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Old 13th November 2006, 20:14   #91
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Actually Wolfeinstein the hardest parts would not be those that have to be replaced but that have to be repaired like the Engine Frame, Mountings, Apron etc. These are the hardest parts since they are critical & after such a heavy crash they are usually never as good as before the crash. In any case an apron bent by 8" gives you an idea of the severity if the impact & what has gone through the body's structure. And these parts are never actually repaired to perfection & you've live with some small defects till as long as you keep the car.

I wouldn't advise to keep the car better to claim it as a total loss.
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The engine frames, aprons etc should not be repaired in my opinion. They should be replaced!!

That's what I'll do.
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Thanks Ishaan, What I Meant by done to perfection would apply incase of Re-mountings and exterior damages, The steering coloumn,Engine Frame and Mountings,Apron will in anycase have to be replaced..!
Well since he may as well get 2 Lakhs out of the resale anyway, In my opinion the decision to sell or retain is more of a Emotional one..! But Karthik has kind of made it clear that " She won't run the same for him"...Then Kartik my friend, close your eyes and go ahead..!
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I wouldn't advise to keep the car better to claim it as a total loss.
I second that. Go for a total loss claim, the car wont feel the same ever again.
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A bit late but still my 2 bits. I would go alongwith the majority and recommend you sell the car. If possible the best option would be to claim total loss. The car will never be the same again. Even if they repair it you are looking at 30-45 days easily on the minimum side.


PS - I read your post in the market place. My advice keep the filter, pipe, plugs and wires. They are universal and can always be installed in whichever car you buy. Why do you want to pay more all over again in future when you do decide to mod your new ride again.
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After going through this thread , I feel like going at 20 . SO my next car is going to be an Amby speed limited to 30 kmph and I will try that speed on a deserted Straight stretch , and Manveet why do u have to rub it in like that ? Its nice to be supportive and telling someone the rights and wrongs but whats more important is the timing . Even I did underage driving in a contessa in my 9th Std & am not proud of it. Its something you feel like doing at that age .

And Karthik , dont worry dude , next time just weigh your risks before you venture into a move. There is onething I'd definetely like to say , its better driving the car yourself , it can avoid a lot of complications at times like this .After all friendship is something we should cherish all through our life , try to make that as secure as possible . The best advice I can give you is always be sure of the turn when you are speeding or in other words there shouldnt be a blindspot , the road should be visible and you should be mentally alert . This could have happened to any one . and take care , glad to know that all are safe.
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Old 14th November 2006, 10:02   #97
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Agree with Steeroid 100%. Sell the car. Hopefully you'll learn as you grow, don't mean to pounce on you but at your age, speed is Everything.

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Congrats for speaking up. Karthik, I feel sorry for your vehicle and for your family. I dont think I can say the same for you.

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We have investigated and heard from reliable sources that Karthik was driving. Team-bhp does not encourage underage and rash driving. It is quite upsetting for a lot of us to be misled.

Karthik - you need to be more responsible and stop expecting sympathy and gloat over the next car. You were lucky that it was only a wall involved

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