A3's Off To The Body Shop ....... Courtesy car
A few of you may have read about a while ago about my week of hell which culminated with my A3 being keyed front to back on both sides while parked outside of Peterborough Hospital. :gun2:
The car went into the body shop today for repair and I've been told its 2 weeks work to respray both sides. Through Direct Line I have their 'Courtesy Car' insurance via enterprise.
Well the insurance is only valid for a maximum rental period of 2 weeks!!:mad: When the wife got to the depot they rolled out a Kia Picanto!!!:lmfao: The missus asked if it was a joke and ended up stumping up another £70 to upgrade to an Astra (contradiction in terms!!).
The Astra is well specced with full leather and cruise, auto lights etc but is soooooo flimsy and unsubstantial compared to my A3. I'd really forgotten just how cheap some other cars feel. The leather on the seats isn't very supple and the leather steering wheel feels like its actually pvc with no padding. The switches and dials feel so cheap and don't look as if they would wear well over the years.
Looking forward to getting the A3 back. :thumbsup: :)