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Old 01-06-2018   #106
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Re: My 2008 Eleganza :D

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Well, on Monday my car got written off.

Some arsehole was on his phone, and drover into the central barriers, and my car caught the barriers. The damage wasnít substantial, but it has caused structural damage and being a 08, itís game over.

Now the on going insurance battle, and personal injury. My partner, and 2 kids, were in the car at the time. Itís caused a lot of trauma for us all.. but I really just miss my wee Eleganza, and itís kindda put me off now.

Horrible, stuck in limbo, sort of feeling.


RIP Eleganza with under 60k.
Hope your injuries were minimal and are quick to heal, the mental side of things can take a lot longer to shake off.
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Re: My 2008 Eleganza :D

Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustGizmo View Post
Well, on Monday my car got written off.

Some arsehole was on his phone, and drover into the central barriers, and my car caught the barriers. The damage wasnít substantial, but it has caused structural damage and being a 08, itís game over.

Now the on going insurance battle, and personal injury. My partner, and 2 kids, were in the car at the time. Itís caused a lot of trauma for us all.. but I really just miss my wee Eleganza, and itís kindda put me off now.

Horrible, stuck in limbo, sort of feeling.


RIP Eleganza with under 60k.


Glad youíre here to make the post. Wish you well in getting better. It will take time as mentioned but donít lose faith in that process as slow as it may or may not be. And remember youíre there for your family theyíll need you too to heal.

Your Punto has many cousins that Iím sure you can get to step in for your old one which fell in battle. Hope insurance doesnít give you any hassle.
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Thanks guys, and sorry to hijack this thread lol. Just totally sucks that this all happened. It leaves me wondering if I want another Punto now. Ideally I'd love a Tipo but you know, money..
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Re: My 2008 Eleganza :D

Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustGizmo View Post
Well, on Monday my car got written off.

Some arsehole was on his phone, and drover into the central barriers, and my car caught the barriers. The damage wasnít substantial, but it has caused structural damage and being a 08, itís game over.

Now the on going insurance battle, and personal injury. My partner, and 2 kids, were in the car at the time. Itís caused a lot of trauma for us all.. but I really just miss my wee Eleganza, and itís kindda put me off now.

Horrible, stuck in limbo, sort of feeling.


RIP Eleganza with under 60k.
My god! I'm sorry to hear that! As sad as it is about the car, I'm just glad you guys are ok!
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Re: My 2008 Eleganza :D

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Thanks guys, and sorry to hijack this thread lol. Just totally sucks that this all happened. It leaves me wondering if I want another Punto now. Ideally I'd love a Tipo but you know, money..


See how the insurance goes and take a think about it. Donít put yourself under any unnecessary financial pressure or finance if youíre not 110% comfortable about it!
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Re: My 2008 Eleganza :D

Following the sudden death of her ZR160, my gf has bought... a Punto Evo! Hopefully, it'll last her a few years, even with her colossal annual mileage, whilst saving her a small fortune on fuel!
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The end of another year, and I'm still lucky enough to have this. Still gets driven every day, and the poor thing got used as a van when I was moving out! Hopefully it has a few years left in it yet.
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