JMB RetrofitsAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Such an idiot

  1. #1
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,139

    Such an idiot

    Anyone ever chucked a nice motor into the back of someone else???

    How stupid and pissed off do you feel??????

    I'm so annoyed with myself

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    siu00adg's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    995
    how bad?

  4. #3
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,139
    bumper mashed, bonnet bent radiator mashed (coolant leaked and red coolant light came on after) grill mashed, + everything behind, wings ok but will need repainting, whole front end needs rebuilding i think

    ...heres me thinking will that car ever be as nice again - loved that car too

  5. #4
    siu00adg's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    995
    Gutted! What car is it?

  6. #5
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cambs uk
    Posts
    1,139
    yeah, done it once, not too long ago either and I know exactly how you feel -

    I know its corny but its only a car, so long as no one was hurt etc etc

    Doesnt help with the "why didn't I brake earlier" feeling

  7. #6
    L60N
    Guest
    I did it once before, when i was younger. From then on ive always tried to leave a big gap and keep looking as far into the horizon as possible, trouble is every impatient T*at wants to undercut me and move into that gap

    Sorry for you steve but at least you walked away

  8. #7
    jamiekip
    Guest
    Feel for you mate - but as all have said - at least you're ok and the car did it's job in protecting you. It'll patch up ok. If you're not happy, sell it on and get something you feel happier with.

    Truth is, if it is done by an approved audi repair centre it should be OK.
    When my car was going in to get the paint sorted:
    SMART repair nightmares

    I was really worried, especially after the mess the last people to touch the car caused.

    To put my mend at rest the Audi garage took me to see a Sprint Blue S4 Avant that had done exactly as you have, they showed me the before pics and the front end was totally caved in, they then showed me the repaired car.
    It was perfect, I mean perfect, panel gaps, head light alignment, colour match.... you would never know it had work done to it.

    I guess I'm just trying to shine a ray of hope - it may all be ok.

    Hope you get it sorted mate.

    JK

  9. #8
    On Boost

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,756
    Once to get on the Mancunian way ( Mancs will now it ) it's like a up hill slip road on to a DC in the sky going round Manchester , i expected the bloke in front to go for it ( he had loads of space IMO ) but he didn't so i went into the back of him thanks god it was only 10mph and no harm done , the bloke got out the car and he was a COPPER in uniform just finished his shift on his way home

    Don't beat yourself up mate , weve all done it.

    p

  10. #9
    PaulAr's Avatar
    S3 (8P)

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Tyne & Wear
    Posts
    4,047
    Yep, G60 Corrado, had it 3 months, had it lowered & uprated, HiFi, Security, overhauled supercharger, spent a mint.......stuffed it into an Astra van, long time ago now but still smarts a bit.

    Chin up mate, hope it gets sorted without too much hassle.

    cheers
    Paul

  11. #10
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,139
    hmmmm cheers all - im 29 and its the first time in 12 years ive had an accident which was my fault (no point in making excuses - i let my guard down and got bit)

    Insurance wanted to send me to 'an approved garage' and i insisted on 'an audi approved garage' and so refused courtesy car but luckily the garage I have taken it to have let me have one anyway which i thought was good of them - they didn't have to do that. Just hope they do a good job of it, is my pride and joy only gave it a proper good clean on sunday too!

    Jeez im so annoyed tho.

    Whoever asked its a high spec 2.0TDI 170 S-Tronic Sport 3dr in dolphin grey (apparently a good colour to match im told)

  12. #11
    siu00adg's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    995
    Quote Originally Posted by L60N View Post
    I did it once before, when i was younger. From then on ive always tried to leave a big gap and keep looking as far into the horizon as possible, trouble is every impatient T*at wants to undercut me and move into that gap

    Sorry for you steve but at least you walked away
    My dad always drummed into me that you need to leave a big gap, I always leave a minimum of 2 seconds, and I do get pissed off when I'm in the fast lane with a decent sized gap in front of me and the person behind thinks they're losing out somehow so go right up my arse!, or even worse undertake me to take the gap!!! Usually a BMW or white van.
    Last edited by siu00adg; 11th June 2008 at 22:43.

  13. #12
    golf's Avatar
    ***** rent boy

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,553
    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Yep, G60 Corrado, had it 3 months, had it lowered & uprated, HiFi, Security, overhauled supercharger, spent a mint.......stuffed it into an Astra van, long time ago now but still smarts a bit.
    What a waste of an Astra van

  14. #13
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Portishead
    Posts
    138
    Quote Originally Posted by steve184 View Post
    How stupid and pissed off do you feel??????
    The question is, how pissed off does the other bloke feel?
    Ex 225bhp S3, ex Golf 150 PD TDI, ex A3 2.0 TDI Sportback, now Passat 2.0 TDi Estate Sport.

  15. #14
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,139
    Yeh i'm equally aware of this too - only had that happen to me back in february not been a very good couple of months.

    I hit a white van so to be honest its prob no big deal to the guy cos it prob wasn't his (prob company van) but i know that is no excuse really.

    If you are trying to make me feel any worse - you really can't, trust me.

  16. #15
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Portishead
    Posts
    138
    Quote Originally Posted by steve184 View Post
    If you are trying to make me feel any worse - you really can't, trust me.
    I really wasn`t trying to make you feel bad, I`ve been there (on both sides).

    It`s only metal at the end of the day..........
    Ex 225bhp S3, ex Golf 150 PD TDI, ex A3 2.0 TDI Sportback, now Passat 2.0 TDi Estate Sport.

  17. #16
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    421
    I think most people have had a lapse of concentration whilst driving. Unfortunately for you, it ended up with a bump. Don't feel too bad, nobody has been injured and the car and van can both be repaired - that's why we pay for insurance.

    I'd be feeling the same though. Chin up....these things happen.

 

 

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