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Ok, so as you can see someone has managed to hit my GT whilst parked. Does anyone have even a ball park idea how much this repair would be?

I've got this niggling feeling that my insurance provider might fancy writing this off seeing as it's an '05 JTD with 130k on the clock. It may not be entirely clear but the damage includes a substantial dent in the door along with some pretty deep scratches in the rear quarter and rear bumper. Add to that a very wobbly wing mirror, scuffed alloy wheel and a scratched and dented Cadamuro side skirt.

I'm really hoping this can be repaired because since buying the car just under a year ago, and not including maintenance costs, I'm all in for about £3500 just for the car and modifications alone. There's no way I'm gonna get near that from my provider if it's a write off.

Am I being too cynical about the extent of damage?
 

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Ok, so as you can see someone has managed to hit my GT whilst parked. Does anyone have even a ball park idea how much this repair would be?

I've got this niggling feeling that my insurance provider might fancy writing this off seeing as it's an '05 JTD with 130k on the clock. It may not be entirely clear but the damage includes a substantial dent in the door along with some pretty deep scratches in the rear quarter and rear bumper. Add to that a very wobbly wing mirror, scuffed alloy wheel and a scratched and dented Cadamuro side skirt.

I'm really hoping this can be repaired because since buying the car just under a year ago, and not including maintenance costs, I'm all in for about £3500 just for the car and modifications alone. There's no way I'm gonna get near that from my provider if it's a write off.

Am I being too cynical about the extent of damage?
That's appalling, bad luck. I have no answer to your question but does the car park have cctv?
 

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I think the insurance company will write it off. The repairs could run to between £2000 and £3000 depending on whether they can find replacement panels easily and quickly. I had very similar damage to my first GT (tractor, country lane) and it took 4 months to source a quarter panel from Italy. Cost of the hire car was far more than the GT was worth. If your insurance company realise this, they will write it off.
 

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if they do write it off you should be able to buy it back and get it repaired private as that will be alot less then an insurance quote . then you wont lose anything
 

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Hmm... maybe buying it back is a good call. I've spent a solid amount of money on this car and I'd hate to lose it.

I should clarify this wasn't a hit and run. The guy who hit my car accepted full responsibility. In actual fact, all my preconceptions were challenged by this surprisingly charming chav :biglaugh:

...unfortunately, the fact still remains I have a battle on my hands to reach anything close to a break even situation.
 

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Hmm... maybe buying it back is a good call. I've spent a solid amount of money on this car and I'd hate to lose it.

I should clarify this wasn't a hit and run. The guy who hit my car accepted full responsibility. In actual fact, all my preconceptions were challenged by this surprisingly charming chav :biglaugh:

...unfortunately, the fact still remains I have a battle on my hands to reach anything close to a break even situation.
I thought you meant a hit and run at first, but since you are now able to contest with the 3rd party's insurance, then you should pull all the stops out to prove that your's was a mint spec.

ask for an independent loss engineer, specify all the legal modifications you've made.

don't accept the first, second or maybe, third offer :)
 

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The other problem I have is that a few days ago my car failed it's MOT on the rear strut mounts. I have it booked in for the work and retest this Thursday but I don't want to spend any more money if it's gonna be a write off. My MOT runs out on 5th September so I'll try to put it off a little longer but I'm not optimistic the insurer will get its act together quick enough...
 

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...turns out the repair would cost £3700 so it's a write off. My time as an Alfa owner was just shy of a year... short but sweet.

 

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Not heard of the rear strut mount failure. Was this rust related as I'd imagine it would be a costly and difficult repair. Maybe your insurance payout will be a blessing as you can't claim for an mot failure but it can still write your car off.
 
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