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  1. danone182

    danone182 Member

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    If your having a bad day, just think it could be worse, you could be me! :sob:
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    Next time I'll go that extra bit slower in the snow!
     
  2. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    Could be worse...Looks cosmetic only.
     
  3. AR-rkon

    AR-rkon Mod back in a "B" Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team V6 Team Silver Audi A6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Agreed, bumper and wing... Not too bad. Could well have been a lot worse and hopefully a learning experience (albeit a pricey one)...
     
  4. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    Ouch. Feel your pain. It happened to me in the rain last year.

    Hopefully it's just cosmetic but if its like mine there was quite a bit of damage behind the scenes - How fast were you going?
     
  5. A3Kent

    A3Kent Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi

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    Looks like you've avoided damaging the DRL headlight? If so, good news as they are expensive as you probably know.

    If it helps, i've got the fog grilles available but you'll probably get a new bumper complete with fog grilles anyway.

    Hope it's not too costly buddy
     
  6. danone182

    danone182 Member

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    Thanks for sharing my pain! haa. Was only doing about 20-25 mph in that snow on friday night, went to take a right hand bend but the car slid stait on in to a nice big wooden post! The damage I can see its done is Bumper, Headlight bracket snaped, wing, small dent on the sill oh and that front wheel shouldn't be facing that way neither, the other wheel's got a slight lock on to the right, the steering arm is bent (alot) too! Do you know how long It could be before I get it back-ish?? Never been in this situation before!!
     
  7. danone182

    danone182 Member

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    Cheers mate! They come to take the car today to get repaired, Going through the insurance so hope it comes back exactly how it was before I crashed it!
     
  8. big harty

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    Gutted for you mate. But you were not hurt and a car can be fixed.
     
  9. danone182

    danone182 Member

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    Yes could of been! Cheers anyway
     
  10. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    My Bi-Xenon looked ok but had to get a replacement due to a cracked mounting arm and noticed the lense had a bit missing :(

    My car was out of action for about 3 weeks but I was very picky on the repair job and made sure every stage was completed to my satisfaction. To be fair, it looked better than new.

    Here is my thread about it all - Does actually have some info you might find useful.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/146180-new-mod-not-planned.html

    Unfortunately I didn't go through my insurance as I would have lost all my No Claims. Had to pay out of my own pocket.
     
  11. thebluefox

    thebluefox Active Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Ouch, I feel your pain bro.

    I slid into a kerb a week and a half a go, did exactly the same as you, turned the wheel right but the car decided it didn't want to. Took a chunk out of the alloy, but hopefully nothing else. But, I am being paranoid and I think there is something off with the steering :(
     
  12. danone182

    danone182 Member

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    Just had my car back this afternoon, and I'm one happy chap! Looks just like the day I picked it up from Audi. There was about £4900 worth of damage which the insurance will be taking the Bill! It had't to have a new wing, bonnet respray, headlight, bumper, wheel and some steering components!:yahoo:
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013
  13. Dannykn9

    Dannykn9 "Cruise My Ride" VCDS Map User

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    Glad it's all sorted mate, now take extra care of her ;-)
     
  14. danone182

    danone182 Member

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    Cheers mate, it won't be going out in heavy snow again, I'll buy my self a sledge for next time :yes:
     

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