by D R Laycock
Date Added: Sunday 13 April, 2014
Quality of these pieces is high and the colour is a perfect match in copper red. Fitting is a breeze, without any reference to the instructions. The originals came off under fingernail pressure and the new ones, once carefully aligned, snapped into place perfectly - literally 5 mins from start to finish, with a philips screwdriver the only tool needed.
With the originals, because the plastic is quite soft, leaning on the top of them, to reach into the car for example, caused the covers to bend slightly and gape at the join betweeen the front and back pieces (which is one of the reasons the old ones were so easy to take off!) Because these painted sections are in a more rigid plastic, that doesn't happen now, so in that sense they are a better fit than the originals.
One of those minor tweaks which makes a bigger difference than you expect it to. Viewed from the back with the roof down, the car just looks like more of a piece - a subtle increase in class and perceived quality, if you will.
Judge for yourself whether they are strictly speaking good value at this price, but I'm really pleased I got them.