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Pine Grey Finally Arrived - Damaged!

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:25 pm
by hdasmith
Well, it's been a very long wait, but it's finally arrived. Looked really smart on the back of the delivery vehicle - until I got to the back and noticed some bad scratches and dent on the boot lid. Someone had clearly opened the boot onto something else. Supplying dealership is now trying to work with a local dealer to get it repaired ASAP. Could be interesting. Unfortunately, I didn't get the choice of which dealer supplied.

Otherwise, looks really smart though, very happy!

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Re: Pine Grey Finally Arrived - Damaged!

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:47 pm
by morrishey
Congrats on the arrival! Must have really taken the shine off the excitement of the new delivery though. Hope it gets sorted quickly for you.

Re: Pine Grey Finally Arrived - Damaged!

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:25 pm
by hdasmith
Thank you. Definitely was disappointing, but at least it doesn’t have to go back, and I carry on with an asthmatic cee’d! I’ve calmed down now, and can enjoy it.

Re: Pine Grey Finally Arrived - Damaged!

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:21 pm
by Taff
looking great, sorry to here of the damage, hope its sorted quickly for you.

Re: Pine Grey Finally Arrived - Damaged!

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:29 am
by Markxc40
That's a bummer hda I hope it gets sorted quickly and correctly for you, it does look a real brute of a car though.
Mine is due on the 8th November but is being driven across from Peterborough to Worcestershire which makes me a little nervous.

I did think about having it come via a trailer but decided against it so my fingers are well and truly crossed for its safe arrival.

Best

Re: Pine Grey Finally Arrived - Damaged!

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:32 am
by hdasmith
Thanks all!

Good luck tomorrow Mark, hope it goes well! It’s a fantastic looking thing in the flesh!

Re: Pine Grey Finally Arrived - Damaged!

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:29 am
by Steve W
Looks great and love the colour, hope the damage gets sorted soon for you.

Re: Pine Grey Finally Arrived - Damaged!

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:14 pm
by ste12
hdasmith wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Well, it's been a very long wait, but it's finally arrived. Looked really smart on the back of the delivery vehicle - until I got to the back and noticed some bad scratches and dent on the boot lid. Someone had clearly opened the boot onto something else. Supplying dealership is now trying to work with a local dealer to get it repaired ASAP. Could be interesting. Unfortunately, I didn't get the choice of which dealer supplied.

Otherwise, looks really smart though, very happy!

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Congrats on the new car! Looks great... and welcome to the D3 manual club!! Sorry to hear about the scratches. Still loving mine and mpg still really good. Only niggles I've had are broken boot catch (mentioned elsewhere on here) and a rattle coming from panel by right leg which is getting sorted tomorrow at 3k check. Only other little thing I've found (and only applies to manual) is the drink holder when x 2 drinks in place – tendency for them to be in the way when changing gear. I took the inlay out and flipped round so stagger height is opposite way round which is better (for me anyway!). Enjoy!

Re: Pine Grey Finally Arrived - Damaged!

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:04 pm
by hdasmith
Thanks for the suggestions ste12, I’ll do that with the cup holder.

I do need to find a better position for my clutch foot when changing gear a lot, holding it above the pedal is quite tiring, but otherwise love the car.

First long journey today, managed 61mpg for the return! Really pleased with that.

Re: Pine Grey Finally Arrived - Damaged!

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:35 am
by sdubs76
That Amber leather interior is just beautiful... I’ve ordered the same!