Join Date: May 2006
Location: WITH GOZER IN THE SLOR
Re: Car hit by driverless VW!
excuse all lowercase, genuine reason for use.
i honestly believe you have little choice but to take it to your alfa dealer, for very sound reasons.
first off, you say you have "x" years of paint warranty remaining, but more significant, imho, is the anti penetration warranty.
alfa, no more or less, than any manufacturer are likely to try to avoid paying out in the future should you have to make a claim on an unrelated, but relatively close rust issue.
if you have bodywork repairs carried out by non alfa romeo approved repairers, i believe they may claim you voided your warranty. if nothing else, do nothing until you clarify this point.
additionally, body repairs form just as much a part of a service history as any other, imho.
think ahead to the day you want to trade up or sell on, better to say "full alfa romeo service history"!
the guy has admitted liability, why should you risk anything to minimise cost to his insurance company? if this had occured in a public place he could, and probably should, face prosecution, he was negligent abou parking. he needs teaching a lesson, but regardless, don't risk a financial loss over this.
give it very careful thought.