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Really sorry this happened to you Simon, I hope it gets sorted with very little fuss.

With tailgaters I tend to adjust my speed to the gap they are providing but when I pull away from stationary traffic I drive up to the speed limit dropping my speed if the driver behind starts tailgating again.  One of two things tend to happen, either they take the hint and drop back or they get angry and eventually pass me.   I am happy with either as they problem is either avoided or the driver, who is an accident waiting to happen, has their accident elsewhere.

 

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Cyker, that is what I experience if I let it.  No, I was really referring to the same stop start traffic. 

I am now using the cancel button more.  Allow ACC to do its thing until I see a lift off and cruise is more sensible. 

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I watched a near accident unfold.  A 'careful' driver known to me was tailgating as we joined a fast road and I allowed the interval to increase.  He shot passed me and tailgated the truck on front.  At an inappropriate moment he simply pulled out into the car overtaking him.  At the last moment he swerved. 

He does not speed in the village but has absolutely no clue about road positioning. 

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14 minutes ago, Roy124 said:

Cyker, that is what I experience if I let it.  No, I was really referring to the same stop start traffic. 

I am now using the cancel button more.  Allow ACC to do its thing until I see a lift off and cruise is more sensible. 

Ahh okay, darn, I was hoping the Cross had a newer version of the software or something that made it better than the Mk4's that I could ask the dealer to install!

 

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Cyker, what is different from the Corolla is the switchology. The activate button is on the left of the main controls.  The Set/Resume are up/down toggles and the Cancel is a large button the the left. 

Easier to locate by touch, some better but could still be improved. 

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18 hours ago, 2badmice said:

What I would say is that they may blame you for hitting the Fiesta, whilst you are claiming for the damage caused by the VW behind. 

The Dashcam footage is irrefutable.

I stopped well short of the Fiesta. I was stationary when I the car behind ploughed into me, shunting me into the Fiesta.

When her insurance company attempts to claim off me, they'll receive a copy of the footage and will be instructed to take it up with the insurance company representing the driver of the car that rear-ended me. 😉

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18 hours ago, 2badmice said:

have you looked to see if the boot floor has been lifted?

That's a good point. TBH I hadn't looked, as it's a company lease car I'll leave them to sort it out.

But your comment made me decide to take a look and I was quite shocked.

Yes the floor has a large crinkle where it's been pushed up.

 

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Shock transfer can be missed.  The SAAB 99 had inner wheel arches, rare in the 60s, and the driver's door was wrenched in a strong gale.  Years later, cleaning the car pre-sale, I found that arch was buckled. 

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1 hour ago, Extreme_One said:

That's a good point. TBH I hadn't looked, as it's a company lease car I'll leave them to sort it out.

But your comment made me decide to take a look and I was quite shocked.

Yes the floor has a large crinkle where it's been pushed up.

 

I am almost sure the car will be written off because of the parts supply issue plus here there is a damage to rear bumper support, part of the spare wheel well, exhaust as well, suspension might also suffer some alignment damage . Watching how deeply the golf is damaged I can see it went under the Corolla 50cm and more. That’s my opinion only,  to necessarily I am right but what I have see and my personal experience from previous accidents, and I have few, I know how bad it is and the feeling it’s not pleasant at all. 

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Thanks @TonyHSD you're right it's not pleasant.

I watched the footage back this week, the in-car footage was quite shocking, as you can see how fast the car was going when he hit us. I reckon he hit us at around 40mph!

At the time I was definitely in shock, and for the whole of last week I've ached all over.

I'm not just saying that as some kind of compo try-on, I'm sure anyone thats experienced this kind of collision will attest, it really does take it out of you!

My gut feeling at the time was that it would be a write-off, but now I've actually gotten down on my hands and knees to look beneath the car, and seen the wrinkled metal, I'd be even more surprised if it actually went for repair.

Trouble is, I hate to think how long I'll need to wait for whatever replacement I end up ordering. 🤦‍♂️

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2 minutes ago, Extreme_One said:

Thanks @TonyHSD you're right it's not pleasant.

I watched the footage back this week, the in-car footage was quite shocking, as you can see how fast the car was going when he hit us. I reckon he hit us at around 40mph!

At the time I was definitely in shock, and for the whole of last week I've ached all over.

I'm not just saying that as some kind of compo try-on, I'm sure anyone thats experienced this kind of collision will attest, it really does take it out of you!

My gut feeling at the time was that it would be a write-off, but now I've actually gotten down on my hands and knees to look beneath the car, and seen the wrinkled metal, I'd be even more surprised if it actually went for repair.

Trouble is, I hate to think how long I'll need to wait for whatever replacement I end up ordering. 🤦‍♂️

Indeed, most importantly thought is that you are safe and sound. Car accidents happen in less than a second, consequences afterwards can be for long. I hope all goes smooth with the car replacement (repair) and you will be back on the road and enjoy driving. The Corolla has done its job, it’s stopped and saved your and the others involved life’s. 👌

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1 minute ago, Extreme_One said:

This place seems to compress images, this isn't the easiest to see as it is.

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It doesn’t look that bad actually, I think in fact the golf was likely under heavy braking and low front end went under the car and this itself played a role for less damage outside and softer acceleration a bit. 

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2 minutes ago, TonyHSD said:

likely under heavy braking and low front end

The driver said he didn't even touch his brakes, he was looking in his mirrors at a van that has just passed and he ploughed into us without decelerating at all. 🙄

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1 hour ago, Extreme_One said:

The driver said he didn't even touch his brakes, he was looking in his mirrors at a van that has just passed and he ploughed into us without decelerating at all. 🙄

Lol, that is even worse for him. But how did he went underneath then, perhaps it’s a lot lower than the Corolla. 

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3 hours ago, TonyHSD said:

But how did he went underneath then, perhaps it’s a lot lower than the Corolla. 

It did have an incredibly ugly body kit, was probably lowered too. Horrible ugly thing it was.

Smashing it up was the best end for it TBH.

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19 minutes ago, Extreme_One said:

It did have an incredibly ugly body kit, was probably lowered too. Horrible ugly thing it was.

Smashing it up was the best end for it TBH.

Agreed 👍

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