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Old 17th May 2019, 11:36 PM
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Id bite their hand off, seems a remarkably generous offer to me, I was expecting it to be 1-2k given how insurance companies work!
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Old 18th May 2019, 08:16 AM
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Have you not put in a claim for whiplash Sergey?

While I certainly wouldn't condone false injury claims, an impact that was great enough to propel your car forwards like that is likely to given you some whiplash. When my previous 8 was rear-ended in similar circumstances (hit by a moving vehicle while stationary), several days later I developed a slightly stiff and 'creaky' neck but thought nothing of it until the solicitor dealing with my case asked me if I had suffered from whiplash, describing my symptoms exactly. Apparently it's common for symptoms to take days (or even weeks) to develop. He sent me to a specialist physio/doctor who confirmed it was whiplash. Even now (10+ years later), I still have mild whiplash symptoms that I never had before the accident. While you can't put a price on your health, and money won't fix any damage caused by whiplash, if there's any chance you have been injured, you deserve to be compensated.
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Old 18th May 2019, 10:11 AM
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Have you not put in a claim for whiplash Sergey?

While I certainly wouldn't condone false injury claims, an impact that was great enough to propel your car forwards like that is likely to given you some whiplash. When my previous 8 was rear-ended in similar circumstances (hit by a moving vehicle while stationary), several days later I developed a slightly stiff and 'creaky' neck but thought nothing of it until the solicitor dealing with my case asked me if I had suffered from whiplash, describing my symptoms exactly. Apparently it's common for symptoms to take days (or even weeks) to develop. He sent me to a specialist physio/doctor who confirmed it was whiplash. Even now (10+ years later), I still have mild whiplash symptoms that I never had before the accident. While you can't put a price on your health, and money won't fix any damage caused by whiplash, if there's any chance you have been injured, you deserve to be compensated.
Definitely agree with Mark about not putting in a false claim, but if you are having any unusual symptoms that you've never experienced before, then it is worth getting checked out. I know that your car is your main focus now, but once that is off your mind, be aware of any changes to your own health.

Speaking from experience, I know exactly how debilitating a whiplash injury can be. In 1994, I was rear-ended by a Ford Transit whilst sitting at a roundabout junction, waiting to join it. The Transit had been sitting stationary behind me as well, until he saw a gap in the traffic that he assumed I would go for, and promptly drove into me. That's all it took! Because of the way the junction was constructed, you literally have to look over your shoulder to see what's on the roundabout. I wasn't in any pain that day, or even the week or two after that, but after about a month I was starting to feel it. I was eventually diagnosed with two prolapsed discs, and to this day, still suffer with it, anywhere from one to five days in duration. I have literally spent thousands of pounds on every sort of treatment I can find, but to no avail, and all because the injury was never treated at the time.

It's one of the reasons that I always suggest people seek treatment for any injury they have, in order to try and rule out any long term effects of it.
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Old 18th May 2019, 10:42 AM
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Sound advice there re: whiplash injury.
We were driven into head-on whilst stopped and though I was good Gwen suffered for the rest of her life with her neck and spine. Seems that all you can do is grin and bear the pain days.
Unfortunately Gwen also suffered psychologically and received treatment for that as well as the physical problems. She became the world's worst passenger, all our cars had a depression in the passenger footwell from here brake applications. It took nearly a year before she could drive again.
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Old 18th May 2019, 08:32 PM
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Hi Sergey

I had similar issues dealing with someone acting as a 3rd party accident management co on behalf of the numpty that drove into the S5. I decided to go through my own insurer in the end. it is clear the 3rd party agent's main interest is in keeping the total bill down.

You can still do the same. Tell your insurer they are messing you about, with the top end valuation they've given you so far. Ask what they can do. My bet is that the salvage buy back figure will be way lower, but you still get your 8k valuation.

Don't forget where there is no question of liability on you, your insurer will be quite happy to look after you, knowing they can simply send the bill to the 3rd party and it will have to be paid, assuming no questionable costs for credit hire cars.....

On your question a couple of pages back if I'd go back to a D2, I don't know if I could answer to be honest. I loved my S8, and I knew it pretty well. If I bought another I'd always be comparing it to that, but since the main reason for selling it was that it just wasn't practical for the kind of use I needed a car for, I can't imagine a circumstance where a D2 S8 was the answer to the question. if I had another big Audi I suspect a C7 S6 or RS6 would feature higher up the wish list, because it does load lugging of the kind I need a big car for. The S5 just about does that now.

