FFS well it almost lasted a year

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Post by Dave 2 dogs » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:04 am

Absolutely gutted for you stuartt, I loved that car when you showed me it on the test run .... can only say, I hope you find something as nice to replace it with ( that won’t be easy) but ,as others have stated, you both came home un injured thank god .might be worth looking into buying it back as a few have said?? So sad to see that gone forever....

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Post by Adil_3 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:29 am

Ahh man id be gutted. Seriously! I would have shed real tears like i aint even playing around im sorry to see this post bud. Just keep a look out for a like for like.

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Post by Burgy100 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:10 pm

You don't know me stuartt but I am truly sorry for your loss! I'm genuinely flabbergasted that they have written that lovely car off. :(
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Post by ronk » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:24 pm

Burgy100 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:10 pm
You don't know me stuartt but I am truly sorry for your loss! I'm genuinely flabbergasted that they have written that lovely car off. :(
Somebody pranged into a car I had several years ago - I’d only bought the car a few weeks prior - there didn’t appear to be massive damage but the car was also written off.
I went thro the panel prices etc with the body shop manager and was gobsmacked at the prices and is was then so obvious why it was an insurance loss.

I eventually took the settlement figure but was contacted by the new owner who’d bought it and repaired it!
So it can be done!
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Post by DibbleCorse » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:21 pm

Crap news mate, sorry to see it but good it wasn't bad enough to hurt either of you ....
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Post by jimmybell » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:38 pm

Ouch, sorry dude. this sucks. i know how you feel.

I went through exactly the same with my Mrs and the C63. Took it out quickly for a last run with her to get it washed before new owner collected it the next day... Sunday driver undertakes a stopped queue of traffic down the inside on a bus lane, hits a driver crossing the stopped traffic .. both slammed in to little old me waiting at the junction.

Two cars were able to drive off, mine was a 18k repair (thus write off).

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Upside - i had an agreed price for sale, so insurer just paid me that - not a huge amount of haggling required (one lowball attempt, i just stuck to my guns). When some random guy calls asking about the value - thats the person who has the authority to offer money and get that offer approved by the insurer.

In all honesty i didn't have to provide any proof of sale.
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Post by ronk » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:21 pm

It seems that these cars are very fragile- or is it down to the price of parts, paint and labour?
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So I bought a 35is with all the toys to play with. :thumbsup:

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Post by Marlon » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:25 pm

ronk wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:21 pm
It seems that these cars are very fragile- or is it down to the price of parts, paint and labour?
Both ronk - crumple zones and crippling parts & labour prices :cry:
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Post by ronk » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:36 pm

Marlon wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:25 pm
ronk wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:21 pm
It seems that these cars are very fragile- or is it down to the price of parts, paint and labour?
Both ronk - crumple zones and crippling parts & labour prices :cry:
This also puts them into an area where they can be cobbled up and flogged onto somebody.
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Post by Stuartt » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:18 pm

Again thanks for all the well wishes. and sorry to hear of others that have been in the same situation :cry:

The insurance company have been in touch today and offered me an amount i am comfortable with so have accepted their offer.

Once the money is in the bank i shall start my hunt for a replacement perhaps chuck some more at it and upgrade to a 35is which wasn't on the horizon for a few years but as the opportunity has arisen why not grab it by the horns.

Went and took the last few bits out of the car this morning and still can't believe the rebuild estimate but its going to salvage so keep an eye on CoPart and someone might well bag a bargin.

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Post by jimmybell » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:08 pm

onwards and upwards! :driving:
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Post by ronk » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30 pm

Stuartt wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:18 pm
. . upgrade to a 35is which wasn't on the horizon . . .
That’s going to put the smile back on your face :thumbsup:
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So I bought a 35is with all the toys to play with. :thumbsup:

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Post by mr wilks » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:29 pm

ronk wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30 pm
Stuartt wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:18 pm
. . upgrade to a 35is which wasn't on the horizon . . .
That’s going to put the smile back on your face :thumbsup:
With a drop in power & a autobox im not so sure :D
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Post by ronk » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:37 pm

The ‘box is a contentious issue but a drop in power.??
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Post by Angelus666 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:40 pm

I’d be buying that back and I’d bet you’d get that back to the same level for under £3k with some smart shopping. Did they give you a buy back price?

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