1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Take a customers car for a test drive and look what happens

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Andrew@A.L.D, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Andrew@A.L.D
    Online

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,531
    Likes Received:
    368
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    Stop at a red light and bang !!!!




    Some old dear that has thicker glasses than a bottom of a pint glass




    here is the car and the damage





    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Oct 20, 2014]

  3. s3 Hoggy
    Offline

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,657
    Likes Received:
    98
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    Oh dear!!!!! Was you driving mate?
    #2
  4. Andrew@A.L.D
    Online

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,531
    Likes Received:
    368
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    Yes it was me

    I was insured for the day but the old dear said to send her the bill and she will pay for it as she said she didn't want to loose her NCB
    #3
  5. s3 Hoggy
    Offline

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,657
    Likes Received:
    98
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    I bet your heart sunk! Could be worse though pal................could of been your S3!
    #4
  6. Andrew@A.L.D
    Online

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,531
    Likes Received:
    368
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    It did, lovely cars to drive

    I want one now, Just got to find about £40K+ to get one
    #5
  7. Broken Byzan
    Online

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    12,653
    Likes Received:
    291
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    I bet the customer is impressed....

    I hope the biddy is aware of the likely cost of repairing that, it's not exactly a buff off jobbie,lol
    #6
  8. S3 Paul
    Offline

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,785
    Likes Received:
    76
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    I dout she will be able to cover the cost of that,
    Im thinking high 100's at least
    #7
  9. Andrew@A.L.D
    Online

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,531
    Likes Received:
    368
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    He didn't seam bothered as thats his daily hack !! he has a Lambo for his weekend car
    #8
  10. Andrew@A.L.D
    Online

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,531
    Likes Received:
    368
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    His weekend car so he's not that bothered

    [​IMG]
    #9
  11. Biggied
    Offline

    Biggied They called him mellow yellow.

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    You work for Audi andrew?

    I've had this situation in the past where other people are at fault and say they'd rather pay cash than use insurance, my advice is don't even consider it, although its the decent thing to do giving them the opertunity I've seen it turn to sh*t sooooo many times. people asking for 2-3 differant estimates so they can pick the cheapest, telling you there "mate" will sort it out etc etc etc, in the long run why the hell should you be put out when it wasn't your fault. If this situation occured in a customers car or in any way through the company I worked for I'm afraid it would be insurance all the way for me.

    Also if it was my R8 it would be getting repaired by a fully qualified Audi approved bodyshop, a real audi bodyshop aswell not just the guy who does there sales work on the cheap!

    Ewan.
    #10
  12. Biggied
    Offline

    Biggied They called him mellow yellow.

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    That damage will defo be over a grand to repair properly, you could do it cheaper but it just wouldn't be done right imo!

    Ewan.
    #11
  13. Andrew@A.L.D
    Online

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,531
    Likes Received:
    368
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    No i don't work for Audi

    The pic was taken at Audi getting a quote on the damage
    #12
  14. barters3
    Offline

    barters3 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    Ouch indeed. Hope you dont have too much hassle sorting it all out.
    #13
  15. Biggied
    Offline

    Biggied They called him mellow yellow.

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    Cool, If you don't mind me asking, Where is it u work & what is it you do that has you working on R8s?

    Ewan.
    #14
  16. Andrew@A.L.D
    Online

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,531
    Likes Received:
    368
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    Fabrication and engineering

    Wasn't doing anything on the car yet but i will post some pics later
    #15
  17. thegoal007
    Offline

    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Messages:
    738
    Likes Received:
    11
    [Aug 12, 2010]
    some old dear will pay cash not to lose her ncb ? I bet she thinks she can give you £100 to fix it !
    #16
  18. dela
    Offline

    dela Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    thats gonna be well over a grand on an R8, my guess is £2348.23, give or take £10
    #17
  19. thorsy22
    Offline

    thorsy22 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    My guess £1978.67 to repair the R8!

