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Went back to my 15 month old parked car today to find that some bastard had hit the side putting dents in both the front wing, door and broken the door mirror assembly. Also, now the window does not completely close.
Isn't life sometimes a bitch?
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My insurance company asked if I knew who did it!!!!! Even if I did, I'm bright enough to know that would just mean more delays in getting it fixed because of arguments between companies as to who would pay. Thank God at least for my nine years protected no-claims discount!
 

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oh Man! So gutted to hear that, but so glad you're premium won't suffer for some arse's lack of abilities!
Accidents happen, but buggering off without a note or anything is just wrong *grrr*

I don't suppose there's any chance of CCTV footage from the car park? Just be handy to get their reg report to police.
Hope your insurance get your ceed shiny & secure again pretty sharp'ish mate.
 

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oh Man! So gutted to hear that, but so glad you're premium won't suffer for some arse's lack of abilities!
Accidents happen, but buggering off without a note or anything is just wrong *grrr*

I don't suppose there's any chance of CCTV footage from the car park? Just be handy to get their reg report to police.
Hope your insurance get your ceed shiny & secure again pretty sharp'ish mate.
Thanks for the kind words. I feel a bit better now after a nights sleep and a trip to the body shop to get the estimate off to my insurance company. In some ways perhaps I'm better off not knowing who did it. At least I won't get delays with insurance companies sorting out the claim deciding who pays. Also, basically I don't think the police would give a dam when nobody is injured. After all, they have more important duties involving cars parked on yellow lines. :(
 

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Good to hear a sleeps calmed things down....I can't imagine how it must feel...I was gutted when my bumper got scrapped which sounds like nothing compared to what you've described.
As above...hope it gets sorted soon for you.
 

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I flipped my wig when someone took my wingmirror off my focus, I knew who it was, and they knew it, but I had no evidence so couldnt go and give them a good beating! its a nightmare when you have to pay out your pocket because some ...... has no decency, respect or courtesy.

Hopefully RT it wont be too expensive a claim, unfortunately thought its another comment to declare at renewal time, and although NCB is protected, your premium price isnt :(
 

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I flipped my wig when someone took my wingmirror off my focus, I knew who it was, and they knew it, but I had no evidence so couldnt go and give them a good beating! its a nightmare when you have to pay out your pocket because some ...... has no decency, respect or courtesy.

Hopefully RT it wont be too expensive a claim, unfortunately thought its another comment to declare at renewal time, and although NCB is protected, your premium price isnt :(
Thanks for comment. Yes, your right about the premium. But the bugger goes up every year in any case! My actual insurance is through Castle Cover who placed it this year with Ageas Insurance. So I'll just have to wait and see how good they really are for old farts like me who they specialise in. :unsure:
 

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Hello RTF. Just read about the damage to you motor. Much sympathy, it’s hard to find damage and no note found. One wonders what prompts a person to just drive away like that.
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Hello RTF. Just read about the damage to you motor. Much sympathy, it’s hard to find damage and no note found. One wonders what prompts a person to just drive away like that.
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Perhaps he had no insurance. I hope I don't open a hornets nest by saying this, but a lot of vehicles around Lincolnshire are driven by, let me just say, people from further afield than the UK. Looking at the state of much of their transport I'm often surprised that they managed to get it here in the first place!! However, of course, I could be wrong.
 

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Once repaired, will the repaired area be excluded from the Kia warrantee?
 

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At last after three weeks the insurance company have authorized the repair. The body shop have given me an automatic as a courtesy car. :eek::eek::eek:
If there is one thing I've leaned with this car it's never have a automatic. I prefer to decide when to change gear not the car. :mad:
I personally now think the only people who should have an automatic are drivers with one leg!
 

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At last after three weeks the insurance company have authorized the repair. The body shop have given me an automatic as a courtesy car. :eek::eek::eek:
If there is one thing I've leaned with this car it's never have a automatic. I prefer to decide when to change gear not the car. :mad:
I personally now think the only people who should have an automatic are drivers with one leg!
Thanks for the giggle RT and am pleased to hear insurance have got their finger out.
Often wondered what driving an automatic feels like. I think I know now.
 

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If there is one thing I've leaned with this car it's never have a automatic.
Out of interest, what was it?
There are good & bad - only trouble is knowing which are the bad ones.

For instance, my mother used to have a Peugeot 307 and has recently switched to a Hyundai i10.

The Peugeot was awful in default mode; early to shift up and slow to shift down. Its saving grace was the S switch which made it more responsive (apart from working to keep the engine above 2500rpm) and tiptronic. But it was supposed to be automatic. (Perhaps the software engineers were recruited by Kia to work on the Ceed climate control.) And first gear was too low.

