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Looks like the car is up for sale on autotrader. No mention of any damage to it.

What happened in the end? Was it declared totaled, or just repaired?

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It was just repaired.

Apparently they lied to EVO_X_BOBBY about the car. When asked about any accidents, they said they knew nothing. Strange, I could have sworn they did the bodywork on it.

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Looks like the car is up for sale on autotrader. No mention of any damage to it.

What happened in the end? Was it declared totaled, or just repaired?
They refused to remove the clam before making the claim with the insurance company, so there was no way to know if there was any frame damage. Having lost faith in the dealership and learning that the guy who hit me was only insured for 25k I bailed on the car, having traded it in for something else on the lot.

So this is my thought: After I traded the car in, it essentially became theirs. With a limit of 25k on the insurance claim it would NOT be to their advantage to total it out because they would not recoup their money. So even if they found damage to the suspension or frame they would be financially better off just fixing it cosmetically and selling the car.

For this reason, the value of the car as being a salvage or merely wrecked, is uncertain.

Also, here are pics of damage that occurred to the rear clam when I had only had the car for two months. Of note, the repair over the driver's side rear wheel began failing this past winter and now has a crack right over the repair.

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One more thing, at this point it's a relatively small detail, but the rotors are worn and need to be replaced, they are substantially below spec....

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...a couple points of clarification - this car's last collision incurred damage to the front clam, crash structure, and radiator, all of which have been replaced...there was no detectable damage to the frame, suspension, nor other components, and the car was neither totalled nor converted to a salvage title...

...i've just spent a couple of days extensively roadtesting this car and would be happy to offer an objective third-party account of its current condition to any interested parties - feel free to PM me for details...

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...a couple points of clarification - this car's last collision incurred damage to the front clam, crash structure, and radiator, all of which have been replaced...there was no detectable damage to the frame, suspension, nor other components, and the car was neither totalled nor converted to a salvage title...

...i've just spent a couple of days extensively roadtesting this car and would be happy to offer an objective third-party account of its current condition to any interested parties - feel free to PM me for details...
I have personally driven, and been a passenger in the car. I have also personally experienced every single issue described in this thread, especially the grind in the new transmission. In no way shape or form is any information false, misrepresented, or exaggerated.

In fact, your post saddens me.

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...a couple points of clarification - this car's last collision incurred damage to the front clam, crash structure, and radiator, all of which have been replaced...there was no detectable damage to the frame, suspension, nor other components, and the car was neither totalled nor converted to a salvage title...

...i've just spent a couple of days extensively roadtesting this car and would be happy to offer an objective third-party account of its current condition to any interested parties - feel free to PM me for details...
So you personally evaluated the suspension and frame? You are going out on a limb for a group of unscrupulous merchants who just told one of our members that the car had never been wrecked.

You come on this forum, portending to be an objective third party when the reality is that you made up your mind before you even drove the car. Also, you are not a professional, and you have NO IDEA what is has been like to deal with that car on a daily basis. To say "I drove it and it's fine" could lure someone into the disgrace of owning this car.

So you extensively drove it?!!?!?! How come it only has a few extra miles on it compared to when I traded it in.

If the car is so great, YOU buy it and save the rest of us. Have fun with that.

Pathetic.

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Is that wheel painted, or is it the dirtiest wheel ever?
Based on that alone it can be seen that not even YOU loved your own car. Best for you and the car to part ways.

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Based on that alone it can be seen that not even YOU loved your own car. Best for you and the car to part ways.
When you work retarded hours, let's see how much time you have to clean your car
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Based on that alone it can be seen that not even YOU loved your own car. Best for you and the car to part ways.
It's hard to love something that is a constant pain, and like I said, I drove about a 1000 miles in the few days before that pic. My new car has been spotless since the day I bought it

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Quit talking about my wife...

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...a couple points of clarification - this car's last collision incurred damage to the front clam, crash structure, and radiator, all of which have been replaced...there was no detectable damage to the frame, suspension, nor other components, and the car was neither totalled nor converted to a salvage title...

...i've just spent a couple of days extensively roadtesting this car and would be happy to offer an objective third-party account of its current condition to any interested parties - feel free to PM me for details...
this guy has to be a tool because even after gonzaba tried to poke me with the b.s lies hes still acting like nothing happened. im going to contact the bbb see if they are members. i should have bought the car then sued
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Nah, that wouldn't be worth it. You would have just bought yourself headaches, and an endless legal battle.

You did the right thing by walking away.
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this guy has to be a tool because even after gonzaba tried to poke me with the b.s lies hes still acting like nothing happened. im going to contact the bbb see if they are members. i should have bought the car then sued
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GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Everything okay? lol
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yeah just waiting for the right car to pop up for sale i want an elise or exige very bad now.

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Did you not like that red one I showed you on Autotrader?
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Did you not like that red one I showed you on Autotrader?
im trying to stay right around 25k
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