The lens cover is looking at £20. It's who you know
Insurance is sorting out the Toyota but its looking like a grand plus vat and a few bits and pieces.
If the Toyota had some sort of bumper it would have been a lot less but the Merc caught it on the spare wheel that they clamp to the back and twisted the back door. Its fine having crumple zones but I'm starting to suspect that modern cars are now designed to ensure an ongoing revenue stream for the manufacturers.
My old Landrover (1973 LWB 2.5 ltr Ex-Mod) would make mincemeat of most modern cars and I would walk away and there is not a crumple zone in sight.
Yep, my other car is an old Landrover, which is the perfect vehicle for London. Amazing how easy it is to change lanes when you don't care if someone scrapes you.
My nearside doormirror got bashed in the lanes. The casing is cracked/broken, otherwise everything works. They want about £120 for a new unit. O/S glass got "whitevanned" and that was £37.
That's where they make their £$£$£$$£
Vanden Plas Princess 4 Litre R. I was produced as a joint venture between British Motor Corporation (BMC) and Rolls Royce ! It has a 4 Litre Rolls Royce engine and has all the appointments to go with it's limousine class.
I had the choice of an immaculate E300D Merc with galactic miles or a Primera TD 2.0 with low miles. Ah well, we all learn by our mistakes. I went for the Primera, it's a slug. I have the worst of both worlds, it's as thirsty as a petrol and it's slooow. I might try an Octavia TDi or Passat TDi next. For the moment I am going to get a Tunit which plugs into the loom (ecu to pump) and boosts power 90bhp to 110bhp.