odd ways your car has been damaged

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  1. olderskyblue

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    Seeing that Stokes appears to have had his wing mirror smashed by another car, I wondered who has had their car damaged in an odd way? I've had a few of these.

    1. Going down a country lane in Wiltshire, came to a stop as a herd of cows heading towards me. As they passed, one of the big buggers leaned against my wing mirror and broke it. When they'd passed, I got out the car to mention it to the farmer ahead of the herd.

    He couldn't hear me shout what with all the mooing, and to get to him, I would have to walk through the herd, and all their muck on the road, and he would have probably said "so what" anyway, so decided to call it a "racing incident" and carry on.
     
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    The cow should have let you know that he was coming, or didn't his horn work?
    :emoji_ox:
     
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    I did shout at the cow that did it, but he denied it, saying it was the udder one...take up your beef with him... (yes, they were talking cows...) ;)
     
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    I Hit a Muntjack deer out near Coombe about 30 years back. It dented my wing and pushed it back so that the front door wouldn't open. Also had my windscreen smashed by a council grass cutter throwing up stones.
     
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    2. Was filling car up with petrol, and got hit by another car. He missed the brake as he came into the garage, and hit the rear of my car. Odd feeling to have to move forward 2 feet mid fill up..!!
     
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    Had a hire car once and the side window randomly exploded on the M6.
     
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    My mates son was 18, and the family lived out in the sticks where roadkill = dinner. Anyway, one night he saw this deer lying in the road. He stopped, checked it, and it was not long dead, so he strapped it to his bonnet and drove home carefully.

    When he got on their driveway, he shouted his dad, who came out to see what the fuss was about. They off loaded the deer, and the security lights alerted him that his Mini bonnet was dented to fook... It would have been cheaper to buy the meat from a butcher when the repair cost was factored in. :emoji_smile:
     
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    I left my ambulance on the street last week. Came back to it and some slag was dancing on top of it.
     
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    Had a bird shit on my windscreen.

    Worst Tinder date ever.
     
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    Looks like he milked you dry
     
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    Had a few

    Bought a newish car the other week and parked it at my parents the handbrake is shit and it rolls down the drive into my parents neighbors x5.

    Parked my Passat cc outside my house and somebody came around the corner and drove straight into it parked on the other side of the road and drove off I called the police as we got the reg and they said they couldnt do anything but drive round later to have a look and said that I needed to clean up and push some of the damaged bits back in so I told them to fuck off and find the criminal.

    I then had to go and produce my details at the station and give a statement To get the crime number when they told me to do that I asked how as the cars was smashed up so they said get a taxi I asked why they couldn’t come out and they said no time.

    My old neighbour had somebody drive into the front of their house he went straight through the front door which was about fifteen feet from the road he reversed off and drove off and dumped the car about 100 yards away when it packed up but remembered to get his keys out first it caused about 30 k of damage
     
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    I just rented a car to go on holiday. The very first place I stopped after driving a couple of hours was a McDonalds. As I drove into the parking space, I heard a scrape.
    Didn't think too much about it. After we left, I backed out of the parking space and heard another scrape, a bit louder this time. Still didn't think much about it, and just drove on.
    A couple of hours later when I pulled in to refuel, I noticed the front bumper was separated from the side bumper at the join. What must have happened was the first scrape was the bumper going over the curb and the second scrape was the bumper pulling apart when I reversed.
    From that point on, I left about two feet of space in front of the car at every parking space.
    Before I returned the car, I managed to pull the two separated pieces back together so it was hardly noticeable, and the rental agent didn't notice any damage.
    They just make cars too low at the front nowadays.
     
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    or perhaps all those Big Macs make the car slighly heavier?
     
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    One of me mates set fire to the rear seat on my old nissan bluebird whilst we were stuck in traffic on the M5.

    A pigeon flew out of a hedge and straight into my headlight, smashing it, on my old astra van.

