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    Icon9 I think I've lost my Pug

    I pranged my 2002 206GTi last night.

    I was entering a freeway and there was very little room in the left lane as a convoy of B-Doubles were sitting in it. I was slowing down and watching for a gap on my right while keeping an eye on the car in front of me.

    When I saw the car in front of me merge onto the freeway I turned my attention to the trucks. As I was just about to merge I noticed a stationary car at the end of the merge lane. The stationary car had been obscured by the car I was following and I didn't have enough time to avoid it.

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    To make things worse, despite the sub-frame being quite badly twisted and the suspension being bent, the insurer is looking to repair it rather than write it off so who knows how long I'll be without a car.
    '02 206GTi, '70 404 Wagon.

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    alls i can say is that i hope that the people that reapeir it no what there doing, and i hope that it drives straight after its been repaired

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    OMG! My sincere condolences. How did it feel to be on an offset collision? Did the airbag go off?

    I am surprised they want to fix it, it'll easily cost half the market value of the car to get it back to original condition, with panel repairs, suspension, bonnet, respraying and all the other broken bits. Will it be roadworthy after the fix, I thought with the sub-frame/frame affected it's unlikely they will fix it. I think you oughta to tell the panel beaters to encourage a write-off suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue2th
    OMG! My sincere condolences. How did it feel to be on an offset collision? Did the airbag go off?
    This will probably sound quite irresponsible, but the sensation was quite exhilarating. Once I hit the driver's side corner of the car in front the back end stepped out and I did a complete 180 degree spin, coming to rest right in front of the other car.

    At the time, of course, my overriding concern was for the wellbeing of the driver in the other car. Seeing as we both walked away unharmed I feel I can indulge in a bit of bravado I guess. That said, I won't be looking to replicate the experience any time soon.

    Interestingly, the only airbag to deploy was the curtain airbag in the passenger seat (I was the only person in the car) so I guess the lateral forces must have been fairly significant.
    '02 206GTi, '70 404 Wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester_fu
    If the subframes bent, there's a 90% chance they'll write it off. If ther repairs come to more than 1/2 the cars current market value, they'll probably write it off as well
    I hope you're right. The insured value is $26,000 so if your suggestion of a 50% write off value is indeed correct I don't think it would be too hard to reach that level. The bits that need replacement include both quarter panels, bonnet, front bumper and air dam, grille, headlight, fog lamp, passenger door and that's not even looking at the internals.

    The driver's side quarter panel wasn't actually impacted but it buckled from the force of the impact, so something in the front end is pretty well bent.
    '02 206GTi, '70 404 Wagon.

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    If they decide to repair.....I d recomend you tell them that you will be employing the services of an independent assesor to ascertain that the job has been done to satisfaction ie.PERFECT or as new.........This might just scare them into writing it off (which they can do even after work has started).....Last thing they need is a customer who will not take the car back and who might threaten legal action......

    good luck with it.......real shame though, was a nice car..... and you r OK....



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    Ouch - You can always check to see where they are getting quotes from - you could possibly recomend that they get a quote from one of Peugeot's approved repairers. They are listed: http://www.peugeot.com.au/peugeot/au....home&FFFF1036

    You said the curtain airbag went off - Is it a MY02 or a MY03? I've got a July 2002 build GTi and I only have the 4 airbags not 6.

    Glad to see that everyone is OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gti138
    You said the curtain airbag went off - Is it a MY02 or a MY03? I've got a July 2002 build GTi and I only have the 4 airbags not 6.
    Curtain airbags are a MY04 feature

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    There you go! I knew they werent an option on an 02 GTi
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    ouch ouch ouch

    i'm glad no one was hurt

    don't some insurance companies replace a car if it is under 12months old ??

    BTW how is that wagon coming along
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug307
    Curtain airbags are a MY04 feature
    MY04 Curtin Airbag is a funny term, considering they are at the top of the "A pillar", wonder if he means side airbag (as in the seat?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    don't some insurance companies replace a car if it is under 12months old ??
    WQBE replaces the car with a new one if you insure from new and it's written off in the first 4 years ...

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    Bonnet and one headlight and some work underneath cost my insurer over $4500 on my old 306. Most irritating aspect of getting the car back was that after the prang, the steering wheel was never level when the wheels were pointed straight ahead ...

    Commiserations, bangalla; hope you get it back together in an acceptable shape. We need the motivation for a Canb/Melb cruise to Aldonga ...
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    The insurance company asked me to pick a repairer when I made the claim and I told them what I thought was the Pug Approved repairer, I was wrong.

    Because the car isn't driveable they only get one quote.


    I'm sorry about the confusion about which airbag went off, it wasn't a curtain, as has been pointed out. but the side airbag in the passenger's seat. I realised I'd typed the wrong thing but was too lazy to fix it up

    Sean, the wagon has pretty much been on hold as our first-born commands most of our free time. I have found someone down here who also has 404 wagons who I'm going to get in touch with to see who did his underside restoration.
    '02 206GTi, '70 404 Wagon.

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    The insurance company only takes one quote on vehicles that aren't fit to drive unfortunately.

    The biggest problem at the moment is actually getting the quote finished at the repairer as the local Peugeot dealer haven't got back to them with parts pricing

    The repairer told me today they are going to try to get pricing from Melbourne, why it's taken four days to come to that decision is a little beyond me.
    '02 206GTi, '70 404 Wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangalla
    why it's taken four days to come to that decision is a little beyond me.
    Trouble is it's not their daily drive ... guess your premium didn't cover a rental?
    MY15 208GTi

    previously:
    MY10 Sportium HDi6 and 1.6L auto
    MY99 206GTi
    MY96 306XSi auto
    MY02 Clio 1.4L auto

    1ére grenouille:
    MY5? Simca Aronde 90A



    QUICK! MORE BREAD, MORE CIRCUSES!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangalla
    The repairer told me today they are going to try to get pricing from Melbourne, why it's taken four days to come to that decision is a little beyond me.
    There is no reason why they should take that long. They should have been chasing up the dealer everyday to get parts quote. The problem is that you have to constantly chase up the repairer to make sure they are chasing up the local Peugeot dealer.

    Sorry to hear about your accident, and I feel you pain. Just be glad your parts don't have to come across the Nullabor. It took Citroen, 2 weeks just to freight the parts over from Sydney for my car. In fact, the dealer had ordered the grill from France at the same time, and it arrived before the parts coming over from Sydney! And my car is still yet to be finished, still waiting for parts. It's been off the road since July 31.

    Troy.

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