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    Cheapest (legal!) way to get new car key
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    • 22nd May 11, 7:59 AM
    Cheapest (legal!) way to get new car key 22nd May 11 at 7:59 AM
    Hi, everyone. Hope this is the right place to put this question.

    My mother has lost the spare key for her 5-year-old Astra. It's not a hi-tech remote control one - you have to put the key in the lock and turn it. It also starts the ignition, but we are told that to do that, it probably has a microchip in it. She has been told by the main dealer that a replacement will cost upwards of 160. This seems incredible - is there nowhere which does them more cheaply?

    She is of course able to prove ownership, etc.

    Many thanks for any information or advice anyone is able to give.
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