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Old 08-30-2004, 21:09   #1 (permalink)
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Just to share my grief with somebody.........................some moronic girl in a red Pulsar came straight out of a side street this morning (looking the wrong way) and T-boned my Focus.

Tried to swerve to avoid her, but she still managed to put me up on the opposite footpath.

Had to be towed away.

Repairable no doubt, but given she has hit the front wheel square on, I am really worried about the driveshafts and transmission.

My betting is that it will never be the same again
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Old 08-30-2004, 21:28   #2 (permalink)
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Mate so sorry to hear that, that is just tragic.. hope you and her are both ok, thats what really matters more then a car

Still hopefully it can be fixed... or does your insurance offer free replacement car ?? that would be even nicer :)

Hope it all works out well for you

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Old 08-31-2004, 00:40   #3 (permalink)
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Far out - that's bad to hear!

Definitely make sure the repairer is NRMA (RACV or whatever) approved and that the repairs are done properly, hopefully it should come back as good as new...

All the best with it, if you get any pictures get them up and keep us updated!

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I have pictures of the car on Sunday... maybe the last time we'll ever see it... sorry to hear mate
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Dude, that really sucks. Could have been worse. Hopefully you are in one piece.
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geez, thats a definite bit of bad luck...if you make sure the repairs a under a guarantee you should be right with anything that goes wrong further down the track.
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My deepest condolencses... I know what it is like to lose a loved one... Even if it is only for a short while... Make sure that you keep checking up on the repairer to make sure that he is moving along with your car!
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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!!!
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That's great that at least you got to choose where to get is repaired. Still sad to hear that it happened.

There is an insurance company in queensland that is notorious for giving it to the cheapest quote (you don't get any say). Needless to say I am not with them.

I look forward to seeing those taillights on your car some time soon.

Did they give you a loan car for the 4 weeks?
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Good to hear you have a repairer sorted out! Sucks bout the 4 weeks part but what can you do.....

Good luck with it and keep us posted on it!

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