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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Holy Cow What Happened to This Thing???

The damage to this car is truly impressive considering the passenger cell and seemingly engine bay are in tact.

1.4L v-4, LOL

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I like that they mention it has power windows. No, you have one power window remaining. Power window.

This thing is parts at best.

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lots of body damage, front and rear, windshield surround damaged, both doors damaged.
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I guess the airbags are still good at least
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roll bar is missing.....
thinking routine damage and then picked up with a forklift at junkyard


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Sweet Baby Jesus!

There's not much left on that thing, even for parts.

Interior is toast, climate control panel is bent to crap...even the steering wheel is borked!

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, windshield surround damaged, .
More like gone
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OMG... poor Elise!
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Looks like it was damaged by a hurricane.
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All that damage and neither of the airbags went off.

Also looked like someone went to the bathroom in the passenger seat

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LOL...sorry i shouldn't laugh, having bought a thrashed car. but looks like someone thought they were 007 and try to see the look on Q's face when giving back the keys.

money's only in the parts.... not worth rebuilding IMO
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Might be a good source of a chassis and driveline oddly enough. I was trying to figure out where the rollbar went, but it looks like they cut it out to extract somebody. Already up to $9k today.
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I want to watch it just to see if it sells. I doubt it. Every visible part has damage.

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Here is why it is extremely important to do your research before buying from a salvage reseller. OMG. That frame is gone. They straightened the wheels for their "photoshoot"
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look at that back wheel
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The key fob looks ok....
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Do you know the frame is gone, or just assuming that because the suspension is bent?

Its unlikely it took that much damage and is OK, but not impossible.

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I surely wouldn't buy it sight unseen. It is, incidentally still possible that the chassis is OK if any suspension pickup damage is on the (steel) rear subframe.
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Lots of stuff missing...they certainly "added lightness"
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Do you know the frame is gone, or just assuming that because the suspension is bent?

Its unlikely it took that much damage and is OK, but not impossible.
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The door attachement point is damaged, at it is an integral part of chassis.
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