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    I doubt it is a repairable write off
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    I like the repairable right of !!!!!!!!....
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    I'm wondering if it were hit while parked. There isn't the usual distortion to the steering wheel when someone's driving.

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    Either a typo or their staff need some training!
    Possibly the driver could have survived, the steering wheel looks intact and a good chance the seat pulled out of the floor and moved to the left. The more distortion on the car, the less the impact on the driver.

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    It still looks sickening. Presumably been wrapped around a pole at some speed. The steering wheel may not have been hit because the impact was all from the side?

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    You'd pull that straight.

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    And that, is why I want a roll cage in a track car.

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    I couldn't help noticing the 'Odometer not visible' comment..

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    Quick buff she'll be right...



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    God almighty, it's true. They are made of sticky tape and french spit.
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    Could that be case of not having mastered the lift off over-steer yet?
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    Maybe not, we don't know how fast it was going when it hit.

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    I wouldn't like to be slammed into the hip bars at that speed.
    Different matter if hit by a moving car.

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    The laws are so stupid. That's a repairable right off and we get cars in here with no structual damage at all and are stats. That car (if possible) can be straightened and reregisterd. We got a 307 from NSW recently that only needed a bonnet, lights and bar, bolt off bolt on no structual damage at all. Probably 4 hrs work but it was a stat and had to be scraped.

    Another stupid law put in place by people who dont know what there talking about.

    Anyway, this car. Someone must know whose it is (was) Looks like they found the limit of 205's handling and hit a tree or pole, I'm suggesting there hands flew straight off the wheel as they were shunted across to the passengers seat that's why it's looks ok in the photos. Hope to god there ok but couldn't imagine they are.
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    The laws are there to allow insurers the ability to wash their hands of warranted repairs, and to force people into newer cars.

    That repairable one would be great to reshell with an imported GTi...

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    The laws are there to allow insurers the ability to wash their hands of warranted repairs, and to force people into newer cars.

    That repairable one would be great to reshell with an imported GTi...
    I know why the laws are there, also to stop people repairing write offs and reselling them but it doesn't work and it should never be put it place.

    Typical these days, 2 many people with 2 little knowedge telling everyone what to do.

    The 307 I spoke off had only done 80,000km. Great for us we made a lot of money out of it but it was immaculate and obviously well cared for. The owners now have to go out looking for a new car, something they probably wern't intending to do for years just because some idiots in power said that that cost to much so scrap it.

    If it was a repairable write off like it would have been if intelligent people were in control it may have been bought by a repairer and put back on the road helping our ecomony and small business grow.
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    The laws don't always work, there are more un-comprehensively insured (yet valuable) cars getting around than many imagine and these still provide fodder for repairers of all qualities.

    Two out of three assessors I've met, have been idjits. Basically failed panel shop tradies with a chip on their shoulder, so they are in permanent conflict with repairers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    The laws don't always work, there are more un-comprehensively insured (yet valuable) cars getting around than many imagine and these still provide fodder for repairers of all qualities.

    Two out of three assessors I've met, have been idjits. Basically failed panel shop tradies with a chip on their shoulder, so they are in permanent conflict with repairers.

    That's a pretty good way to descibe them. The assessors are often doing there job but. This 307 we got, they would have quoted all genuine parts and it's a write off. N.S.W. laws says all write offs are stats. In my veiw the assessor should gave gone down the second hand route on a 10 year old car, maybe they did and parts wern't available (I doubt they would ring us from Sydney) so the only option was new.

    Problem is the stat laws. Our 307 should never have been a stat and this 205 should be.
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    There's a lot of flex in the NSW laws when pushed, I had my Xantia assessed as a economic loss but not a stat - this resulted from dialogue between the assessor, his superior and panel shop. People get railroaded unless they know how to resist.

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    If that's repairable, pity the poor person who buys and drives it once it's "repaired".

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    With all due respect to my expert Aussiefrog repairers, that 205 has had a pole inserted into about the middle of the car both floor wise and roof wise. My 16 impacted a tree fully sideways at over 80kmh and the only thing that was really dented was the roof. The punt chassis on the car had 5 skins from inside to out and only the three outside ones sustained damage, so the floor and the rest of the car was totally straight, no chassis pulling required. Some outside skins, centre pillar and a new roof fixed the damage. I happily rallied the car for another year or two. I don't think I'd have been quite as happy driving that banana'd 205 though......
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    Perfect tailgate though with an undamaged red reflector garnish on the back! Priceless!
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    LOL, I saw that too. What's a perfect red panel worth now?

    A few comments on the vehicle - there's no cuts from things like "jaws of life" so I don't think it was occupied at the time of damage. There's no signs of blood, either. Plus I'm fairly sure that all vehicles in which a person has become deceased during an accident, are statutorily written off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    LOL, I saw that too. What's a perfect red panel worth now?

    A few comments on the vehicle - there's no cuts from things like "jaws of life" so I don't think it was occupied at the time of damage. There's no signs of blood, either. Plus I'm fairly sure that all vehicles in which a person has become deceased during an accident, are statutorily written off.
    Who knows but a few years I searched absolutely everywhere including overseas to get one. Even found someone who commissioned to get some made out of a factory in Italy but it fell over at the last moment. So of course I bought an entire car, albeit a pretty poor one, simply because I needed that part. The joys of 205 ownership lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    LOL, I saw that too. What's a perfect red panel worth now?

    A few comments on the vehicle - there's no cuts from things like "jaws of life" so I don't think it was occupied at the time of damage. There's no signs of blood, either. Plus I'm fairly sure that all vehicles in which a person has become deceased during an accident, are statutorily written off.
    It's in SA where you dont need a RWC to change onership so write off rules are very different to Vic and NSW. Notice it doesn't have seat, before it's aloud to auctioned every piece of human must be removed. Sometimes a blood stained seat is tossed out before auction. There is grass caught in the front wheel suggesting it was sliding before impact.

    As Chris just pointed out that here in Vic once a car is 15 years old it's not a stat. If that car was in Vic it wouldn't be a stat because of it's age.
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