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    Had an arguement with a Bus, now car is making a noise

    Okay so basically I was going to Birmingham International train station to go pick my friend up and at the roundabout before station road, a bus decides it wants to try and go round me while I am stationary, even though we are in the same lane, obviously wasn't enough room so the middle of the bus hits the back and side of my car . Not happy but he's admitted liability so I will have no issues with that.

    My issue lies with the noise that corner of my car is making now! The damage looks minor but to me it sounds as if the suspension has become dislodged or something similar, the car is also a good 3cm lower on that side as opposed to the other. I was planning on driving home this weekend, just wondering if it will be safe on the motorway or shall I just play it safe and go on the train .

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    Damage to my car

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    play it safe can remember someone hit the back of my dads car and looke like theres was nohing wrong with it just a scuffed bumper knocked the fuel tank out of alignment and boot as well

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    Yeah thats what I was thinking, National Express are paying for all the repairs and giving me a like for like car while its being repaired so I can't complain, just annoyed it happened really! Wanted to lower the car but thinking twice about it now.

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    get it sorted and lower it

    dont let a little bump put you off

    im glad theyre paying for it though, bus drivers are bloody menaces

    all of them in my town just pull out without any regard to any other motorists
    G t c

    soon!

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    what was the bus company that hit you
    most of them will put you in a car as your cas is damaged and pay for it
    I would say look at like this
    a bus is 6 to 18 tons
    your car is under 1.5 tons

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    Ahh gutted mate - im in birmingham too and busses are a right pain. Most drivers dont give a sh!t and think they can pull out or go round anythin like they driving a mini ! idiots.

    Hope it all gets sorted well for you mate !
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    Quote Originally Posted by tone View Post
    get it sorted and lower it

    dont let a little bump put you off

    im glad theyre paying for it though, bus drivers are bloody menaces

    all of them in my town just pull out without any regard to any other motorists
    True say, was thinking of seeing if I can get some VXR springs, going to go though Vauxhall I think seeing as they are paying.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    what was the bus company that hit you
    most of them will put you in a car as your cas is damaged and pay for it
    I would say look at like this
    a bus is 6 to 18 tons
    your car is under 1.5 tons
    Was National Express, was a shuttle bus going to the train station, still don't understand where he was trying to go seeing as the whole roundabout was at a standstill.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amuzer View Post
    Ahh gutted mate - im in birmingham too and busses are a right pain. Most drivers dont give a sh!t and think they can pull out or go round anythin like they driving a mini ! idiots.

    Hope it all gets sorted well for you mate !
    Yeah thats true, city is the worst, acocks green isn't too bad, but thanks should be going in for repair next week, hoping for a new astra courtesy car seeing as its like for like

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    i had a similar problem, hit a bus avoiding an oncoming vehicle, as much as i know i shouldnt have moved and hit head on, its difficult to do >_< anyhow, was the rear quarter of my car too on the arch, bumper scuff, arch crushed in a bit and door dent, but had a knocking sound from my back which turned out to be my suspension. Bar the fact some tool who owned the car before me replaced only 1 of the rear springs and left one worse for wear one on, the little collision set off the sound and problems. HTH

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    just a heads up, vxr springs wont fit as far as i know

    just get gsi springs
    G t c

    soon!

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    Car is only 3 years old so wouldn't imagine spring would need replacing already? Maybe will now though.

    I have a MK5 astra, vxr springs should fit? If they do, how much do you think it will drop? Not much I would imagine seeing as I have an sri.

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