Goodbye to a great car

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I finally have made pictures and compiled a little story about the accident I had a while ago. http://johan.aacity.net/200509
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2Rowdy wrote:

Sorry you lost your car! It was a nice looking Citroen, and worth more than you were paid, I'm sure. Condolences, SW
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Message i.d.:<

That's a reflection in a broken mirror. And yes, by your standards, I'm old. Some better pictures of me.
http://johan.aacity.net/200405/pics/slides/IMAG1825.JPG
http://johan.aacity.net/misc/IMAG1882.JPG

Thanks.
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2Rowdy wrote:

Is that old guy on the right molesting you?
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2Rowdy ( snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

It's a bloody good job those *horrible* wheel-trims have been scrapped.
I've got a pair of RH XM doors, Johan...
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Message i.d.:< gurgled happily, sounding much like

Horrible aren't they. Lost one of the original ones that's why I got those ogly but cheep ones.

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2Rowdy ( snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

I think I've still got a full set of original s2 trims.

Erm, it's no joke - their's a full set of XM doors in one of my lockup garages...
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Message i.d.:< gurgled happily, sounding much like

I've got three. Drop by anytime if you want them but don't wait to long.

The one I sold it to was not happy. Turns out he had scrapped an XM a week before. Engine was wrecked but it would have been a good body donor to repair my old one. Guess ne's trying to get that scrapped one back.
Since I had all the papers he can still fix it and resell it. Guess I'm driving something similar.
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2Rowdy ( snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

If I have got 'em, they're in a bin bag in a lockup, because I don't want 'em any more - mine now wears a set of "Wobbly-web" alloys.
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Message i.d.:< gurgled happily, sounding much like

The original looks better. Sorry. http://www.aacity.net/aacregs/2rowdy.html (need to replace that page)
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2Rowdy ( snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

I've never liked the s1 trims that much - I did have a set, put them on my s2, stood back - and promptly took 'em off again. The s2 trims aren't great, but they seem to "fit" the look better to my eyes.
I had a set of s2 Exclusive alloys for a while :-
http://www.iddstechnique.nl/front.jpg
but they don't have a centre hole, so they're bloody difficult to balance, and they needed refurbishing anyway. They didn't quite look "right" with a black car, either - they look great on lighter colours, though. Wierd, innit?
So now my black s2 (with tan leather) bears a set of these :-
http://www.citroen.mb.ca/citroenet/xm/xm34.jpg
I've always liked the look of them - probably just as well the XM isn't Emerald Green, else I'd be SOOOO tempted to paint the wheels yellow :-
http://www.atlasf1.com/evolution/60s5.jpg
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Message i.d.:< inspired me,

They are of simple design. A plate with five little holes. I think they look good.

Those must look good on your car.

What goes with red?
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Sad :(( At least the car looked after you. I hope the Opel driver has learned not to drive too fast; he may not be so lucky next time.
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wrote:

What?!? That car is *far* from being totaled. Wassup with that?
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Voo-Doo Highway (VoodooHighway@127.0.0.1) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

$$$$$$$
Beyond economical repair. It's worth, say, Eur1500, but repairs would cost <wet finger in air> twice that, with parts at manufacturer's list price.
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Adrian wrote:

Still seems like a waste. In the U.S. you can purchase the vehicle from the insurance company, usually at a big discount to what they paid you. Either you do the restoration yourself, or have someone do it for you. Some states require you to re-register it as a salvaged vehicle, but many do not. Isn't there such a system in the EU? I'd expect there wouldn't be in Germany, but what about other countries?
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CL ( snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

Absolutely. Here in the UK, the third party's insurance can not officially write off the car without the owner's consent. If that'd been my car, I'd probably have insisted on a payout less salvage value, with the car not being written off.
But then, I've already got a spare LH front wing and both RH doors sat in a lockup from an XM I broke last year. I've already sold the RH front wing, but it shouldn't be difficult to source another.
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Message i.d.:< gurgled happily, sounding much like they were

Same here. Unless the police steals the papers. Then you need new papers and the car needs to pass a check.

If I wanted to I could have had the car fixed, sure I could. Still had the papers and drove with it for more then two months after the accident. Could have restored the car but that would cost me more than car value. Next to that, that 2litre engine slurbs like an aminal no matter how you set your foot.

Despite the looks all that was broken was the outside. Chassis, engine, transmission and the lot was fine.
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Message i.d.:< inspired me,> don't you have scrap-yards there?
Hardly. Most have been closed and the soil cleaned.

Old cars get stripped. Usefull parts are stored and sold. Rubbish is recycled. All subsidised jobs, that's why cars are expensive and that's why you need to pay to get a car scrapped. Yes, we pay two times for scrapping a car out here.

It's about a two day job I guess. For your mate with his toys it'll be ready in half a day but you wouldn't dare to drive it with 200 km/h over the German autobahn now would you?
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2Rowdy ( snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

No chance.
An hour to swap the two doors over, another hour, mebbe a bit longer, for the wing.

Yes. Why not? It's only a bit of light panel damage, ffs.
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