Hi AOC forum, I'm new to the forum and even to owning an Astra (an '03 1.6 SXi 5door petrol), had it for about 10 days - which makes my Astra problem even more aggravating.
Went to see some "friends" who I hadn't seen in a while, since they were watching a football match at their local. They decided after about 30 minutes of the first half that they'd rather go and watch the match in another pub about 10 minutes drive away. I offer to give them a lift since I wasn't drinking, so two of my "friends" and one of theirs who I hadn't met before got in my car, and the rest got in another friend's car.
After I'd finished watching the match with them, I went home and checked my car over, since the one I didn't know had had a cigarette before he got in the car, and I wanted to check if he'd left any ash in the car. Turns out the little $#*t had done worse than that: I found my left rear passenger seat belt half cut through! If I'd actually given them a lift home he might have even finished cutting it through completely!
Overall, I'm really annoyed. If I see the little $#*t who cut my seat belt, he's going to get a knuckle sandwich or two.
I'm using another family Astra that I'm insured on until I get mine repaired, since its no longer safe to have anyone in that seat with the seat belt the way it is and I still have to go to work, so I need to get someone else to sort it out for me.
What I'm wondering is: how do I get a hold of a replacement seat belt and how much it would be, and whether I could install it myself, or whether I'd have to get my local garage to do it for me?