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Offline Davey A

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I'm out of here.......kinda regretfully
« on: December 04, 2017, 00:41:42 AM »
Hello everyone,

Back in July, a complete (uninsured) tw*t managed to write off my beloved Calibra. I was stationary in traffic and he decided to mount the kerb, drive down the right hand side of a line of traffic and, when he ran out of space, swerved in and smashed into the back and side of my car.

I've had use of my wife's car while I decided what to do about replacing my own car. I contemplated getting a new Calibra but with a new job and getting on a bit in age now, I've come to the conclusion that I don't have the time to spend on, A. Getting a Calibra up to the standard I want and, B. Maintaining it to any standard I'd be happy with.

Reluctantly, I'm now not a Calibra owner. I have loads of Calibra bits in my lock up that I will eventually sell/give away. At the moment, I still can't bring myself to sort it all out but, eventually, I'll have to.

I just want to say that this forum has been an absolute gold mine of information to me while I owned the Calibra. You guys are great and, in the main, have always had the answer to any problem I've had.

You deserve a massive thank you and that's what this is meant to be.

When I eventually sort out my lock up, I'll let you all know what's up for grabs but for now, it's a very sad goodbye to you all.

It's been splendid while it lasted.

Cheers chaps,

Davey A
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Re: I'm out of here.......kinda regretfully
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 09:55:39 AM »
Oh mate....i feel your pain.....I also understand you logic too.....Fair decision tbh.....u know deep down this is the right thing to do...i`m 48 now and rarely get down to my garage now days what with Christmas coming up...take care mate.

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Re: I'm out of here.......kinda regretfully
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 14:50:21 PM »
I'm so sorry for this incident...
I wish you a good luck with your future car!
For sure it will be more comfortable and more safe but I'm sure that you'll never forget the Calibra and no one will be able to displace her from your heart!

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Re: I'm out of here.......kinda regretfully
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 00:19:58 AM »
"chaps"  ::) ::)


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Re: I'm out of here.......kinda regretfully
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 19:16:10 PM »
Terrible incident...good luck with your future car, take care and happy holidays

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Re: I'm out of here.......kinda regretfully
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 22:19:57 PM »
You were always "one of the chaps" ALZ.   ;)  One of the best actually.

Thanks for the comments guys. i'm going to miss you lot.
I'm pleased I fitted a telly in my Calibra. It gives me something to watch when I'm waiting for the RAC.

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Re: I'm out of here.......kinda regretfully
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 23:27:54 PM »
You were always "one of the chaps" ALZ.   ;)  One of the best actually.


Bless you! Hang around, we need everyone we can get LOL!!! Seriously, you don't need a Calibra to still be here!
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Re: I'm out of here.......kinda regretfully
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 19:54:44 PM »
Your loss is our loss Dave A

Uninsured tossers  are the lowest scum on this earth......it has been a tough descision for you....but I hope that maybe one day soon you will be a Proud Calibra owner again......but good luck in whatever you decide to do.

Best wishes in advance of Xmas and the New Year.......I have enjoyed reading your posts......and feel I got to know you..

Kind regards

Turbohead