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    GTR Crash - Owwwchhhh

    Just got sent this:

    http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/127250-ac...hat-i-did.html

    Accident: Don't do what I did....
    I consider myself a fairly competent driver, I can drive reasonably quickly on a circuit, and read the road ahead enough to make good progress on the public highway. But I had an accident, and it was all my own doing.

    I had a low speed crash into the back of a white van, it was a badly surfaced road, we were stopped, pulled away.... and the person infront of the van stopped for no reason, causing the van to tap the tow bar of the car infront and me in sympathy to do the same to the van.

    Ok enough of the excuses, I am posting here to make sure noone makes the same mistake I did. I thought long and hard about posting this, but i think it is important that other GTR owners see this so they aren't stung by a careless accident and the GTR Tax!

    I bumped into tho the white vans tow bar causing this small crack in my bumper...


    Unfortunately it also set off the Pedestrain Saftey system, where the bonnet pops up....


    Which is a one use system....


    You need to replace the bumper, rams, bonnet hinges....


    and of course the ECU

    When the accident happened i called my dealer and asked them to collect the car and told them i would just pay for it without putting it through my insurance.

    Then i found out the total cost of the repairs.


    Eleven Thousand Pounds.


    I'm pleased to report the car has been repaired perfectly, even if it took 5 weeks!

    But I fear GTR insurance won't be so cheap next year for any of us. Sorry about that! But don't do what I did. And if you hit a pedestrain, make sure you are reveresing

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    Bloody hell!!!!

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    Ach well.

    Such is life

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    Wouldn't happen in a 911
    Put that here as was too scared to put it in the GTR forum

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    ouch........
    1.4 MK5 BEAST!

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    Expensive bill indeed. Smart system that allows bonnet to pop up.
    A Car like the GTR it is going to be a expensive repairs!
    Disclaimer - some of the above text may actually be sarcasm (believe it or not!)

    Astra 02, SRi 1.8i - Irmscher'd up (a bit) with Zebra front bumper


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    clever system that!
    ONLY DRIVE AS FAST AS YOUR ANGELS CAN FLY

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    sod that for a games of solders!
    Back in an astra and loving it

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    Ill remember that nxt time im playing with my mates car at high speed, anybody else drove 1 of these things???? they are immense to say the least.
    BLACK BEAUTY

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    11K?!?! Bloody Hell!!!
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