    Does he want to trade his lambo for my S3, I'll even throw in the missus? :p
    #18
  20. fingermouse
    Offline

    fingermouse thats me

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3,771
    Likes Received:
    13
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    went on a track day yesterday and the R8 was awesome makes the S3 feel like a 1.2 lol
    #19
  21. S3 D2HTY
    Offline

    S3 D2HTY Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    Old people like that shouldn't be aloud to drive!!! She makes everyones insurence go up . . . GREAT!
    #20
  22. sportstractor
    Offline

    sportstractor Chugger

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,715
    Likes Received:
    32
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    you can bumble round in a fiesta all your life and not get touched... then you step into an r8 and bang, some ladys smashed your rear. Thats is so typical.

    Really nice car though.

    Im going to estimate 4200 for the repair, just because its such an expensive motor. Do we win a spin if we are right?
    #21
  23. rossbrownlee
    Offline

    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Messages:
    719
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    haha good idea! like guess how many sweeties in a jar? guess the repair price and you get a spin in the R8...
    #22
  24. Dane
    Offline

    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    4,012
    Likes Received:
    92
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    how high up was the front of the old lady's car?! it looks like it scraped along the top of the rear bumper, no wonder she hit you, she couldn't see you!
    #23
  25. Wai-Fan
    Offline

    Wai-Fan Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    Ouchhh where did that happen??? Is that outside the parts department at Leeds Audi??
    #24
  26. djarchive
    Offline

    djarchive Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    £3500 to repair.

    FLOL at her offering to pay for it. HAAHAHAH
    #25
  27. Ash B
    Offline

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,829
    Likes Received:
    74
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    Ouch! As other have said doubt very much she gonna be able to pay for the repair bill lol. But at least she got a storey to tell her granchildern that she hit a R8 haha!
    #26
  28. Nilz
    Offline

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,284
    Likes Received:
    424
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    Whoa!!

    Great, bet she will be in for a surprise, i think you should call a doctor or have an ambulance at the ready when you tell her actual repair costs!!

    Although saying that she probably has a mattress lined with £20 notes, so she maybe able to make the payment, even if the notes have a slight wiff of pee!!! LOL
    #27
  29. jesters3
    Offline

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,516
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    I reckon £9250 for the repair
    #28
  30. A3ster
    Offline

    A3ster Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    Nah, that will polish out. Leave it with me for a couple of hours and it will be like a different car (one with a 1.8T under the bonnet)
    #29
  31. fingermouse
    Offline

    fingermouse thats me

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3,771
    Likes Received:
    13
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    granny to grandkids .... Today I crashed into the back of a black car, the lad got out and said youve hit my R8 , I said I was fine are you r8 ?????







    gets coat and leaves................
    #30
  32. s3 Hoggy
    Offline

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,657
    Likes Received:
    98
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    That my friend was shocking! But at least you had a go!
    #31
  33. subaru swift
    Offline

    subaru swift Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Aug 13, 2010]
    :( i bet 9500 pounds to repair as that looks nasty, oh dear.

    at least you & the bloke is ok mate.
    #32
  34. leshkin
    Online

    leshkin Hold my beer... VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Aug 15, 2010]
    R8 as a daily hack - some people, eh...
    #33
  35. colicabcadam
    Online

    colicabcadam Guest

    [Aug 15, 2010]
    report the incodent to the police immediatley, did you get whitness statements?

    trust me, YOU can get f****d over here if the woman says you reversed into her, you can not trust anybody when things like this happen

    a woman REVERSED into my mate and damaged her car more than his, infact, there was hardly any damage to his, he ignored it........ 2 months later his insurance company said someone had made a claim for whiplash against him!! he lost his NCB and his insurance went right up when it was due for renewal.

    because he never reported it or get any whitnesses he had no chance. so regardless what happens, have a police officer come out and take statements.

    when this woman sees the bill for £3,500 she's going to raise her back and start fighting
    #34
  36. Andrew@A.L.D
    Online

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,531
    Likes Received:
    368
    [Aug 15, 2010]
    It will be going though the insurance now as she has been told it may cost a fair bit to get done
    #35

Share This Page