    I smashed the windscreen of a citreon van by driving it through a hedge (in order to avoid a tractor who decided to turn right as I was overtaking it)

    I once put my foot through my mates sunroof whilst "car surfing" on top of his Morris Ital.

    Some scally nicked the indicator assemblies from the front wings of my Mrs. old Seat Ibiza......did way more damage than was necessary.
     
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    Driving along in darkest Wolston, my car appeared across a pigeon's flight path at entirely the wrong time for the pigeon. Cue one pigeon smashing the rear side window. Didn't get through to the car itself at least, as it came off worse...
     
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    Not exactly damage but a strange problem. Have what sounds like a grinding noise when I go over a bump in the road. Was worried, pulled over, tried to look under the car. Can't see anything lose. Think maybe its a spring?

    Leave it at a friendly garage. They take it for drive, all fine, can't find anything wrong. Next day same thing. Worried the wheels are going to fall of while driving, but still can't find a problem. Garage had said no probs and not wanting to take it back and look a prat, get famly to sit in the car when driving so they can have a listen. But the noise has stopped. Am I going mad, it only happens when I'm alone.

    World cup starts so I decide to start listening to Talk Sport rather than 5 live...and the grinding noise is even worse. Have had this for the last 3 weeks, driving slow and avoiding any pot holes or bumps in the road. Then brain clicks in .... why is it suddenly louder? Because I've cranked Talk Sport up. For whatever reason, the bumps are coming through the radio whenever its on MW.
     
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    Haha
    What a full life you're living!!
    I've had a bent wing on first legal on the road Morris 1300 after a whippet ,well three actually came hurtling out of Floydds fields Tile Hill sports ground.
    Could not avoid the first one :-(
    Second some loon probably drunk, came hurtling round the sharp bend just up form our house in the sticks crossed the carriageway into the back of my now street patked Austin 1800 as I'd graduated in salary and what a passion wagon that was, wide enough to 'lay' across the back seat .
    Finally but only cos of hazy memory My lovely shiney white For Granada Sweeney Style.
    I'd just had some spraying done as one of
    the doors got damaged ,came back from
    working in London for a week and someone had creased it in the Railway station carpark .
    Finally my lovely Volvo C70 coupe expired last week as I'd left it idle too long and took it for a long run to boost the battery .
    The Big End went and she's gone to heaven to be a Cube of 800x800 mixed metal. :'(
     
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    I recommend using a Q-tip in your ears.
     
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    We didn't eat there, it was just a bathroom stop. So we were actually slightly lighter when we left!
     
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    I had a slow pigeon fly in front of my on the m6 I was willing him to get over the car but alas not he hit the top of my windscreen and I heard him bounce on the roof I thought I hope his death is not drawn out and it wasn’t I looked in the mirror and there was a blast of feathers as he went into the radiator of the artic behind
     
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    Not mine but a neighbour's Audi had its roof dented and its windscreen smashed by a door handle hurled at random from a balcony by passing hooligans. I was sitting indoors just a few feet away at the time and it made a sound like a pop bottle being dropped on the pavement so didn't take much notice. The neighbour saved the door handle to show to the insurance company.
     
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    3. Before me and the wife were married, I was on my way home from work and stopped at bell green for a few things. Parked outside the barbers (there was a couple of spaces there) Went to pick the "Girlfriend" up later and she came to the door obviously upset. She starts crying and told me she had parked behind me in bell green, and then someone parked behind her quite close. When leaving, She struggled to get out between the 2 cars, and hit mine!!

    We went to look at the damage, her old man included. It was just a scratch on my bumper, so nothing serious, so I told her not to worry, no harm done.

    Her old man said he told her not to say anything, so I said well, she didn't when she hit yours!! He didn't know she'd scraped his a few months earlier. He blamed it on his neighbours. The look on his face. Priceless.
     
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    These are not accidents but 2 stories that have come into my head from driving.

