V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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Re: V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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The thing is don't forget the town at :( if this is hit at an angle it shunts one side more than the other :(

I've repaired two Xantias over the years with rear end shunts and one of them took ages to pull back right but the other pulled out quite easy. I took it as heating up the crumpled area with a blowtorch did the trick :)

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First things first, I'm fine and there was only me in the car.

There is damage to the O/S/R chassis leg, Quarter panel, boot floor and bumper

Here's some of the shots I've taken......

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I'll post some of the chassis tomorrow, I'm in the mood for a beer now.............

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Steve, firstly you're OK and that's what really matters...

That damage looks light'ish so fingers crossed [-o<

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Glad your ok fella!

I think that could be pulled out! Don't let them write it off though and don't let it leave your drive :)

Oh and definitely a beer! Or two, or 6!!

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If someone else hits you from behind then they are automatically at fault.

The way the insurance works is that you are entitled to be put back in the position you were in before your car was hit.

I would be demanding that the car be repaired to the condition it was in before the accident, or that they replace it with a like for like car. As they won't be able to do the latter, they'll have to repair yours.

The insurance company will tell you that you're wrong and that you're not entitled to have it repaired, if they do try this, tell them that you intend to utilise your legal cover and will instruct your insurance company to sue for damages. That'll get them moving. We had the same thing when Cheryl's Xantia was hit. In the end they offered a very good pay out and seeing as it was a Diesel and I didn't really like the car I let them write it off and I retained the salvage.

I guess the other thing is, after it's been hit and damaged, do you still want it? I know some people are quite funny about never trusting a car again after it's been damaged.

Fingers crossed all will come good, Steve.

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Had a quick nosey and the panels are all still available!

Inner wing is £180 but the putter is £700....

Boot floor will likely pull out once the tank and stuff is removed but is estimate about £2.5k of work to get it back and done right. A lot of labour!

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CitroJim wrote:
That damage looks light'ish so fingers crossed [-o<
Really? Chassis legs, boot floor and more gone? I'd not be wanting that back if it were mine no matter how nice it was pre - accident.

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DHallworth wrote:If someone else hits you from behind then they are automatically at fault.

The way the insurance works is that you are entitled to be put back in the position you were in before your car was hit.

I would be demanding that the car be repaired to the condition it was in before the accident, or that they replace it with a like for like car. As they won't be able to do the latter, they'll have to repair yours.

The insurance company will tell you that you're wrong
That's because it is wrong.

Anyway, the car *cannot* be repaired to the condition it was before the accident without a re-shell.

There's no way anyone sane would have that back.

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I think I would be pushing for a very large payout from the other drivers insurance and keeping the car to use as a donor for a V6 activa conversion complete with lpg. Or another v6 with good bodywork and knackered mechanics. Either way I would be gutted that this one is (-expletive removed-).

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northern_mike wrote:
There's no way anyone sane would have that back.
Hmm, thanks for that Mike......... especially as I'm seriously contemplating exactly that.....

Davie, that's an interesting thought......
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northern_mike wrote:That's because it is wrong.
It's not, Mike.

The legal cover on my insurance have confirmed this before. If you are the innocent party then you are entitled to be put back into the position you were in before the accident occurred, in Steve's case, he had an immaculate, very straight Xantia V6.

If that car was professionally repaired at a body shop that knew what they were doing I'd have it back in a heartbeat.

The Activa V6 is an interesting idea though ;) I love mine dearly and you've got most of the stuff you need to do it, Steve. Including the LPG kit which would swap over nice and easily :)

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Ha ha!!! That can be repaired and to a standard as good if not better than it was before! The boot floor isn't hard and the chassis leg is likely to have suffered very little as the panels fold to take the low energy impact.

The best way to tell is to get under it and get the spare wheel and carrier out and see how bad it is.

It's about a week of labour :(

Steve if you do keep it and decide its to be a spares car let me know as I may have something for you ;)

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You could always do a big project Steve. How about a mid engine 3.0 V6 auto C1?[emoji12] [emoji3]

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daviemck2006 wrote:You could always do a big project Steve. How about a mid engine 3.0 V6 auto C1?[emoji12] [emoji3]

Yeah, we call it the "cool" version :rofl2: oh and no eyelashes

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You would show up Jims puny 998 straight 3 lol And on lpg too so still cheaper to fuel!!!!!!!