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    Bloody Fox - Damaged Car!!!!

    Have you ever had the feeling that a car just wasn't meant for you?

    I have had nothing but problems with my 1.8T Quattro Sport since I got it in December and on Thursday night I was driving past Edinburgh airport, whilst actually doing the speed limit and a massive fox ended up running accross the road and there was no way I could have avoided it and it has caused a lot of damage.

    I had it checked out at Audi in Glasgow and not only does it need a full new bumper, all 3 grille's, a new air-con unit but new power steering. I was honestly only doing 40mph and can't believe the damage that it has done.

    It was about 21:30 when it happened and I didn't see it until it was in the beam of the NSF light. As it is going to cost so much to repair, I'm going to put it through the insurance which is really pissing me off, but thankfully I have protected NCB, so it shouldn't cost me anymore next year.

    Just can't wait to see what the courtesy car I get when it goes in. I have insited that it's something nice, as I sometimes use my car for work and take clients out for lunch etc soa Polo won't do. I remeber about 11 years ago, I hit a dear when I had a company car - what a mess that made!!

    Anyone else had a similar situation? I'll post pictures up at some point.
    wish i'd bought a beemer now....

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    Sorry to her that mate, You really havnt had much look with your car have you.
    I know the feeling, I can say that!!

    Its says it all in your sig

    ..I remember back in my Uno days and I hit a Pigeon at about 40 and it totally wasted my headlight and grill. Its amazing what damage can be caused.

    Chin up Dude, Your luck is due to change....surely

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    I came round a corner between Punnetts Town and Dallington nr Battle, 3 badgers xing the road in line, now that was scary, hit the 1 in the middle, new rad, spoiler bumper and belt gear, I was really P****d that I'd killed a badger tho, I love badgers

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve@mandeve.fsnet.co.uk View Post
    I came round a corner between Punnetts Town and Dallington nr Battle, 3 badgers xing the road in line, now that was scary, hit the 1 in the middle, new rad, spoiler bumper and belt gear, I was really P****d that I'd killed a badger tho, I love badgers

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    fox sake!

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    some things are worth fixing, maybe its a test of your soul, sorry to read about your close encounter of the fox kind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeratul View Post
    fox sake!
    very funny
    wish i'd bought a beemer now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by J45SON View Post
    very funny
    dont take this the wrong way JA5SON, but any photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkster View Post
    dont take this the wrong way JA5SON, but any photos?
    i didn't take it the wrong way - i genuinely laughed when i read it. i haven't had time to take a pic yet, but will do tonight.
    wish i'd bought a beemer now....

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    Ive only ever killed 1 animal on the road, a wood pidgeon in a woks van years ago! Hit it flush on the bonnet and it exploded! I love animals to death, and did feel bad, but it went out in a blaze of glory!
    ****e news about yer motor tho mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattfinn View Post
    in a woks van years ago!
    Were you working for a Chineese takeaway at the time.....

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    I bought a 2004 B6 2.4 Sport Cab in June last year. The first day I drove it to work I hit a cyclist. He just came flying across the road, he had his ipod on and didnt even notice me until the point of impact. Luckily for him I wasnt travelling fast and just knocked him off, unlucky for me his peddle put a nice deep gouge in my bumper L. His response was I come down here every day and theres never any cars! He was of no fixed abode so no chance of him paying for the damage. L I decided to hold off on the repair as after factory paint never seems to be as good and factory finish and chips easily.

    November, driving home from work I did the classic, bumped into someone at a roundabout where they pulled out then hit the brakes. 11 years no claim bonus L. The car needed a new bumper front grill, lower grill, air con condenser and after it was dismantled a radiator L 350 excess. Luckily I only lost two years of my no claims bonus and got a new bumper for no peddle gouge.

    I got the car back just before Christmas where it sat on the drive for most of the Holidays. It needed new tyres so I had 4 new Continentals put on 600 L. The man who fitted them noticed that one of the wheels was buckled and had to add loads of weights to get it to balance. Grrr so much for multipoint checks, the car had been back to the dealer twice already for obvious faults one of which was missing number plate lights! I had taken the car back one week after buying it as the wheel balancing was way off, and it looks like all they did was swapped it with the rear wheel so I wouldnt feel it as bad L.

    So I was going to phone the dealer the next day and demand a new wheel. However on the way to work in the fast lane of a duel carriageway a Christmas tree appears in the middle of the road, I swerved to avoid it but it hits the front of the car (must have fallen off of the back of a lorry or van The car required another new bumper, new bonnet Headlight, front grill L another 350 excess and 2 years off of my no claims. And how could I blame the dealer for the buckled wheel now the front was all damaged. L

    I loved that car but decided it had to go L Dealer offered 6K less that I paid for it 6 months before!

    I now have a B7 Special Edition Cab and love it to bits!!


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    Just had the quote in for repair from Glasgow Audi..

    Parts / Pane
    ls Requiring Renewal:

    Front Bumper Spoiler

    Front Bumper

    Power Steering Hose

    CONDENSER
    R.F Fo
    G LAMP CPL
    L
    .F FOG LAMP CPL
    L
    .F AIR GUIDE GRILLE
    R.F AIR
    GUIDE GRILLE
    CTR AIR
    GUIDE GRILLE


    Associated Wor
    k Required

    C
    HECK FRT LOCK CARRIER
    Check & Quality Control


    Parts / Pane
    ls Requiring Painting

    FRONT BUM
    PER NEW PART PAINT K1R
    FRONT BUM
    PER SPOILERNEW PART PAINT K1R

    L
    /F WING SURFACE PAINT
    R/F WIN
    G SURFACE PAINT
    Mac
    HINE POLISH .

    Additiona
    l Items

    AIR CONDITIONING

    E.
    P.A CHARGE

    Cost Summary

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    LL PRICES EXCLUDE VAT

    L
    abour: 246.40 Paint Materials: 121.41

    P
    arts: 716.65 Additional Items: 98.00


    Tota
    l Excl VAT 1,182.46

    V
    AT @ 17.5 % 206.93
    Tota
    l Incl VAT 1,389.39

    wow, can't believe it all from a fox!!



    wish i'd bought a beemer now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesS4cab View Post
    Were you working for a Chineese takeaway at the time.....
    oh no, see what you started Zeratul!!

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    here's the pic of the bumper....

    wish i'd bought a beemer now....

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    Whats up with that, apart from needing the grills???

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    Quote Originally Posted by J7USS View Post
    Whats up with that, apart from needing the grills???
    Seconded, there doesnt look like there's a scratch on that bumper

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    the problem is audi don't supply the grilles anymore and if you were to look closely at the bumper, just around where the plate is, you can see the hair-line fractures on the bumper. also from certain angles, you can see a slight ripple in the bumper itself. i know it's not too bad, but when i accidently scrathed one of my new alloys, i didn't want it repaird so i bought a new one and that other one, once repaired will be a spare.
    wish i'd bought a beemer now....

 

 

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