Originally Posted by rich1068
That's it exactly. Whiplash claims and uninsured drivers go down well with the press and Joe Public because it's easy to understand. Once you have first hand experience of the repair process you know where the money really goes.
I've also experienced this.
I recently had my front and rear bumpers privately repaired and resprayed (Someone smashed into the back.. hit and run, and the front was just stone chips) and it cost me £500 all in.
I however remember from my prang 4 years ago where a wing and door were replaced/repaired respectively that the insurance company's approved repairer (And this was with Norwich Union.. now Aviva) charged almost 2k for in total (Hire car for just 3 days).