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    Welcome back little fella...

    Friday afternoon, my mum got rear-ended by some ****ing Barbie doll (www.myspace.com/xsimplylovelyx if you want to send hate mail ).

    She was sitting stationary in the road, waiting for the person in front of her to turn right, and Barbiegirl came hurtling up behind her at about 50mph/80kmh. She was talking on her mobile phone, and obviously didn't see my mum till the last minute.

    The pictures say it pretty much... I'm hoping the car isn't written off, but it looks that way.

    Observe the way the hatchback has actually been punctured...
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    Obviously, the car is totally reparable. It's going to need some streching of the rear end of the chassis and a new back door, but that's the usual.
    If I were you, I'd try to benefit from that contact.
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    I hope your mum has no neck sufferings, the most common injury in such cases. And yes the car looks repairable, I don't think there is any structural before the rear wheel arches. From the looks of it she already slowed down quite a bit before impact.
    Is talking on the cell phone while driving allowed in the UK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    I hope your mum has no neck sufferings, the most common injury in such cases. And yes the car looks repairable, I don't think there is any structural before the rear wheel arches. From the looks of it she already slowed down quite a bit before impact.
    Is talking on the cell phone while driving allowed in the UK?
    1) The pain started to really get underway about 2 days after it happened.
    2) It's the COST of the repair that deems if it's written off or not. Particularly after Honda's service charges.
    3) No, she really didn't. Police say skidmarks were around the 45mph area.
    4) Talking on a mobile is far from legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWantAnAudiRS6
    3) No, she really didn't. Police say skidmarks were around the 45mph area.
    4) Talking on a mobile is far from legal.
    Wow, that girl has gotta be in some serious trouble then... I assume she will have to pay for the repair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWantAnAudiRS6
    2) It's the COST of the repair that deems if it's written off or not. Particularly after Honda's service charges.
    Since BarbieGirl is the one to blame, and to pay, that's not a problem. Your mom can never have prejudice of any kind since it's not her fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    Since BarbieGirl is the one to blame, and to pay, that's not a problem. Your mom can never have prejudice of any kind since it's not her fault.
    but this is not how car insurance works. If the car is worth less than the costs of the repairs, Barbie's insurance company will never pay more than the current value of the car. And trying to sue her for additional damage will result in high procedure costs. She will suffer from a significant increase in premiums and a hefty fine from the police for reckless driving I hope...
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    If I were you, I'd try to benefit from that contact.
    Those are my thoughs exactly

    And I also think the car is repairable. Hope your mom is alright, my neighbour suffered a similar accident and had some neck trouble. I believe she wasn't able to work for almost 2 weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    Obviously, the car is totally reparable. It's going to need some streching of the rear end of the chassis and a new back door, but that's the usual.
    Indeed,completely repairable. i have seen cars in worser shape being after an accident come out ok...

    If I were you, I'd try to benefit from that contact.
    Maybe he gets a discount when buying Barbie's

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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    If I were you, I'd try to benefit from that contact.
    seriuously, thats what i was going to say!

    anyway...buy an evo/used 3.2 Carrera/2002 M3/2004 S4/something good
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    Quote Originally Posted by my porsche
    seriuously, thats what i was going to say!

    anyway...buy an evo/used 3.2 Carrera/2002 M3/2004 S4/something good
    You buy me an M3 then... we can't afford one with £2500

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    Quote Originally Posted by my porsche
    seriuously, thats what i was going to say!

    anyway...buy an evo/used 3.2 Carrera/2002 M3/2004 S4/something good
    Not everybody is made out of money

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    Quote Originally Posted by my porsche
    seriuously, thats what i was going to say!

    anyway...buy an evo/used 3.2 Carrera/2002 M3/2004 S4/something good
    You have absolutely no idea, do ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VtecMini
    You have absolutely no idea, do ya?
    have a sense of humor...anyway sam could get one if he wanted, but he spends countless thousands on guitars
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    Quote Originally Posted by my porsche
    have a sense of humor...anyway sam could get one if he wanted, but he spends countless thousands on guitars
    My guitars earn me money, and I can't drive yet, so why would I shell out countless thousands on a car, then the petrol, then the insurance, new tyres, etc??

    For the price of a Citröen AX GT, insurance, and a full tankload of petrol, I can buy something that doesn't depreciate, never needs servicing, and can earn me shedloads of money (£240 for playing at a wedding.... £20 an hour for lessons... £50 a day for someone to rent it... get the picture?!)

    Cars are not my problem, as I don't drive them yet. However, there's a nice Saxo belonging to a fella at work that he's planning to cut loose... I'm getting my eye in with it.

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