Tuesday, 6 November 2007


I pranged the hire car. Shit!

The incident occurred during a 'short stop-over' in Greymouth. Whilst parking outside a cafe for breakfast, I reversed the car into a lamppost. A sickening crunch, and a look of horror on Ben's face told me it was bad, and we'd all but kissed goodbye to our NZ$1000 excess, but it didn't turn out to be so bad in the end.

We called Spaceships and decided to try the local panel beaters for an estimate, and were happy (as happy as you can be after reversing into a stationary object and messing up a hire car) to be told that the bill will only be NZ$350 (Euros 200).

So, now we have an unexpected bill, and overnight stay in Greymouth, but at least we didn't have to get a new panel, or fork out NZ$1000. OK, but still very annoying, and I feel very silly.



Anonymous said...

Bjorn from Amsterdam says..

As where oyu learned to drive was crowded and filled with cyclist and pedestrains... with too much open space ... this can happen.

Anonymous said...

oh dear

Miss Monica said...

Been there, done that ;)