v smart XM 2.5TDi VSX silver Estate write-off

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v smart XM 2.5TDi VSX silver Estate write-off

Post by RichC » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:59 am

well 3 months of driving this round was great . Shame it had to last Monday - the day a little old lady in a Micra decided to pull out to have a closer look at the front bumper.
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Post by robert_e_smart » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:49 am

Hi Rich,

Pity about the accident, any pictures of the carnage? I hope the Micra suffered an equal fate.
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Post by Dieselman » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:02 am

robert_e_smart wrote:Hi Rich,

Pity about the accident, any pictures of the carnage? I hope the Micra suffered an equal fate.
I hope so too. Can I join the queue of gouls that want to see pics.. ;)
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Post by RichC » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:50 pm

you'll have to wait until it's recovered midweek before i can take pics.
all i can tell you is that after a 40mph broadside from an XM there were 2 fire engine crew attending what was left of the nissan micra . how the old lady driving it managed to get out alive amazes me .
there was a little of her blood on XM bonnet . Hopefully the rain will have washed away any sign of it by now

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Post by andmcit » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:02 pm

Fortunately for the xm population, not many of us here are in a position to crash test an Xm, so you're
the unfortunate trailblazer here. Did the airbag go off, and if so did it crack the screen - just curious
not because I want the screen?

Is it not worth hanging on to the remains until it's replacement is found as you'll be kicking yourself
if you part with the leather interior say, where a replacement XM is a VSX with none? That is of course,
if you decide another is the answer but seeing this car did you well, surely another will fit the bill.

I do know someone who would be most interested in the saloon leather - is it s2? Any piccies/price?

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Post by RichC » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:43 pm

airbag went off & Missus has the bruises to match.
The windscreen is undamaged.
I did post piccies of the saloon leather when i first picked the car up.
It seems the price i was asking was way over the top so any reasonable offer will be accepted
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Post by RichC » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:59 pm

pics here. The car got delivered back to local garage today but the keys I handed over to the police at the scene managed to get lost at some stage of the recovery. Still hoping to get the second plipper back from somewhere.
surprisingly the car starts up fine and despite the bend in the rad it isn't leaking any coolant!
I haven't visited the car yet to see what bits have been collected off the road but it looks like the coveted headlamp washers have had it ....
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Post by bobhalliday » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:10 am

What do the insurers say Richard? I thought that if the damage caused was solely the other drivers fault that any damage to yours woud have to be covered and although it all looks serious I bet a lot of it is repairable with new wings, bonnet and front end stuff. As long as the engine and chassis are okay of course.

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Post by andmcit » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:38 pm

There's a distinctly clear kink/step in the wings (both inner/outer) so it'd suggest the chassis has borne the impact energy
well but this means the car is almost certainly a write off as you'd never want to trust it should it be unfortunate to
sustain a similar accident in the future.

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Post by bobhalliday » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:45 pm

If wheels are in line okay and there is no damage to the sub frame or engine and the rad is still okay, (Except for the bend!) I would think the chassis would be okay, but the Insurers inspector would have the last say there. I had a serious crash with a Mk1 XM Saloon. slid on a corner covered with diesel, I near climbed a tree and the damage was all superficial and was fully repaired within a week.

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