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Old 01-04-2014   #16
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Re: REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING 2007 Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 16v T-Jet

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I would. They're selling you a car with 1 key, there's no harm is pushing for it the worst they can say is no.

Be careful with stuff like that. If you're gonna do that (wouldn't recommend it) leave it a couple of months and check every detail of your policy first to check if A. Loss is covered. B. what excess there is. C.if they'll do a central locking key, not just another "spare" and D. Make sure it plausible.

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I'd say you're spot on there Jake. We've shaken on a figure but I'll push for a little knock down since it's a missing part. Rookie that I am, I'd forgotten about my voluntary excess. And good citizen that I am, it doesn't sit right with me to make a false claim! A bit unsavoury. I think bartering will be my friend after all!
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Re: REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING 2007 Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 16v T-Jet

If you get 200 give Simonstone Fiat in Bristol a call they quoted me for a new remote key 180 iirc which isn't too bad. Give them a call first though.

Personally, I'd get the seller (if private or dealer) to ring around some MD's near you to get quotes, say phone 2 and deduct the average.

I would suggest, phoning 3 dealers yourself, get the cheapest, then go back to the seller and get them to phone the 2 more expensive ones, to get a bit of extra moneys!
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Hahaha that's thinking I can get on board with! What a man, cheers!
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I'd say you're spot on there Jake. We've shaken on a figure but I'll push for a little knock down since it's a missing part. Rookie that I am, I'd forgotten about my voluntary excess. And good citizen that I am, it doesn't sit right with me to make a false claim! A bit unsavoury. I think bartering will be my friend after all!

It's a little shady, and us FiatForum members are all honest people
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also bear in mind it's still a claim against your name also, so will need to be disclosed when shopping about for the next 3-4 years
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Thank you gentlemen. I'll let you know the end result!
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No end result as yet..
Turns out the gearbox is f****d. Saving for that for the meantime!
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No end result as yet..
Turns out the gearbox is f****d. Saving for that for the meantime!

What's wrong with your gearbox? I got an issue with mine and wondering about what happened?
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Hi Jake,
Issue with the gearbox was I had a permanent whirring noise, particularly bad above 2000 revs, and increasing difficulty in selecting first or second gear.
My mechanic said it was gearbox bearings, I put it in since it needed a new clutch anyway, had the bearings changed at the same time and since then it's been a beautiful smooth drive and I can hear the engine again. Not the cheapest of jobs mind. Does that sound like what's up with yours?
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Hi Jake,
Issue with the gearbox was I had a permanent whirring noise, particularly bad above 2000 revs, and increasing difficulty in selecting first or second gear.
My mechanic said it was gearbox bearings, I put it in since it needed a new clutch anyway, had the bearings changed at the same time and since then it's been a beautiful smooth drive and I can hear the engine again. Not the cheapest of jobs mind. Does that sound like what's up with yours?

Nah, it's awkward to get into first so,entires, and occasionally crunches into fourth if I'm driving spiritedly. I think it might be the clutch on the way out, but I'm not sure.
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