We had to leave the car with Dave at Premier Paint Guard for a few hours, so Carl got a lift back to collect it. See paint protection post. On the way back his wife, who was following in the car behind, noticed that the indicators were not working. Continue reading First failure
All through the build we had talked about paint protection and driving the car back from the dealership brought the topic home to us. Already we had a couple of stone chips on the rear wheel arches… Continue reading Paint Protection
After exactly 90 days the opportunity had arrived to collect the car. We managed to combine good weather with both of us being available to go to Leicester. Even more convenient was the fact that my wife was playing golf in Coventry so didn’t have to make a special journey to take me. Continue reading Pick Up & First Blat
Scrolling through Blatchat today I came across a post from NedK with a similar tale of frustration with the IVA process. He submitted his application on 17 April and has a test date of 13 July!
His advice: “…put the steering rack on, bolt a couple of wishbones on, make it look like the build is underway, take some pictures and apply for your IVA immediately. “
(See more at: http://www.lotus7.club/comment/2139555#comment-2139555)
I could not agree more.
OK, maybe I have been a bit harsh wondering that it was something Caterham Midlands were, or were not doing…
I was trying to hold out to see just how long it would take Caterham Midlands to call me, but decided that was only cutting my nose off to spite my face. It is such a shame that the final part of getting the car on the road has been so frustrating with all the communication being instigated from one side – ours. Continue reading If you want something doing…
How ironic that another letter arrived from the DVLA today with a certificate to go and have some number plates made when I have already got the logbook.
What is also disappointing, but not surprising, is that I have heard nothing from Caterham Midlands. I would have expected them to have let customers know what happens after the IVA; what to expect. Do they know the car is registered? How much do I owe them? Is there anything else to do? Can I just go and collect it?
The silence is deafening….
I arrived home from work today to find a V5 in the post. The car is finally registered!!