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Old 11-17-2012, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sadly, i wrecked my 93 VR4 friday.
Luckily the other driver was at fault by pulling out of a alley way to oncoming traffic without looking.

After the initial rage and sadness i have been dealing with the strings and BS of insurance companies. Come monday i find out if they total it or not.

Anyways i wanted to see if anyone had any resources on selling the car? or a good place to buy parts for a repair?

im sure someone here would hawk in on it ASAP if i choose to sell

She WAS a beautiful 93 VR4 dark green. 13g turbos, and supporting mods, lots of performance parts. nearly new tires and a bran new 120k service.

ruined my front driver side A-Arm/ supports and driver side bumper, and some slight front bumper damage. no hood damage/ frame damage visible at all.

Im confident insurance will try to shaft me out of the thousands of dollars in performance mods because i dont have receipts.

whats the best route to take? Lawyer them?
anyone else had a similar experience?

any input is much appreciated, thanks guys!
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have any photos?


The insurance company likely won't help you much with any of the aftermarket stuff, but hopefully they're all salvageable if you plan on picking up a new 3s and transferring them over.


Personally, I'd say fix it up if you can.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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there is another post on here i read talking about they to go into wreck. Check up on those they have some good info on what you can do. Im so sorry for your loss. I hate to see another VR4 R.I.P.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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has anyone here had their VR4 totaled? if so about how much did the insurance fork out to you?

im hoping to buy it back if they total it and either repair this one or pickup another VR4 and use this car for parts. who knows!
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Doesn't look too bad, but there's a good chance it will be totalled just because parts and labor will likely get close to the list value of the car. If body/frame is good, I'd buy it back and fix it. Pretty easy to get all of the parts you need.

Even if you don't fix it, the buy back will probably be low enough that it's worth it for the engine, turbos, mods, and good parts to build you another one
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well just don't let the insurance company the kbb value of the car. Its going to be way less then you expected. I think its fair market value is what you should get for your car. Consider the rarity of our cars.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Or buy it back and part it out
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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After the insurance company comes to look at it, figure out when you can pull the fender and bumper off to see what is damaged underneath. It doesnt look too bad, the frame might be tweaked a bit depending how hard you were hit, but that looks totally fixable. Ive seen worse fixed.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Each state has different laws on the books and each insurance company handles claims diiferently. I own a body shop and I always let the insurance co. show me there #s before I question there methods. I hit a deer with my Spyder. My estimate was $6900, the insurance co was $7039. Most of the time it doesn't work that way. You don't have to take there first offer if they total it, you can also take it the shop of your choice.I have customers that asume the insurance co is going to rip them off and get offensive with them fom the start with lawyer talk and alls that does is piss them off. Most insurance co have a team of lawyers that can drag shit on for a long time. My advise is to give them a chance to be fair, if they are not explain to them what you would settle for and prepare documentation and give them another chance. If there are unreasonable then call the State Insurance Commisioner or hire a lawyer.
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So sad to see VR4s disappearing.

I hope you can get decent money and fix the car.
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