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New Passenger Side sill Required.. @rse`

The car park i use for work has these bloody stupid concrete lumps that stick out before the ramps that take you down a level, admitedly they are painted day-glo orange but that doesnt stop loads of people (and me lots of times) hitting them.

In 10 years I personally have destroyed 2 wheels and 4 tyres and a passenger side sill on an Audi TT.. and this lunch time i was trying to light a *** and press the answer phone button on my dash and i heard a familiar crunching noise and came to an abrupt stop. (my girl friend always says im not good at multi-tasking may be she is right! but id never admit that to her! )

So ive gone and done it again.. its flattened the sill from the start of the rear door to the back of the sill. :crying:

Ive been to the body shop already and he is getting back to me this afternoon, but said im looking at about £500 ish but when i did the same to the TT it cost £600 i think.. The fella was very sympathetic, he said he cant count the number of cars he has repaired with the same damage all caused by the same carpark!

Im going to have a rant via letter to the carpark...

And ill post pics for you all tonight as i havent got a card reader to take them of my phone at work.

Im SOOO gutted, and keep sitting at my desk swearing under my breath...ouich
 

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Manx M5 said:
and this lunch time i was trying to light a *** ouich
Man, if we did this in California, we'd get arrested!

Seriously, I am very sorry to hear about your accident. I know what you mean about those car parks. And especially in Europe, the openings are VERY narrow. An E39 is considered a WIDE car in many spots around the world (Europe and Asia).
 

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:haha: sorry, i forgot the majority of the users on this forum are from the USA.. i should possibly change "***" to "Cigarette" as you guys may think im trying to burn homosexuals in my m5!
 

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Just got the quote back.. £780 all inclusive.. the sill alone is £380!
 

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Manx M5 said:
Just got the quote back.. £780 all inclusive.. the sill alone is £380!
Hello Manx M5,
At least this guy from USA knew what your reference to the "***" was - but it was just too hard to resist the comment. :haha: Sorry! Glad it didn't upset you.

Wow, that is a lot of money for such a "small" incident. I know it doesn't help to say that it could have been worse. This summer my Son (driving my 91 535i) backed over a curb into some bushes and caused $2000 in damage :sad3: (both wheels were dented - had to be straightened and re-chromed, whole side of car had to be repainted.) AND - since nobody else was involved, I just paid it myself as to not cause an insurance price increase. But at least he wasn't hurt. So this could have been worse too.
 

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hiha hiha hiha Your killing me man....

Sorry to hear about your sill. :crying:

C.
 

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glad it tickled you all, it cheered me up reading how my post had been taken.. i was so irate after causing the damage i didnt think about the language differences.. im normally quite careful..
 

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Manx M5 said:
glad it tickled you all, it cheered me up reading how my post had been taken.. i was so irate after causing the damage i didnt think about the language differences.. im normally quite careful..
No worries - it is these differences that make this Board so fantastic! We have members from Down Under, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. (Sorry if I missed anybody from South America, Africa, or Antartica!) I'm glad that nobody took any offense to my play on your words. This is a friendly forum. Intent is not to hurt anybody while still having fun.

Hope the repairs are going well!
:cheers:
 
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