Re: T-Bone Focus
Now for the damage..................$5600............ bodywork, brakes suspension etc.
I told insurance company (AAMI) that I had a preferred repairer. They hesitated a bit and said that while they could invite them to quote, they couldn't quarantee they'd do it ( unsaid.... they'll give it to whoever is cheapest !!!!!!)
Good news is that my preferred repairer got the job. New Oak Ford. I feel a whole lot better that it's a Ford Dealer doing it. ( At least they'll know how to approach a Focus............ things like open the bonnet for example!!!!) New Oak has a great setup with crash repair shop next to service department. So if there are mechanical issues (eg drive shafts and transmission etc), they are more likely to do it by the book, and pick up any issues................. that's what I hope anyway.
So, for anybody else, it's worth telling your insurer who your preferred repairer is. Half a chance it'll go there.
Estimated about 4 weeks to fix though. Maybe my tailights will be back from UK by then!!!
Manual 2003 Machine Silver 5 Door Zetec. 17" factory alloys. Factory Body Kit. BMC Air Filter. Magnecor wires. Herrod stainless steel cat-back. ST170 Lower Grille. ST170 Fog Lights.ST170 side indicators. ST170 pedals. Darkest tint. Mobil synthetics throughout. Auto Art "Black Magic" taillights. Euro rear wiper. Gas bonnet struts.