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Hi Guys,

Okay, your car gets bashed, whaddya do?

There's a door panel scrape running on to rear quarter panel and finally onto the rear bumper where it wraps around the side.

The guy who hit me wants the opportunity to pay for the repairs without going through insurance so I've taken the day off to get quotes...

Scenario 1 - a recommended small bodyshop locally...

This guy suggests repairing all the panels by knocking out the dents and making good with filler. Their argument is that the integrity of the car is not affected and the repair will be invisible to the eye and the paintwork guaranteed for five years. No price yet, but I liked what he was saying...

Scenario 2 - another recommended shop but bigger...

This guy suggests much the same as the above guy and for the same reasons. He also tries to sell me the idea of using a company called QDOS who specialise in recovering the cost from the third party (ie the guy that hit me). He says that they will handle everything and once I pass over my details all I need do is await the return of my car fully repaired.

Cost £1500ish

Scenario 3 - the approved Audi bodyshop...

These guys want to replace the door skin, the rear quarter panel including fuel filler, rear bumper panel and sill. Their guy said that repairing the panels would not result in an 'as good as new' repair and that this was the only Audi approved way.

If it goes to his insurance I'm inclined to agree but I'm concerned that the panel fit might not be as good as it is now and that they might f*ck up other things removing all that bodywork.

What would you do? The guy who hit me admits liability, I have two policewomen witnesses that turned up just after it happened but heard the guy admit it was his fault. I have their names and police details.

Any helpful opinions or experiences most gratefully received... :p

cheers

rich :p
 

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You want your car returned to its former glory right? Of course you do :wink:

So if it were me, which it was last year (slightly different scenario though)....id go for the Audi approved body shop.

Do everything through the insures for peace of mind.
 

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If you use anyone but an Audi assured repairer for a body and paint job, your 12 year anti corrosion warrenty go's down the pan.

Audi all the way if he's paying mate.

Nuff said.
Rhys. 8)
 

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dogsoldier20 said:
If you use anyone but an Audi assured repairer for a body and paint job, your 12 year anti corrosion warrenty go's down the pan.

Audi all the way if he's paying mate.

Nuff said.
Rhys. 8)
Mmmmmm, very good point... :wink:
 

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He's taking the piss IMO - he pays for a "proper" repair or if he can't afford it he loses his no claims and you claim on his insurance - assuming he has any? - simple as!

"Filler" - LMAO!
 

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have you checked he has insurance ?

also a friend used a legal group after being advised similar to you to recover his costs after a serious bump, repairs, hire car whilst his was off the road etc he ended up paying for everything as the company were useless once they established the guy responsible for the accident had invalid insurance. They even tried to charge for their time. His company would not help as he did not go to them to use his legal cover absolute mess and cost him about £2.5K
so be careful read the small print
I would use Audi
 

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Don't get involved with the emotional side of this; put aside what is best for the other guy - it's about what is best for you! He has admitted liability, now he's just trying to limit his costs. You must put sentiment behind you and go for the option that best returns the car to its original condition. And that's not filler and paint....
 

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Hi Rich, Use an approved Audi body shop, with replacement panels & go through the other guys insurance. Had a similar thing with my 1 month old VXR, whole quarter panel replaced which seemed a big job for damage that was done. 3rd party admitted liability ( my VXR was parked) & a Co. called Gemini Vehicle Solutions took over, supplied courtsey car & all I had to do was was inform my insurance Co. Didn't even have to pay my excess, before collecting my VXR. Would expect cost to be 2k £ so go through his insurance.
Hoggy.
 

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Harold said:
Hi Rich, Use an approved Audi body shop, with replacement panels & go through the other guys insurance. Had a similar thing with my 1 month old VXR, whole quarter panel replaced which seemed a big job for damage that was done. 3rd party admitted liability ( my VXR was parked) & a Co. called Gemini Vehicle Solutions took over, supplied courtsey car & all I had to do was was inform my insurance Co. Didn't even have to pay my excess, before collecting my VXR. Would expect cost to be 2k £ so go through his insurance.
Hoggy.
Thank you sir! So Gemini Vehicle Solutions are the way to go to sort this yes?

