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had a bump in my mk6

 

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w267/bronze4door/CIMG1958.jpg

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was on the way to uni when the cars infront slammed on and i slammed on and it didnt stop as quick as the car infront

 

before all you lot start with the i was driving too close to the car infront none of you were there so you dont know that as i feel i wasnt too close

 

it does go to show a 3 year old BMW stops alot quicker than a 14 year old escort

 

and no the airbag did not go off

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Im so gutted for you. Unfortunatly I am going to say what you dont want to hear, yes you were too close.

This isn't because I'm being an arse, its because I did just the same in my red mk5b a few years back. Had you been the correct distance you would of stopped in time so either your reactions were a bit slow or you were too close but its not the fact that your escort couldnt stop in time. Even if the BMW stopped on a pin, if you were the correct distance you could of stopped. Sorry about the car and really hope your ok. Your insurance will see it the same way too seeing as you were behind.

Like you say I wasn't there, but no one needs to be there to understand, like I said, I did just that.

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i am ok just a bit gutted as i love the car

 

it does look bad from what i can see the slam panel is damaged the chassis leg on the passengers side has some damage too, the wing on the drivers side is ok but the edge on the passengers side has a bit of a bend at the bottom where it meets the bumper and then on the tops where the slam panel is spot welded

 

i want to fix it up and will do as much work as i can myself to it, maybe its the kick up the arse i needed to get a bit of bodywork sorted out on it

 

i have spare headlights and a grill and i know a man who is a genius with metal work, there is a black one in the local scrap yard so might pop down to have a look what the front end is like

 

in the meantime there are a couple of gti's on the autotrader i am going to try and get a look at as i need another car

 

peewee maybe your right you always see sence in these situations but maybe it was just a glance in the mirror at tha wrong time or anything but it all happend so quick

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Yeah I was similar at the time and thought I was at a good distance. My common sense soon made me realise either I wasn't far enough or as you say a quick glance. It all happened so quick but I had no one to blame really as one way or another I knew it was my fault. Main thing was that no one was hurt except my pride and my poor car that was one week away from fitp.
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had a bump in my mk6

 

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w267/bronze4door/CIMG1958.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w267/bronze4door/CIMG1957.jpg

 

was on the way to uni when the cars infront slammed on and i slammed on and it didnt stop as quick as the car infront

 

before all you lot start with the i was driving too close to the car infront none of you were there so you dont know that as i feel i wasnt too close

 

it does go to show a 3 year old BMW stops alot quicker than a 14 year old escort

 

and no the airbag did not go off

 

Sh1t- at least you and (i'm presuming) no one else was injured mate

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I think I'm possibly with Sidrick here.

 

Although it most likely has a lot of value to you, there would be a lot of work in fixing it, and I'd be concerned if the chassis leg has taken a hit. You might just be better off finding another three door shell and taking the best bits off this one.

 

Obviously it's not good to lose your car if you love it, but I'd always be worried that it wasn't quite right if you've had to do major repairs!

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Shame to see another one go...

 

You could use it as a fixer-uper for a track day car! :thumb:

 

thats what i was maybe thinking and i dont mind if it is sat on my driveway for 6 months or so

 

just been offerd an si estate for £500 wuid which i might have a dable with

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