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pritchardavid

Member Since 09 Apr 2012
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Had An Accident :(

13 February 2013 - 12:26 AM

Hi there

Sorry for long post and no pictures before I begin


Can I get a bit of advice here please?

I had an accident Saturday Afternoon. Was going round a corner at a decent speed. I was turning the wheel to the left, however the car turned right, so I went on the wrong side of the road and went into a bank (Mud/Small Bushes/Really small thin trees)

Damage is

Front grill came off
Bumper damaged cracked so basically the whole front
Maybe a bit of damage on the bonnet
One of the fog lights gone and housing broke
Skirting Damage
I think 2 of the alloys are damaged, maybe tire too, not sure.
Think the rad is leaking too
Wing mirror - Casing is broken, mirror actually not smashed
Some other random plastics that fell off, that I don't know where they were they came from.
Maybe some other small stuff, not sure, only seen the damage at night conditions.

Should of took some pictures, didn’t think.

When some nice helped me, he got his mate to the road with his 4x4 and pulled it out. One wheel was straight and one was at a angle!!!! Most of the tire was of the alloy, such a small bit was off, problery would have come off if it wasn't for the alloy being in the way, has it came off the other way. The steering wheel will on control the left wheel. The AA guy said he has known the motors of the electric steering have gone wrong, but never when driving before.

AA had to get the on a transporter, the steering rack is broken they told me. Annoying I got AA to take it to a car park that's near to a bodyshop my insurers used before when some decide to crash into in my old Fiesta. Plus it was also near a Ford Dealer (Auto Essex) Car was sitting the for like 2 days before being moved, was worried that place was not secure, then again I suppose no one can drive it with the steering knackerd.

Just reading on the net that I could of choose the place of repair is that true?

Yesterday (Monday) it was again transported to the garage Admiral want FixAutos. Took the transporter guy a heck of a long time to get it on. Garage was closed by the time he got to me, so it had to go the transporters base overnight. Hopefully it should be at the garage now, will check in the morning,


Now my main question is there a good way to prove that the steering fault causing me to have this accident.

Which means if its fault with the car (Which I believe it is) Ford should pay for the repair cost, which means I wouldn’t have to lose my 2 years no claim and pay insurance exass. DOes the repair garage need to write a reported and send it to Ford/Insurance or something. Or is this the sort of things, that's not goanna go my way, and I’ll have to pay?

Thanks for advice in advance

Buying New Fiesta Metal

09 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

Hi there

I have already signed the paper work for a new Fiesta Metal, using Ford Options.

I haven't got the car yet, it's been built, it was already built before I even signed the paperwork (The car was built on 30/03/12)

I'm having second thought's now :(

The extras on this car I believe from what I remember is:


- Frozen White Colour
- Alloy (Silver)- 17"x 7", 5-Spoke , 205/40 tyres
- Bluetooth & Voice Control
- City Pack
- Privacy Glass
- Maybe Spare Wheel

I have at the moment a Fiesta Zetec S (Built in 2010)

This has nearly all the same extras

- Old One Doesn't have Heated Seats, New One Does
- Old One Doesn't have Door Scuff Plates, New One Does
- Does the Metal have the lluminated gearstick as we have the scuff plates, which in the normall pack you get the gearstick in it too.
- New One Doesn't have Power Start Button, Old One Does :( REALLY LIKE THAT BUTTON LOL


I would like to have the following extras on the new one if possible.

- Frozen White Colour
- White Alloys (Can't Get This Unless Respray, Prefer Silver To Black, how much you think it would cost to respray to white?)
- Rear View Camera (Includes Rear Parking Sensors, auto dimming mirror, auto headlights and auto wipers)
- Sony DAB Radio, Bluetooth & Voice control
- Privacy Glass
- Keyless entry including Ford 'Power' Start/Stop Button or Just The Power Button


Can you still order a Fiesta Metal from the factory? As I would like these extras!

Also how easy would it be to apply these two decals to the car? (Blue Colour)
Are these the official ones, the company is licenced by Ford.

http://www.dmb.uk.co...stripes#colours
http://www.dmb.uk.co...t-viper-stripes

This would make it look like a white S1600 from the outside of it. (Hopefully with white wheels too)
It's a shame you cant order the S1600s anymore, I love the performance blue colour!



Many Thanks


EDIT: What exactly is the difference between the Ford DAB Radio to the Sony One? I know the look is different! More Speakers? Sony Speakers? Sony Woofer?