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madmanwayne
Hi All, I have just got my escort back today, no-one was home to receive it so they dropped it in the parking bay and posted the key through my door, the thing that has pis*ed me off is they seem to have damaged the car down the side and i don't know what to do? The car was deemed an uneconomical write off and while it has been @ the garage the mot expired on the 2nd of march and the tax ran out @ the end of Feb and we changed the insurance from the escort to the Mazda bongo that i brought! so where the hell do i stand with this, as the car has nothing on it, so this is going to cost me even more to repair than i expected! due to their nice little extra damage so any input will be gratefully received, thanks guys n girls. Wayne
madmanwayne
Hi All, Just thought i would tell you all i had a right result today! I went to the garage to pay the rest of my bill for my mondeo repairs, and bugger me there was an R reg silver escort gti 5 door and the mechanic was going to scrap it this afternoon! i asked if i could have this and that! what i need to repair my car and he said if i strip it off i can have the lot for 50 that's my n/s wing, n/s mirror, n/s headlight unit, bonnet, bumper with fog-lights, radiator, washer bottle, and anything else if i want it!!! NOW you cant argue with that!! how the hell they say its an un-economical write off beggars belief!!!! but the insurance says i need to get a new mot and a i think she said vin check????? before they will insure it so HAPPY DAYS :lol: :P ;)
vinnyvangough
Glad its being sorted now
madmanwayne
Can't believe it!!! Started stripping the car today and managed to replace the radiator, washer bottle, wing and headlight, opened the boot to get the jack out and my spare alloy wheel is missing!!! The thieving WAN*ERS from the garage have nicked it AAAAARRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!! WHY CANT PEOPLE LEAVE THINGS ALONE!!!! Sorry!! Anyway now waiting for reply from the insurance complaints people to investigate the garage to find out what they have done to my car damage as well. a very angry ford owner :angry:
vinnyvangough
Thats savage!!! Give them hell
madmanwayne
Oh dont worry about that i intend to!!! but will my car pass the vic check and the mot without the spare wheel
madmanwayne
Does anyone know the answer to this? Will it pass a VIC and MOT without the spare wheel in the boot well? Oh and it is registered as a Cat c with DVLA
onepointfour
the spare wheel is no longer a tested item on the Mot test,even if the spare wheel is there and and a worn tyre fitted it wont fail a test,its up to the tester if he writes an advisory of the spare worn.As for the cat c write off,itll only matter if/when you come to sell the car as itll show up on an HPI check.Tim
madmanwayne
Hi all, The car is now on ebay if interested please ask me or pm me thanks all!! This is my repair i done today well finished it today
madmanwayne
:( :( I was sad to see her go but she has finally sold! At least she has gone to a GTi lover wanting the estate and not the saloon so almost everyone was happy
vinnyvangough
What did it go for if you dont mind me asking?
madmanwayne
I had to let her go for 200 :( :( no Tax no Mot and no Vic check either so not too bad,could of been better but it was a write off and i needed to sell here asap got 875 off insurance so i suppose i sort of broke even but still gutted she served me well over the years


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