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      01-05-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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A sad farewell

Hi all, back in November I was the unfortunate filling in a 3 car pile up, the 4x4 that smashed me up the rear really did a number on the e93 and it's unfortunately been deemed a total loss

It didn't look too bad initially but the floor was bent and also they couldn't say if the roof was damaged or not until everything else was repaired, estimate was £12800 to £23000

Really enjoyed the car, hated the dealers though so have picked up an A5 Cab now. Not as much fun to drive as the Beemer but nice interior and the rides 100 times better even on 20"s

Paid for 5 years servicing and only used it once, think they'll notice if I stick a BMW badge on the audi lol, tyre insurance is pretty useless now too!

Might still lurk from time to time and have a few bits for sale in the classified section. Thanks for a great forum and excellent help over the last couple of years. Happy new year to all.
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P.s. DVLA have issued the BMW with 'NX61 GCY' if it ever appears on the road again.
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      01-05-2014, 11:21 AM   #2
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Sad times! Sorry to hear!

What items will you be selling, might be interested as I'm local !
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if those LCIs are still intact, i'd jack them loool
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Sad times! Sorry to hear!

What items will you be selling, might be interested as I'm local !
Thanks Alex, I'll definitely miss some of the toys it had. I've advertised a wind deflector, iphone/iPod cable and alpine amp in the classifieds
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if those LCIs are still intact, i'd jack them loool
Incredibly all the lights were still working lol. Think the rears had a few chips out of them though. The only safety feature that fired was the active headrest. Have to say I'm really impressed with the way it protected me, the car did its job and absorbed the energy well, yeah it totalled it but the energy was passed around the structure as it should be

Looking at the engineers report there was a new front and rear light needed so it must have damaged the fitting clips or something?
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Really enjoyed the car, hated the dealers though so have picked up an A5 Cab now.
Eh??

Either way the A5 looks really smart, and exactly like the Audi version of your E93
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Incredibly all the lights were still working lol. Think the rears had a few chips out of them though. The only safety feature that fired was the active headrest. Have to say I'm really impressed with the way it protected me, the car did its job and absorbed the energy well, yeah it totalled it but the energy was passed around the structure as it should be

Looking at the engineers report there was a new front and rear light needed so it must have damaged the fitting clips or something?
ahh good thing you're all okay mate... these cars are so well built, especially for convertibles!
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Sad times indeed.But at least the car did its job of keeping you in one piece!
Enjoy your Audi,looks great...
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A sad loss, but from first hand experience too, they do keep you in one piece when all others are falling apart (the guy that hit me had to be cut out of his car).
I too looked at an Audi when my E91 was written off, but I couldn't cope with the lack of performance - and I couldn't afford/justify an S or RS!

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A sad loss, but from first hand experience too, they do keep you in one piece when all others are falling apart (the guy that hit me had to be cut out of his car).
I too looked at an Audi when my E91 was written off, but I couldn't cope with the lack of performance - and I couldn't afford/justify an S or RS!

You doing the French biking thing this year???


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I'm thinking London to Brussels this year, hopefully in August

The BMW engine is definitely better, much more linear. This Audi unit is either nothing or wheelspin lol. Hopefully it'll be better when it warms up a bit! Very comfortable though I have to say, I must be getting old lol
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I think that car can be repaired privately for cheap. It just rear end damage.
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I think that car can be repaired privately for cheap. It just rear end damage.
Like OP said, you don't know what damage it has done to the roof and roof mechanism, something you won't find out till it's repaired as you can't operate the boot lid!

Could be a very expensive repair!
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Its been cat D recorded, There was about 3k labour on the report so there was about 10k parts and paint listed. The big issue is the twist to the roof, parts arent available seprartely so its either you get lucky and it works as is, a second hand one if you can find a straight one or 10k for a new one.

The insurance company werent willing to take the risk based on the independant engineers report. Someone will either get lucky or have an expensive Cat D car (or a cheap one thats not fixed properly lol).
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I think that car can be repaired privately for cheap. It just rear end damage.
+ roof, bonnet, headlight, bumper, grills and boot floor

(you cant see all the damage in the pic I posted)
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Shame, as it doesn't look that bad in that picture.

It's what bothers me about the wife's e93 - one rear end shunt and it's probably going to be close to a write off.
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Shame, as it doesn't look that bad in that picture.

It's what bothers me about the wife's e93 - one rear end shunt and it's probably going to be close to a write off.
My biggest regret was not taking out a GAP policy. If I knew then what I know now I'd say its a must for any new E93 owner. Anyone hits you hard from behind and theres a realistic chance its a write off.

You dont have to take out the over priced dealer one either, I've found a 3 year RTI Gap policy online for the Audi for £119 !

www.ala.co.uk

Some good info here;
http://www.which.co.uk/money/insuran...urance-policy/

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your 5 years servicing and tyre protection are uninsured losses. If you have motor legal protection, your insurer should recover those for you.

if you get no joy there,
specifically on tyre/wheel protection speak to the underwriter. on this occasion, they may allow transfer.
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your 5 years servicing and tyre protection are uninsured losses. If you have motor legal protection, your insurer should recover those for you.

if you get no joy there,
specifically on tyre/wheel protection speak to the underwriter. on this occasion, they may allow transfer.
Thanks for that

Really uselful info, unfortunately I haven't got the legal protection although I have a solicitor involved and they've asked me to send copies of the policies and they will see what they can do
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Hi mate just seen you're car for sale ---- with damage on eBay

Item number -301120249770
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Great find Kassim! Hope they put it back together ok, guessing they've used some second hand parts judging by the nav antenna on the boot.
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Dam, priced so high! Just out of curiosity how-much was it to buy it back from insurers chedixon?
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