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as long as your ok... time for an exige s 240 ;)
 

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All I can say is glad you are okay.

another accident (no fault to you) so close to that possum. or was is a raccoon?

insurance will hopefully cover it and the replacement car.
 

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i needed a new front clam after hitting a suburban's tow hook (cosmetic only, no frame damage, not even radiator damage) and that was $19k, will all this added, you're in line for a new car
That's insane (not you, the bill).

I had a brand new front clam painted and installed with all the labor for removal and fitting for $6000!
 

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Difference between CA and Elsewhere

That's insane (not you, the bill).

I had a brand new front clam painted and installed with all the labor for removal and fitting for $6000!
That's the different between CA and other places. My rear clam replacement was close to $17k.
 

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That's the different between CA and other places. My rear clam replacement was close to $17k.
so they charge an extra $10k for shipping and handling??

the parts are around $5k right? plus paint and labor to install.

So what can explain such a large price discrepancy?

people remove and reinstall clams all the time for less than $10k right?
 

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so they charge an extra $10k for shipping and handling??

the parts are around $5k right? plus paint and labor to install.

So what can explain such a large price discrepancy?

people remove and reinstall clams all the time for less than $10k right?
This isn't the first time I've heard of that kind of cost in Cali. The insurance companies must pay it, I guess.:shrug:
 

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Sure a giant 4 foot piece of aluminum flying at you at 60mph only causing 750 in damage. Obviously you never been to a body shop before. Nor know anything about the real cost of repairs. A new windshield any car is 300 dollars at cheapest cost, new front bumper is 600 mounted and painted, rear quarter damage umm that's 1500 at least on a regular car. How does that equal 750 in your fantasy land???

Aside from this it's sad that someone dropped a giant sheet of aluminum on the road and didn't notice. We are all very lucky that this did not kill someone.
I just replaced my windshiled in my 2002 Toyota MR2 a year ago. It was $130.00 installed and I didnt shop the price. I guess that was a good deal.

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how close were you driving to the suburban? I always worry about this type of crap on the highways.
 

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Gumball 3000 stickers? LOL!
He wasn't IN the Gumball...he just participated in the send off show. There's video proof that he didn't get a timeslip (like half of the other cars in the SF show).

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He's at 5:00 into it.
 

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Crap I feel very bad for you! So many bad things do happen lately to many people I know.
Wow SF was way cooler than LA.
 

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Discussion Starter #34
Bump for updates
 

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so they charge an extra $10k for shipping and handling??

the parts are around $5k right? plus paint and labor to install.

So what can explain such a large price discrepancy?

people remove and reinstall clams all the time for less than $10k right?

I think if someone has to pay out of pocket, the body shop will try to work with the person in price so that the body shop can get the job as oppose to when the insurance company has to pay then every body shop I know will take advantage of that.
 

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Discussion Starter #37 (Edited)
I received and cashed my last check from the insurance company. Go Wawanesa! They did it right and gave me more than fair falue for the car. I cannot disclose the sum, but it was well above market value.

For the record, the vin number is SCCPC11185HL34464
Let's see how long it takes some poor bloke to pop up here saying "I bought this on ebay and the photos of the repaired car looked great! I pick it up next week!!1"
 

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Well you dont have to wait too long. Its already on COPART in their Sacramento yard.
 

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sale date is 11/11
 

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Aww I miss her.
If anyone here ends up picking her up PM me, I have something the insurance forgot.
 
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