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I just want to make a point about the "usefulness" of towbars in an accident. Many years back I was rear-ended in my mums old Toyota Carina E estate by a chap in an Audi 80. He hit me at around 30 - 40 mph (if not faster as the car was "punched" forward about 15 metres!). The towbar on the Carina did a fine job of screwing the Audi's front end up! The Carina got off lightly - it needed a new boot door and O/S wing and glass and rear bumper. If I remember rightly the floor pan was untouched. The original towbar was even checked and reinstated. Glad the meganes got a towbar then, mind I wouldn't be able to tow anything without it...
Definately the right way to go to take an accident damaged car to a main dealer for repair, the Carina was and you couldn't tell it had been pranged. Its still going strong now as the family's "tip run" knockabout, although it is now rusting on the wheelarch where it was been repaired.
Currently in Bob925's garage:
2015 '65 Vauxhall Astra SRi, and a variety of "lovely" buses