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Old 15th January 2018, 14:29   #991
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So, the worst scums of the universe are spread out all around the world.
My heart burns to see this. What a lovely car and what a mess created. If the owner finds the miscreant, I'm sure he will not mind leaving some scratches on the vandal for life. A BHPian had posted on this thread about a jaguar which was scratched on the bonnet by some vandal in a mall in Chennai.

When will they learn that it takes a lot of money and hard work to afford and upkeep such beautiful machines. Damaging someone else's vehicle is not going to automatically move them up the wealth chain.
Strangers disrespecting your car/supercar seems to be a "first-world-problem"-esque.
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Old 18th January 2018, 15:42   #992
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Slightly OT....somebody decided to show their artistic skills on my poor Innova and made a 2.5 feet long scratch on the driver side rear quarter panel just below the Toyota stickering that comes standard in the ZX models.

I asked the dealer in Coimbatore for a quote to repair it and they are quoting about 20k for this. They say insurance will cover it but is this reasonable for repainting one quarter panel and redoing that part of the stickering?
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Slightly OT....somebody decided to show their artistic skills on my poor Innova and made a 2.5 feet long scratch on the driver side rear quarter panel just below the Toyota stickering that comes standard in the ZX models.

I asked the dealer in Coimbatore for a quote to repair it and they are quoting about 20k for this. They say insurance will cover it but is this reasonable for repainting one quarter panel and redoing that part of the stickering?
Sorry to hear this bro. Maybe a pic will help to understand better.
There should be good paint workshops in Coimbatore which can do it for fraction of the cost. You should enquire around. 20k for a panel is on the higher side.

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https://allaboutbelgaum.com/news/ano...fire-belagavi/

The culprit has been caught and undergoing interrogation currently for the crime, mindlessly burnt 10+ cars in the city. Heartbreaking to see your car getting burnt outside your home.
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Sorry to hear this bro. Maybe a pic will help to understand better.
There should be good paint workshops in Coimbatore which can do it for fraction of the cost. You should enquire around. 20k for a panel is on the higher side.
Thank you. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures but the scratch is pretty deep and runs along the entire length of the panel. It will definitely need to be painted. I will ask around a few more places.
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A few weeks after my car was delivered, I'd parked it next to a relative's apartment; some retrogade creature smashed the bottom corner of the front windshield on the driver side .

It looks like a drive-by, because of where the windshield was smashed, and also because a nearby not-new Honda City wasn't messed with. Mine is a humble petrol Platinum Etios!
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Protesters in Bhopal accidentally torched the car of their fellow activist.

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Sorry to hear this bro. Maybe a pic will help to understand better.
There should be good paint workshops in Coimbatore which can do it for fraction of the cost. You should enquire around. 20k for a panel is on the higher side.
I decided to get the work done at Toyota itself and made an insurance claim. The bill was only 12,900/- . I paid 2000 as addon and the rest was covered by insurance. That is a huge difference between the estimate and the actual bill. I wonder if they charge different rates if one were to pay out of pocket.

In the meantime, our other car was vandalized too. This one is an Alto and both the front and rear passenger side doors have one neat long scratch. I complained to the apartment association but there is little they could do without CCTV cameras. I just have to eat it and get this repaired my MASS and claim insurance.
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I decided to get the work done at Toyota itself and made an insurance claim. The bill was only 12,900/- . I paid 2000 as addon and the rest was covered by insurance. That is a huge difference between the estimate and the actual bill. I wonder if they charge different rates if one were to pay out of pocket.
Workshops tend to include a lot of items to increase the bill amount and Insurance surveyors tend to cut out every unnecessary item that can be retained/repaired instead of being replaced to decrease the bill amount.

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In the meantime, our other car was vandalized too. This one is an Alto and both the front and rear passenger side doors have one neat long scratch. I complained to the apartment association but there is little they could do without CCTV cameras. I just have to eat it and get this repaired my MASS and claim insurance.
Is is just your cars that are getting vandalized? Any specific person that might have a reason to do this? Perhaps you can consider fitting a cctv at your cost?
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I decided to get the work done at Toyota itself and made an insurance claim. The bill was only 12,900/- . I paid 2000 as addon and the rest was covered by insurance. That is a huge difference between the estimate and the actual bill. I wonder if they charge different rates if one were to pay out of pocket.

In the meantime, our other car was vandalized too. This one is an Alto and both the front and rear passenger side doors have one neat long scratch. I complained to the apartment association but there is little they could do without CCTV cameras. I just have to eat it and get this repaired my MASS and claim insurance.
Oops. Sorry to hear about your other car. My suggestion:
1. Install CC TV cameras at your own cost.
2. Do nothing. Let the scratch remain. If they realize you are not doing anything about it (it doesn't affect you), the vandal may move to other cars. What is stopping them from re-attacking your newly painted toyota? Will you keep going to insurance?

I learnt it the hard way. It's ok for some scratches to remain. We get used to it after some time. If people want to judge, let them.
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It is just our cars getting vandalized. I think I have figured out the root cause as well. We just moved into a new apartment within the same community and our new parking spot is close to a general use pathway that the maintenance employees use. I believe this spot was empty for a while and they were using our parking spot as a shortcut even though the regular pathway is only 5feet away. When we moved in and parked our cars this shortcut was suddenly blocked and one of the disgruntled employees vandalized our cars. It is close to impossible to find out who as there are around 50-60 staff.

I have moved my Innova to my parents house where it is much more safer. The Alto is parked in a way such that there is enough space for these monkeys to take the shortcut.

As for the Alto, I already have a claim this year. So NCB is out of question. I'll just get the scratch fixed now and have a clean slate for next year.

I'll just to have live with this for another year or so until we move into our own independent house with a compound and not have to worry about such vile creatures who would damage someone's car because they cannot walk another 5 feet.
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Got the boot lid painted plus a nasty dent removed which was there prior due to Innova getting too comfy with my Civics rear . Total damage 2.5k and a couple of society members bruised egos.

Finally got the CCTV camera installed. Details are here (Query On CCTV Camera And Installation). Total cost 15.8k. The car can be viewed from two angles.

I have also now started keeping an "do not touch" notice board inside the car between the rear windshield and the brake light. This is for the nice kids who come to play in the evening. The lady whose kid we questioned about the car vandalism incident was of the opinion that their kids are well educated. Well I hope they can read .

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After the installation we overheard one wonderful lady telling her kid whom we had questioned earlier “I hope no one installed a camera on you head” (in Marathi). Such are the kind of people whom we have to live around . (Isn't this emoticon very popular in this thread?)

Had to get permission from society to get the camera installed.

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