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Broken into
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I was broken into on Tuesday night and the little s***'s wrenched out the drivers door lock and bent out some of the lock cut out on the door its self.

I have had a quote for the replacement of the door (apparantly a strenghening bar was split or broken), painting of the door and blending in (its a metalic silver) and a replacement lock to match my original key (this could take 2 weeks!)
Total cost £1050.00!!!!

This is through my insurance and my XS for malicus damage is £450.

My 1st question is is the price quoted, £1050 a fair one?

Surely the door can be repaired for a fraction of the price.

I realise the insurance approved garage needs to guarantee the work hence the suggestion of a new door and lock and the price!

What would you do??

The final nail in the coffin is that £1000 worth of tools were stolen and my insurance wasnt ample enough to cover me :-(

If I went down the insurance route surely my renewal premium would be sky high when it comes around. So is it worth it to fork out £450 plus eventually a higher renewal premium??
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#2
Get a door from the scrappers, hopefully silver - £100
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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#3
Gutted for you! As said a door from a breakers would be my choice. Hope you get it sorted hassle free, nothing worse than having your work gear nicked Sad
'04 Peugeot Partner HDi LX. Lows, Leaks and Wellers. Now matt grey and dent free Smile

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#4
Thanks, I did think of the scrap yard but I have an electric mirror switch and electric window motor. By the time I have sourced a good door and matched the colour and changed over all the gubbins I may aswell pay the £450 xs and hope that my renewal isnt going to sting me.

Anyone know what sort of price a new door from Citroen might cost? Just so I can justifie the cost involved.
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#5
Hi,
Sorry to hear of your troubles, been there myself in a Hi-Ace.
Still getting up regularly to check van in night, even with solid disc lock and protected Hasp with a steel bulkhead and reversed into corner and turn wheels to wall so they have to break steering lock to move it forwards to get to doors.
2 vans done in my road at 6.30pm last week.
These scum bags think its a business, don't let em beat you down!

terry
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