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#445287 - 11/18/08 02:13 PM Think this is repairable??  
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A somewhat distant friend was in an accident yesterday, she is doing ok. Couldn't help but wonder if the car is repairable if it was new (it's not, it was a 2003).









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#445288 - 11/18/08 02:16 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: D-Rod]  
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Anything's repairable - are you asking if it makes financial sense to do so? smile Glad she's OK.

The pics are almost 2 years old?

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#445289 - 11/18/08 02:25 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: 230 Mike]  
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No, date not set on camera. It happened yesterday. She's just sore and has some glass issues with her face. She was T-boned after a guy ran a stop sign which spun her into a house. Kind of a freak accident from what I hear. I stole the photos from facebook.


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#445290 - 11/18/08 02:31 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: D-Rod]  
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I was shocked at how the interior looked. I think the frame is all jacked up...those vents and instrument panel are not suppose to look like that at all.

Oh and the door is like that because htey had to cut it off to get her out.


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#445293 - 11/18/08 02:47 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: D-Rod]  
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I'm pretty sure insurance would total it. If someone wanted to make it "drivable" it could probably be done, but it's messed up for sure.




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#445310 - 11/18/08 04:34 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: 230 Mike]  
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I wouldn't drive that car after it was "repaired." The other driver's car insurance will need to be ponying up a bunch of $.

More importantly, your friend needs to be sure to go and see a doctor and get a comprehensive check-up.


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#445313 - 11/18/08 04:46 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: Bowline]  
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Not worth repairing. I saw a brand new car that had a from impact a lot less than that and it was a total. Anything that impacts the position of the engine compared to the frame is a good indication of a writeoff,


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#445315 - 11/18/08 04:50 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: Bowline]  
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Looks like the cross-car beam is bent/broken, which is what buckled the instrument panel. If so, the front half of the car isn't economically feasible to repair.

You could cut the back half off and mate it to an undamaged front half - but I think that would make the new front half doner the repaired car and this one the scrap car, since the front half carries the VIN.

#445316 - 11/18/08 04:53 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: Indyboater]  
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#445319 - 11/18/08 05:28 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: deepv]  
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Airbags did not deploy??????

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#445321 - 11/18/08 05:48 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: ajjacobs]  
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Originally Posted By: ajjacobs
Airbags did not deploy??????

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I've actually heard that complaint on numerous Toyotas.


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#445330 - 11/18/08 06:28 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: WaterMutt]  
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Originally Posted By: WaterMutt
Originally Posted By: ajjacobs
Airbags did not deploy??????

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I've actually heard that complaint on numerous Toyotas.


The airbags in this accident did probably exactly what they were supposed to do. (just like the one a few months ago)

This was a very hard side impact, with a secondary frontal impact. I assume if the car had side curtain bags, they did or would have gone off. At that point they are done.

After that the car hit something frontal, but the airbags are shut down, because the driver can be assumed to be displaced from their initial position, and the front airbag deployment could cause more damage than it saves.

This is exactly why you should always wear your seat belt in addition to the airbags. If the driver walked away from this car, the car did its job very well.

#445337 - 11/18/08 07:01 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: Indyboater]  
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The car is bent so bad the dashboard basically broke in half. Trying to repair that would be like trying to turn your favorite down pillow back into a goose.

#445344 - 11/18/08 07:23 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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Diver didn't walk away...she was rushed to the ER after the door was cut to get her out. Friend is definitely under doctor care.

It's actually my sister's best friend, I only consider her a friend because they have been friends since elementary school so I know her somewhat well.

If there is to be good news to come out of a bad situation, it was a good wake up call to a large group of youngin's who operated under the assumption that they were invincible.

Car is definitely totaled. I posted it to see if the reaction was different from previous accident threads.


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#445347 - 11/18/08 07:29 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: D-Rod]  
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Excellent testament to a modern car. Very fortunate young woman.


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#445358 - 11/18/08 09:29 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: Philr]  
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Yep. 20 years ago we'd of been reading about the untimely demise of a poor young lady and sending our prayers to very distraught parents.

BTW, Please tell her to loose all the junk hanging from the rear view mirror. There's an accident waiting to happen right there. ouch


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#445362 - 11/18/08 10:00 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: Admin]  
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#445363 - 11/18/08 10:14 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: trooplewis]  
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They used to write tickets for having that much stuff on your mirror.




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#445366 - 11/18/08 10:36 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: 230 Mike]  
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lucky lady.
Car is totalled let's hope she is not upside down in loans on it or she has to ask for bail out by Obama (just sharing some of his wealth).

Have a friend who totalled a Subaru Outback and did only get 75% of outstanding loan in reimbursement for a mint car.


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#445369 - 11/18/08 10:58 PM Re: Think this is repairable?? [Re: power and sail]  
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good case for buyig GAP insurance

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