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Could this be a write off?

gambit22 May 25, 2012

  1. gambit22

    gambit22 New Member

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    Hi folks,

    new to the forums, purchased my audi 1 month ago for 8000, it sits at 60k. Today i stupidly failed to apply the hand break properly, 20 minutes later i found my car smashed into a tree....

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    Ive had to claim through my insurance, i couldnt afford to pay privately to have this fixed. The image doesnt do the damage justice, the whole bumper underneath has caved in, along with all the metal under it, im not mechanic, but it doesnt look good anyway, or it could be not much, in terms of repairing...

    Thoughts?
     
  2. fangio

    fangio Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the floor pan is buckled, I think it's uneconomical to repair.:sorry:
     
  3. Lewbo

    Lewbo Well-Known Member

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    i would say 100% write off
     
  4. Kelvin_S

    Kelvin_S Member

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    Unlucky mate, I've done that a few times, but lucky it didn't move an inch. Yeah should be a write off
     
  5. Ste_Nova

    Ste_Nova Active Member

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    deffo write off, ask the ins how my they want to buy it back (usually 10-20% of the payout)

    get a quote from an indy bodyshop to dozer the floor back straight and replace the rear 1/4

    then use 2nd hand parts to fix boot bumper and light
     
  6. gambit22

    gambit22 New Member

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    Cheers folks, i was hoping it would be write off to be honest. I have a high excess, because i am a young driver! First incident in 6 and a half years of driving. Hello high premiums once again. :( I was intending on getting an s3 next year aswell. Thats out the window now. :(
     
  7. gambit22

    gambit22 New Member

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    On another note, i paid 8,000 for this last month, what do you think i would get offered in terms of insurance payout?
     
  8. Ste_Nova

    Ste_Nova Active Member

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    £6k
     
  9. gambit22

    gambit22 New Member

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    Gutted :( I guess i could try and push them to 6,500.

    If they were to pay out 6k, would it not be cheaper for them to repair??
     
  10. Rom

    Rom Member VCDS Map User

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    8k seems high, what spec is it ?

    Regardless, say goodbye :s Its repairable, if you want to buy it back , and have it fixed, but obviously your (high) excess is coming out of the payout too.
     
  11. gambit22

    gambit22 New Member

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    A3 2.0tdi 170 version.
     
  12. gambit22

    gambit22 New Member

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    Folks, are those alloys standard? Do certain audis come with them? Excuse the ignorance.
     

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