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Re: My 4000CSQ has been hit, now what?

On Wed, 27 Aug 1997 17:24:51 -0400 (EDT), Carter J wrote:

>I was struck by another car today in my fairly pristine 4000CSQ.  The owner
>of the hit another car then hit me (the car he hit hit a telephone pole, then
>ran into me.) came up to me and asked why when I saw him heading towards me I
>started screaming in agony.  I mean, I screamed for at least 5 seconds as the
>car ran along my quarter panel, drivers door and wheel, and rear door.
> [ ... horrible details ...  ]

Sometimes I wish I didn't give a damn about keeping my ride in fine condition.
That way I wouldn't worry about all the insults heaped upon my doors by little
old ladies who kick their doors open into mine and so on. (Assume a high
cracked voice and wheeze, "Oooh, did I hit your car?")    Most of all I hate
the thought of a serious incident like yours or worse in which I could lose my
entire investment of effort and care in the car. What if something happened?

It did. About 2 years ago now, my baby (car) was caught in one of those
wonderful Colorado hail storms. As sturdy as Audi body panels are, the poor
thing looked like a neighbor kid had worked it over with a ball peen hammer.
Bummer. However, with the insurance money as a seed and the services of a
good body shop the car's paint has been restored to its original luster and
I added a small Zender rear deck spoiler and side skirts at the same time
to match. Looks much nicer now than before IMHO.

As silly as this sounds, crisis often brings the opportunity to do things
differently and, quite possibly better. So after the shock wears off, look
around for your big chance. Best luck,

DeWitt Harrison     de@aztek-eng.com
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq