sunroof repairs + thanks to cal for the reply
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    sunroof repairs + thanks to cal for the reply

    I took my 95 306 s16 to straightway motors in melbourne who quoted my $1800 to fix the sunroof that had broken a runner wich caused the roof to stay ajar on the passenger side. The electronics run fine and you could imagine my disbelief when i was told of the huge figure (i can fly to France for less than that)needed to fix such a small part. Im thinkin of trying a pug wrecker and a specilised sunroof repairer but am scared that they say much the same. I bought my car with full PSH and have had the car serviced at straightway once since then but the Utlra Tune ads are starting to look appealing as i am a student with not the greatest disposable income of all time but at the end of the day i want to keep the car running as if it were just of the showroom floor.
    All said and done im glad i choose a s16 rather than the jap/ commondoore/ford options as the handling and character that the pug has makes the others look boring and feel slow whitted.

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    For an honest price why don't you give Dave Cavanagh a call at French Connection in Melbourne. He's a long time member of this board and recommended by those on here who have used him.
    If that isn't convenient, I'd suggest you have a yarn to a panel beater as I'd imagine they would be ripping them in & out all the time and probably only use tradesmen and not neuro surgeons to do their work mallet

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    What was the outcome? I've a sunroof too!

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    These sort of crazy quotes are what gives French cars a bad name and wrecks resale value give this workshop a miss in the future and go to someone with some CDF! There are a some workshops in Boxhill and one in Ringwood that service French cars. Check your phone book! mallet

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    Hi,

    Still wondering what the outcome of the repair to the sunroof was??

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    It's hard to condem the workshop who is probably trying to fix the sun roof the right way so it doesn't come back again, normally sunroof parts are very expensive and usually don't come seperatly. Don't bag workshops out they are probably honest hard working guys who are trying to look after your interest.

    The figure sounds big but they have had the oppertunity to look at it we haven't. I know a window regulator on a 306 is now almost $600 retail just for the part so don't discount the genuine part prices.

    Also it is not in the workshops interest to supply and fit second hand parts as they normally fail and the workshop ends up paying for the repeat work and the customer gets un happy about the job that the workshop has done when all he was doing was trying to save the customer some dollars.

    Don't be too tough on them just look further into it.

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    I presume it's a factory roof. I betcha Peugeot don't show a separate part number for the bit you seek and therefore they are quoting you on whatever full parts assembly is available ex France. Even when I was working for a different Peugeot dealer, I still took my car to Robert cos he calls a spade a spade and is v v good technically, and Mark in spares there is also straight down the line. Re: ultra tune. You get what you pay for. You can keep costs down at a dealer by requesting non-genuine spare parts, and I have no qualms against this as they are all ex-Europe anyway. But it is always best to be involved with people who can tell you YES it should be making that noise, and NO don't worry about that, they all do it.I have absolutely no current affiliation with Straightway, besides the fact that they are just next to the local Centrelink.
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