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Well my hype after fitting my res delete came crashing down rather quickly.
Took my car to work to use one of the buildings so I could fit my res delete under cover and out of the weather.
I fitted that and was making my way home and a vauxhall astra pulled right out of a no right turn junction and straight into me. I was probably 15 metres away when he pulled out, I seen him but because its a no right turn I didnt think for one minute he was going to cut across infront of me.
I slammed the breaks on, i was travelling at 30mph and probably got down to about 15/20mph on time of impact.
He hit me up onto the curb which has completely cracked my one alloy, damaged the rear passenger alloy.
The rest of the damage can be seen on the pictures. It needs a new bonet, wing, door, bumper, light, intercooler, radiator, 3 alloys and tyres. One or two could probably be refurbed but I don’t want them back especially the passenger rear as it slammed up over the curb so is probably buckled now. Considering what it done to the front alloy i’ll be surprised if its not. Thats just what I can see, i managed to drive it home less than half a mile and the steering is all over the shop. I didnt notice the cracked alloy until i got home other wise I wouldnt have drove it.
The insurance company have said its border line whether it will be repaired or not its all down to how much mechanical damage there is. It doesnt look too bad but when you add it up the bill soon starts climbing.
Gutted is an understatement. This car is my pride and joy and I take such care in keeping it immaculate, it took me nearly 3 months to find the one I wanted and its all undone in 10 seconds due to some idiot doing an illegal manoeuvre.
I suppose it could have been worse, although now the adrenaline has wore off I can barely move. It’s my first ever accident and I keep replaying it over, could I have done something to have avoided it, was I not concentrating enough etc etc.
I’m not sure I want the car back. Will I ever have the same look on it again? Can they match the oryx and pearl. Just have to wait and see what insurance say next week.
Here are the pictures 😫
Part of his side skirt stuck in my alloy.
completely cracked this one.