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Old 07-02-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Wrecked my car. Long story

I was not hurt just stiff and sore from it. It all happened in a middle of a right hand turn at a red light. The light was green, as I was making my turn I did not see the sand in the road. Well when I hit it as I was making my turn my back end came around on me. I was running 26 miles per hour by my hud.

I had all the traction controls on. I went nose first into a bank of dirt and then it flipped around and went in backwards into the bank.

I was on a run with my vette club when all of this happend. Anyway, the adjuster sent it to one shop and they could not fix it. Now they are wanting to send it to another one.

When I tried to put my top back up the windshield was laying back a good 4 inches. There was no way to latch the top down.

It took the radiator out,the front nose was gone , radiator fluid was every where. All 4 rims now have some kind of damage to them.Broke the bead on the rear two tires.

They gave a estimate of 6k in damage. I donot see how they came up with such a low figure. I know there is more than cosmetic damage done. I guess time will tell.

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Old 07-02-2013, 12:28 AM   #2
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Ive never had my tc or ah not get me out of a situation especially at low speeds like 26 mph.

You may want to get your system checked, and tires as well. Good luck on repairs
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:37 AM   #3
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sorry to hear. hopefully your back up and running soon!
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:41 AM   #4
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Ive never had my tc or ah not get me out of a situation especially at low speeds like 26 mph.

You may want to get your system checked, and tires as well. Good luck on repairs
I will tell them in the morning to check it. The active handling did not show up either.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:56 AM   #5
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Glad you are ok and good luck with the repairs
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:01 AM   #6
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Dang sorry to hear but you're okay which is what matters. The Vette can be repaired or replaced.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:42 AM   #7
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sad for car - good for you that you weren't seriously hurt.....

it would KILL me to wreck my car.....
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:21 AM   #9
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:37 AM   #10
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:45 AM   #11
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Sorry to hear about your car but at least you are OK. Let me ask are both doors opening and closing properly? I'm hard pressed to understand why the windshield would be bent backward did the air bags deploy by chance? Let me tell you now to replace all four wheels and tires alone its going to cost 4 grand so whom ever gave you that 6 grand figure has there head up there a$$. Don't be surprised if they total it once they get to crunching the real numbers. I'm going to guess just from what I can see a repair bill somewhere in the $15-18K range. Usually most underwriters will total only if the damage costs are within $3K of wholesale value of the car.

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Old 07-02-2013, 03:08 AM   #12
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Sorry to hear about your car but at least you are OK. Let me ask are both doors opening and closing properly? I'm hard pressed to understand why the windshield would be bent backward did the air bags deploy by chance? Let me tell you now to replace all four wheels and tires alone its going to cost 4 grand so whom ever gave you that 6 grand figure has there head up there a$$. Don't be surprised if they total it once they get to crunching the real numbers. I'm going to guess just from what I can see a repair bill somewhere in the $15-18K range. Usually most underwriters will total only if the damage costs are within $3K of wholesale value of the car.
The airbags didnot deploy. The door opened ok as far as I remember. I was sort of out of it. It broke the beads on both rear wheels. I just dont see them just putting the cosmetics back on and giving it back to me.

I feel the same way you do that they should replace rims and tires.

I got a feeling this is going to be a long process.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:10 AM   #13
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The airbags didnot deploy. The door opened ok as far as I remember. I was sort of out of it. It broke the beads on both rear wheels. I just dont see them just putting the cosmetics back on and giving it back to me.

I feel the same way you do that they should replace rims and tires.

I got a feeling this is going to be a long process.
Who is your underwriter? Talk to the adjuster first, make it very clear to them before any work is started what you will and will not accept.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:26 AM   #14
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As long as you're ok. The car can be replaced.
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As long as you're ok. The car can be replaced.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:54 AM   #16
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Sand in the road ? That's a new one.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:23 AM   #17
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Glad you're ok. Good luck with repairs.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:45 AM   #18
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Next time, lay off the throttle on those turns.
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I know it looks bad, but they can fix it
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:56 AM   #20
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Sorry for your misfortune. I don't see anyway that the windshield moved at all based on what I see from your pictures and it's surely not totaled.
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