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:( .... my poor baby... hit by a truck...

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by MikesVT, Apr 16, 2007.

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  1. MikesVT

    MikesVT M&M =D

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    Well... I don't know what to say...

    It was parked (legally), a truck came around the round-about... Trailer wasnt attatched properly...

    Hit my car so hard it lifted it.

    Here are some pics... Let me kno if you think its a write off or not...

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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    faaaar out!!! yours looks worse then mine!!

    i know exactly how you feel. seems like trucks and commodres are not friends this week!
     
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    were you injured?
     
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    MikesVT M&M =D

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    I was inside (about 4 doors down) I heard a massive bang and an alarm going off... I thought to myself "someones not gonna be happy"... And guess what... the someone wasnt happy....

    But I have full comp insurance, the truck driver has full insurance and has admitted fault to myself and the police so...
     
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    In one of the pictures, im not sure if its just the way the car is parked or how you took the photo, but it looks like the parcel shelf and everything is uneven. That looks nasty.

    Dunno if it will be a write off or not, just lucky it didnt hit the front then you may have been a little more trouble.

    Good thing the truck driver stopped and everything...Wouldve made you somewhat unhappier.
     
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    The only thing that I can see is the rear 1/4 panel is up against the back door. The car body has moved about 4mm maybe 5mm. If that comes out ok it should be repairable. But it's guna cost a bit to fix. All comes down to how much they cost to replace nowdays.
     
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    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    Holy F*ckin sh*t!!
    Thats massive....

    I recon it would be a fine like between it being a write of and a repair...
    I recon the deciding factor is gonna be if the C-Pillar sustained much damage..
    Caus from what i see there from below the boot the car is fine so its mainly panel damage and not chassis

    Good luck with it!
    Luck you weren't in the car! That would have caused some severe wicklash and neck trauma!
     
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    how big was the truck?
     
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    I think it was the trailer that hit the car.
     
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    It was a mack truck... Pretty damn big... But it was thr trailer that hit my car (I think)...

    I'm hopings its NOT repairable... as much as I love that car... If they fix it.. It will never feel the same to me...

    I'd rather get a pay out and go find myself another vt 2 or vx calais... I just hope I'm happy with the pay out...

    We'll see what happends but yeah.. either way I'm without a car for a fair bit... stuffed when it comes to getting to uni.... I dunno... Im kind of in a state of shock at the moment so..
     
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    Ohhhh mike, it's worse than you described. It was just the other week you were here at my house and she was sooooo perfect, and she just met Ruby and now.... Ohhhhhh.....I think I'm gonna cry. I was so impressed with her when you were here.
     
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    The last pic is where the car was parked when it got hit... The first pic is where it ended up...

    The cops got me to move it when they came
     
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    write off bud.

    once its does structual damage like that it starts gettin expensive.

    youll find the wheel well will be bent
    rear aurter will need replacing
    will need to go on a rack to pull the bottom half section out.
    also the left hand side will be out aswell from the impact.
    new parcel shelf.
    new roof rear pillar mounts.

    easy $7,000.
    which well exceeds the 75% value of a car to be written off.
     
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    Oh.. as for the parcel shelf... I didnt pay much attention to it.. but I think it looks like that because the road is kind of on an angle so it might look crooked...

    Also... my cd stacker along with my 10 cds are... well.... there was nothing left of it as u can see...


    :(
     
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    How much would I get for it??

    My uncles VS, they gave him 7,000 about a year and a half ago and it was a stock exec...

    Im hoping for at least 13,000 for it.... I know im asking a bit much but...

    Also, rear drivers door wont open... but i think thats coz of the rear quarter panel...

    The tow truck guy reckons its gonna be a fine line between being repaired or not.. he thought it could be... but I'd rather a pay out I think..
     
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    mate you had it commin with that :p haha
    nah in all seriousness looks pretty bad id be surprised if they wanted to repair that hope they pay ya and you get to upgrade :D
     
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    nicely spotted!!

    Yeahh I hope so too ey... It just sucks... I had my first car for a whole year and one month! She was sposed to last me till the end of my p's!
     
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    Ughh....so sorry man.....It's never a good thing when a truck and a car meet, never....Dont let anybody try and give you that silver lining crap either, if she was your baby, she'll never be replaced, no matter what you buy next. You will learn to love another so to speak, but it is differant, belive me. Best of luck with the insurance, and I hope they dont screw you over.
     
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    my vn was in a prang 6 months after i got my licence a guy in a VL side swipped me.

    was heart breaking as she was a mint 5spd with low ks

    got paid out but didnt think it was worth fixing so i done a bodgy n replaced the bare nesessaties drove it around for a further 6 months sold it to my best mate and he just recently wrote it off
     
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    Do you know how much she is insured for?

    I know where your comming from with the prefering a pay out because it just wont feel the same. If there is structural damage it will never feel like the same car.
     
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