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Death of my SLK

Sunday midday saw a woman pull out in front of me and ding my front end with her Jeep Cherokee.



My old faithfull 1999, blue 230 has suffered approximately 2k worth of insult.

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Odd that. i joined in 2008, 4 years ago!
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Ouch! Now that really hurts!!! I purchased a 2008 SLK last year. Two months to the date it was totaled by another driver. It just made be sick. Of course within three weeks I had another SLK; I like the one I own now even better. I hope the same will be true for you as well.
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Painful to watch...as you know it's going to happen. So sorry.

What a ditz...did she say what she was thinking about?


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That sucks... I need to look into getting an in-dash cam.


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Bummer, but at least you're looking on the bright side with getting a newer one
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'I thought you were turning left'

Uhhhhhh no! Anyway the idea is to make sure it's safe to move before doing so you silly numpty!

Over here the books are filled with slk's with up to 150 - 160 000 miles on them. They do seem to be long lived cars. Mine at 115000 was running from service to service with no problems at all although I had to replace the coils a while back.
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commiserations !

What a Dickh**d !

Hope the new car is good

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Jeez..unlucky one. I suppose it could have been worse but then again...it's hard to forgive and forget just like that.

Must look into dash cams.
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I bought mine off eBay just a week before the accident. Ł42 and has both forward and rearward facing cameras.

The insurance phoned on Friday and said they are going to fix my old car!
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Great news... how long will the repairs take? Spring is coming....even to England!


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Great news... how long will the repairs take? Spring is coming....even to England!
Don't know, the repairer hasn't contacted me to collect he car yet. Not to worry. I have bought a 'new' car anyway. Found a younger 320 to keep me smiling.

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Yes I'd seen that...I meant how long til you can get it on the market and get some $$ in your pocket.


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If it wasn't for crazy uk insurance I'd keep the old girl and give it to my son but I reckon I'd have to take out a mortgage for the annual premium. They already want Ł1200 for a years cover on a 2 door fiat!
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Now that was painful especially since it was the train wreck you couldn't stop watching because you knew it was coming awww...What's going on with the car repair status?


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I took a cheque in place of repairs. Put the car on the market for a good price 'as is'. Sold to the first viewer. Made more than the cost of the 320 I've bought!
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Sorry for your loss....but happy for your gain....gees those streets are narrow...now when the weather warms up and it stops snowing and raining you will be good to go...nearly as bad as Canada...
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Sounds like you made out quite well. However, I'm sure having to go through the whole thing took its toll. Congrats on the new one.
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