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Crash but it is a write off.

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Post by Johno.0 Tue 6 Jul 2021 - 23:46

Audi pulled out in front of me; I slammed on brakes but still went into his passenger door, and crumpled it quite bad. My front right of car has scuffs, scratches, and the usual but everything else in tact. No dents but the black trim is off slightly.

I'm taking it to the same place I had the respray done. I know it will be sorted and like new but frustrated, and will be till it's done. I got it all on dashcam too.

I've had a few mishaps in this car and it appears to take quite a beating. Obviously well made.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Wed 7 Jul 2021 - 9:46

Glad to hear that you're ok mate..that's the most important thing
The Wind does seem quite solid though, which is really good..I'm afraid that I've got a poor opinion of most Audi..and BMW drivers in general, seen loads of seriously poor and dangerous driving from drivers of both makes...ggrrrr !!
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Post by Johno.0 Thu 8 Jul 2021 - 12:18

Yes, I try not to stereotype, etc... but it's hard not to when it appears to be the same car brands involved in accidents that shouldn't happen in the first place, especially if a bit of common sense and patience were used. Anyways, it's going gloss white 🤪
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Post by Johno.0 Thu 8 Jul 2021 - 12:22

Can we upload videos here?
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Post by Barbs Thu 8 Jul 2021 - 20:45

@Johno.0 wrote:Can we upload videos here?
I think you can.
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Post by Johno.0 Fri 9 Jul 2021 - 8:41

It says file type is not allowed. I tried converting it a few times. Any advice?
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Post by Mistydogblue Fri 9 Jul 2021 - 15:19

Cant think of any accidents that should happen in the first place so are you talking about all accidents? According to DfT statistics the car involved in the most accidents is the vauxall zafira folliwed by the astra, clio and corsa. Only the bmw3 made it into the top 10 and audi and mercedes were amongst those involved in the fewest accidents. Stereotyping has its disadvantages.

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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Fri 9 Jul 2021 - 17:13

@Mistydogblue wrote:Cant think of any accidents that should happen in the first place so are you talking about all accidents? According to DfT statistics the car involved in the most accidents is the vauxall zafira folliwed by the astra, clio and corsa. Only the bmw3 made it into the top 10 and audi and mercedes were amongst those involved in the fewest accidents. Stereotyping has its disadvantages.
Can't argue with statistics I suppose...but, shall we say that..on some occasions, drivers of "powerful" cars such as Audis, BMWs and other "Boy Racer" cars...tend to take more risks ???
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Fri 9 Jul 2021 - 17:16

@Johno.0 wrote:Yes, I try not to stereotype, etc... but it's hard not to when it appears to be the same car brands involved in accidents that shouldn't happen in the first place, especially if a bit of common sense and patience were used. Anyways, it's going gloss white 🤪
Gloss white..nice 👍
And, as an added bonus...you'll be more visible to the drivers on their way to Specsavers !!
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Post by Barbs Fri 9 Jul 2021 - 18:25

@'Old'SeaDog wrote:
@Johno.0 wrote:Yes, I try not to stereotype, etc... but it's hard not to when it appears to be the same car brands involved in accidents that shouldn't happen in the first place, especially if a bit of common sense and patience were used. Anyways, it's going gloss white 🤪
Gloss white..nice 👍
And, as an added bonus...you'll be more visible to the drivers on their way to Specsavers !!
Is that on the way to Barnard Castle? ....
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Fri 9 Jul 2021 - 19:43

@Barbs wrote:
@'Old'SeaDog wrote:
@Johno.0 wrote:Yes, I try not to stereotype, etc... but it's hard not to when it appears to be the same car brands involved in accidents that shouldn't happen in the first place, especially if a bit of common sense and patience were used. Anyways, it's going gloss white 🤪
Gloss white..nice 👍
And, as an added bonus...you'll be more visible to the drivers on their way to Specsavers !!
Is that on the way to Barnard Castle? ....
Brilliant Barbs 😂😂😂😂!!
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Post by Johno.0 Fri 9 Jul 2021 - 22:12

I'm not a huge fan of statistics, they are constantly changing. I'm surprised zafira was the top bumper considering it's something I certainly don't see often, and I do ALOT of driving. Lol, maybe that's why it's at the top; all been written off.

I have driven speedy cars, and it's difficult to drive sensibly when you have all that power at your feet.

