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post #1 of 3 Old 08-17-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Trouble and Strife

My other half has managed to damage our Grand C-Max twice.

When it was a couple of months old she reversed it into another car - despite the reversing sensors with the coloured on-screen display and the warning beeps. Apparently the sensors didn't work. (They've always worked for me) She claimed there was no damage when she looked, but the dent and scratches in the bumper cost 250 to fix, and now the bumper doesn't line up properly.

Last week she surpassed herself. She managed to scratch and gouge the passenger rear door trim, dent an alloy, and damage a tyre whilst driving out of a car park. Apparently she clipped a kerb. Again she claimed that she'd checked there was no obvious damage, but the tyre blew at the end of our road due to the damage she caused.

Luckily I took out alloy wheel insurance, so the wheel was fixed for free, but the tyre cost 130 to replace with an identical one. I'm going to have to get the trim looked at by a body shop as the dealer only deals with mechanical problems. So I imagine that's going to be expensive.

I noticed today the steering wheel is no out of alignment too, so I'm going to have to get the wheel alignment checked, though that could be down to potholes given the moon-like surface we call 'roads' around here.

It's a lovely car and great to drive, I just hope I can keep it that way.

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-18-2012, 08:50 AM
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It would appear your good lady scores 0/10 for spatial awareness! I personally think it would be cheaper for you to buy her a car of her own, something like a Fiat 500 or a Mini (The real ones, not the new trendy crap) that she can see the ends of!

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-18-2012, 10:38 PM
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Some people are not cut out for driving and should not drive because they can be a danger to themselves and more importantly to others.

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