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Post by Nictrix » Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:41 pm

If it was only a software update, no recovery included, shouldnt be more than £300.
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Post by sgreen503 » Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:45 pm

Chippie wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:28 pm I’ll say €375.00 and that doesn’t include the cost of the hire car or the removal of the wheel clamp
Yep, I'm only saying what BMW are charging me. I mean if we really want to get into it, here's what I've spent so far. All prices listed in euros
150 - New Battery
180 - Locksmith to get into the car
160 - Top of the range jump pack
280 - Recovery from hotel car park to BMW (10 min journey)
460 - Car hire
130 - Wheel clamp removal (although to be fair the Z4 would have gotten the same treatment from the lovely guys at Lisbon Council)
I'm not gonna count the cost of the extra nights in the hotel in Rouen trying to sort it as I would have spent the same getting to Madrid if the car had been ok.
Blimey I'm not as chipper as I was when I started to write this reply :rofl:

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Post by raymond.harper » Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:47 pm

2000 Euros is my estimate because I am a bit suspicious of BMW. And it that was my car it would already be in the Autotrader!

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Post by sgreen503 » Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:50 pm

raymond.harper wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:47 pm 2000 Euros is my estimate because I am a bit suspicious of BMW. And it that was my car it would already be in the Autotrader!
:lol: Trust me a can of petrol and a box of matches went through my mind in the darkest hours...

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Post by raymond.harper » Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:52 pm

sgreen503 wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:50 pm
raymond.harper wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:47 pm 2000 Euros is my estimate because I am a bit suspicious of BMW. And it that was my car it would already be in the Autotrader!
:lol: Trust me a can of petrol and a box of matches went through my mind in the darkest hours...
I would have pushed it over the cliff but the handbrake sticking on would have been a problem!

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Post by sgreen503 » Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:55 pm

raymond.harper wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:52 pm
sgreen503 wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:50 pm
raymond.harper wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:47 pm 2000 Euros is my estimate because I am a bit suspicious of BMW. And it that was my car it would already be in the Autotrader!
:lol: Trust me a can of petrol and a box of matches went through my mind in the darkest hours...
I would have pushed it over the cliff but the handbrake sticking on would have been a problem!
:lol: don't forget the steering lock was also on so you'd have to be a bloody good aim, and you'd have to bring your mates, it was in an underground carpark remeber :rofl:

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Post by raymond.harper » Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:04 pm

A couple of these from "Le Screwfix" a can of Redbull and a bit of rear wheel steering and the bitch would be up the ramp in no time!
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Post by sgreen503 » Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:20 pm

raymond.harper wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:04 pm A couple of these from "Le Screwfix" a can of Redbull and a bit of rear wheel steering and the bitch would be up the ramp in no time! Screenshot 2023-11-29 at 22-01-18 Hilka Pro-Craft 400kg Wheel Dollies 2 Pack - Screwfix.png
The only cost I think was completely worth it was the recovery guy having to use exactly that, then having to negotiate the tow truck down a further 2 floors (I was one -1) to level -3, delicately manouvering round incredibly tight turns (2 per floor), inching the remote front 2 wheels of my car up a tad, down a tad, back a tad, forward a tad, reversing his tow truck back and forth here and there an inch or two. And then having to do it all over again as we made our way up to the exit. He did an incredible job. I gave him an extra 20 euros for a drink so he could add a vodka to the red bull. Top bloke.

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Post by Pondrew » Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:52 pm

I'm going with 1500 euros, as you are British (I Presume) and we all know the frogs hate us as much as we hate them.

If you had ridden off on a dirty old pushbike with a string of onions around your neck, stinking of garlic and gayly smoking a Gitanes, they would have charged about 300. :D
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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:54 pm

Ouch. :o

That was more painful than I thought, but I suppose it could have been worse.

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Post by sgreen503 » Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:01 am

Pondrew wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:52 pm I'm going with 1500 euros, as you are British (I Presume) and we all know the frogs hate us as much as we hate them.

If you had ridden off on a dirty old pushbike with a string of onions around your neck, stinking of garlic and gayly smoking a Gitanes, they would have charged about 300. :D
Spaldingski, are you actually from Spalding? Because I'm from from Boston(ski).

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Post by Pondrew » Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:18 am

sgreen503 wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:01 am Spaldingski, are you actually from Spalding? Because I'm from from Boston(ski).
I live in Spalding, yes. But not 'from' here originally.

If you live in Boston(ova), I will have to give you a shout when my daughter goes on her driving lessons, as she is doing her test there. You REALLY don't want to be out on the roads when she is! :wink:

She will be in a white Seat with a 100 year old female instructor (and no I'm not joking). :)
All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by sgreen503 » Thu Nov 30, 2023 10:43 am

Pondrew wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:18 am
sgreen503 wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:01 am Spaldingski, are you actually from Spalding? Because I'm from from Boston(ski).
I live in Spalding, yes. But not 'from' here originally.

If you live in Boston(ova), I will have to give you a shout when my daughter goes on her driving lessons, as she is doing her test there. You REALLY don't want to be out on the roads when she is! :wink:

She will be in a white Seat with a 100 year old female instructor (and no I'm not joking). :)
Ah you must be one of the Polish contingent adding to Lincolnshire's diverse multi-cultural experiment haha! Well mate, I visit Boston(ova) regularly, in fact I'll be up on Monday for a week or so. And we live near the crematorium which is where ALL the instructor's take their driver's to practice. It's pretty hard to kill people when they're already dead, I think is the reasoning.
I'll be on the look out for a white Seat. Might park the Zed in the driveway and put mum's crappy Hyundai i10 on the road just to be safe though! :lol:

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Post by Scubaregs » Thu Nov 30, 2023 10:47 am

Pondrew wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:18 am She will be in a white Seat with a 100 year old female instructor (and no I'm not joking). :)
To put this into context, the instructor is actually 28. She just looks 100 after the trauma. :rofl:
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Post by sgreen503 » Thu Nov 30, 2023 10:49 am

Scubaregs wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 10:47 am
Pondrew wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:18 am She will be in a white Seat with a 100 year old female instructor (and no I'm not joking). :)
To put this into context, the instructor is actually 28. She just looks 100 after the trauma. :rofl:
:rofl: Ok I've got the car back and am about to post the results...

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