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Old 12-09-2017   #1
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Aaaaw s**t!

Our lovely 500 twin-air lounge has a headache. Silly bint turned right across my path at a set of traffic lights and did this to our car. No-one hurt but mightily cheesed off. It's away being evaluated by the insurers.
We have a Hyundai i-10 on loan and apart from a gutless engine and a clutch action that would challenge the Mighty Hulk it's not bad.
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Re: Aaaaw s**t!

ouch, new front bumper and chromy bits should sort it, any damage in the engine bay?
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Re: Aaaaw s**t!

Not really. It dumped a load of water so the radiator will be knacked, but I don't think it's too bad. It drove OK up the road after the crash (just to clear the junction) so I reckon it's sound.
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Was the water from the screen washer bottle? The list of parts will be quite long but looks simple to fix, one for Typecastboy?
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Re: Aaaaw s**t!

Bad luck. I had a knock a month ago, I know how you feel. It will be sorted. Importantly nobody got hurt. Good luck!
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Thanks Menalabb, I'm looking forward to getting the 500 back as I feel a bit low-rent driving around in the Hyundai. It just doesn't have the style (or the go!) of the Fiat.

John, you may be correct about the washer bottle, but I could see the bottom corner of what I thought was the radiator (there was a metal tube going into it) and it was all bent so I assumed the rad had been damaged.
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Re: Aaaaw s**t!

Yeah, screen wash bottle is just behind that impact so it's more than likely that.

Wouldn't be at all surprised if it ended up a Cat D thought

I'll buy it!
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Quote Originally Posted by Andy43 View Post
Thanks Menalabb, I'm looking forward to getting the 500 back as I feel a bit low-rent driving around in the Hyundai. It just doesn't have the style (or the go!) of the Fiat.

John, you may be correct about the washer bottle, but I could see the bottom corner of what I thought was the radiator (there was a metal tube going into it) and it was all bent so I assumed the rad had been damaged.
The rad with the metal tubing is the AC condenser so you'll need a new one (probably ) along with a new rad, the piping to the condenser could be an issue and not cheap.
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Re: Aaaaw s**t!

Assuming it's on the other persons insurance at least whatever needs replacing will be done so it doesn't matter whether the condenser or tubing is damaged. If you were paying it would be a trip to the Bay of E.
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Re: Aaaaw s**t!

Thanks for all your thoughts. After five weeks in dock, the car is now back with us. It drives just as sweet as ever and looks perfect. No warning lights. All covered by our insurance. I'd post a piccy but right after I'd washed & polished it we had that filthy rain from the Saharah! now they are doing some road repairs outside so again I'll have to wait. Still, I suppose you've all seen a white 500 TA Lounge in perfect nick before...
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Re: Aaaaw s**t!

Glad you got this all sorted.

As a matter of interest, were your DRL's on at the time of the accident?

Oh, and I'm going to bite on the slagging off of the 'gutless' Hyundai i10. If it wasn't a 1.2, it would be 'gutless', the 1.0 sub engines are pointless in my opinion. If it was the 1.2, I'm sorry, but the i10 engine in 1.2 guise is equally as good as the Fiat 1.2.

As for the i10 not having the 'style' factor of the 500, I couldn't agree more, but I assure you, it's a darn sight more reliable than the 500 will and could ever be.
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Re: Aaaaw s**t!

Yup, the DRL's were on as usual. I think the other driver was just a dope, as she said 'well I saw the green light and thought I could go!'
As there is no filter at the lights, obviously she should have waited for me to pass before turning.
Are you thinking she may have mistaken my DRL's for a headlight flash? Possible, but she didn't mention it.
Re the Hyundai. Yes it's the basic 1.0 litre. In first & second it's passable but nothing much happens in third! A mile behind the 900cc TA 105, which surges forward in a very pleasing manner once it hits 3.5k revs! Vrroom!
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Quote Originally Posted by Andy43 View Post
...Re the Hyundai. Yes it's the basic 1.0 litre. In first & second it's passable but nothing much happens in third! A mile behind the 900cc TA 105, which surges forward in a very pleasing manner once it hits 3.5k revs! Vrroom!
Thank you for clearing that up! The i10 1.0 is gutless, totally, and in my view, is only any good for basic city/town driving. It's no TA lol and it's not meant to be!

I do miss our old TA, I really do, I just don't miss the things that went wrong with it, but at least we never had to pay for the stuff that did go wrong with it. Still, I get to drive the odd one occasionally at work, so all is not totally lost!
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