A lot of you will know my car was damaged on a cruise recently. For those that don't know part way through the cruise the destination was changed so we headed on a different route. While we were stopped in traffic I was talking to jack and next thing we hear SCREACHHH crash then BANG. Basically what happened a Hyandai or lancer (what ever the POS was) with 6 people forgot to brake and slammed into a VT SS commodore which then got shunted into my car. For a start I didn't know what had happened and I thought I had somehow let the brakes off and rolled into Peter who was in front of me. We got out and I was preparing to go nuts at the VT driver but i then discovered him going to the car behind him. So yadda yadda we all got ach others details, I had more witnesses than i'd ever need and we moved on aftr about 20 mins of holding up traffic.
This happened on the Sat night and the next monday I got a phone call from the guys insurance. The woman said" Do you want your car fixed?" haha Of course I do!
So shes in at the panelbeaters now all up just over 1k worth of damage. The fiberglass peice behind the bar was totally munched. The bar itself had a few bends but the panel beaters will replace a bar if it has even 1 broken clip etc. They get em for $220. the body was slightly bent behind the bar which is $230 worth to straighten that. rest is paint, labour matarials etc.
The damage as seen. Doesn't look like $1k does it?
Behind the bar.
So now my cars been at the panel shop ince monday and they gave me an XE loaner car. The thing is so terrible to drive compared to the EB. Things like dash lights and a 5th gear are nice in a car but not thi one. Its a 3.3 litre 4 speed manual. The heater doesnt work, radio barely goes the tailshaft unis squeek like anything. I want my car back!!
atleast my bonnet and roof sorta looked like $1k worth
hope the beast comes back to u asap, may come back detailed too :)
place where i got my car fixed detailed any cars that were done by an insurance co.
1995 EF II Falcon GLi: Heritage Green, 4spd Auto, AUII 17" Rims, Custom BA Front Bar, Lowered, Gas Research LPG, Clear Indicators, JVC MP3 Headunit, Phoenix Gold 6.5" Splits, Coustic 481QE Amp, Clarion 12" sub, Leather Seats, Power Window Conversion, 3.45 LSD, Pacemaker Comp Extractors, 2.5" Exhaust, Mandrel Bent Intake, High Flow Filter, Wade 1004 110 cam.
In Progress: BA XR Side Skirts, BA XR Rear bar, BA Shifter Handle.
Sorry to hear NZ. Hope it works out in your favour!
I bet the lancer had the fully sick ralliart shopping list on the side of it. I bet the extra kw's of those stickers was the culprit of the accident!!!
Actually, he did have a RalliArt sticker! it was going across his bonnet in the most discreet way. It was the reflective kind.
$1000 damage? Seems a bit "cheap" for a panel beater don't you think? But for the rest of us, it is quite expensive. Good luck with it all, Karl. I'm sure you'll be taking more care of your car (not that you do or don't) after driving that particular XE!
No car ATM but I am looking at one...
I don't want to say which one otherwise someone else might buy it!
1k sounds about rite for the job, there would be a shit load of work that has to be done to get the back pannel looking rite, if they repair it, an if they put a new one on then thats a fairly big job as well, so the price sounds about rite.
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