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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 6th February 2014, 16:42 Thread Starter
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The wife phoned me to say that a van had hit the drivers wing mirror on a narrow lane and the glass was all busted up. The glass and holder was hanging out by 2 wires, so she managed to find a lay-by and pop it back in, unfortunately the shorter black wires had disconnected and it was too dark for her to fix them.

We enquired about replacement glass with VX ..Some mis-communication meanthe quoted me for the Door Glass which was a reasonable 92.

"Ah no mate, I meant wing mirror glass" says I ..

"That's 240!" WTF!!!


That small bit of glass is over twice as much as a frickin' window!!!!

B***ks to that! I think we can do without the anti-chromatic, auto-dim coating. So a trip to the 'Wing Mirror Man' store online sees me getting a replacement complete with heated baseplatefor 35.

Be careful with your wing mirrors people! Press the button and put them in when on narrow lanes!




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Better than pressing the button. Don't let the wife drive.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 6th February 2014, 21:18
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Over the years my failing memory has meant I have driven into my garage without remembering to fold the mirrors on several occassions. It has cost me a pretty penny in repair costs, especially if the glass breaks. I can't help but think VX has failed its customers by not making the folding mirrors fold automatically whenever an obstruction is detected.

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 6th February 2014, 21:24
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I don't have a button
Really you dont have a button ah do you have folding mirrors then probably not.

BTW I agree dont let the wife drive.
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I don't have a button
Really you dont have a button ah do you have folding mirrors then probably not.

BTW I agree dont let the wife drive.

Your brave Grumps putting that on here. ......Quick delete it before Wilma catches you.
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At 240 for a mirror's worth, it works out the glass is around 10,3K per Sq.M.

That'd be expensive item over the mantelpiece!

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Better than pressing the button. Don't let the wife drive.
You cheeky bugger it was not the wife but the guy who was driving the other car

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I don't have a button
Really you dont have a button ah do you have folding mirrors then probably not.

BTW I agree dont let the wife drive.

Your brave Grumps putting that on here. ......Quick delete it before Wilma catches you.
To late I am back you cheeky bunch

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Had to replace the whole mirror (drivers side) cost me 375. With VAT and labour costs came to 475. Wrote to Mr Harvey at Vauxhall complaining about this rip-off and his PA sent it on to the Manager of Customer Services and guess what ? Never heard a @$*** thing.
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