this is what happened around a yr ago,being new to the car scene etc i went for my first drive to bwcp (broadwater car park)with a group,of holdens (yes i know,thats my first mistake)also alot of imports etc.
anyways once down there the calais VN was sitting up my butt the whole time,then i went to go through the lane and a car came flying around so i stopped,whilst grabbing for a new gear thanx to my panick stopping,didnt put brake on and collected the front of the calais.
NOW this is what puzzles me he was only 1 maybe 2 feet off my rear end,and from a stop to 2 ft away the car would be lucky to move at more then 1 km/h (straight flat road-carpark)he pulls up 3minutes later and i come over to inspect the damage my tow ball managed to hit his plate and put a 2 inch split in front bar and bent the supports on his oil cooler we bent them back into place,i saw no leakage,and besides the split nothing else was touched.
WELL a YR nearly passes and he comes up to me in the same car park hands me a qoute
wait for it $1,460.80c(yet when i first saw he's car it had no grill a tiny dent near bonnet badge and left front light was outta whack)
my ford mates wanted to throttle him big time,he's mate says "now you seen it you have 30 days or legal action will be taken" i so wanted to throttle him so he pisses off.
any ways us ford blokes debate how such a small km/h impact with tow ball and bumper cause all this damage,this is what he's claiming for,
front bar assembly
rh and lh front headlights n indicators
fan shroud,radiator,ac condensor,oil cooler,bonnet hinges n assembly's,
paint for bumper
all that for $1,460
he's lucky i was in a good mood or i would of shove the qoute in his BUTT
what ya think?