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Some %#&*#@ skipped a robot and collided with my car.
Vehicle is just over a year old...
Looks like it will be a write off although it is fixable the rear axle will need to be replaced so I'd ruther go the new car route...
Only 1 option for new vehicle... a 2013 of coarse!

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Hope the passengers are all OK. I don't see where any airbags activated. Was anyone on that side of the car?

Was a nice looking car. Surprised the glass held up as well as it did.
 

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Bit of spit and polish and should come up like new!

Sorry to hear about it mate. Could be fixable, as the roof, etc., still looks pretty straight.
 

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Hope the passengers are all OK. I don't see where any airbags activated. Was anyone on that side of the car?

Was a nice looking car. Surprised the glass held up as well as it did.
Hi, thanks for the concern, there was no one injured asside from myself.
I recieved stiches to my face just above the eye.

I was also suprised that the airbag did not go off?
i am not sure with a side impact if the airbag should have?

Yes no glass broke, not even the door where the impact occured.

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Bit of spit and polish and should come up like new!

Sorry to hear about it mate. Could be fixable, as the roof, etc., still looks pretty straight.
Alot of spit and polish i think!
Damage is under half the value of the car so not a write off.
They havent started disecting the car so other damage may come up.

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Well,here's hoping you'll be OK.

I had the same impact happen to me with a 6 week old Ford Crown Vic. Shoved the whole axle over about 6" too.

Insurance was half the value, sold the carcass for the other half and started over. I had head cut too and they cut me a small check to get me to sign off. Overall, it was a zero-loss event.

Dealing with the dealer a second time was less of a headache than driving around for 15 years in a 'repaired' car that 'crabs' down the road sideways.

Hope you'll come out on top.
 

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If i remember correctly, South Africans refer to traffic light as robots.. so skipped a robot would translate to ran a red light.
Your on the money... 10 points for you.
Yes someone ran a red light...
 

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Just an update...

Car is 90% done and should be getting back by the weekend.
See attached for repair work done...
I'm surprised to see drum brakes in the rear.....all new body style Rio's, even the base model in the USA, get rear disc brakes.
 

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I'm surprised to see drum brakes in the rear.....all new body style Rio's, even the base model in the USA, get rear disc brakes.
As far as i am aware all the Rio's came with rear drums.
Maybe its a safety requirement in USA and not here?
Most vehicles here still have disks up front and drums at the back...
We not living in the 1st world just yet.
 

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All Canadian Rio's come with disc brakes on all 4 corners. The Ford Fiesta (and by extension Mazda2) and Honda Fit have disc front, drum rear.

AFAIK, the only worldwide regulation with brakes, no matter the continent, is disc brakes in front due to them being the major load bearing brakes.

Also, I'm guessing insurance didn't write it off? (looking back at your earlier posts)
 

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It's not a requirement, but in the UK All Rio's except the 1.1 diesel have front and rear discs.
 

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Sorry to see your car like that, how has the availability of parts been? Always seems like an issue with KIA SA.
 
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