Advice Needed for new Peugeot owner

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Tina Fuller, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. Tina Fuller

    Tina Fuller Guest

    Hi, I have just got a brand new 206s. I bumped the front left wing and I
    don't want to claim the insurance, the metal is bashed in. The quote I got
    from the panel beaters was £1290, I recon this is a bit expensive and so
    does everyone else. I can get a new wing for £55 however this isn't the same
    colour as the car (Aluminium). Can anyone give me any advice as it's a brand
    new car, I am skint and don't want top claim the insurance as there is a
    £500 excess. Thanks for any advice.
    Tina Fuller, Aug 13, 2005
  2. Tina Fuller

    W@L Guest

    If you care to post your general location, someone will likely advise on
    trusted local bodyshop.

    W@L, Aug 13, 2005
  3. Tina Fuller

    Tina Fuller Guest

    Thanks, I am in Edinburgh in Scotland.

    Tina Fuller, Aug 13, 2005
  4. Tina Fuller

    Nick \(UK\) Guest

    £1290, well over the top and £500 this common? I would get
    another in touch with another insurance company, although this could be down
    to your age/experience I guess.

    Try Googling or the like for bodyshops in your area, but I reckon you should
    be able to get the job done for around £400 if it is just the wing.
    Nick \(UK\), Aug 14, 2005
  5. Tina Fuller

    Tina Fuller Guest

    23 and just past my test!

    Tina Fuller, Aug 14, 2005
  6. To give you some idea, I have just had a wing replaced and resprayed on
    my wife's 206. Job was done by the main Peugeot dealers in Cardiff for
    £498 all in. The paint job they did was excellent - you can hardly see
    its been done. If a main dealer charges £498, I would have thought you
    could get it a lot cheaper at a smaller garage.
    Arthur Waters, Aug 14, 2005
  7. Find a male friend and get him to take the car for a quote.

    Stephen Woolhead, Aug 15, 2005
  8. Tina Fuller

    nigel Guest

    Surely in these days of female equality, that wouldn't make any
    difference, would it????
    Err, yes, it probably would!
    Try it Tina, and let us know!
    nigel, Aug 15, 2005
  9. Tina Fuller

    Tina Fuller Guest

    £260 and I got it myself! Wooooo! Come on the 206's!!!!
    Tina Fuller, Aug 16, 2005
  10. Tina Fuller

    nigel Guest

    So now we know. If we want to get the best price we have to get our
    wives/girlfriends to do it for us. Or do a bit of cross-dressing!!
    nigel, Aug 17, 2005
  11. Tina Fuller

    Tina Fuller Guest

    Come on the cross dressers and the 206's!!!!!

    Tina Fuller, Aug 19, 2005
  12. thats very expensive, u cud prob get the whole car done 4 that much, if not
    less. i know people who will paint a wing, 4 around £55-£100. they are easy
    2 fit
    leigh phillips, Aug 22, 2005
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