with alcantara seats & DSC (or whatever it is called), or a red one with sunroof, convenience pack, and parking pack (which has the cruise as well....). So it was between the red and black, so thought the red was better value (given the roof)..
  10. Park pack on a Polo.........really?
  11. £700 for discovery nav... holy cow Batman! I have the Cruise and Park pack which implies rear camera on GTI. However, then it says only on Discovery nav which I don't have.....
  12. He might be right. I think it depends on the actual bloke who comes to pick it up. Some are more fussy than others.
  13. So I have a selection of quotes, from £125 +VAT (local garage) to £258 inc VAT. For reference Chips Away was £200 +VAT. I am wondering just to have the quotes to hand and say to them well I'm not paying more than these quotes. Chips Away guy said they would overlook that type of damage anyway?
  14. Should be here in two weeks, which is good because I'm temping on the tugs as deckhand for two weeks....
  15. I'd seriously consider a Polo Gti. It's the kind of car I tend to like. Small, sporty, well built and nippy enough. Having said that, I'm really loving the A6 allroad, which is none of those things other than well built ohh and it's faster than just nippy too.
  16. I've noticed a few new Polo GTi's knocking around, obviously due to the good deals that are around, good little car for the money.
  17. Oh blimey, that's rough Marky - Hope things improve for you.
  18. So when do you get the Polo?
  19. I'll try and get some quotes, but I guess time is not on my side if I give it back in two weeks...
  20. Well that's the issue. I knew that Merc charged £70 per wheel and that would be what I'd have paid to get them done in any case. So I decided not to bother, worked in my favour. Not just the money, but the hassle. If you're happy to pay, then you may as well get it done, as the way it looks they might start claiming it was a bodged repair. Could end up being a bit of a pain.
  21. I thought about £80 each, but I guess once they are there might be cheaper. Don't mind paying that to be honest. Trouble is do you take the gamble?
  22. Mmm, bit of a pain that. They will clearly pick those up. It depends on how the rest of the car is, and what their policy is. I had two nasty kerbed diamond cut alloys on my SLK. The bloke said that the rest of the car was so good, he'd let the wheels go. 2 smart repairs would cost what... about £140? How much might they re-charge?
  23. Just done!
  24. Email me paulheff@hotmail.com
  25. Meh I would post but cannot attach the images...
  26. If that's all, I wouldn't bother.
  27. The only thing that is questionable is some lacquer missing off the front bumper (bodged Skoda repair, and too harsh cleaning products). Do you think I should get a SMART repair on it?
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