Re: Bash!! –
Thanks Gup - very much appreciated! After the trials you have been through, this is trivial in comparison.
Originally Posted by gupsterg
If you look closely at the C1, you can see the driver's side headlamp is displaced and there is damage to the bonnet and front bumper. Looking from side-on, the damage is much more apparent. Red paint from the C1 has transferred to the top of my rear bumper, disappearing into the panel gap under the bottom of the bootlid. That gives you an idea of how far my rear bumper was pushed in. To be honest, I am amazed the Citroen doesn't show more damage too. I think I will call the woman tonight to see if she is ok - she said she had chest pains after the accident.
Originally Posted by belly buster
It's a company car, leased via LeasePlan. Their Accident Management team handle incidents like this, which in theory takes all the hassle out of sorting things. In practice, I found last time that they sent my C6 to a repairer staffed by 3-year-old blind, uncaring layabouts (or so it seemed). They "repaired" the driver's door of my car and the panel ended up undulating and wavy, with patchy mostly-matte paint finish. On the third attempt they fitted a new door and "blended" the paintwork in by spraying down the whole side of the car, ruining the pristine Audi paintwork with patchy rough paint and introducing lumps in every panel finish and getting overspray on the door handles, window rubbers, chrome trims, door seals, sill kick plates, wheel arch liners and inside the fuel filler aperture. I think it ended up costing more to rectify the damage they did than the original repair estimate! The overspray had to be removed which meant a lot of dismantling and cleaning, and every panel on the driver's side of the car had to be sanded, smoothed, prepped and painted to remove the lumps. I *really* don't want my C7 to go to those cowboys!
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