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JulianT last won the day on January 16 2013

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About JulianT

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  • Birthday 10/06/70

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    Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Elise S1
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    Blue

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  1. I used to love watching Time Team when it was on so this sounds really interesting. What's the program name or was that the NLC ref? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. It'll definitely be going to a specialist that's for sure. Value wise I'm not sure really as its my daily drive so it's showing a bit of wear now. 14k was just what I saw on Auto Trader but in reality I think mine would be a lot less. But if it written off, wouldn't that affect the value going forward? Not that I would ever sell it mind. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks for the advice guys, I'll insist on Option 1 once I get the go ahead and I'll start collecting evidence on the values. Sounds like you had a right game Martin. Hopefully this will be ok. It's just a pain for it to happen. The annoying thing is that I mostly work from home so this was a rare trip to the office Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I've just had a minor bump at an island in the elise - he thought I had gone and I hadn't The damage seems to be a small hole in the rear offside with the usual fiberglass splitting and cracking you get from impacts. It doesn't look too bad but I know fiberglass can be quite deceptive. Everything else seems ok and it didn't feel like a large impact. I've had to go via my insurance mainly because the 3rd party was driving a company car and at the time I wasn't really thinking. I've got a couple of questions which I was hoping someone could help with:- 1. My Elise is quite old (S1 X plate) and I'm worried that if I insist on going to a Lotus approved garage to have it fixed, there could be a possibility the insurance company would write off the car. Especially if they decide the clam needs replacing. Is this a valid concern as I've seen S1's with the same mileage and age going for over 14k in AutoTrader so I think I should be ok. Note my insurance doesn't have a guaranteed valuation set. 2. Is there a good fiberglass repair garage in the Shropshire area that anyone can recommend? I know someone who had a similar incident a while back and they took it direct to Christopher Neil. They used a 3rd party company that handled the claim and as the 3rd party admitted liability, they provided a like for like hire car whilst the elise was being repaired. I'm not sure if this is an option but then I guess I would worry about the car being written off. Thanks guys Julian