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 Post subject: Disaster - Black ice.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:25 pm 
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This morning, turning off the road onto a tesco slip way, doing 10mph at most, hit some black ice, and stuffed my beloved 3.5!!!

Its scraped all the front bumper, the drive shaft has come out, the arms are bent, and the ball joint has snapped. The alloy is also completely cracked.

Its now sat at agarage waiting to be seen tommorrow.

I dread to think of the bill.
However to try and save me some money, has anybody got a 3.5 alloy they are selling??


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 Post subject: Re: Disaster - Black ice.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:00 pm 
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sorry to hear that bud,surprising how much damage you can do at such a low speed hay,i stuffed me works van tho other night into a farmers field was only doing about 25mph due to snow,£2500 worth of damage
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 Post subject: Re: Disaster - Black ice.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Ouch.
Its driving me mad though.. because i dont know when i am going to get it back ,or how much it is going ot cost me.. im just hoping it isnt too much so i dont have to claim off insurance


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 Post subject: Re: Disaster - Black ice.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:30 am 
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Update - Hyundai have quated £1000-£2000 to fix it... surely not, from hitting a kerb side on at like 10MPH?!?!?


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 Post subject: Re: Disaster - Black ice.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:46 am 
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The quote seems pretty accurate to me, pretty much as one would expect - bearing in mine that the parts sourced will be new and have dealer prices.
andy17898 wrote:
Its scraped all the front bumper, the drive shaft has come out, the arms are bent, and the ball joint has snapped. The alloy is also completely cracked.

They will be looking at doing:
bumper replaced
driveshaft + gearbox oil topup
wishbone(s) with bushes etc
ball joints
alloy wheel and tyre (yours is the hard-to-find rare one, yeah?)

+ fitting all the above, 4 wheel tracking etc etc...

All costs money, I'm afraid - time to call the insurers and give 'em the good news :phone


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 Post subject: Re: Disaster - Black ice.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:22 am 
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dealers tended to 'over repair' to be safe so they get no come back. you'll prob find they will replace the front shocks and springs(have to be done in pairs) as it would have had a heavy impact.

PRobably wing and bumper replacement + Spraying. Fog light???

the drive shaft itself will prob be the bulk of that price, around £500-£600


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:27 pm 
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Happened to me last year. I was qouted a similar price by Hyundai for the repairs. I sourced all the parts myself. Got a nicer front bumper, CF bonnet and a few other bits. Saved myself a small fortune.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:46 pm 
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Im trying to source myself a new alloy to save a bit at least on that.
I hope they arent looking at the bumper, as theres nothing wrong with it, theres no fdamage to that..

Im gonna get a quote from a local garage, before i leave it with hyundai


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 Post subject: Re: Disaster - Black ice.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:29 pm 
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Same accident 3 days ago :(

my brother distroyed my coupe with the same senario & the insurance will cover only 50% of the repair bill
the prob is about the air bag system that will coast a lot to restore it back :(
2 Rims
front bumper
all the front suspension
toys around the engine
& some plastics & hoses

my heart is broken' and nothing can repair that

Coupe 2005 Cairo Egypt


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 Post subject: Re: Disaster - Black ice.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:28 pm 
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yea i hit a wall after more or less same thing, loada work needed and it was actually called a write off, hope to have mine back wed/thurs and a bill of around 1300-1400?

i feel ya pain and i'm gutted for ya!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:08 pm 
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That is some hard luck :eek I've span mine into a curb and crashed it a few times and apart from the tracking being slightly off it has been fine, going to make sure I drive a bit more carefully now anyway after reading these posts!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:13 pm 
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Volvoman wrote:
I've span mine into a curb and crashed it a few times


makes note: stay away!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:22 pm 
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LiDL wrote:
Volvoman wrote:
I've span mine into a curb and crashed it a few times


makes note: stay away!


haha dead right!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:53 pm 
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Update:

After Hyundai quoted me that, I had a friend who owns a local garage look at it...

They have said that the ony thing that they can see is broken, is the front arm, £170 part, £50 labour to fit, and to check over.

I obviously need ot find a wheel too..( or a new set of wheels )


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 Post subject: Re: Disaster - Black ice.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:54 pm 
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wow. thats real bad. it happened to me. same speed at a junction, i slid into the side of a parked car. all i had was a broken number plate n indicator. although the other car's wheel was bent and door n wind crumpled, said to be a write off.

Guess i come of a little lighter., bad times, sorry to hear it.

Everybody who's posted seems to have very heavy damage yet when it happened to me. my coupe come away with little war wounds.... i feel very lucky now


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:55 pm 
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just wish that it will be back like it's first time :(


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:11 pm 
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tarek6210 wrote:
just wish that it will be back like it's first time :(


Dont say that!! :bang


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:02 am 
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andy17898 wrote:
tarek6210 wrote:
just wish that it will be back like it's first time :(


Dont say that!! :bang


i'm talking about mine too man :(


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