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    id rather them total it......but u know insurance companies

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureWS6 View Post
    id rather them total it......but u know insurance companies
    If the damage total is worth more than a certain % of the total car value they will consider it totaled. Then you will be given the opportunity to buy the car back from the insurance company at a ridiculously low rate.

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    Make sure you take it to a place that mechanically inspects the vehicle, we have some places around here that will only look at the obvious. With a nasty front end collision like that, there can way more damage than what you can see. That'll help bring the total amount of damage up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    If the damage total is worth more than a certain % of the total car value they will consider it totaled. Then you will be given the opportunity to buy the car back from the insurance company at a ridiculously low rate.
    hmm...should i buy it back even if they total it? its a V6, 85k miles, 5speed...i guess really depends how bad it is


    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    Make sure you take it to a place that mechanically inspects the vehicle, we have some places around here that will only look at the obvious. With a nasty front end collision like that, there can way more damage than what you can see. That'll help bring the total amount of damage up.
    ya its not just cosmetic, some of the frame isnt exactly bent or broken...its like gone. and im sure it would have messed up some of the engine, powersteering ended up on the otherside but im no expert

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureWS6 View Post
    hmm...should i buy it back even if they total it? its a V6, 85k miles, 5speed...i guess really depends how bad it is
    Depends on how much, and if you want the car as a project I guess? Usually after a car is totaled by your insurance company and you buy it back, you no longer can have full coverage on it.

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    They caught the guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And he as insurance!!!!

    *******THE GUY CALLED IN THIS MORNING(to the police, who later let me know) SAYING SOMEONE HIT HIM AND RAN, LATER THE STORY CHANGED TO HE DOESNT KNOW WHO WAS DRIVING BUT WASNT HIM AND IT ENDED UP IN HIS DRIVEWAY********
    Last edited by FutureWS6; 11-14-2009 at 11:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureWS6 View Post
    They caught the guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And he as insurance!!!!

    *******THE GUY CALLED IN THIS MORNING(to the police, who later let me know) SAYING SOMEONE HIT HIM AND RAN, LATER THE STORY CHANGED TO HE DOESNT KNOW WHO WAS DRIVING BUT WASNT HIM AND IT ENDED UP IN HIS DRIVEWAY********
    Wow, what an even bigger idiot!!

    You should meet this guy in person and punch him in the face.

    I hope they nail him for everything they can and you can get your car fixed or better yet fix it and throw an LS in.

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    Glad to hear they got the sheissekopf. Now ya gotta play the waiting game to see if the bird is repairable/totalled.

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    ya im still worried about it..........kbb doesnt say its worth that much unless its retail or private selling. my dad says they will try to give u the lowest price they can find anywhere like what a dealer would pay.

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    Parking on the street always scares me. It's a crap shoot.

    Sorry you got nailed. Hopefully the insurance company will come through for you quickly

    Um, did that happen on the evening of Friday the 13th?

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    dam i sorry to hear that bro

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    I think I would start parking way up in my yard!!! Glad they caught them. I doubt seriously they will total it. Maybe a few front suspension parts, new wheel and tire, new fender, and refiberglass the door and some paint and you'll be as good as new. Sorry to hear about this. Makes me glad I park mine 'behind' my house about 40 yards from the road. At least they had insurance! In my opinion, you would be better off keeping it and letting them fix it, than trying to get it totalled. Kelly Blue Book is amazingly low when it comes to the value of our cars, in spite of the fact that they are collectors to us.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by herculesrider1 View Post
    I think I would start parking way up in my yard!!! Glad they caught them. I doubt seriously they will total it. Maybe a few front suspension parts, new wheel and tire, new fender, and refiberglass the door and some paint and you'll be as good as new. Sorry to hear about this. Makes me glad I park mine 'behind' my house about 40 yards from the road. At least they had insurance! In my opinion, you would be better off keeping it and letting them fix it, than trying to get it totalled. Kelly Blue Book is amazingly low when it comes to the value of our cars, in spite of the fact that they are collectors to us.....
    All the shit you just named is going to be several thousands of dollars to repair. His car being a 2000 and a V6 probably is not valued really high.

    I had a lady across the street "lightly back into" my 1996 V6 Camaro I park on the street. The body shop wanted $1200 just for that....

    I am guessing that the insurance company might total it.

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    I would think that if the cost is going to be several thousand dollars, that would cost less to the ins. co. than 6 to 8K to total it, don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by herculesrider1 View Post
    I would think that if the cost is going to be several thousand dollars, that would cost less to the ins. co. than 6 to 8K to total it, don't you?
    Last time I checked, a Pontiac Firebird that is almost 10 years old that is a V6 is not worth 8K.....

    If someone is willing to buy one for that, you better break their arm off getting the money from them.

    The several thousands of dollars would be in probably parts alone, not inclusive of labor, which is where a majority of the money would come in at.

    KBB, with basic options lists his car at: Excellent $4,960, Good $4,510, and
    Fair $3,985

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureWS6 View Post
    ya im still worried about it..........kbb doesnt say its worth that much unless its retail or private selling. my dad says they will try to give u the lowest price they can find anywhere like what a dealer would pay.

    they are going to give me $11,5XX towards mine..it will take forever to get it but that may give u an idea to gauge yours...i def. feel your pain on this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Last time I checked, a Pontiac Firebird that is almost 10 years old that is a V6 is not worth 8K.....

    If someone is willing to buy one for that, you better break their arm off getting the money from them.

    The several thousands of dollars would be in probably parts alone, not inclusive of labor, which is where a majority of the money would come in at.

    KBB, with basic options lists his car at: Excellent $4,960, Good $4,510, and
    Fair $3,985
    Well it was in excellent......................................... ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureWS6 View Post
    Well it was in excellent......................................... ....
    To you, yes, you are probably right. But any "flaw" the insurance company finds with the car (tear in carpet, dirty carpet, dings, slight scratches, worn tires, uncarriage rust, etc) they ding you for it.

    In the eyes of the insurance company, "excellent" means damn near show room condition unfortunately.

    This is how they screw people over...

    Either way, I hope you get a fair amount for it that will be a good down payment for what you get in its place, if you plan to go that route.

    Good luck man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang Killa View Post
    they are going to give me $11,5XX towards mine..it will take forever to get it but that may give u an idea to gauge yours...i def. feel your pain on this..
    Your car was a 2002 WS6....BIG DIFFERENCE in value from what he had. Don't really think you can compare the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Your car was a 2002 WS6....BIG DIFFERENCE in value from what he had. Don't really think you can compare the two.
    Wish you were lieing.

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