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Possibly the end of the road 😭

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Came home from work, parked up, got in bed. Car alarm goes… Bus side swipes my car and just drives off…

Don’t know what to say or how to feel.
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Thankfully all caught on CCTV. Though completely heartbroken.
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Seeing the standard of bus driving in London (don’t know where you live) I’m not surprised. Nonetheless this must be gutting for you, I know how I felt when something similar happened to my R3.
Insurance may allow a repair if you can get it done by an independent using second hand parts - it’s much cheaper and for me with pushing they allowed it and paid out. And yes, even when it’s not your fault you have a major headache working through the process.
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Yeah, London my friend. This is actually my second car to be hit by a bus while parked at my house. I had a DS3 a few years ago get side swiped, though at least to the drivers credit, they owned up to it on the spot, as opposed to this one who drove off, and then denied it, despite it being on CCTV.

I really hope I can get it fixed as I love RX8's more than any other car
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thats easily fixable

the issue you'll have if if the body shop prices it much past £2000 worth of work ( quite possible) which will obviously write the car off


you can then of course buy the 'wreck' back off them , get it repaired and carry on driving it as a cat N
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The driver should be prosecuted for Failure to Stop at the scene of the accident, unless he can make good case that he was unaware of the impact.

Take a good look at the video evidence, from outside the bus, and put a formal request to the bus company that they retain the video footage from the bus itself. They probably won't let you see that, but get the request in quick, so it's still available if required for the Police, otherwise it will just get deleted.
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Get in touch with Aston at Essex Rotary for a more realistic repair quote - it may not have to be declared a write off
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This should be a no fault claim against the bus companies insurance, which makes it much harder for them to declare a write off...

...unless it gets taken to a repairer "for a quote" and disappears into the Copart system, via a forklift/telehandler, lifted side-on to a low loader, in which case it guaranteed to be a write-off.

DON'T LET THEM TAKE THE CAR AWAY!
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Here’s a link of the CCTV footage of the accident, from my neighbour. Wish I had a driveway of their size. I have already raised it with the bus company. Sadly this is not my first car to be hit by their buses. I normally avoid parking on the road but sometimes I have to unfortunately.
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Bloody hell….
The bus driver had the whole road to himself and still hit you.
What a sh** driver!!! 😡
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I'd assumed it was at least a narrow road, cars both sides, or something coming the other way.
No excuse for that.
I wonder why he pulled up just off camera. Is there a Stop there or was he checking his mirrors for signs of the impact?
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Get it fixed. This was mine, and it wasn’t written off. I just negotiated with the insurer to use Essex Rotary and second hand parts rather than an expensive ‘approved’ repairer.
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My only concern is the cost of labour of having the rear quarter cut away and another welded on. If it was bolt on panels it would be a different story. As the wheels been hit, could affect alignment, damage suspension, drivetrain.
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drivetrain damage is unlikely although bent control arms are possible. the panel is available aftermarket. I'm suspecting piston and rotor could handle that fine.
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