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That day we all fear . . .


Best Answer wmpwi , 25 November 2013 - 06:25 PM

OK, I promised that when the dust settled, I'd run the numbers and figure out exactly what it cost to have my 2013 FFH totaled out and replaced by an identical 2014. I had to admit I was surprised by what I found. The number was not that bad. It felt bad. Really bad, but in the final analysis. not so. It turns out that most of what I though felt bad was actually the emotional stuff which I knew was going to be an issue, just not that much of an issue.  I was wrong there too. So monetarily, I'm out $1,050. I thought it was going to be around $5,000 - $7,000 when all was said and done, but after stepping back a bit, what I really had was about $6,000 worth of emotional damage I guess.  Was it worth it to go from 2013 w/ 10k miles on it to 2014 w/ 10 miles? Considering the pain in the ass factor and the stress / emotional expense, not so much. 

Here's the break out (however your mileage may vary)

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Next order of business, what's the different between the 2013 & 2014? 

Warning, this will be totally unscientific and more likely a hunch or guess

on my part unless stated otherwise.
 

 

 

 

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#1 OFFLINE   wmpwi

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:29 AM

I was t-boned in a parking lot by someone in a large pickup truck. He never touched the brakes, hit me in the drivers side door, moved the car about 12 foot sideways. Pictures tell the story. New respect for air bags. Both the drivers side door and drivers seat air bags deployed or my head would have gone through the side window. Car is fu@ked. I'm guessing between $12 - $15k, but I was getting 49.8 mpg ave since my upgrade. I might update after I hear something noteworthy.

 

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:09 AM

:cry:  Our sympathy to your family  :cry: 



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:55 AM

Holy cow... sorry about your incident, glad nobody was hurt!

 

It was just yesterday that someone pulled out in front of me as I was going 50MPH and I had to do a panic swerve and if there was someone in the next lane it would have been very bad, but thankfully there was room to dodge into.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:39 AM

Oh the humanity!  Glad you are okay.  Parking lots are among the most common areas where morons and :censored:   :rant2: gather and attack.

 

BTW. what was the drivers excuse for destroying your ride?


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:55 AM

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BTW. what was the drivers excuse for destroying your ride?

 

He never gave a reason, but since he never touched the brake pedal, I'd bet he was looking in a completely different direction (like down at his phone).



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:08 AM

How fast was that idiot going? I sure hope he got a ticket! 


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:14 AM

So sorry to hear that! Glad to hear that you weren't injured and I hope the insurance takes care of you.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:50 AM

It really hurts seeing pictures like those but it's good to hear that all the safety functions worked like they supposed to keeping you out of harm's way.

Metal and plastic can easily be replaced bones and skin not so much.
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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:00 PM

Glad your OK.  Nice shot of the deployed airbags.  It's good to know that they do their job.  Be very interested to know if the insurance fixes or totals your car. that damage looks pretty bad.


Edited by Toz, 25 September 2013 - 12:01 PM.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:41 PM

That is a good question, Depends on how badly the subframes were tweaked. 


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:42 PM

I have no clue, but he moved my car about 15 feet to the right of my line of travel and there were no tire marks made by my car being pushed sideways so I'm inclined to believe it was off the ground for some distance. I can't imagine it was less then 25 mph. It happened in a large parking lot so it was private property and no ticket was issued. I wished he had and maybe I would have felt better, but alas, no. Michigan is a 'no fault' state so my insurance gets the bill which by 1:30 today was an estimate of $12,500 and 25 days to repair. They're going to hold off finalizing that number because the shop wants to get into it first to make sure they haven't missed anything. The adjuster said that because it's a hybrid and those parts are undamaged, the salvage value is high so if there's another $3k worth of damage somewhere, they'll probably total it.  Interesting side bar; the air bag(s) are about $6k alone. I special ordered it and it was just the way I wanted it. Don't see that happening again.

 

How fast was that idiot going? I sure hope he got a ticket! 



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:49 PM

Glad you are ok and that the safety tech did it's job.

 

Can someone explain what a No Fault State is? Seems unfair that your insurance company has to foot the bill for an accident that was not your fault.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:59 PM

I just noticed that you took the time to put on a shark fin too. Bummer.  Man that sucks.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:06 PM

I wouldn't think private property would negate a ticket. Did you call the cops?


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:17 PM

Glad you are ok and that the safety tech did it's job.

 

Can someone explain what a No Fault State is? Seems unfair that your insurance company has to foot the bill for an accident that was not your fault.

Short story is that we insure our own vehicles. I get whacked, no matter who's at fault, if I have collision insurance it gets fixed. If not, it doesn't. The safety equipment kept me from the hospital, maybe more.  If my fault, I have a deductible, if the other guys at fault my insurance company will get it from him.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

I just noticed that you took the time to put on a shark fin too. Bummer.  Man that sucks.

Yeah, last week. If they total it, I'll be pealing that sucker off and taking it with me.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:22 PM

I wouldn't think private property would negate a ticket. Did you call the cops?

Correct. Private property = no jurisdiction = no ticket, but you can still call the cops (which I did) for the report because the insurance companies need it anyway. FYI, In Michigan, I think if the damage is less than $2K and no one is hurt you don't have to call the police.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:26 PM

I wouldn't think private property would negate a ticket. Did you call the cops?

 

My Sport Trac got hit-and-run (while it was parked) in the parking lot of Lowes.  Cops came and took witness statements.  They finally found the guy and luckily his insurance paid for the repairs.  :)


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:54 PM

Short story is that we insure our own vehicles. I get whacked, no matter who's at fault, if I have collision insurance it gets fixed. If not, it doesn't. The safety equipment kept me from the hospital, maybe more.  If my fault, I have a deductible, if the other guys at fault my insurance company will get it from him.

Does this make your rates go up if your company has to pay the repairs on your car? Hardly seems fair at all!

Great pictures of the airbags doing their job. And most of all, I'm glad you were OK. As my mom used to say, "It's only a car, it can be replaced. You can't be."


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:09 PM

Does this make your rates go up if your company has to pay the repairs on your car? Hardly seems fair at all!

Great pictures of the airbags doing their job. And most of all, I'm glad you were OK. As my mom used to say, "It's only a car, it can be replaced. You can't be."

Yeah, a lot and very unfair. Sometimes, they'll just cancel you altogether and then you have to go shopping. If you've been canceled, it's extremely expensive, possibly for several years thereafter.






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