Someones Just Hit My Car! - What To Do? (Picture In Post #68)

Found 30th Oct 2010
Well, its my first car and I've had it since April 2008 and it was parked on my street and someone has reversed into the side panel behind the door, not got a picture yet but have one of my car before and circled where the damage is.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc238/ninj4z/CarDamage.jpg

Now I've never been in this situation before but I'm a little less concerned as my mum took the number plate down and the casualty was waiting for me to come down but I was stuck in the bath, they said they'll return tomorrow.

So, my main question is does the area where it has been damaged look easily repairable (POST NO.68), if so would I be better asking for money to get it repaired myself or should I alert my insurance company now while I'm still waiting on tomorrow?

Messed my whole weekend and days to come :-(

83 Comments

Banned

It's a Corsa, don't worry about it.

no wonder it got hit with that target on it!

Original Poster

Lol, quit with the jokes, the target is where it got hit and this is my only prized possession

Banned

Car worth = tree fiddy. Just paint it with nail polish

id hide ur number plate....dont trust the internets.

btw am really sorry for u...totally sucks when this happens

magicbeans

id hide ur number plate....dont trust the internets.



bet thats in the dadabase already MB

Original Poster

Well the damage is not mainly paintwork damage, the panel has curved in, I'll get a clear picture soon, can't bear to look at it again!

Yes, I would cover over the number plate in the photo.

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ninj4z

Lol, quit with the jokes, the target is where it got hit and this is my … Lol, quit with the jokes, the target is where it got hit and this is my only prized possession



Ok, ok, I had a corsa when I was younger and if I remember rightly, they are made to be easily repaired through the different sections. Best to take it to a Vauxhall dealer and get a data sheet on what needs doing - then take it to a cheaper car repairer to get it done.

it looks like *only joking to me?

I would erase that before some idiot posts it
Edited by: "splatsplatsplat" 30th Oct 2010

Original Poster

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc238/ninj4z/CarDamage-1.jpg

if you have the plate number of the vehicle, why would you want to spend your own money repairing it?

Do it through insurance or if your worried about your vehicle going into a category d/c cant remember which one but i wouldn't worry tbh because its a corsa and a x plate the impact will be little because the car value isnt high.
Edited by: "MR1123" 30th Oct 2010

cant u just leave it...im terrible i hit things all the time and just get used to the lovely art work i add to my car.

ninj4z



looks like hitler.

Original Poster

Well, the car does give me problems as expected from a 10 yr old car, its done 108000 miles, worth trying to get cash and get it repaired or take it through insurance with the possibility of having it written off?

Get MODS to remove comment #12

Why were you stuck in the bath?

Get that fixed before the car

Sloth/Mod

Personally my first thought would be to ring the police and report them.............not go on a shopping forum. X)

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cry

Original Poster

Well its weird, i've never been in this situation, with the registration, do I tell my insurance and it might get scrapped due to the damage or try get cash and get it repaired locally.

Sloth/Mod

ninj4z

Well its weird, i've never been in this situation, with the registration, … Well its weird, i've never been in this situation, with the registration, do I tell my insurance and it might get scrapped due to the damage or try get cash and get it repaired locally.



You tell the Police first...........they've left the scene without reporting it.

magicbeans

looks like hitler.



now it looks a bit like hitlers car

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/2559/hitlerlol.jpg

Is the paint broken or is the panel just pushed in?
Edited by: "boothy" 30th Oct 2010

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Syzable

You tell the Police first...........they've left the scene without … You tell the Police first...........they've left the scene without reporting it.



fail to stop ..



:D.tell me ..

sounds like they tried too report it - but he was in the bath? oO

Original Poster

panel's pushed in, I assume the car reversed and the corner of the other car hit my panel making it curved just after the driver's door.

Sloth/Mod

DAMNOME

sounds like they tried too report it - but he was in the bath? oO



So they did...........in that case OP..........finish scrubbing your bits and chill


Shoulda rang the police, informing them what happened with their number plate. See what they can do before considering digging into your own pockets.

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9518/cardamage1.jpg

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Syzable

So they did...........in that case OP..........finish scrubbing your bits … So they did...........in that case OP..........finish scrubbing your bits and chill



dont forget to clean the bath before you call the police

lol splat splat I was gonna do that but I fear that might be deemed as offensive lol
Edited by: "numptyj" 30th Oct 2010

splatsplatsplat



LOL X)

ninj4z

panel's pushed in, I assume the car reversed and the corner of the other … panel's pushed in, I assume the car reversed and the corner of the other car hit my panel making it curved just after the driver's door.



Not a big job if the paint is not broken......speak to the person first if they are willing to pay cash and they seem legit then do it like that...your car,your call

Banned

should have bought a smart car

numptyj

lol splat splat I was gonna do that but I fear that might be deemed as … lol splat splat I was gonna do that but I fear that might be deemed as offensive lol



yeah, but i havent been suspended for a while!?


besides, its only a joke on a shopping forum, i think the mods know im not denouncing the holocaust or somet??

Original Poster

Not thinking of digging into my own pockets, considering the best option, I could be car-less :-(
1) Inform police/insurance, await for their details tomorrow and let insurance see the possible options, too much cost to repair then they class it as a right-off, good thing would be I get rid of it, 108000 miles, it wouldn't give me many years of peaceful journeys but then I'd be without a car for god knows how long

2) Get the other person to pay me a suitable amount and get it repaired locally and I get to keep the car with a few days of hassle getting it repaired.

Sloth/Mod

The Swastika is a old Chinese symbol anyway. Just because one nutbag used it as a symbol shouldn't deem it offensive for everything.

That's like saying all people with one eye should be shot because they are like Gordon Brown.

Banned

ninj4z

Not thinking of digging into my own pockets, considering the best option, … Not thinking of digging into my own pockets, considering the best option, I could be car-less :-(1) Inform police/insurance, await for their details tomorrow and let insurance see the possible options, too much cost to repair then they class it as a right-off, good thing would be I get rid of it, 108000 miles, it wouldn't give me many years of peaceful journeys but then I'd be without a car for god knows how long2) Get the other person to pay me a suitable amount and get it repaired locally and I get to keep the car with a few days of hassle getting it repaired.




how much is suitable ?
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