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Break & Enter, damage and dealing with the insurance clowns
I guess audi coupes just look too good to a thief....
My 90 CQ 20V was busted into a couple of weeks ago by some jerk who
the driver's window down into the door ( I used to leave the window open
1/2" to keep
it from being stuffy in the morning - I guess that he / she pried it
down ). Apart from
the theft of a few personal items, the major concern was the damage.
the door (glass, window motor, locks) was trashed and some paint damage
Up until today, everything has been going smoothly with the claim.
Stolen items are
being replaced, the side of the car was repainted, and the insides of
the door were
repaired/replaced. The nagging problem is wind noise from the window
highway speeds - the dealer has taken a look at it and believes that its
door seal, but that it (likely) isn't a result of the vandalism. He's
willing to keep looking
though - BUT he's talked to the insurance company and they think that if
I want it looked
into, that I should agree to pay for all the work UNLESS it can be
PROVEN that the
damage was caused by the forced entry.
My point is that the noise wasn't there before and therefore must be
from the incident.
Also, I have the feeling that if I tentatively agree to pay for any of
the investigation that
I'm doomed. Is it really my job to prove that the damage wasn't there
How do I deal with these morons?!
Any advice? Anyone? HELP!!!
-- Ian Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-- 90 CQ20V Pearl / Navy leather. (in the shop - <sigh>)