*edit* Do you have a URL? Google is my enemy tonight...

Cheers

rich :p :evil:
 

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Rich, I had a similar situation where a young girl just scraped my bumber whilst I was stopped at traffic lights. On the spot she admitted liability and wanted to pay outside of the insurance loop. I got a quote for both the work and a fiesta hire car whilst my car was off the road - i.e. I played nice and did it as cheap as possible. I let her know the cost via email and then didn't hear anything for a bit.

Having chased a couple of times via email and voicemail, I got a call from her dad, who actually owned the car and who's name the insurance was in, saying the cost was way too high, and he'd "let the insurance companies work out who was to blame". :roll:

So, I contacted Bristol and London, got myself a nice BMW for a few days and let them sort it out.... massively increasing the cost to them of course (I was pretty narked at this point :) ). She then went on to deny responsibility, resulting in me having to meet with accident investigators etc. etc. Of course, the fact that she said in her report that I was stationary meant that justice was finally done, but it took about 9 months for me to get the repair cost back. It was only a few hundred quid, but I stuck with it on principle.

Just beware, but not getting insurance involved up-front, and therefore getting blame apportioned straight away, you're looking at a potential world of pain....
 

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Hi, His insurance Co. was Frizzels & I believe that Geminl are employed by them to sort out claims. Once he had admitted liabilty they contacted me, I decided who would carry out the repair & no problems.
Hoggy.
Their website appears down at present, but this is the phone No. 08453373152/1

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clived said:
Rich, I had a similar situation where a young girl just scraped my bumber whilst I was stopped at traffic lights. On the spot she admitted liability and wanted to pay outside of the insurance loop. I got a quote for both the work and a fiesta hire car whilst my car was off the road - i.e. I played nice and did it as cheap as possible. I let her know the cost via email and then didn't hear anything for a bit.

Having chased a couple of times via email and voicemail, I got a call from her dad, who actually owned the car and who's name the insurance was in, saying the cost was way too high, and he'd "let the insurance companies work out who was to blame". :roll:

So, I contacted Bristol and London, got myself a nice BMW for a few days and let them sort it out.... massively increasing the cost to them of course (I was pretty narked at this point :) ). She then went on to deny responsibility, resulting in me having to meet with accident investigators etc. etc. Of course, the fact that she said in her report that I was stationary meant that justice was finally done, but it took about 9 months for me to get the repair cost back. It was only a few hundred quid, but I stuck with it on principle.

Just beware, but not getting insurance involved up-front, and therefore getting blame apportioned straight away, you're looking at a potential world of pain....
Mmmm. Interesting Clive, thank you. I reckon I'll get my insurance company involved unless 'Harold's' suggestion comes up trumps.

Thanks for the advice though mate. Trust you are well and all is dandy... :wink:
 

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Did you get his reg details etc as he could have given you a bogus address and then you are in the shoite?

PS Does Audi really have a 12 year anti corrosion warranty on all their cars? Does this apply to the plastic trim that is painted as my wifes 8 yr old avant has a few spots that need doing but the mileage is over 100k.
 

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bobdabuilda said:
Did you get his reg details etc as he could have given you a bogus address and then you are in the shoite?

PS Does Audi really have a 12 year anti corrosion warranty on all their cars? Does this apply to the plastic trim that is painted as my wifes 8 yr old avant has a few spots that need doing but the mileage is over 100k.
Yes if the plastic has rusted from the inside :?
 

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bobdabuilda said:
Did you get his reg details etc as he could have given you a bogus address and then you are in the shoite?

PS Does Audi really have a 12 year anti corrosion warranty on all their cars? Does this apply to the plastic trim that is painted as my wifes 8 yr old avant has a few spots that need doing but the mileage is over 100k.
Yes if the plastic has rusted from the inside :?
Are you trying to be facetious per chance? edit- plastic bumper and boot trim has paint flaking off!. :evil: :x
 

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bobdabulida wrote Are you trying to be facetious per chance? Have you not seen the Audi coupe roof rail problems (plastic parts painted) and various other bits n bobs.

Hi Bob, the TTC roof rails are aluminium, poor priming at factory causes corrosion problem.
Hoggy
 
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