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Daughter smashed the doormirror and casing on her fiesta #-o.... I cringe at the number of scrapes on the 2 year old car she's had from new :roll: - but that's another story and I won't get into the women driver thing (hammer).

Anyway it's a standard electric type with built in indicator flasher and a clip on cover which was undamaged and reusable. She got a couple of estimates, the cheapest of which was £175 fitted :shock:

Bought one brand new from a ford parts dealer on ebay, delivered in 2 days, for total £46 including a primed cover. Fitted it at the weekend and it took me all of 30 minutes including a tea break :roll:
Bearing in mind I've never fitted one previously and no manual or instructions, I recon a mechanic could do it in 10 minutes - what a bl**dy rip off :?

Bob
 

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Think yourself lucky. You could have a freelander that's just had to have a £1200 replacement clutch, and has just blown the turbo :-(
 

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Harbo":3hcrj34s said:
The turbo on my wife's Golf cost £1.1k!

Rod :(
Wow - that's bloody expensive. I had a VW\Audi turbo (their almost all VNT - Variable Nozzle "something" these days) factory rebuild for around £350 and even if I had paid some to fit it (and get the original one off) I don't think it would have added more than another £250-£300 (even plus VAT on to of the labour).

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A door mirror for my Citroën Grand C4 Picaso was 450€ when some clown tried to pass as I indicated and changed lanes. I was doing 50kph in a 50 limit. I have no idea what speed he was doing, but he finished up paying for 1/2 of it!
 

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Lons":1tos49ht said:
Daughter smashed the doormirror and casing on her fiesta #-o.... I cringe at the number of scrapes on the 2 year old car she's had from new :roll: - but that's another story and I won't get into the women driver thing (hammer).

Anyway it's a standard electric type with built in indicator flasher and a clip on cover which was undamaged and reusable. She got a couple of estimates, the cheapest of which was £175 fitted :shock:

Bought one brand new from a ford parts dealer on ebay, delivered in 2 days, for total £46 including a primed cover. Fitted it at the weekend and it took me all of 30 minutes including a tea break :roll:
Bearing in mind I've never fitted one previously and no manual or instructions, I recon a mechanic could do it in 10 minutes - what a bl**dy rip off :?

Bob
Well done Bob, you just never realised that your time is worth £774 per hour :lol: :lol:
Regards Keith
 

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The Eriba Turner":4ngswzm4 said:
Well done Bob, you just never realised that your time is worth £774 per hour :lol: :lol:
Regards Keith
Yebbut - all I got was "ta muchly dad" and a kiss on the cheek!

She's under dire warning not to be so careless again (hammer) As if that will make a happerth difference :roll:

Bob
 

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Harbo":30bg35yi said:
The turbo on my wife's Golf cost £1.1k!

Rod :(
Not surprised at that Rod. I had a couple of Golf MkI bangers years ago and even then spare parts were astronomic..."German" I was told :roll:..."buy Ford if you want cheap bits" - Rob
 

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I once had a Mitsubishi Colt with an intermittently faulty sensor in the distributor. A replacement sensor wasn't available and a reconditioned distributor cost £790, plus fitting, and that was 12 years ago.
 

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Dodge":1xnq1aqe said:
This confirms again why I drive a Defender!
WOW - My daughter could do some serious damage with a defender #-o I just wouldn't advise anyone to park near her :lol:
 
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