I was cut up by a Mercedes yesterday which just missed the front left of my car, hehe. Got that on dashcam too, so those statistics surprise me. Guessing a German manufacturer was behind the tallying. 😆
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Post by Johno.0 Fri 9 Jul 2021 - 22:15

Also worth noting, if you watch the dashcam complications on YouTube they are mostly German cars up to no good so stereotyping has its advantages - see a German car, drive to the Hills! hehe. 😅😆


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Post by Johno.0 Fri 9 Jul 2021 - 22:21

Oh, and I mean accidents that can be 'easily' avoided.
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Post by Johno.0 Fri 9 Jul 2021 - 22:28

I really wanna upload video, anyone know the file format this site accepts?
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Post by Barbs Sat 10 Jul 2021 - 10:28

@Johno.0 wrote:I really wanna upload video, anyone know the file format this site accepts?
What about a link to You Tube.
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Post by Barbs Sat 10 Jul 2021 - 10:37

Crash but it is a write off.  Screen25@Johno.O these should work
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Post by Johno.0 Sat 10 Jul 2021 - 11:05

Thank you Barbs! 😊
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Post by Johno.0 Sat 10 Jul 2021 - 11:24

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Post by Barbs Sat 10 Jul 2021 - 11:47

That could have been so much worse, total carelessness.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Sat 10 Jul 2021 - 15:11

I agree with Barbs..unbelievably careless on the other drivers part, and could have been worse. I'm assuming that they accepted full responsibility ?
Did your airbags go off ?
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Post by Johno.0 Sat 10 Jul 2021 - 20:38

No airbags went off and I did brake. They accepted full responsibility. His excuse was that he had a bad day at work, lol.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Sat 10 Jul 2021 - 21:21

Sounds like their bad day at work soon got even worse !!...pity you had to be involved mate
Still think that Specsavers would pay you good money for your dashcam footage as part of a TV advert !!
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Post by Johno.0 Sat 10 Jul 2021 - 23:03

I'll provide the running commentary for it too. Good thing the dashcam was muted as I went "Nooooooooooo!" As it happened. Lol.
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Post by moggie007 Thu 15 Jul 2021 - 18:46

too many idiot drivers out there.
the main thing you are ok
this is my post on my car getting totaled
https://renaultwind.forumotion.co.uk/t1227-oooh-nooo#9930

heres my idiot driving into me Evil or Very Mad
https://youtu.be/pGpzWiBkk8g


good luck with all the messing around with the insurance and the solicitors, a pain which nobody wants.

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Post by Johno.0 Thu 15 Jul 2021 - 19:24

Thank you. I need to change the title of the thread. Turns out it is a write off. Waiting to read the engineers report. The damage outside was minimal so guessing that was because it was all inside. They said its undriveable yet it was fine? Someone advise, the feeling of disappointment I'm experiencing is crushing.
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Post by Jim777 Thu 15 Jul 2021 - 20:22

As long as you are ok, you can always replace a car.

The problem with convertibles and especially older ones, is if the car chassis is damaged and moving roof does not line up and function properly, the insurance companies tend to write them off as cheaper compared to pay to repair.

Even newer convertibles can be written off, Some only two years old are scrapped, for example the newer MX5 MK4 has so many safety actions due to a front end crash it is cheaper to just write it off than repair. Airbags, dash, explosive bolts on the bonnet (pedestrian friendly bonnet) causing it to crumple. Replaceable safety electronic modules, Total software resetting, rebuild of metalwork and plastic moldings, etc.

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Post by Barbs Fri 16 Jul 2021 - 10:08

@Johno.0 wrote:Thank you. I need to change the title of the thread. Turns out it is a write off. Waiting to read the engineers report. The damage outside was minimal so guessing that was because it was all inside. They said its undriveable yet it was fine? Someone advise, the feeling of disappointment I'm experiencing is crushing.
Changed for you, such sad news. There are a couple of rare grey Winds for sale.  The main thing is that you are OK.
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Fri 16 Jul 2021 - 18:03

@Johno.0 wrote:Thank you. I need to change the title of the thread. Turns out it is a write off. Waiting to read the engineers report. The damage outside was minimal so guessing that was because it was all inside. They said its undriveable yet it was fine? Someone advise, the feeling of disappointment I'm experiencing is crushing.
Sad news mate..Chin up..your forum mates all feel your pain
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