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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Adding Insult to Injury

I test drove a Hyundai Amica today. Not for myself, for a friend. Very strange due to it being an "upright car". I can't decide if it's like driving a car like van or a van like car. Absolutely no street cred being seen in it but nippy enough so it'll suit my friend fine.

She has had to buy a new car though because some local oiks decided to nick her car a couple of months back. They were actually caught in the vehicle whilst joy riding but have decided they are not guilty. Hopefully the court case is soon assuming the CPS decide there is enough evidence to prosecute.

But the most distressing part of the whole thing is what happened following the theft.

The police did all the forensics, it took them the best part of a week. They then told her that the car was ready. She had asked them if the car was in ok condition and they said it was. When we got there to pick it up it was anything but. Apart from being covered in fingerprint powder which is the devil's own to get off as you may well know, they had gained entry by peeling back the rear driver-side door, there was no way that was going to go back into place.

Not being an expensive car it was decided it was beyond economical repair. No problem said insurance man, what we will do is this. "You sign the car over to us. We will dispose of it and send you the money for the salvage". So that was what happened. Or was supposed to.

Four weeks later no money has changed hands because the car has been lost. Last time we saw it it was at the police pound. The insurance company never collected it. The Police have released it. Where is it? Tomorrow we are off to the police pound to try and find out because the police refuse to speak to the insurance company. Meanwhile the insurance company are still collecting insurance premiums.

Nearly solicitor time methinks!


  • Between them, the Police and the insurance company have lost the car? You couldn't make it up, as they say.

    We hired a Hyundai when we went to Italy last year. I was quite impressed with how good it was for the money.

    By Blogger Masher, At 7:45 AM  

  • Won't make a drama out of a crisis? Bollocks I say! How can it be right that the Police won't talk to insurers? How can you lose someone's car for heaven's sake? Trust? Ha!

    By Blogger Toffeeapple, At 4:25 PM  

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