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    Default Its officially knackered

    Well, after this:

    I was told yesterday that it is officially a write off.

    I went in today to remove the SRi steering wheel and my wiring for amps etc and had a chat with the lads in there. I was shocked to hear the amount of damage the car sustained. Firstly the guy could not believe that it had not come from a motorway/high speed shunt, and he estimated the speed to be 50 MINIMUM! (bearing in mind I was hit in a 20/30 zone).
    The chassis is bent some 9" to one side, the cradle is buckled to bits, the slam panel obviously gone, the 3 radiators (well you know what I mean), lights, suspension is totally gone, and the steering rack has been cracked. There was more.

    I just wish I had known how fast the other driver was going when it happened, as the Police would have attended then, but I was too busy making sure the bairn was ok.

    Oh well, now time to think about what to order next, I'm stuck with "life" models, so its Astra (no way on earth) Vectra or Zafira, I just hope that I can order an Insignia, as after 4 (including the one I have as permanent hire at the moment) Vectras I really dont wanna order another one. If I can't have the Insignia I may end up with a Zafira, it'll be easier with the bairn/dog etc, plus the extra seats would be a bonus.

    Ho hum, such is life, be careful out the guys, my back still ferking hurts, pity its all the other idiots you have to watch out for.

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    Stuck with Lifes? Is it a company car Karl?

    I'm seeing 07 1.8 VVT SRis going for little over 6K now.

    Glad you're ok.

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    car looks a bit worse for wear and done it job but as long as you and anyone else involved are ok

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    company car, so no choice, has to be new, has to be (get a) Life.

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    that's a fair shunt mate, looks bad news, but i not sure if i should any thing at this point abut the shoes

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    Bet if it was head on at that speed compared to the sideswipe you did, it'd be a very different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    that's a fair shunt mate, looks bad news, but i not sure if i should any thing at this point abut the shoes
    Thankfully they aint mine, and it isn't me, was someone that stopped to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Thankfully they aint mine, and it isn't me, was someone that stopped to help.
    that good to hear mate sorry about the car

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    that looks like car when it bounced off the crash barrier at 45 when i avoided a dear and was just a borderline write off but thanks to the main stealers high prices it was an instant write off

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    I suppose that's what it's supposed to do - absorb the impact by deforming...

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