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PaulE89

Member Since 25 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 01 2012 10:42 PM
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Looks Like I'm Leaving :(

01 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

Hey
(first things first, I can't log in to my standard account? Everytime I go to re-login through facebook, I just get 'error'. Therefore I've created this account. If anyone can get me back in to my old one, or an admin can give me access or reset my password, cool!)

However, time for the bad news.
Having passed my test four months ago, and getting myself a Zetec Climate 1.8 2006 - A 68 year old man did me the pleasure of a head on collision before forcing me into a parked car on the left. He's admitted full liability. But £5500 worth of damage later, it's been declared a total loss. :(

Now, the insurance company are in the process of sending me my cheque, and when they do - I've got seven days to return my courtesy car - 5 of which will be clearing for my cheque.

Therefore, I've got two days to buy a car.

I'll be honest, the only cars I'm finding for £4300ish are Vauxhall Astras :( - I know how you all feel about Vauxhalls.

I don't really want anything older than a 56 plate, and I want less than 60k miles, preferably three door, so it does limit me :(

I've been offered £800 cash in salvage for my car, should I take it? There is no chassis or engine damage (apart from the power steering pump bracket) - just a shed load of front end work.

Pictures enclosed :(