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Well there's one less Ute in the ute section now, totalled mine last night.
The arse end got light over a crest right out the front of me home,with a slight bend just as ya go over the top. Skipped over a small depression an stepped out sideways, then when it sat down an gripped it chucked me across the other side the road, through 3 apple trees stoppin on the third.
Totally destroyed the front end, all the drivers side an twisted the diff.
Luckily for me the airbag went off an i got out of it with a few minor cuts an a sore neck from the seat belt.

Cant blame no one but myself an my lack of repect for the car an the road.

Nath :fraz:
 

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Ford Appreciation Society
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the main thing is you are okay.... hope you were insured.
 

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Bad luck about the accident. Will your insurance cover it. I am trying to insure my car and they are saying that a 20,000 ute is worth 14,000. Good luck anyways.
 

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Nath, oh man... thats no good mate -are you covered?

cheers,
Matt
 

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LOOKING FORWARD TO NYE!!!
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damn mate, at least youre ok

hope it all works out ok
 

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Sorry to hear that flavze, as long as your ok mate that is the main thing.

Good luck with the paper work.... and as Jase says the upside is BA2 is not to far away. Keep your chin up mate.
 

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$#!^ happens mate, As long as it's one less ute in the section and not one less member all is well!
 

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insurance will only give you the same as what you had if they do a replacement, talk to the dealer & see what he will charge you for the BA11

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rod
 

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flave, please don't think of me being flipant... but I gotta ask, what's it like when the air bag goes off??

sorry mate, I had to ask....
 

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We all learn from our mistake's mate, and we have to make them to be able to learn,luckily you walked away from this one.
 

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Most insurance policies will replace a write-off with the same model vehicle, or as near as possible at time of claim. Although this is only assuming they approve the claim. If only NRMA did it for 18 month old cars! As for the airbag going off. All you hear is a bang and see a flash. Oh and your nose burns like buggery from the powder!
 

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And the smell is unbearable, the gas make's you sick, you dont want to sniff to much of this.
 

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Like others have said, I sincerely hope you are okay after the accident. No doubt bruising will make you sore for a few days, but at least you're here to tell the tale.

Are you gonna post pics of the ute?
 

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Aussie Pete said:
Are you gonna post pics of the ute?
Close scrape there flavze, best illustration so far of how much the ute rear end likes bumpy stuff. Good to hear the safety systems did their job and you got out OK. At what stage did the bag go off, and was it instrumental in saving you from more damage?

Good luck with the insurer!!

Oh yes, as AP said, pics please!
 

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Thanx for the good wished fellas, yeah i have got some pics, hopefully i will get them up. Probly need to e-mail them to someone as i got no idea how to post them, will test me out tryin to just email them somewhere.
As for the airbag i reckon it saved me quite a bit actually, all i can remember is a bang as it went off, then it being soft an white. Only a couple of lil marks on me nose, plus i got a bit of a sore neck. Nothin a few trips to the chiro won't sort out.
Yeah fully insured so hopefully they don't stuff me around an it's all good.
I'm sure they'll make me pay for it next year in me premiums though!
I suppose i can't blame em but!
When/If i get the pics up you'll understand what i mean when i reckon the airbag saved me a fair bit, luckily apple trees don't have a very big root system or i mighta been a fair bit worse off.
Probly the one year Jonathons are gonna be worth any money an i went an knocked 3 of the buggers outa the ground!
 

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BA XR8 ute, premium brakes, 3000 kays no squeel.
Stop on a 20cent piece as well!
Sorry flavze, couldn't resist this quote swiped from another thread. I think you stopped on a whole lot more than the 20c you bargained for. :angel:
 
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