Chris NottJMB Retrofits
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Effect's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    469

    Angry Another broken S3

    Driving to work this morning, and not even got half way I hit a wheel that was laying in the middle of the road doing about 50, it snapped some sort of steering component which veered me across the other side of the road into a dry stone wall.

    Car seems pretty much ok but some suspension and steering rack damage will be foudn for sure.

    Bodywork wise the front bumper is knackered and a piece of the wall has put a small dent in the bonnet, I think the wing is pretty much ok though.

    I paid Elephant extra for a gaurenteed hire car and they say that everyone on there policy gets a courtesy car from the repair shop, what I have paid extra for is a hire car if mine is written off.
    Having spoken to the body shop it sounds like they are in no rush to sort out my car and may not be able to sort me a car out till next week, I have to drive 20 miles to work on Monday and time off is a defo no no as we are already short staffed and one guy has the week booked off already.

    Pretty pissed off wiith Elephant right now, oh yeh and I dont have cover to drive any car like I use to have, even though I am fully comp with 3 years no claims.

    So pretty mucha ****e day for me, lost 3 years no claims and will probably have to pay 225 in excesses to get my car back from the repairer.
    All because someone had what seems to be a poorly maintained trailer on the road.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Dani_B19's Avatar
    Audi-sports own special child.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Barnsley
    Posts
    7,223
    Mate i feel for ya, theres some right to**ers out there.
    Sorry to hear about the car, makes you feel sick when something like that happens.
    Driving the most secretive S3 on ASN

  4. #3
    Effect's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    469
    latest update is 3300 damage
    So I should hopefully find out tomorrow wether its written off or not.

    2001 facelift S3 with 116k miles on the clock its a close call!

  5. #4
    golf's Avatar
    ***** rent boy

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,553
    Probably be a write off if the damage is around that figure. They'll probably pay you out around 5,000ish.

  6. #5
    cjhill's Avatar
    hmmmmm interesting.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    UK, South
    Posts
    335
    with regards to courtesy car - would you be better off buying a cheepy for 500 with some tax on it - could use it as a trade in when you buy your next car (plus the cash if its written off) ?
    Call of Duty Zombie Slasher.

  7. #6
    ianysm's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    1,002
    Sorry to hear that...


    ...But i wonder how you managed to not see a wheel in th emiddle of the road..Was it after a bend?

    I once came around the corner to find a giant hay bale but luckily managed to slow and swerve!

    Good luck
    AUTOMAP
    Mobile ECU Remapping Services

    automap.remapping@gmail.com
    www.eliteremaps.com

  8. #7
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,868
    Quote Originally Posted by Effect View Post
    latest update is 3300 damage
    So I should hopefully find out tomorrow wether its written off or not.

    2001 facelift S3 with 116k miles on the clock its a close call!
    How the insurance ran with my bro's s3 was they checked the adverts for a similar S3,they offered him 5k (2000 S3 90k) but he sent them adverts saying six and just below and they gave him 5,750 iirc

  9. #8
    Effect's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    469
    Quote Originally Posted by ianysm View Post
    Sorry to hear that...


    ...But i wonder how you managed to not see a wheel in th emiddle of the road..Was it after a bend?

    I once came around the corner to find a giant hay bale but luckily managed to slow and swerve!

    Good luck
    3 Reasons

    1 - just after a slight bend
    2 - was 6:45 and not very light
    3 - van coming the other way so the wheel was between him and me as soon as he had passed it I saw it but it was too late by then, I was basicly on top of it by the time i saw it




    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    How the insurance ran with my bro's s3 was they checked the adverts for a similar S3,they offered him 5k (2000 S3 90k) but he sent them adverts saying six and just below and they gave him 5,750 iirc

    I know they will try and shaft me in that sense but I'll probably have to do the same here thanks for that

  10. #9
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,868
    If I was unscrupolous I would get friend to put adverts in the autotrader overpricing a car of similar spec making sure they were in different regions but we are not that way inclined.

  11. #10
    cjhill's Avatar
    hmmmmm interesting.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    UK, South
    Posts
    335
    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    If I was unscrupolous I would get friend to put adverts in the autotrader overpricing a car of similar spec making sure they were in different regions but we are not that way inclined.


    have to keep that idea.
    Call of Duty Zombie Slasher.

  12. #11
    Effect's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    469
    Well I was quite suprised with todays update

    It has been approved for repair.

    Result!

  13. #12
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,868

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Effect View Post
    Well I was quite suprised with todays update

    It has been approved for repair.

    Result!
    that is superb news.


    next time don't drive when your wheely tyred

  14. #13
    Effect's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    469
    voorhees, you should be glad you live in warwickshire

    jokes like that deserve and archie (from rocknrolla) style slap LMAO!

    yeh my excess is 225 so 225 I get a full front end respray

    or perhaps I will have to pay for one wing to be resprayed as well so as it doesnt look silly.

    Need to find some lightweight wheels for it now methinks.

  15. #14
    golf's Avatar
    ***** rent boy

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,553
    Will it not be registered as a CAT D vehicle now?

  16. #15
    Effect's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    469
    no thats only if they write it off and you buy it back and repair it.

  17. #16
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    24
    Great news that , got off lucky with the damage to the body .

  18. #17
    Essflee's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2,007
    I thought they only rit off a car when the price of repair exceeded the price of the car, why right it off and pay out 5k when they can repair it for 3k...

    Anyway, glad things are moving along alright and the car willbe back on the road...
    revo'd

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO