Hello everyone. I was previously on the forum as craigoss_gtv, hence the number 2 being added, as I had to re-register (dont know password and have changed emails I think).
Any way, yesterday I had stopped (perfectly legally on a wide two way village road near Lincoln when about 5-10 seconds later there was a big bang in the back of my 1996 Alfa GTV TS.
A Toyota Rav 4 had driven straight into the back. Looking back at the incident, I was in a state of shock and just kept thinking that if it went through insurance the car would be written off.
She had offered her insurance details(did not take them, though my insurance identified her insurance company from the reg I gave (Aviva), but it did not look that bad (no cracked bumpers or creased metal that I could see), so I said "just give me 20 quid to touch up the paint" (The bumper already had a scuff on the side from some unknown driver in a car park a month ago).
Now the shock has subsided I have nocticed that the bumper does stick out slightly more on the 'rear side, than the 'offside'.
Is this likely to be down to the bumper bending slightly, or are 916 GTV's prone to serious damage underneath after such a collision?
It can quite a jolt at the time. Her Rav 4 seemed just to have scratched paint (half of it on my red gtv
I did let my insuarnce company know, but said there was only minor damage, and that I would not be claiming, but as I said I was in shock I think yesterday.
Is it worth dealing with insurance companies (even if it is not my fault) for a 15 year old car, or would they just write it off? (has just been taxed and passed MOT with no faults, so worth more to me than being scrapped).
I do have a red bumper I bought a few years ago to replace the slightly pink shaded one on there at present, but dont have the facilities to change it.
Sorry if this is a bit of a waffle. Not sure what to do, as touch wood I am not familiar with insuarnce companies.
Any one around Lincoln who could have a look at the car would be welcome.