i bought an mk5 astra 1.6 sxi tp, only 2 weeks ago, planned on being on these forums quiite alot over next couple of years. the car is amazing (to me) lol and i love it.
unfortunatly, i had a little collision earlier today, i feel so depressed, and angry, mainly as i dont feel like it was my fault!
was travelling around 25mph, all of a sudden, cars infront start queuing up, and as i brake to stop and join the back of this queue of standstill cars, the brake-pedal-shoe slips off the end of the pedel! my foot and pedelcover thing drop to floor of the footwell, pedal springs back up, and i continue rolling at around 15mph right into the back of an audi!
im gona have to go through insurance, to get my car and the car i hit repaired, but i dont feel this is fair. i bought the car from vauxhall dealler (pentagon vauxhall, derby) only 2 weeks ago, and it comes with a years warantee. surely i can do something about this? they sold me a car that wasnt fit for the road in a sence, i tried to brake and the pedel tip came off? had this been in another, maybe higher speed situation, i could have been killed, or some1 else!
i dont feel its fair, having to fork out a £600 excess and my premium go up when i didnt do anything wrong. i feel so frustrated by this. i would really appreciate some advice on what i shud maybe do, or what the law says about this??
im going to pentagon tomorrow and going to complain, but i dont really know what to say or what to do...
ive been driving over 3 years, never touched another car, im generally a good driver. i could hardly afford this car, but a bought it as i wanted a decent car that wasn't going to let me down, rather than a cheap mk4 with 150k miles that would be a little more risky, yet i feel so betrayed lol.
if any1 wonderd, my bonnets taken an impact, right in the centre at the tip, and possible buckled up too. the front grille is truely f-ked, the bumper luks perfectly intact, bt its split under the grille, and the stupid chavvy exhaust of the audi i hit has knocked out my left fog part of the bumper. the black plastic on the inner side of the bumper in the middle has split and hit the ac radiator, which is completely bent inwawrds and it touching the main water radiator! (none are leaking though), and the actual metal boddy (chassis?:s) in the middle centre, has bent heavily inward in the middle, which has forced the outer sides out, so the wings are a good 2cm gap from the edge of the bonnet, and dont line up flush with the door's anymore. 2 weeks ive had this car! just two weeks!
the car i hit has only had its boot pushed in, it looks quite alot worse than mine (at first glance of the front of my car, u cant actually see anything wrong with it) but its so minor compared to mine.... but he did hit the towbar of the car infront of him wen i hit him, and i think hi's chassis might be slightly bent in, in the middle too, although his bumper is fine.
i can upload pics if it will make any of you happy lol.
advice asap would be nice as im planning on seeing vauxhall tomorrow.
sorry about the essay, i do ramble on abit don't i...