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My little MiTo has issues (who's doesn't) The alarm has stopped working and the door on my passenger side juts out at the bottom. The dealer has ordered sensor things for the alarms which is covered by warrenty but the door is the main problem. It'll have to go into the bodyshop to get fixed but, because they can't bend the door they'll need to tinker around with it. It could end up fitting fine at the bottom but the window wont be as before which could mean I'd hear wind noise everytime I drive it. Sounds like a big job because they might need to take the front wing off to fix the door and it could end up needing that bit resprayed or making it alot worse. It may not be covered by warrenty which means I'd need to fork out quite a bit of cash I simply don't have so do I try get it all fixed or do I trade it in?? I love my car but I'm not sure, I could have even worse problems in the next one.

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Why wouldn't it be covered by warranty? Speak to Alfa UK.
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Sorry to here about you're MiTo, but why will the door sticking out not be covered by warranty?
Speak to you're dealer again and if you get nowhere with them then contact ARUK customer services who will step in sort it all out. Is it Edinburgh or Glasgow you deal with?
Hope you get it all sorted out.
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Dinomito, it's Edinburgh I go through.

I should know either by the end of this week or before Tuesday. The guy in the bodyshop it might not be but he's sent the estimate to Edinburgh and Alfa I think so just need to go from there.

Here's the link to a thread I started previously about the door, has some pics of what I'm talking about:

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...r-problem.html
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Having looked at you're pics Aimee i'd say it is definately needing rectification. The guys at our bodyshop are excellent though, so you've nothing to worry about I'm sure.
Let me know how you get on.
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I will do Graham. Hopefully it'll work out.
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Hope you get it sorted OK. Staff in service at Edinburgh are very good, so I cant see you having any issues. I needed my door adjusted (early on) for similar reasons & it was covered OK. Did not need to go to the bodyshop though.
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The Glasgow garage is closer to me but last time I took my old MiTo in to get something fixed they p*ssed me about so much so I just go back to Edinburgh one.

As for going to the bodyshop, I think my car just likes to be different lol. Not heard anything back yet but hopefully will know for Tuesday at the latest.
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Fraser had some work done by the body shop, but not sure if it was Glasgow or Edinburgh. He seemed quite happy with the results though.
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Oh yeah its certainly not right.......perfectly acceptable for an older Alfa though!

Hope its easily sorted.

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Lol. The Western bodyshop is in Broxburn just beside Livingston. Been to them before when my old Mito took offense to the Ford Ka parked just behind me in Tesco's car park when I reversed out. They do a really good job.

Still thinking what to do. Might just get the alarm fixed then save my money and trade it in for a Cloverleaf one. In blue though, folk at work will be wondering where the hell I'm getting all this cash from, not that I care anyway lol.
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I think you should stand your ground and get the door fixed under warranty. If the damage was done by the seatbelt it would mark the door. So, no mark, no seatbelt danage.
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It shouldn't cost you a penny Aimee. It'll get done under warranty.

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I'm just worried that getting the door fixed may lead to other problems with the window, it's a possibility.

I'm definetly saving for a Cloverleaf anyway! Just need to find the funds. Sorry for any errors here, it's not easy balencing a laptop on your knee with a dog leaning on you wanting a cuddle
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Well on an 80's, 90's and even early 00's Alfa......a few odd panel gaps are the norm!?
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lol. As I said to my mam, if you go to buy an Alfa thinking everything will be fine and dandy then you're a moron!

I think I'm gonna see what they say on Tuesday about the door and go from there but I'm definetly gonna keep it no matter what.
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lol. As I said to my mam, if you go to buy an Alfa thinking everything will be fine and dandy then you're a moron!

I think I'm gonna see what they say on Tuesday about the door and go from there but I'm definetly gonna keep it no matter what.
Nice one!
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