I think it might have been a transit van; there was one blocking me in my space for a bit. The weirdest bit is how it's spread over a good 6 inches of height. I was also parked in front of the trolly store; but it looks more vicious than that!
I think I'm going to take it to my dealer; it'll probably be quite a bit more, but at least I know it'll be done properly.
I had another look at it; there's no dents or anything so I'm suprised if it's a car, knowing the area I wouldn't be suprised if somebody had purposly done it with a trolly; the height & everything seems about right.
I phoned Asda and they won't do a thing without police intervention, going to phone the cops tomorrow but I doubt anything will come of it.
I had this once on a rather special brand new car and I saw who did it! Trouble is, it was a doddery old fart, and he was my next door neighbour. He was reversing and actually had no idea he's done it.
Anyway - if possible don't take it to the dealer. All they do is take it to an "approved" body shop and then charge a whole load on top. Try and find out which body shop they use (a nice chat to your salesman will probably do this), or try and find out which body shops near you are good (a better plan, since I have had a nightmare even with a Porsche "approved" body shop).
Having said all that - your job is very very simple indeed, for any shop. Complete door spray and a bit of plastic (possibly - can't see from the photos). It's just a bore and a waste of money.
I'm getting it resprayed somewhere on Friday; just a body shop though as Honda were asking for extortionate amounts.
And guess what? Someone has done my front in too!!
It's nowhere near as bad, just some light scratches; but they managed to pop out the little cover for the towing hooks and get it stuck behind my number plate!
There's a Civic next door to me and that's all scratched up at the back too, what is it with them?
For the record Asda said they won't do anything without police; and the police said that without direct addmitance (very unlikely) I'd have to go through with legal proceedings; there's also a good chance in the area that they aren't insured. So virtually on the advice of the police I've decided to just leave it.
I have finally convinced my wife to park well away from the entrance of supermarkets, and walk to the entrance, oooh at least 45 seconds, rather than come back and find some dozy tw*t has dinked your car.
But, why is it that I go into a large superstore car park, when it is not busy - I park at least 100yds away from the nearest car, in my own area of the car park. When you come back somebody has parked next to you rather than use one of the 100's of spaces elsewhere. It must be something to do with lining themselves square with an already parked car.
I have actually caught people in the past openeing a door on my car, and it is amazing the reaction you get when confronting them, they walk away like you do not exist - They are 'untouchables' nothing gets through, ignorant is not the word, more like scum.
I know I may get slated here, but I now almost double park the car, straddling a white line (only on quiet days mind) , rather than the get the car dinked again.
I was thinking that it is almost seen as a given that this happens, with a shrug of the shoulders. But, if someone came along and slashed 2, 3 or 4 of your tyres, which would probably cost the same money as having a ding/scrape removed - There would'nt be a lot of shoulder shrugging then.
Rant over as you can see this is one of my pet hates.