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  1. I had a wheel damaged (caught the kerb refuelling)by OPC whilst returning car to me - Excel charged £250 for the one wheel as it has the part painted option. The black is not the same as the centre caps 😒- so if given the choice I would buy it in the future and use OPC.
  2. They are harder to keep clean without lacquer
  3. I always dust the sandpaper over (ensure decal fully gone), wipe down with brake cleaner then etch prime before painting them.
  4. Right car stuff first: Just paid it off - I'm kind of in shock as the early settlement saving was considerable ! New job - I'll post that in the lounge section
  5. Well I've just signed a new job contract. Subject to getting paid this week, I intend to pay off the finance completely. Really appreciate the comments and support peeps.
  6. Patt

    Doors frozen

    its worse as the window goes into a fit trying to drop itself.
  7. Patt

    Doors frozen

    star- I'll give that a go. The 981 isn't as easy to pry open as the 986 was.
  8. Patt

    Doors frozen

    I found a bottle in the shed at the weekend, however my German is not good enough to read the bottle. Was thinking a quick smear around the door seals and then wind the window down and smear on the lower seal - sound about right ?
  9. Patt

    Doors frozen

    How do you use this - just wipe on and leave, or wipe on wipe off ?
  10. indeed , I'll be holding on every penny until I have a new job. Only then I can make the decisions on what to pay off/over pay. Although I may have to visit the Tequipment book for a wee "Christmas pressie" ;-)
  11. Thanks John, and indeed all of you for the positive support, it really is appreciated. My negotiations are going very well, although they won't confirm anything until the consultation period has finished. I can't get them to carry over my (already agreed ) holiday in January, so looks like the latest I'll be leaving is the end of December. No biggy as I'd only lose £230 worse off versus 24 days paid holiday ! What is more important is that, subject to finding a new role quickly, I could in fact now pay off Alice completely with the payoff. I'm still worried for the impend
  12. Never heard of them - so thank you muchly...If it comes to the crunch, I'll certainly see what they offer.
  13. Appreciate the kind words guys. I'm just about got over the shock and anger, but still feeing very hollow and stressed about the uncertainty ahead. They are now discovering just how good I am at my job. For those that remember the deal I negotiated purchasing Alice .....this is on a way higher level. Only 10 full years as a permanent staff (it would be 11 yrs on 1st Dec ) so I've got to get the most out of them.
  14. Thanks chap, It's not high on my list of "cost cuttings" as I realise I'll lose a lot of cash, especially having bought from OPC.
  15. My consultation period ends on the day I purchased her, thus 1 year of 3 completed.
  16. Anyone pass any light on what to expect if I hand back a car whilst still in the OPC finance period, also do I need to pay off fully before I am able to sell the car ? I've not got the details with me to contact the finance (VW finance) directly, and wondered if any had gone through the process, either trading up or selling ? It's not something I obviously want to do, but I was made redundant last week and I may well need to cut expensive fun things until I finally find another job. And I've been looking for sometime already !
  17. seriously it depends what head unit you have. Here is a lead that gives UB and 3.5mm jack for a fiver: eBay item number: 263599070837
  18. so far (without any negotiation) I'm between Aviva and Direct line (Manning not yet quoted) Still miffed that it has doubled from 986 to 981, but looking at just over £500 with courtesy car, 8K miles and no added excess.
  19. I only bought her a couple of months ago - a copy of the OPC advert should suffice. Even it it is now in better condition that that :-D
  20. I'm just about to start the annual repeat question phone calls. Renewal came in from Direct line at just over £530 - not happy about that, especially on a 8K mileage limit and about double the 986 (if I recall) I know the value of the car is more, yet the paperwork just states "market value" As a previous loyal customer of A-plan they have already called me...."over £1100 sir" let the tedious calls begin....
  21. I'm cheating and picking one up from another member tomorrow.
  22. Some may say that is a blessing in disguise. I know I'm a tad sexist, but at least your refurbished alloys will remain in mint condition :-D
  23. Also depends on black boxes etc these days. I know I'd consider my nephew's insurance high for a 19 yr old. Result Ed, and that she has passed. When will you let her drive your Boxster ?
  24. Need one of these ! But not sure I even have a jig saw in the shed ! Would beer tokens provide me with a template ? Also anyone had issues with the auto dimming mirrors and a clear deflector ?
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