Have you ever damaged your car?

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Browsing a lot of threads, people say you should get a cheap car as your 1st because you will inevitably give it minor cosmetic damage

With that in mind I ask the question , have you dented/damaged your car ?
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Browsing a lot of threads, people say you should get a cheap car as your 1st because you will inevitably give it minor cosmetic damage

With that in mind I ask the question , have you dented/damaged your car ?
Past my test first time, same night took the car out (Audi a7)and caught the wheel arch on a bin. Luckily it only scuffed it as i'm on £500 excess….
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Browsing a lot of threads, people say you should get a cheap car as your 1st because you will inevitably give it minor cosmetic damage

With that in mind I ask the question , have you dented/damaged your car ?
I dinged mine on the awkward metal gate and dented it as well as taking the paint off.

Then someone drove into me at 60 mph and wrote it off after I got it fixed
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My first car, I managed to slightly crack the rear bumper by reversing into a post. You could hardly see it though. Worse damage was a cracked mirror, but that was more down to the other person coming flying off a bend partly on my side of the road (with more experience I probably could have avoided it, but it was still largely their fault).
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No, never.

Start out with a low powered rear wheel drive car and it'll teach you how to respond to a vehicle properly and you're set for life.
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Scuffed the drivers side mirror on a concrete post in a multistory car park. Did that trying to given the badly parked Audi next to me space to open their door. Next time I might just let them struggle. The mirror already had quite a few scrapes so I haven't bothered to repair it, the car is only worth £500 so no point spending much to repair anything on it in my opinion.
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No, never.

Start out with a low powered rear wheel drive car and it'll teach you how to respond to a vehicle properly and you're set for life.
I cant think of a single car that fits this description that a 17 year old nowadays could afford to buy and insure
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I cant think of a single car that fits this description that a 17 year old nowadays could afford to buy and insure
Morris Minor

I took out a stone wall with my Land Rover after sliding on black ice, but luckily having a steel girder for a bumper has its advantages and there was no damage at all

I managed not to bump or scrape the next four cars after that, until I got my current car. Something about having your deliveries timed make you an impatient driver So far I've managed to KO both my front and rear driver's side doors, the rear so badly that it wouldn't even shut properly. Bloody concrete posts hiding in my blind spots. There are scuffs on most of the bumper corners from walls because I'm I can't be bothered to wait to do another point in the turn. I rear ended someone at an awkward junction too, but there wasn't any damage to their car as the crash bar on mine took the brunt of it. Luckily I know my way around tools so I've fixed it all myself very cheaply. I never manage to do this stuff when I'm not at work, I can't wait to finish in a month or two so I can go back to driving like a normal person
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I believe the statistic is 1 in 4* have an accident in their first year....but probably much higher when you consider the number of people who damage their cars and do not claim.


* DSA, Learning to Drive: a consultation paper (2008)
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I haven't done any major damage, but for some reason everyone seems to dent my car with their car doors. Grr.
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I cant think of a single car that fits this description that a 17 year old nowadays could afford to buy and insure
Morris Minor
Land rover series
Triumph Herald
MG Midget
MGB GT
Triumph Spitfire
Triumph Dolomite
Ford Capri
VW Beetle
MX5
Morris Marina
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A few dings scrapes and a broken windscreen.
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I cant think of a single car that fits this description that a 17 year old nowadays could afford to buy and insure
Smart ForTwo & BMW 116i
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Had a fairly serious crash 6 months in, into a wall. Didn't all front end in but know a local garage that repaired it for £400

Got few dents and scratches from
Car doors and friends not looking after it (kicking balls on accident etc etc)


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Crashes I've had :-

1) Volvo 164 got rear ended and it went into a concrete barrier, car caught fire after that. Well worth it got more money back from insurance than what was paid for it.

2) Austin Metro reversed into a beer keg that was being unloaded at a pub. Some damage to the bumper.

3) Fiat Coupe, got rear ended by one VW Golf. Nothing major other than damage to the bumper and nearly slapped the driver of that Golf for being a soggy *****.

4) Alfa Romeo GT had a roll over, a lorry blew its tyre and I tried to avoid it, was quite the rollover as it flipped twice before going into a motorway barrier. Surprisingly managed to open the driver door and exit from it unhurt other than a few cuts and bruises.

5) Volvo XC90 got rear ended by a tailgater, just a cracked bumper.

6) Volvo C70 scratched the rear bumper against the garage door.
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Nothing too major. Caused a bit of damage to my left wing mirror by driving too close to some bushes. I also remember reversing and knocking over one of my parents friends statues. Luckily, it didn't break and there was only a scuff mark on my car.

Been driving for 5 years and nothing major has happened. Long may that continue.
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just a little bit
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after only 3 weeks of driving, don't drive tired people
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Once I crashed into a gate - well my car did.... Handbrake wasn't on properly - needed to replace a headlight and the bonnet

Some plonker was speeding and took off my driver's side wingmirror while I was parked - they didn't even stop....

Yesterday I managed to get my car stuck driving down a grass bank and there was a rock I didn't see which lifted the front wheels... And with a front wheel drive...
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I would advise buying a really old car with no mod cons and power steering etc for your first car. You'll get used to driving properly and then after the first year buy something modern, it will be a piece of pish and you will be a much better driver for it.
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