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    OOPS!!! Crashed already!

    I thought I'd post these pics of a brand new Astra that's been crashed. Not seriously, only reversed into another car at work, but still......it was on the day it was due to go out to a customer! (Fleet car)





    Nice bit of damage to the back bumper (beyond repair as there was a lot of distortion that you can't see in the pics). With the bumper removed, you can see that the end of the bumper bar was bent!

    So, what car did it reverse into? Only another bloody new Astra!!!




    OOPS!

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    And they will be fixed and sold but the new owner wont be told about it

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    did the driver get a promotion.......to floor cleaner with a toothbrush.
    if i wanted to be right all the time i would change my title to mrs ledster

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRI-T Keithy View Post
    And they will be fixed and sold but the new owner wont be told about it
    Yep! Happens a hell of a lot! We've currently got THREE brand new cars at the bodyshop, all of which were damaged during transportation to the dealers!

    The one with the smashed in back door gave up it's back bumper for the other one with only the bumper damage, so that one went out as planned.

    Problem is, no parts availability......no bumpers, no panels, nothing, so that's going to be sat for who knows how long until Vauxhall release the parts!

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    Most cars are painted/repaired before they reach the first owner.

    You would be suprised as to how many cars I have painted before they are even registered...


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    When I was at ford a valeter managed to drive up a fence and ripped the front off a fiesta. 5k bill to get it fixed. It was fixed and delivered 3 days later with not a word said.

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    Now thats unlucky - wouldnt supprise me if they fix and pass it on mouth shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maskell View Post
    Most cars are painted/repaired before they reach the first owner.
    Mine was, although it wasn't so much a repair as it arrived at the dealer with no spoiler. Dealer told me straight away and was happy for me to inspec the car before any work was carried out to ensure there was no damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bludshot View Post
    Now thats unlucky - wouldnt supprise me if they fix and pass it on mouth shut.

    Yep.....as I say, the one with only the bumper damaged went out the same day, as planned after having the bumper swapped off the other one. Luckily, they are both Sovereign Silver......would have been funny if one had been a different colour!

    The other with the smashed rear door and arch, is going to the body shop this week.

    What they're having to do is "borrow" a rear door off a donor car (a sales one as far as I know that's a PACK car, so can be moth-balled until a new replacement door can be sourced from Vauxhall) then attempt to repair the damage to the rear arch as repair panels are not currently available. They are going to attempt to fix the bumper, in any way they can, but I think they're going to have to "borrow" the bumper off the same donor car as the rear door! So, all in all, three cars will have been messed with!

    Yep, there's going to be body filler on a brand new Astra!

    The accident was done by two of valeters by the way....one was driving in to the valeting bay (more like a wharehouse) and the other reversing out at the same time!

    They both shall be cleaning the floor with their toothbrushes for some time

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    One would hope the toilets, with their arms tied behind their backs!
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