So I was toying with the idea of not even posting this but... Most on here are a sympathetic bunch, so thought I'd scrape the courage and post.
So here is the scenario...
Just filled the car up with fuel and was coming out of Tesco. Saw there was an old S-Reg BMW about 5 car spaces up ahead turning left. I started looking right and there was some dirty Saxo with HIDs blinding the shiz out of me and temporarily got distracted. By this point I assumed the BMW had left the "quiet" junction. He hadn't. Slammed on the breaks and tried to move, ABS goes crazy, start skidding as the road was wet and bang. Hit his rear end.
It was my fault and I held my hands up. Should have been more cautious. In hindsight we all would have done.
I have worked very hard over the last few years to enjoy things like my car which is my pride and joy. as you can understand I'm very annoyed and upset with myself. Main thing though is that nobody got hurt, I was just a bit shaken by it all.
BMW is about £500 worth of damage and my car is gonna be over the £2k mark. Not gonna go through the insurance as I can't afford to lose my NCB.
One thing I would say, to those who have HIDs please get it done correctly with ballasts and projectors. I'm not whole hatred ly blaming this Saxo driver but if I hadn't of been dazzled, It may have been a different outcome.
Every cloud has a silver lining though, iv spec'd up with the repair centre for an RS3 grill (hopefully).
Love to all...