To cut it short, I had until a month ago, a tidy and well looked after Astra Merit 1.6 Auto (P reg MK3) with 117k on the clocks. No rust, few minor touched in scratches, even the original wheeltrims and heatgunned "fresh" bumpers..totally stock, and carefully maintained and home serviced.
Then some TIT accellerated into the boot, stoving it in and twisting the chassis. Gutting is not the word. It's a total loss.
Admiral have said they'll give me £400 for it. It's been suggested I should challenge this and point out the vehicle condition, the level of care it had, the fact that it had about £38 worth of fuel in the tank, and so on.
My question is, how would you go about it? I know it was an "old banger", but it was tidy and much-loved.
I've got a MK4 Club Auto 1.6 now..it's nice, I suppose...but I much preferred my MK3!