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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2015, 11:05:45 PM »
Ever get the feeling you're imagining things?

That's without a call to the body shop? Maybe heating in the sun and cooling overnight they've popped out? All in that knee-jerk call to the insurance is still going to have cost you  >:( but at least you're happier with the latest gratuitous shine shot again :)

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2015, 11:26:37 PM »
Still present and correct unfortunately...it's all in the angle. 98% sure I'm not claiming on insurance, until I catch a look at it from the wrong angle and see 8 at once and wobble back the other way again. TBH worried they'll balls the job up and it'll end up looking worse.

Wish I was like my Mrs...I.e. blind to anything other than large things hanging off.

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2015, 01:10:02 AM »
lol. No double entendres in there at all. ;D

I think if you saw all the deep dings in the car i'm trading in for the new 3 you'd have a kitten. Noticed the other week the newest shiniest car in the residents parking - a less than 1 year old Suzuki Swift Sport has about 6 concentric circles keyed deep into the drivers door. It's a not insignificant part of the reason why I've held back longer than I otherwise would have done and I know it'll not be long till I get a big ignorant ding, scratch or keying. Sad, but there's no point trying to stop the tide when we share the world car parks with low life disrespectful scum that have no respect for other's hard earned pleasures. Force majeure aside, kudos for maintaining as well as you do :)
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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2015, 12:39:21 PM »
I don't have kids or a dog at this point...so I can find an hour a weekend easy enough. I hate seeing a nice car looking battered/untidy. I might take it a little far given I was giving a colleague a lift home from work, we were walking through the car park chatting he sat in the car, stopped talking had a look round then when he did speak it was to ask "is this a new car?"

But tbf makes it easier to sell at the other end, this was my swift after 6.5 years and 75k miles a month before I traded it in (it was an 06 plate forgive the hilarious editing I'm on my phone).

As far as I'm aware it was written off by the new owner shortly after taking delivery which was a shame TBH given it had a service history 3 inches thick. Also it had a grands worth of i.c.e. as well as I left it in situ so I wasn't tempted to put it in the 3.
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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2015, 12:45:16 PM »
There's so many things I could do with that picture.  But I'll resist...resis..resi.....
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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2015, 12:52:36 PM »
There's so many things I could do with that picture.  But I'll resist...resis..resi.....

I'm curious...

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2015, 09:23:14 PM »
Still running round dented, must call insurance and tell them I'm not claiming.

Anywho gotta say for a standard headunit the 3 is pretty awesome. My last car had 1500 quid of I.C.E. in it comprising sub, amp, upgraded components, head unit, rewire and sound proofing. I haven't listened to much EDM/Dubstep since I got it but was in the mood tonight and gotta say for a standard set up it drops! Only a little harsh sounding at high volumes and occasionally it can't manage the bass. Unlike every stock stereo I've ever tried though it doesn't rattle all the doors, and isn't weaker than listening to a phone in a bus station.

Apologies to everyone incase 3 values go down next month due to "now being seen driven by proper radgies". Sure I'll be back on radio 4 by next week.

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2015, 10:21:25 PM »
The Bose in my new 3 is outstanding too; though a drunk wife and two of her giggling friends on the back seat shortly after 2am on a Thursday night/Friday morning having missed the last tube then having called me to come pick them up playing Whitney Houston "I have nothing" at absolute full volume as I drove up the Fish Hill approach to London Bridge past a packed bus stop (yes, the speakers handled it with no rattling but definite bulging of the doors) while they sing along might have enough [negative] effect on 3 values and the general health of my eardrums to leave me not bothered with a additional effect of a few "proper radgies". Knock yourself out and enjoy  O0

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2015, 10:56:08 PM »
Knock yourself out and enjoy  O0

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Re: Martha the Takuya
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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2015, 11:25:32 PM »


Off topic! Not my car!

Also hatch backs are better...



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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2015, 02:14:10 PM »
   Always close at hand   ;) :) :) :)
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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2015, 04:57:33 PM »
Well claim is closed, I figure the only time it would affect the car is at resale, I have no intention of selling before it's 8 years old or so or catastrophically broken at either of those points some small dings in the roof are going to be unimportant.

That and I've been walking past an approved body shop every day near work and they seem to fix them by taking all the windows and roof trim out sanding back and filling. Don't imagine it would ever fit together the same again (especially window seals) and don't really want a roof full of bodge either.

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2015, 05:19:48 PM »
In all honesty, I don't blame you, going the insurance route always has it's downside.   Have you spoken with these franchises that specialize in small dents?  Sometimes a bit of localised heating and some suction works wonders.
 
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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2015, 06:31:18 PM »
I has a word with Hodgson's at the service, their tame PDR guy charges £40 a dent so 400 quid or less would get it to you'd never know kinda status as you could get rid of the eye catching ones.

To be honest I made my peace with it, one of those things, I had to report to insurance given I work in car insurance getting caught withholding information wouldn't be good for me. Otherwise I might sort it if I'm flush at some point.

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2015, 06:31:18 PM »