- A KwaZulu-Natal man noticed something wrong with his prized Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet
- He took the luxury car to a Porsche dealership where they discovered the damage had been done by a rat
- The stunned man was left with a hefty bill of R154 000
There are so many things that can damage one's car - from thugs to rock-throwing protesters. However, one would never think that a small rodent could cause thousands of Rands' worth of damage.
A KwaZulu-Natal man found out the hard way how destructive a gnawing rat can be to a car. The man, Micheal Maeso, who hails from Mount Edgecombe in KwaZulu-Natal, noticed his prized Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet was faulty.
Only three weeks after the car had been taken for a service, Maeso took it for a drive and saw the oil gauge was not working, The Sowetan reported.
Maeso returned to the Porsche dealership where they discovered a rat and the damage it caused before he died.
Briefly.co.za learned Maeso, who was "horrified", would have to pay a whopping R154 000 to cover the bill for the damages.
Luckily, he had insurance and Hollard covered the costs. Maeso is not the first person who suffered at the hands -uh, paws - of rats.
Another lady, who chose to withhold her real identity, said she lost her Subaru Impreza 1.5 to rats in August last year after she left her car parked in the garage while holidaying with her family.
Her insurance had to write off her car because the damage the rats caused surpassed the car's retail value.
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