It's not looking good...

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It's not looking good...

Postby CrispyChrisB » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:46 pm

Thinking Lil' Red is totaled. Lost out against an F150.
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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby Caretaker » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:27 pm

Yep; sorry about that. In this day of "a minor dent is a death sentence from the insurance company," your car is a gonner I'm afraid. I hope you remain injury free.
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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby SeattleJeremy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:29 pm

I agree with Caretaker, your Vibe is done. I hope you and your passengers are okay.
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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby CrispyChrisB » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:58 am

Yep, it's totaled. $6k salvage value. Seems pretty fair for a 9 year old car with 120k on the odometer. Before it's taken away, I'm guessing I should remove everything that I can? Floor mats, Toyota roof rack, operator's manual, etc?
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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby SeattleJeremy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:03 am

CrispyChrisB wrote:Yep, it's totaled. $6k salvage value. Seems pretty fair for a 9 year old car with 120k on the odometer. Before it's taken away, I'm guessing I should remove everything that I can? Floor mats, Toyota roof rack, operator's manual, etc?

Only keep the things you want to repurpose/sell. I've learned if I keep things that don't have a place, they become clutter.
If plan to get another Vibe/Matrix keeping these make sense, otherwise let them go.
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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby vibrologist » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:44 pm

Don't pull off too much because legally it belongs tot he insurance company.
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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby Misanthrope » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:24 pm

That sucks. :(

Hope you're ok.

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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby Misanthrope » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:27 pm

vibrologist wrote:Don't pull off too much because legally it belongs tot he insurance company.



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby MacGyver » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:34 pm

Grab the cupholder dividers. They are always in demand!
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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby tpollauf » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:34 pm

Hate seeing photos like this BUT glad you're OK. Despite the fact that the car will now belong to the insurance company ... GRAB as much as you can, as long as it doesn't become clutter as Jeremy said. The Toyota roof racks look SWEET on our Vibes. Definitely remove that! Let us know if you plan on getting another one and maybe we'll help look for you ;)
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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby CrispyChrisB » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:58 am

Thanks all for the condolences. I took my roof racks, floor mats, and owner's manual out (forgot about the cup holder divider), and will post on here for sale once I take pics.

Car shopping isn't fun, less so when you're up against a time crunch. On the plus side, not haggling over what your trade in is worth is great!

I am now driving an '18 GMC SLT Terrain, Diesel! The dealer had this one for less than it's gas engine counterpart, so I jumped on it.
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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby Caretaker » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:28 am

CrispyChrisB wrote:Car shopping isn't fun, less so when you're up against a time crunch.


I could not agree with you more. People don't take car buying as seriously as they should and end up either selling their cars every 2-5 years and/or not being prepared for when tragedy strikes and what to buy next. I research my cars at-nauseam and know that I would easily buy any of the three models I currently own (listed below) again for me or any of my family members. I also read a lot of auto reporting and know exactly which model I would buy should I find $30,000 in cash sitting by the side of the road. Again, should lady luck take a wrong turn, I'm always prepared to buy a used or new car the very next day without having to feel like I'm cramming for a macro-economics final.
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Re: It's not looking good...

Postby vibenvy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:18 am

Glad you're okay. Poor Vibe :cry:!
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