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Hello! I picked up my UK limited edition Fiat 124 Spider on Saturday 1st October 2016. Number 76/124.

Absolutely delighted.

A 91 year old Peugeot driver who doesn't understand the difference between brake and accelerate totalled me on Friday 21st October 2016.

Absolutely gutted.

And I hadn't even got around to joining this forum yet.

Anyway, hi. I'm Natasha and I live in Berkshire UK. I've only ever had Fiat cars and I adore the 124 Spider. I do not adore 91 year old ladies who drive into them!
 

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Yes, hope you're OK. Not to be morbid, but I'd be interested to see a picture of the car after it was prematurely retired from pleasant service.
 

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On the bright side, since it's so new your insurance company should cover a new one in full as there wasn't enough time for it to depreciate.
 

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I'm very sorry to here of your loss. Were you injured? Did air bags deploy? I think we would like the particulars and some pictures, please.
 

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Oh dear, I'm terribly sorry to hear about that and hope all is well with you. Guess the car held up and kept you pretty darn safe ?
 

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I am so glad you are OK. Spiders are rare enough in the UK without other drivers reducing the numbers. We now have 123 Anniversary cars in the UK, lets hope it stays that way for a long time. Is your supplying dealer helping you?

Danny
 

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Hi guys, yes I'm fine thank you. I have a whiplash pain with stiff neck etc. The airbags did not go off, I was travelling less than 20mph when she slammed into my passenger side. I heard today that it may be possible to repair it. Who knows? I have to wait and see what the insurance people say.

Here are the pictures both from the scene and at the garage it was taken to. I've included the Peugeot, which drove through me, up a steep curb, through a 100 year old hedge, into someone's front garden and into their porch - still revving all the while!
 

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Hi guys, yes I'm fine thank you. I have a whiplash pain with stiff neck etc. The airbags did not go off, I was travelling less than 20 mph when she slammed into my passenger side. I heard today that it may be possible to repair it. Who knows? I have to wait and see what the insurance people say.

Here are the pictures both from the scene and at the garage it was taken to. I've included the Peugeot, which drove through me, up a steep curb, through a 100 year old hedge, into someone's front garden and into their porch - still revving all the while!
I got rear-ended back in 1993 and thought I was fine. After 3 months of physical therapy, I ended up having a bilateral cervical fusion. A couple of months ago, it flared back up and I'm having regular pain. Going back to physical therapy in a couple of weeks.

Make sure you have your neck checked out thoroughly.
 

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Oh dear, that looks bad - what rotten luck. I hope that you make a speedy recovery (and that the car can be repaired successfully). I'd certainly endorse the advice from JFernald about having your injury thoroughly investigated - I had a whiplash many years ago and declined to go for Xray etc. and I'm still suffering discomfort from it now :| .
 

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If wheel geometry is ok that will repair ok. Your choice will be a repaired Anniversary or a new Lusso Plus with options to get to Anniversary spec ..... I'm guessing all UK Anniversaries must be gone by now?
 

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That's a tough one... I personally would hate taking it back after the repairs... I would rather them not repair it and write it off just because it'll never be the same.
 

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That's a tough one... I personally would hate taking it back after the repairs... I would rather them not repair it and write it off just because it'll never be the same.
Oh I don't know, on occasion I've seen some exceptionally good repairs. Granted on close inspection I could still tell (though have worked in the trade mind you so know what to look for), but was still very impressed by the work done.

So what was the outcome Orchidhouse?
 

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Ugh - ugly scene. Looks like you were broadsided and and then cast aside as she went on into the yard. Another episode of unintended acceleration, with foot stuck on wrong pedal! Surprised the airbags did not deploy. Hope this turns out well for you (and for the old lady who must have been terrified, too).
 
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