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Pride comes ....

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Here am I, a newby to having my dream car, and a tale of a misadventure.

Last week, a third party (TP) reversed into my passenger side, and there was a heart-lurching sound of crumpling metal . To cut a long story short, the TP was a decent person and quickly admitted full liability.

My insurance co. could not be handling it better - next week it will away take my beloved SLK to fully restore it, and say they will provide me with an equivalent "prestige" courtesy car. But oh dear, what a thing to happen after having my lovely SLK for just 5 weeks.

I just wanted to get this off my chest as I know you will all understand and share my pain! So thanks for listening, it all helps. I will post an update once my car is returned ... needless to say I can't wait and so looking forward to having my pride and joy restored to full glory again.

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Oh no Adrienne! I'm really sorry to hear that, and I hope you're okay. I'm sure your car will soon be as good as new again!

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Pride comes ... and then some!

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Well, I said I would update you re this fiasco. The insurance company, as good as their word, have just taken my beloved away for repair - and ... given me an "equivalent prestige car" (their quote not mine).

Take a look at the attached picture - it's a brand new SLK - the look on our faces was absolutely priceless when it turned up. I'm sure going to enjoy driving this around until mine comes back
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.. .. - it's a brand new SLK.. ..
Is that the new SLK with the optional E-Class body kit?






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Glad things are going to be sorted. Interesting to note. When I had my front end painted they told me to wait 30 days before waxing to let the paint cure. It conflicted me to leave it "unprotected" for so long. . Wonder if they'll tell you the same.

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Thanks for that tip - I will ask about that when my car comes back. I'm taking the loan model out for a spin today; hoping it remains fine and dry!

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........ hoping it remains fine and dry! ....

Hahahah you're 'arvin a larf missus aint ya!
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