Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:55 AM
How have you managed to have a homo credit hire car and still have tomorrow’s cat S on the drive???
They're picking the Civic up tomorrow. When I told them that the boot lid doesn't shut properly they marked the car down as non drivable. Which means I'm not allowed to drive it - annoyingly as I can't then drive it to the repair centre and have to wait for a collection.
Out of interest, when you get a courtesy car can you request they downgrade it?
If it's at fault accident you only get a hire car if you paid extra for one on your policy. This car is only which ever most basic level that can be provided. If it's a non fault, they ask what type of car you need but remind you that you are entitled to a like-for-like. Hence if you said you only needed something small for running around, they're likely to give it. As they're supposed to keep the claim costs to a minimum (hence asking) but at the same time can't give less than your rights if you want to take them.
As I am likely to be doing motorway journey's, I really didn't want a C1/Up/etc type car as they're not particularly comfortable for long journeys. The reason I think I have a convertible Mini as a like-for-like is that I guess either the hire car centre didn't have anything else available or some other procedural reason. Essentially a free upgrade on them. Unfortunately the man who would have known is no longer with us. :/
1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying
My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)