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    i crashed my coupe last night :(

    hey all,

    i havent even had chances to get the pics up of my new coupe yet...
    but i crashed into someone last night.
    completely my fault i know!

    was going down a country road and the road i was on merge with another, as me and the car in front came to the junction, i slow down behind his as normal, and then his brake lights went out as if he was about to go, so i took a glance over my should to the left. still with my foot gently on the brakes, then as i went to look right i had a face full of brake lights again.

    foot straight down onto the brakes, but still bang into his rear.

    completely my fault i know, just bad timing and bad judgement on my part assuming brake lights going out meant he was going.

    as for damage, well a coupe of chips and dent in his rear bumper, and then some scuffs on my front, but the reinforcement/crash bar on front of my car got crushed. did its job though took the grunt, radiator fine... everything fine!

    new crash bar thats it!

    she stills goes strong!

    pics up soon.
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    Exactly the same thing happened to me years ago except I was in my mums Fiesta

    Thankfully there was only a scuff on the bumper, polished it out and no one ever knew

    Hope you get it sorted ok mate
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    yeh, as for paint or cosmetic damage it doesnt bother, i can get all that done professionally really cheap as i work next door to a bodyshop and good friends with em so...

    im just so lucky it didnt do worse!
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    Been there done that too (At a roundabout)

    Is he going through insurance or you sorting it out?

    Time for a GSi bumper ?
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    no, i kinda knew the guy so lucky. well he goes to my local pub (it happen just down the road) and had a chat with him before.

    he was understanding, said could of happened to anyone!

    so i said id sort it, ill get the bodyshop next door to do it, costs pennies i think.

    as for my car, well till tuesday when i get some more cash i had to improvise, so tok the crash bar off put the bent side upwards and levered against a sub box. got my 106 gti out and drove up the ****er and bent it bk lol.

    will do the hob till tuesday, if you saw me driving down the road you would never know i had a crash last night
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    That`s just bad luck mate, I think we`ve all done that, me included.
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    been there, done it... you learn from it tho m89.

    glad you know the guy and hes being good about it tho.
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    yeh i know im lucky, and dispite his hesitation to pull out then stop again, still i should of reacted sooner and paid more attention so.. 100% take the blame. just down right gutting!
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    Happens to me sometimes, brake lights go out I expect them to be accelerating...only for them to hesitate and me ram the brake pedal through the bulkhead

    The crash bars are a piece of pee to change...couple of bolts. They are always on Ebay for peanuts too
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