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    Angry Rip off Vauxhall.. gggrrrr

    Can't believe the price of somethings from Vauxhall parts department !!

    Phoned them up today to order a new locking wheel nut key...

    (long story but some idiot plonker at a local tyre fitters overtightened a nut when I had my tyres changed last month. I bent my key getting the nut off with a huuggee bar and now it doesn't fit the other 3 locking nuts)

    ...so anyway, they want to charge £23.90 just for one replacement key!

    Am I getting ripped off because they know I need the key?
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    Sounds about right...exhaust rubber - Vauxhall £4.75+VAT, TMS £1.68+VAT. Go figure who's making what profits!

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    Not really, its a special order to key number yeah its 24 quid that could be spent elsewhere but ive heard of worse things.
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    Personally about what I would expect to pay for something like that. But I do agree about stealer prices in general - they do tend to be silly money! I was quoted about £170 for a TID for my Zaf a while ago. All it does it display the time, temp, and radio station!
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    Would have been fine if they gave me 2 keys in the locking nut set when I first got the car, but they only supply 1.

    What good is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieF View Post
    Would have been fine if they gave me 2 keys in the locking nut set when I first got the car, but they only supply 1.

    What good is that?
    why would you need 2 keys?
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    well if they put 2 keys in, it would be another £24 on the cost of the car that most people don't need, not a lot of cash but it all ads up with bits for cars

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    One more chance for something to get nicked and someone take your wheels?
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    I just got a replacement key the other day, it cost me £24.44.
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    First thing I do is get rid of the poxy Vauxhall locking nuts. I've had them on 3 Vauxhalls, first two broke the key. This one they came off straight away.
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