I have a classic (bizarrely in this case the 2nd example of the type I've owned, but the 1st was a bit of a dog!) which lives down at my parents. I use it once every couple of years, for a couple of months over the summer, and then put it away again. I really don't know why I keep hold of it! My dad asked if I was considering selling it, but at the moment I can't bring myself to. The advantage of that car is it's half the size of a D2, so garaging isn't such a problem, and aside from a cambelt every 5 years and getting stuff to work 20+ years after most were scrapped, it's relatively painless to own. It is, however, a hatchback, which means I can use it at weekends for lugging my hobby stuff about.

If I had a barn to store a selection of cars in, all in working order, all legal to use on a whim, I'd definitely have another (lottery garage territory)
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Old 20th May 2019, 10:06 AM
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Thank you friends! I've got no whiplash symptoms so far, but I won't forget about it.
Cheers Adrian -- insightful!
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Old 21st May 2019, 10:52 AM
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Current negotiating position with 3rd party insurer Covea remains.
8k value, with a salvage amount of 31%, 2480.

I called my insurer Aviva and they confirmed that it's normal practice to split 31% as scrap value if total valuation is 8k.
(Aviva's would split between 25% and 28% in this situation though)

I'm inclined to leave D2 world for now due to lack of time to look after these lovely cars properly.

Q: Does anybody want this car for 2480 for parts (minus the number plate)? It's fully drivable.
My default position now is to take 8k and scrap the car.

If no one is interested, I'll strip all 'low hanging fruit' before scrapping of course.

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BOSE Sound System
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Driver seat with memory
Passenger seat with memory
Self dimming rear view mirrors
Front and rear heated seats
Rear blinds in door cards
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New genuine black heated multifunctional steering wheel with gear shifter buttons
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Audi wiring harness for rear brake pads wear indicators
New genuine longer battery tray in boot for extra capacity battery
Comfort sticky turn indicators (number of blinks configurable)
Hormann garage opener via genuine Audi button in dashboard blank
USB charger socket & RNS-E AUX socket
Full window control buttons on passenger side
Boot open and alarm deactivation buttons on passenger side
CTEK charger socket pre-wired in boot plastic panel

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Myrtle wood
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Leather lower pillar pillar trims in black
Audi A6 C6 perforated leather gearbox shifter
Audi stainless steel gas and brake pedals
Boot door for battery compartment with longer battery tray for extra capacity battery

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Audi W12 wheels, powder coated in sparkling silver
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Audi convex self dimming mirrors on both left and right
Audi A6 C6 door handles with chrome strips
Powder painted black front windscreen surround
Restored (wet painted to sparkling silver) aluminium trim on rubbing strips
Powder coated aluminium corner and boot lid strips

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Gearbox (FBB) with 3 oil changes
Engine (AKC) with oil changed every 6 months or 5000 miles
New genuine decorative cover for coolant reservoirs and power steering reservoirs from 3.3 diesel D2
Audi R7 engine oil cap
Audi R7 engine coolant reservoir cap
Audi genuine engine undertray with soundproofing from 3.3 diesel D2
Audi genuine gearbox undertray with soundproofing from 3.3 diesel D2
Audi genuine soundproofing panels around front drive shafts from 3.3 diesel D2
New genuine radiator
New genuine aircon condenser
New genuine aircon drier
New genuine front suspension with cast iron knuckles (done 2017)
New genuine front shocks & springs (done 2017)
New genuine front anti roll bar (done 2017)
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New genuine alternator (done 2018)
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Old 29th June 2019, 10:58 AM
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The car now belongs to Mike, the Librarian.
Who has heroically collected it with all spare parts from me too.
Hopefully he’ll have enough nerve and tenacity to restore it.

I’ll be looking for new family car for long journeys.
Comparing new with used. Thinking of:

Audi Q3 model 2019
Porsche Cayenne 3 years old
Porsche Macan 3 years old

Only Petrol models and only with ACC.

Suggest please cars with very reliable engines and gearboxes suitable for long term ownership.

Will greatly appreciate all your advices
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Old 29th June 2019, 12:19 PM
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Glad to hear it's resolved and that car has gone to good home.

Good luck with the search for new car.

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Suggest please cars with very reliable engines and gearboxes suitable for long term ownership.
When you are looking at 0-3 years old cars I am afraid nobody can really say about reliability long term because they have not been around long enough.
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Old 29th June 2019, 12:45 PM
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Thanks Ainars,

Will look at all family cruisers with ACC on Petrol.
Whatever you friends will suggest.
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