Thanks everyone for your messages. I'm absolutely gutted but it's good to know I can get some sympathy on here
Don't know how old your car is, but do you think it may work out cheaper to get a replacement door from salvage (presumably it makes no sense to have this done under insurance)?
It's 2007 and i did think about perhaps getting a replacement door, i 've had an initial quote from a local bodyshop of £446 incl VAT, most of that was labour and £60 for a new door handle. My excess is £250 so yes it makes little sense to go through insurance and lose 9 years of NCB.
Very sorry mate.......the culprits should have their faces introduced to a house brick or two!
My thoughts exactly
thats not meant to happen in cheshire!
That's what I thought but I guess every village has an idiot.
right on the door handle - sure they weren't trying to break into it....?
It's possible I guess, more likely they were trying to smash the window for more "thrills" and missed. Shows the kind of intelligence we are dealing with.
Howard Basfords have got quite a good reputation in the Ellesmere Port area
Thanks very much, I will check that out right now
The body shop that Mangoletsi use are very good
G & J Leese, Car Body Repairs in MacclesfieldSK11 9DE, » Yell.com
Great - they are very close to where I work so I think I'll pop over there at lunch. Thanks very much