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Offline Ceefeesh

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Re: Well that didn’t last long!!!
« Reply #30 on: 22 January 2021, 16:34 »
Might well be the first GTi in the UK to be written off :kiss:

Does your boot floor / spare wheel cover lift? Are the side panels or floor creased?
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Offline Dave1rs

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Re: Well that didn’t last long!!!
« Reply #31 on: 22 January 2021, 16:55 »
Boot floor lifts but is very tight....time will tell,trying not to overthink things as I will just get wound up over it.

Offline JoeGTI

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Re: Well that didn’t last long!!!
« Reply #32 on: 22 January 2021, 17:24 »
There is no way on earth that's a write off.
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Offline SRGTD

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Re: Well that didn’t last long!!!
« Reply #33 on: 22 January 2021, 18:41 »
There is no way on earth that's a write off.

Agree. For a car to be written off, it needs to be damaged beyond economic repair, which usually means cost of repairs would be in the region of 50% - 60% of the car’s value.

I’ve seen pictures of Golfs on some other VAG forums that’ve suffered rear end impacts. In those cases, if as a result of the impact there’s rippling of the roof panel or rear quarter panels, then that’s a good indication of more serious hidden structural damage, in which case there’s a good chance the car will be written off. Looking at the pictures posted by the OP, the damage seems to be limited to the tailgate, bumper cover, probably the metal bumper crossmember and possibly the panel behind the bumper, so I’d say a repair is the likely outcome. Just my opinion though, and I’m by no means qualified in these matters :smiley:.

On a positive note, Moonstone Grey should be an easy colour to get a good colour match between the new paint on the replaced / repaired panels and the original factory paint.
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Offline skippy

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Re: Well that didn’t last long!!!
« Reply #34 on: 22 January 2021, 21:05 »
I used to work for an insurance company (not actually on the claims side), but it was said how it does not take much to write off a modern day car.

The complexity of the safety systems, sensors, electronics etc are very expensive to replace in hardware terms plus the labour to install, re-calibrate and test etc.

It is almost like the main physical bodywork damage comes second in terms of cost to repair.

In this instance, I agree, it is highly unlikely this is write off territory, but what an unfortunate start to owning this new GTI, I cannot believe this was done intentionally too.
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Offline hardmonkeys

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Re: Well that didn’t last long!!!
« Reply #35 on: 05 February 2021, 20:06 »
What was the outcome of this,? Did they catch him? Was/is it repaired? 
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Re: Well that didn’t last long!!!
« Reply #36 on: 05 February 2021, 20:38 »
What was the outcome of this,? Did they catch him? Was/is it repaired?

Currently being repaired,police phoned me after a week and are investigating at the moment.

Repair bill is £6700 estimate

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Re: Well that didn’t last long!!!
« Reply #37 on: 06 February 2021, 13:16 »
What was the outcome of this,? Did they catch him? Was/is it repaired?

Currently being repaired,police phoned me after a week and are investigating at the moment.

Repair bill is £6700 estimate

£6700 :rolleyes: :grin:

Offline Dave1rs

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Re: Well that didn’t last long!!!
« Reply #38 on: 18 February 2021, 09:10 »
Well it’s back just need the gti badge as its on back order









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Re: Well that didn’t last long!!!
« Reply #39 on: 18 February 2021, 09:34 »
Glad to see you have her back and looks a good job from the photos. Any news from the Rozzers?