Re: well, it happened
not sure how bad the damage is as i was carted off to hospital after it, and only got a quick glimpse out at the smash repairs place when we went to do the paperwork.
It's bad, very bad, Ive never seen my car in such a bad shape, luckily the damage is restricted to the front, but thats also the worst place is could be. If the car had have been hit any further back, it would have hit me right in the driver's seat, so I guess I am lucky in that sense. The most unfair thing of all? The woman in the patrol had a bullbar, and the only damage to her car is a dent about the seize of a $5 note in the bullbar, whereas mine is well, screwed.
The car hasnt been assessed yet, the claim has been put in and I have the incident number and all that from the police, but I dont know too much about how insurance works and all that, so I dont know what happens next. The smash repair guy seems to think it is repairable, even though it wouldnt start and wouldnt steer after the hit, so I am slightly scared that it may be a writeoff, even though it is insured for $10k. If it is a writeoff, what happens then? Do I get paid $10K cos thats how much its insured for? I have no idea.
As has been said, it may just be worth doing that, because as much as I love the car, it'll never be the same. Oh well, I guess have to wait and see what happens. Smash repair guy gave me an estimate of 2-3 weeks to fix it, but just dont know yet.
2002 Focus CL Hatch
too slow..............for now