    1. I was driving a bus through Baddesley Ensor, 2 young lads were kicking a ball to each other along the path as they were walking. Just as I came past one of the lads kicked it too hard and ended up in the road, lucky they seen me coming towards them and stayed on the path, but the football rolled straight into my twin back wheels. The explosion of the ball was loud, I felt really bad for the kids.

    2. I was in the mountains of Barcelona in a 7.5tonne lorry with my work mate. We had been given directions to our delivery point but must have taken a wrong turning as we were heading in the wrong direction. We were told we were about 10 mins away and we had taken 20mins so far. Further along the road was a layby, just big enough to do a 3-point turn. I was in the passenger seat, my mate reversed into the layby and was positioned perfectly to move forward. He then decided to be a rally driver in a 7.5toone truck and tried to throw it into 1st from reverse. He the proceded to (try) wheelspin, but we were still in reverse, We were both shitting bricks as the lorry was heading for the edge of road, a cliff edge drop of 50ft. He managed to stop, I got out to see how close to death we were, The back end was over the cliff, the back wheels were right on the edge. I jumped back in the truck and my mate then calmly put it into 1st, checking this time and double checking. Then the cocky git said "Shit yourself did you, I meant to do that". "Yeah right" I responded as his hands were patting his heart.
     
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    When I lived in Belgium just south of Brussels I was heading home following my brother who was over visiting and as we went under the outer ring road something like an alternator fell off the carriageway above, missed his car and bounced into my windscreen. I ducked and my friend in the back seat saw it for the first time and he thought it was going to hit him but it went over the car, cue 1 very smashed windscreen
     
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    Had much the same outside Oswestry heading up to Cheshire at speed on the A495. I ducked instinctively when I saw it at the last minute. No artic behind but there was a shower of pigeon feathers falling slowly onto the road behind.
     
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    Had a Granada 2.8 cruising barge (1987 vintage), came back to it in a car park to find some toerag had smashed the drivers window. Looking inside, all that was missing was the on/off button from the radio.
    Still involved a lot of hassle (and money) cleaning up the broken glass and driving around for a day or so with no window.
     
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    This one is a bit embarrassing I was driving on the a14 and was overtaken by a three wheel robin reliant the speed it was traveling at made a round piece of tubing fall off it which came at my car like a dart it missed the screen by inches and gouged a hole into the roof of the car lucky it was a company car.
     
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    Had somebody beak into my car to steal the tom Tom out of the glove box (bad luck arseholes it was in the house) I saw one of them hanging through the window but couldn’t get out in time, all they got was the service box and manual which they they chose to throw at the windscreen of a car down the road smashing it, the police returned the book and said what had happened and asked if I was going to go round to the people to give my insurance details so I asked why and they said to help with their claim so I politely told them to do one as although it was my book I didn’t throw it
     
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    Must have been the Robin GTI Ghia Turbo model :joyful:
    Bet the insurance form was entertaining reading too.
     
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    You went for a McShit, then?
     
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    Told them it was a Ferrari, I can’t remember if we bothered to claim
     
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    I'd pay for that....

    Still got her number?!
     
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    Ah the old Plastic pig
    We used to tear around the villages up by Hatton ,Shrewley etc on a Friday or Saturday night.
    Carefully adjusting our weight and position as the drunken Nutter behind the wheel threw it round the Corners at 60mph.
     
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    Reminds me of the time when an Iranian student was on long term secondment to us late 70's or early 80's and he bought a plastic pig. He claimed it would hit 80mph and like a fool, I got in it with him to prove it or otherwise. Don't think it managed anywhere near 80, but it did go up on 2 wheels at low speed going round a corner. Never been in one since!
     
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    4. I leave home just before the wife to go to work. Bit of traffic, so slow to get off the estate. Waiting for a gap so I can pull out onto Leamington Road, and then got hit from behind... It was the wife..!!

    After a lot of cursing (unusual for me in her presence, but justified I think) her excuse was "but I thought you'd gone" :emoji_angry:

    So, front end of hers, rear of mine to fix... delightful
     
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