Today I.....

Mihai

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...my little A2 was rear ended in the most stupid way...while waiting in traffic, the guy said his "foot slipped" (WTF?!)

In spite of a pretty nasty shock which nearly gave me a heart attack, the car seems fine from what I could gather, apart from the aftermarket parking sensors sticking out a bit, which I just pushed back. Is there anything in particular I should be looking for?

Sorry...I promise there will be a positive post from me on this thread tomorrow!
 

Proghound

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...my little A2 was rear ended in the most stupid way...while waiting in traffic, the guy said his "foot slipped" (WTF?!)

In spite of a pretty nasty shock which nearly gave me a heart attack, the car seems fine from what I could gather, apart from the aftermarket parking sensors sticking out a bit, which I just pushed back. Is there anything in particular I should be looking for?

Sorry...promise there will be a positive post from me on this thread tomorrow!
Oh no!! Sorry to hear this Mihai. You may notice a little creasing above the black plastic where the outer bumper skin deforms around the aluminium crash bar underneath, also the sides may appear 'popped out' along the top edge if the impact was hard enough. If they won't go back in and stay in, new side mounts (triangular plastic things with lugs) may be needed hold them in the correct position.
 

Mihai

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Oh no!! Sorry to hear this Mihai. You may notice a little creasing above the black plastic where the outer bumper skin deforms around the aluminium crash bar underneath, also the sides may appear 'popped out' along the top edge if the impact was hard enough. If they won't go back in and stay in, new side mounts (triangular plastic things with lugs) may be needed hold them in the correct position.
Thanks a lot Ian!! I'll have a good look tomorrow in daylight :)
 

MattSnap

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....got a fresh 12months MOT after:
Changing the cabin filter (looked like it had never been done and with half a dead tree inside), changing the air filter, doing a fresh oil and filter change - goodness what a difference, so much quieter, installing new front indicator bulbs, and sorting an earth issue on the steering wheel for horn activation. I also got the a/c recharged.
A good day


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Leopard680

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...my little A2 was rear ended in the most stupid way...while waiting in traffic, the guy said his "foot slipped" (WTF?!)

In spite of a pretty nasty shock which nearly gave me a heart attack, the car seems fine from what I could gather, apart from the aftermarket parking sensors sticking out a bit, which I just pushed back. Is there anything in particular I should be looking for?

Sorry...I promise there will be a positive post from me on this thread tomorrow!
Sorry to hear this. My Insurance Co. was pretty quick to try to write Alison off even though I wasn't at fault.
I chose to look around and see how I might keep Alison on the road. This site was most useful.
 

Leopard680

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...gave Alison her delayed interior. Lord Boots is seen checking my work. Also, the Passenger Side Courtesy Mirror Lamp Lenses fell off! Anyone got a spare?
Alison's interior dried out quickly! These were taken after a night out, so apologies for the quality.
 

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Mihai

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...took photos of the pepperpots I fitted...yesterday 😄
Luckily I couldn't see any damage whatsoever from yesterday's "event"! I was trying them out when it happened.

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The guy I got them from refurbished them beautifully for his Polo, but had to change cars and had no more use for them. It's an interesting look on the A2, combination of retro and futuristic. Opinions anyone?

(I know the A2 wasn't made in Wolfsburg, but it's a nice looking badge nevertheless. Might change it to an Audi thing in the future)
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Alan_uk

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Alison's interior dried out quickly! These were taken after a night out, so apologies for the quality.
Hi. How did you clean the carpets may I ask? I just cleaned mine today - the first time for 16 years!!! OCD's here will have a heart attack ;) The car does get regularly vacuum but when I got the A2 15.5 years ago it had proper Audi mats fitted and since then I've always had another set of cheaper "disposable" mats on top that get replaced every 1 or 2 years. Anyway, I had some vanish carpet cleaner and used that, but it's difficult to see if it lifts any dirt. Maybe next time I will hire a steam cleaner, preferably where I can easily see how dirty the used water is (the carpets are dark grey - wish I had the beige carpets so I can see if they need cleaning).
 

Leopard680

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Hi. How did you clean the carpets may I ask? I just cleaned mine today - the first time for 16 years!!! OCD's here will have a heart attack ;) The car does get regularly vacuum but when I got the A2 15.5 years ago it had proper Audi mats fitted and since then I've always had another set of cheaper "disposable" mats on top that get replaced every 1 or 2 years. Anyway, I had some vanish carpet cleaner and used that, but it's difficult to see if it lifts any dirt. Maybe next time I will hire a steam cleaner, preferably where I can easily see how dirty the used water is (the carpets are dark grey - wish I had the beige carpets so I can see if they need cleaning).
Hi Alan, I used a Rug Doctor Machine which I hired from Homebase. The machine is excellent. You'll need to use the extra cost Upholstery Attachment.

Although the chemicals might appear expensive, the Anti Foam will do at least four treatments; the cleaning chemicals at least two per bottle.

The rental cost me £24.99 although I've yet to get my deposit back. Till went down yesterday and they would only offer me a Store Voucher...

I'll hire from another Chain next time...
 

depronman

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Hi. How did you clean the carpets may I ask? I just cleaned mine today - the first time for 16 years!!! OCD's here will have a heart attack ;) The car does get regularly vacuum but when I got the A2 15.5 years ago it had proper Audi mats fitted and since then I've always had another set of cheaper "disposable" mats on top that get replaced every 1 or 2 years. Anyway, I had some vanish carpet cleaner and used that, but it's difficult to see if it lifts any dirt. Maybe next time I will hire a steam cleaner, preferably where I can easily see how dirty the used water is (the carpets are dark grey - wish I had the beige carpets so I can see if they need cleaning).
I use a wet vac. It’s a vacs make for doing carpets but also an furniture attachment which is spot on for doing car carpets
Is uses cleaning fluid and warm water in one tank and recovers the dirty water into a different tank
I use star drops as the cleaning fluid 80p a bottle and you can do the carpets and seats in an A2 with one bottle
It great stuff. The state of the water in the dirty tank is amazing dirty and the carpets looked fairly clean

Paul


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Leopard680

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Hi Alan, I used a Rug Doctor Machine which I hired from Homebase. The machine is excellent. You'll need to use the extra cost Upholstery Attachment.

Although the chemicals might appear expensive, the Anti Foam will do at least four treatments; the cleaning chemicals at least two per bottle.

The rental cost me £24.99 although I've yet to get my deposit back. Till went down yesterday and they would only offer me a Store Voucher...

I'll hire from another Chain next time...
 

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Proghound

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Today I ... took the opportunity, while the neighbours' Range Rover is away on holiday and I still have three of these fine wee beasties, to indulge in a little gratuitous photography :) Actually, quite a lot of gratuitous photography, but I'm only posting the best ones :D

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See if you can spot the one thing I missed in setting these up, visible on two of the shots 🤔 (I intended the OSS on the Cobalt one to be open).
 
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