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Old 5th March 2009, 20:55   #1
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Was stuck in a traffic jam yesterday & this 800 comes & rams into the rear-end of my 2003 Alto (impeccably maintained,may i add!)

The damage isnt much , mostly cosmetic; but immediately afterwards i felt as if there was some slight resistance when the car moved.
maybe it was just me who was a little shook-up or watever..

Anyways,i have asked the Service station to pick the car up for fixing the bumper & bonnet tomorrow.

Just want to know what i should ask them to check? transmission..? rear axle..? i dunno much abt the mechanicals..it was not that big a "dhakka" anyways...my car had just come from Service on Sunday!

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P.S : this is URGENT, they will pick it up on 6th March at 9am!
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Old 6th March 2009, 12:05   #2
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Psychological is the word that come to my mind. You say it was a minor bump by a M800 that resulted in a cosmetic damage and that too to the rear bumper.

IMHO, it would a take a lot more than that to affect the tranny or something else mechanical. It is all in the mind as they say...

Since you've kept your ride "impeccably" I know how you feel about it.
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thanks for the reply mate! it sure is reassuring that nothing major would have happened!
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Why the bonnet needs repair?? And where is the rear axle? This is a front wheel drive isnt it?
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Same question as scooby why Bonnet?

btw the relatively small bump might have bent some metal which might be touching the tyre. Just get it inspected thoroughly.
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Eventhough the bump is minor to the car it can be a bit high psychologically.... Get the car throughly checked by a qualified mechanic..
I second Technocrat, there may be some prece touching the tyre..
If the rear lights are broken, it is good to check the rear wiring.
Also check the rear shock absorbers.
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@Techno& scooby: sorry guys, meant the rear luggage comptt door!
also, "<sheepish> heh heh" about the "rear axle" bit (told ya, i dunno much abt the mechanicals!)
nothing's broken as such! thx for the replies guys!
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What should one do in case of an accident like above?

(a) abuse and threaten the errant driver and drive off (create scene on road)
(b) physically assault the driver or his car
(c) note down the number and lodge a complaint
(d) Cuss or kiss and say good bye

For myself I know I will never do (a) - (c), except perhaps (c) in case of extreme case.
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What should one do in case of an accident like above?

(a) abuse and threaten the errant driver and drive off (create scene on road)
(b) physically assault the driver or his car
(c) note down the number and lodge a complaint
(d) Cuss or kiss and say good bye

(e) If the driver is decent enough, ask him to pay for the damages+loss in no claim bonus of the next 4 years.

Catch here is how to make sure that the driver will pay afterwords...so most people try to extract as much as possible on the spot itself!

Regards,
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Buxx, to lighten the mood a little, maybe the 800 saw your impeccably maintained Alto and could not resist the urge to plant a kiss.
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Buxx, to lighten the mood a little, maybe the 800 saw your impeccably maintained Alto and could not resist the urge to plant a kiss.
Plant a kiss on its rear???
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Spitfire you dirty boy! always thinking unclean thoughts.
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Old 13th March 2009, 18:44   #13
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Might have been a drifter / drag racer driving the 800. After spending a few years very close to sand

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