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    Default Bumper scratched by another moron parker!

    Well, not been on here for a while but my has the bad luck continued.

    Still not heard from the pr@t who dented and scratched my doors so looking to get it repaired. Spoke to Chips away ref the scratch and they think they can only rub it down but only way of fixing it is with a respray to the door. Great!

    kandrewsntl has offered his services so hopefully the dent can get sorted at least - I'll look forward to hearing from kandrewsntl soon!

    Anyway, the on Tuesday of this week I parked nice and out of the way when visiting Oxford and when I returned to my car, I did the usual quick check around the car only to instanly notice the car facing mine had red paint on the bumper!! Anyway, yep, they had driven staight into my car when parking opposite, and left their car there! So I left another note, but not expecting them to call.

    The damage isn't too bad now i've rubbed the bumper down and polished, but the paint has been completely taked off the point in the middle (now showing white), the number plate is cracked and there is a deep scuff on the profile under the n/s head light from just under the light all the way to the bottom of the bumper!

    Anyway, to my suprise on Tuesday evening I got a call! It was the woman who had hit my car. Now, although I was angry, I was extremely grateful to this woman and it has resorted my faith!
    Had a quote to get it fixed - £184 from chips away as the damage isn't too bad to warrant insurance work/full bumper spray.

    Have sent the lady the details and will wait to see if she will pay or wants to go through the insurance.

    Very nice of her to call, but still stuck with more damage to my car. She did say cars will get damaged etc but as if that is an excuse for damaging someones car and thinking it is ok!

    I think parking sensors should be required by law on all cars!!!

    And to add to that, my girlfriend came home on tuesday evening late after going to sort out her mums house and was quite upset. So I ran to the car to meet her, swung her door open and clipped my back bumper taking a small area of paint off!! Damn the car is like a giant red target!!

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    unbelievable bad luck - I have a theory that people gravitate towards a good-looking car, wanting to park next to it or at least get a better look or so busy looking at it that they aren't concentrating on driving properly. Never had any damage done to any scrappers I've ever owned.

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    somone has done it to mine big scratch down the front bumper not happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsr645 View Post
    I think parking sensors should be required by law on all cars!!!
    No, no. Extra wide parking spaces just for Vec-C owners!


    Snowman, you got your ears on?

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    Its crazy - I had a bright red pug 306 - looked great, lowered, full GTi-6 spec and always clean and it never got pranged or anything and I did 60k in 2 years and it was parked on the street every night. But since my last car (the crappy focus) people seem to gravitate towards my cars! the focus was hit 3 times in the same place, getting worse each time and some woman got a pram stuck between my car and her car and scratched and dented the door. I really didn't care about that car, but now I do and people are just inconsiderate or just crappy drivers and can't judge their cars!

    Anyway, I've emailed the woman the quote and the pictures lets see what she says....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taffyopel View Post
    No, no. Extra wide parking spaces just for Vec-C owners!
    I agree!!! I went to sol central in northampton on friday and my god the spaces in there - I couldn't actually get the car in most of the spaces, then once I found one I thought sod it and went across the road to another car park which was pretty quiet and made the mrs walk! Do architects and councils not realise that modern cars are a tad bigger than old minis and viva's!!!

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    just frustrating, all the aggro getting quotes, trying to smarten it up yourself etc. at least she rang you mate, even if she is a muppet for causing the damage in the first place. hope you get it sorted out soon.

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