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do i just have the worst luck in the whole world?
hey all, bad news. My UrQ, the pristine car, was hit and run today.
Right in front of my work. Luckily my co-workers got a description and a
partial plate, but i doubt the guy has insurance. Unfortunately,
neither do i. i was trying to do it yesterday for uninsured motorist
since i just started driving the UrQ, but i kept getting disconnected
while on hold and such, so i wasnt able to get it done...i was going to
call this afternoon during my lunch break. So the broker is going to
call my company and tell them that i had it set up yesterday but that
they didnt get it in yesterday, and see if they will cover me.
The damage is on the left rear tail light, and the quarter panel behind
it. He hit the car pretty hard, enough to push it foward about 8 feet
and up onto the sidewalk. The back edge of the quarter panel is twisted
out and is pushed toward the front about 4 inches, causing one fold and
some rippling just along the top of the wheel well...Some scratches on
the bumper cover and one small gouge on the rear valence were also there.
If it ends up coming out of my pocket, the repair looks to be about
900-1000 dollars, so not too bad. If it's covered by the insurance of
myself or when they catch the guy, him, then it would probably be about
5000 dollars: replacing the quarter panel (1350), the rear bumper cover
(250), bumper internals (another 250 or so), the rear valence (1400), the
tail light lense and circuitboard (150). We'll see, but i swear, i have
kick me on my back...
When i heard someone say that my car wsa hit, i ran outside and when i
saw it i just about broke down crying and came very close to simply
fainting...it was definitely a shock...
Michael Sheridan Williams
1983 UrQuattro 170,000 miles, MC'd, koni yellows, borla exhaust, A4 Sport
Wheels w/ SP8000's
1985 4000 S Quattro 192,000+ miles, Koni Yellows/Coilover (2B), strut
brace, Sport 8000 Tires, K&N