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    1. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
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      12-31-2019 12:19 PM #1
      So one of my bosses had a bad morning after we had some bad weather.
      He went to avoid a branch in the road and completely missed the tree across the road (it was dark and a dark road.. very early so he was probably 1st car through there after the tree came down).
      Full contact with a downed tree at speed.
      I am guessing this will be expensive based on the number of panels with damage/scratches.
      The driver side and rear hatch/bumper and all glass but the windshield seem to be ok, but everything else is at least scratched.
      To add to the fun- he just changed insurance companies and they are back and forth about who was actually covering that day as the change happened that day. (actually feel sorry for this boss on this one)

      (images sharpened before being reduced to better see damage on this color and in this light)














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    3. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
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      12-31-2019 12:27 PM #2
      I guess it's possible they could fix even the hood with just a new paint job?
      I don't know how much they can fill with small dents like that.

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      12-31-2019 01:10 PM #3
      Earl Scheib would paint that car for $99.95.

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      12-31-2019 01:17 PM #4
      Body & paint $11,000
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      12-31-2019 01:39 PM #5
      Take the repair and diminished value payment from the insurance company, fix the actually broken things, and then commit to keeping that car forever--complete with scratches. Hand it down to your kids. Whatever.

      Lots of people swarm the car lots after a hail storm, for good reason.

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      01-15-2020 04:30 PM #6
      Original estimate was 16k.
      Now is at 12.7k but work has not started.
      Have "used grill" for $750 in current estimate.

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      01-15-2020 05:33 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by elmo3 View Post
      Take the repair and diminished value payment from the insurance company, fix the actually broken things, and then commit to keeping that car forever--complete with scratches. Hand it down to your kids. Whatever.

      Lots of people swarm the car lots after a hail storm, for good reason.
      Yup, that would be a nice first car for a new driver, already banged up and scratched but still mechanically sound.

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      01-15-2020 05:41 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackMiata View Post
      Yup, that would be a nice first car for a new driver, already banged up and scratched but still mechanically sound.
      Not to get off subject but this is EXACTLY why I bought my daughter a 90K mile '07 Accord 2 years ago. First thing she did out of the bag is hit a gas pump...not the bollard but the pump itself. Then a truck, and then a couple of other things. She's doing a ton better now but holy hell!! LOL!
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      01-15-2020 05:44 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Original estimate was 16k.
      Now is at 12.7k but work has not started.
      Have "used grill" for $750 in current estimate.
      Wow crazy. I would have said 300$ for a new wind shield and drive it as is, but I guess if you want to repaint the whole damn thing and replace the front lip/bumper...

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      01-15-2020 05:47 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by forewheel View Post
      Not to get off subject but this is EXACTLY why I bought my daughter a 90K mile '07 Accord 2 years ago. First thing she did out of the bag is hit a gas pump...not the bollard but the pump itself. Then a truck, and then a couple of other things. She's doing a ton better now but holy hell!! LOL!
      My son had a propensity to take the passengers side front suspension on curbs. Replaced upper and lower control arms, drive shaft, tie rods, wheels and tires many times. Then there was the oil pan hitting a stump while driving on the beach.

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      01-15-2020 06:20 PM #11
      Probably totaled.
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    13. 01-15-2020 07:23 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by EverthingIsTerrible View Post
      Wow crazy. I would have said 300$ for a new wind shield and drive it as is, but I guess if you want to repaint the whole damn thing and replace the front lip/bumper...

      Same here. This isn't bad at all, a new windshield, and a few trim pieces (don't need the whole front fascia) and it's ready to roll
      buff out the scratches as best as you can and the car looks really good. No need to repaint at all in fact the repaint won't look as good or last as long as the factory job...

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      01-15-2020 07:43 PM #13
      Driver side also had scratches.
      Passenger side rear window replaced.
      More damage than original pic showed.
      Surprised both headlights were fine.

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      01-15-2020 07:46 PM #14
      So whats the point of a 'guess the damage' thread if you dont even show us all the damage?

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      01-15-2020 07:48 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by EverthingIsTerrible View Post
      So whats the point of a 'guess the damage' thread if you dont even show us all the damage?
      I didn't see the scratches on the driver side.

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      01-27-2020 07:27 AM #16
      Totaled.
      There was under-body damage too.

      I'm guessing 25k retail, so 19+k in repairs.
      Last edited by BRealistic; 01-27-2020 at 09:10 AM.

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      01-28-2020 07:27 AM #17
      19k confirmed.
      24.9 value.
      A-pillar damage (structural) is what did it.
      His gap insurance covered the 5k spread in what was owed.
      Now he is looking for a replacement but nobody will give him better than like 14.9% interest (his wife burns credit like a former child actor burns credibility).
      Dude is a bit screwed.
      Last edited by BRealistic; 01-28-2020 at 07:30 AM.

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      01-28-2020 09:43 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      19k confirmed.
      24.9 value.
      A-pillar damage (structural) is what did it.
      His gap insurance covered the 5k spread in what was owed.
      Now he is looking for a replacement but nobody will give him better than like 14.9% interest (his wife burns credit like a former child actor burns credibility).
      Dude is a bit screwed.
      give that thing to arthur tussik he will have it out in 4 days with no parts except a new windshield.

      Also, I'm surprised that's totaled. None of that damage looks structural and I've seen rollover cars get repairs with more damage get repaired. My guess is that the underbody damage did it in.

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      01-28-2020 11:13 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettavr666 View Post
      give that thing to arthur tussik he will have it out in 4 days with no parts except a new windshield.

      Also, I'm surprised that's totaled. None of that damage looks structural and I've seen rollover cars get repairs with more damage get repaired. My guess is that the underbody damage did it in.
      Yeah.
      When he originally went to retrieve some items he said the center console was full of water due to poor protection by the shop (had cover over but still allowed water off roof into broken windshield).
      The shop should be liable for that part imo, but I digress.

      *This stuff makes me very wary of copart cars.
      I could see somebody putting a windshield in the car and making the a-pillar look ok in pics then putting it on copart again just having minor scratches/dents.
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      01-30-2020 04:14 PM #20
      Insurance cancelled.
      He had them for one month and one big claim.

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      01-30-2020 04:22 PM #21
      Woodn't plow

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      01-30-2020 04:40 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Insurance cancelled.
      He had them for one month and one big claim.
      did they at least pay this out?

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      01-30-2020 04:42 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post

      *This stuff makes me very wary of copart cars.
      I could see somebody putting a windshield in the car and making the a-pillar look ok in pics then putting it on copart again just having minor scratches/dents.
      that fair, but unless there is catastrophic undercarriage damage, that car is actually a somewhat easy, if time-consuming fix. Also, the outer shell of the a-pillar isn't usually structural, just decorative, but also a PITA to replace. Really IMO that car is perfect for a rebuild.

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      01-30-2020 04:56 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Insurance cancelled.
      He had them for one month and one big claim.
      oh fun, high APR loan + high premium insurance on next car. ouch

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      01-30-2020 09:37 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettavr666 View Post
      did they at least pay this out?
      Yes.
      Kind of curious how it works out for him as he paid like 6 months.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jettavr666 View Post
      that fair, but unless there is catastrophic undercarriage damage, that car is actually a somewhat easy, if time-consuming fix. Also, the outer shell of the a-pillar isn't usually structural, just decorative, but also a PITA to replace. Really IMO that car is perfect for a rebuild.
      I was talking about the water in the dash/console due to poor protection while sitting.
      Any vehicle with broken windows can have fresh water damage inside.

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