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zonker
02-21-2018, 12:49 AM
It is with heavy heart I tell you all that "Buzz" and I have been involved in an accident. It happened Feb, 7, where a woman Driving an Acura decided to pull out into traffic right in front of me. I swerved to miss but Buzz's right front met up with her left front. Although it doesn't look that bad, the appraisal from the body shop was over $7k so the other driver's insurance carrier is planning on totalling out the car.

http://i.imgur.com/cOQv3Uz.jpg (https://imgur.com/cOQv3Uz)

Dirty Blond
02-21-2018, 01:11 PM
Oh, that sucks !!!

Suggest you make a deal to retain the vehicle with a parts/salvage title. Then sell off the good stuff like the inverter, charger, batts, and interior.

Did that when a similar scenerio happened to me 20 years ago with a BMW. I took $500 less in the payout to retain the ownership, and made a killing on it. If I remember correctly, think the engine alone got me 8k.

Sorry this happened to you, but you have been presented with an opportunity to exploit if you wanted to.

charrigan
02-21-2018, 01:15 PM
If you haven't already I would highly suggest deleting or editing all references to your removed safety equipment. The other drivers insurance can and will deny covering anything on your car if they have a smart enough insurance adjuster.

zonker
04-05-2019, 01:01 AM
Buzz is back in service now :)