The i10 works nicely, changing in sync with pedal so there is minimal power step between gears. It even copes with traffic light acceleration waves - the compression effect of a queue of manual cars changing gear at 20mph - quite difficult.
 

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Out of interest, what was it?
There are good & bad - only trouble is knowing which are the bad ones.

For instance, my mother used to have a Peugeot 307 and has recently switched to a Hyundai i10.

The Peugeot was awful in default mode; early to shift up and slow to shift down. Its saving grace was the S switch which made it more responsive (apart from working to keep the engine above 2500rpm) and tiptronic. But it was supposed to be automatic. (Perhaps the software engineers were recruited by Kia to work on the Ceed climate control.) And first gear was too low.

The i10 works nicely, changing in sync with pedal so there is minimal power step between gears. It even copes with traffic light acceleration waves - the compression effect of a queue of manual cars changing gear at 20mph - quite difficult.

It is an almost new Corsa 1.2. The "Lumpiness" in it changing gears is terrible. Also, I don't like the idea of having to hold it back on the brake when stopped. If your supposed to put it in neutral while momentarily still each time in queuing traffic you might as well have a geared car! But perhaps I'm missing something. :confused:
 

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Out of interest, what was it?
There are good & bad - only trouble is knowing which are the bad ones.

For instance, my mother used to have a Peugeot 307 and has recently switched to a Hyundai i10.

The Peugeot was awful in default mode; early to shift up and slow to shift down. Its saving grace was the S switch which made it more responsive (apart from working to keep the engine above 2500rpm) and tiptronic. But it was supposed to be automatic. (Perhaps the software engineers were recruited by Kia to work on the Ceed climate control.) And first gear was too low.

The i10 works nicely, changing in sync with pedal so there is minimal power step between gears. It even copes with traffic light acceleration waves - the compression effect of a queue of manual cars changing gear at 20mph - quite difficult.
Hello Ace Demon.
I told RT after he described automatics I would not be interested in one. I later remembered I did have a car with a sort of automatic change between third and fourth which was called , I think, a Laycock overdrive It worked fine by just moving a lever below the steering wheel and lasted the ten years I had the car. Never had to work on it, so have no idea how it worked. I assumed some sort of solenoid as the switch was an electrical one. Can you spare the time to explain the system, or systems, as I am sure it’s gone all electronic now?
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I later remembered I did have a car with a sort of automatic change between third and fourth which was called , I think, a Laycock overdrive It worked fine by just moving a lever below the steering wheel
Automatic gearboxes and manual gearboxes with overdrive are totally different things. They have nothing in common whatsoever.
 

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It is an almost new Corsa 1.2.
Probably an "automated manual" then - conventional synchro box and friction clutch with motorised actuators. Common on smaller cars now.

The i10 has a good old fashioned torque converter/epicyclic box. I think it is the only small car (*) with this and was the reason I chose one for my mother. By far the best mechanical platform still, even if the shift program wasn't as good as it is. (So I withdraw my comments about the Peugeot in such context.)

(*)The new Picanto too, now.
 

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Automatic gearboxes and manual gearboxes with overdrive are totally different things. They have nothing in common whatsoever.
Hello again seven 7
It seems once again I have put my foot in it with you in wrongly assuming with modern front wheel drive cars the separate gearbox and final drive would have merged into a single transaxle. Although the deliberate labeling of an overdrive is now rare, the underlying feature I had imagined would be found across all cars.
I still think my form of overdrive can be described as somewhat automatic. After all I flicked a switch up and down to swop between third and fourth and never had to go near my clutch. It was great when duelling the MGB’s
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I later remembered I did have a car with a sort of automatic change between third and fourth which was called , I think, a Laycock overdrive It worked fine by just moving a lever below the steering wheel and lasted the ten years I had the car. Never had to work on it, so have no idea how it worked.
This device was a separate epicyclic 2 speed gearbox fitted between a conventional gearbox and the propshaft.

If you ever had a bicycle with a Sturmey Archer hub, the mechanical principles were exactly the same.

I assumed some sort of solenoid as the switch was an electrical one. Can you spare the time to explain the system, or systems, as I am sure it’s gone all electronic now?
A solenoid is just a small part to give the vital connection between electrical and mechanical parts. Old tech, still very much alive and kicking.

Where electronics comes in, is to switch the current to the solenoid. Nowadays electronic devices also incorporate software to make the decision - based on values received from various electronic sensors - about when to switch the current.

More complex devices, where more than two mechanical positions are required, usually use motors. Software makes the decision about how far the motor should move and the electronics provides the right current to "make it so".
 
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