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Opinion on Wrecked Celica #143450 Apr 3, 9:02am Apr 3, 9:02am
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Hi Everyone,

Someone ran a red light and totaled the rear end of my celica yesterday. frown Do you guys think the car is a total loss based on the picture? If you do does anyone know how much insurance would pay for a 2003 GTS with 7400 miles in perfect condition with 6MT, leather, and action package?

Thanks!

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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143451 Apr 3, 9:06am Apr 3, 9:06am
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depends if the frame is messed up or not. if the frame is just a little bent then they can still fix it, but if the frame is way out of wack, then just part it out and look for a new car


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143452 Apr 3, 9:13am Apr 3, 9:13am
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oh tha sux alot. sry to hear about that


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143453 Apr 3, 9:20am Apr 3, 9:20am
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Ive seen worse been fixed, but all depends on the frame.

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143454 Apr 3, 9:43am Apr 3, 9:43am
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Bummer!


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143455 Apr 3, 9:57am Apr 3, 9:57am
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Damn, that sucks! eek


Sorry to hear about that...Not sure what insurance will do frown

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: CeLlYgT04] #143456 Apr 3, 10:22am Apr 3, 10:22am
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Considering it's a 2003, it's probably not totalled because the value of the car is still pretty high (compared to the cost of repairing it).

But as they said, only time will tell for sure the full extent of the damage.

Sorry bro. frown


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: xrage4200] #143457 Apr 3, 10:35am Apr 3, 10:35am
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eek eek eekpoor celica frown

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: Bakablo1] #143458 Apr 3, 10:52am Apr 3, 10:52am
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I feel for you and your celica man. So sad frown Too bad there're stupid muthafuckas on the road that do shit like run red lights. Good thing you're aight though.


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143459 Apr 3, 11:09am Apr 3, 11:09am
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IMO it looks really bad. the rear axle is bent and the whole left rear quater panel is gone. If it is fixed i doubt it'll feel the same again. sorry to say it but it's the truth.


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: Kim] #143460 Apr 3, 11:13am Apr 3, 11:13am
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Originally Posted by Kim
IMO it looks really bad. the rear axle is bent and the whole left rear quater panel is gone. If it is fixed i doubt it'll feel the same again. sorry to say it but it's the truth.


You're right: it might never drive the same again. But as for totalling it.. idunnothe damages would have to exceed the cost of the car. And since his car is so new, that'd have to be pretty high.


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: Evan] #143461 Apr 3, 11:38am Apr 3, 11:38am
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If you have a decent company to deal with, it's gonna be totaled. If the axel is bent that much, I'm assuming there is other structural damage. Ever seen a car driving down the road in a straight line, with the back end crooked? That's what this thing would look like if they "fixed" it.

I'd rip everything of value out of there and pray they total it.


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143462 Apr 3, 11:42am Apr 3, 11:42am
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In reality that isn't that bad at all. No where near a total I bet the lower suspension and the sub frame are fine.


Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: xrage4200] #143463 Apr 3, 11:42am Apr 3, 11:42am
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Originally Posted by xrage4200
oh tha sux alot. sry to hear about that


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143464 Apr 3, 11:44am Apr 3, 11:44am
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shit!! i see a messed up axle,rear panel,trunk,possibly sideskirt idk man that gonna be pricey to fix, i hope insurance comes thru

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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
shit!! i see a messed up axle,rear panel,trunk,possibly sideskirt idk man that gonna be pricey to fix, i hope insurance comes thru


it will be expensive, no doubt, but I don't think it would cost more than replacing a 2003 celica.


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143466 Apr 3, 12:12pm Apr 3, 12:12pm
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That is horrible man! frown That really sucks, i think they are gonna say it can be fixed, bit it will never be the same, sorry man frown

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143467 Apr 3, 12:49pm Apr 3, 12:49pm
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thats messed up. if you want ur car to be totalled, theyll pay you enough. that car looks like it can fixed easily though.

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: Kim] #143468 Apr 3, 1:20pm Apr 3, 1:20pm
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Originally Posted by Kim

IMO it looks really bad. the rear axle is bent and the whole left rear quater panel is gone. If it is fixed i doubt it'll feel the same again. sorry to say it but it's the truth.


Dont jump to conclusions, my wheel was bent as his was and all it was a lower control arm. (May not be the case since this is the back...but who knows) Not an axle. Looks can be deceiving.

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143469 Apr 3, 1:34pm Apr 3, 1:34pm
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Wow...that really sucks man. frown

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: CeLlYgT04] #143470 Apr 3, 2:24pm Apr 3, 2:24pm
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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Damn, that sucks! eek


Sorry to hear about that...Not sure what insurance will do frown

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: Pnoiracerz] #143471 Apr 3, 2:32pm Apr 3, 2:32pm
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Sorry to hear man. frown It does look bad. cry

I keep seeing people saying rear axle. The celi doesn't have a rear axle, does it? confused

I thought the back tires were just kinda hanging there???

Edit...Yeah...I was right. laughsilly Check out how the wheels are attached.

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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143472 Apr 3, 2:34pm Apr 3, 2:34pm
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ouch that sucks.. sorry to hear.. :-(

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143473 Apr 3, 2:42pm Apr 3, 2:42pm
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Ouch.. sorry to hear bout that. I guess you don't have replacement cost insurance eh? Around here you can get insurance that if the car gets stolen (perhaps even a bad accident) that the insurance company will actually replace the vehicle with a brand spanking new one, but it's limited for like a couple years and then after the vehicles a certain age it's no good.


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143474 Apr 3, 3:25pm Apr 3, 3:25pm
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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: Virgilson] #143475 Apr 3, 5:27pm Apr 3, 5:27pm
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No one asked if you're ok or not...so, ARE YOU ALRIGHT!?


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: aznsaiyan509] #143476 Apr 3, 5:31pm Apr 3, 5:31pm
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Originally Posted by aznsaiyan509
No one asked if you're ok or not...so, ARE YOU ALRIGHT!?


Thanks for asking, but yeah I'm ok...just the car isn't! frown Sounds like from all the replies that I'm pretty much stuck with a half broken car after it's fixed or they'll total it, but will probably only get blue book which is around $20k, so that still means I'm out about $7.5k from what I paid for the car. Sucks to be paying for other people's stupidity. But I guess that's life.

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143477 Apr 3, 6:05pm Apr 3, 6:05pm
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Originally Posted by kglee79

Originally Posted by aznsaiyan509

No one asked if you're ok or not...so, ARE YOU ALRIGHT!?


Thanks for asking, but yeah I'm ok...just the car isn't! frown Sounds like from all the replies that I'm pretty much stuck with a half broken car after it's fixed or they'll total it, but will probably only get blue book which is around $20k, so that still means I'm out about $7.5k from what I paid for the car. Sucks to be paying for other people's stupidity. But I guess that's life.


Eh, you're only out the amount of depreciation. Technically, the reason they do that is so you can go out and buy the exact same car. Meaning the same year and mileage as the one you total. Of course, most people have this weird thing where they consider their car with 10k miles "new" and a car someone else is selling with 10k miles "used" spineyes

BTW, everything here people are saying about totaled or not totaled is total guessing. You can never tell just looking at a car, because body pieces are the cheapest part to fix. When I crashed with my last car, they had to replace every body piece from the door forward, plus the wheels. Still only cost 4k to fix.

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: RevMonster] #143478 Apr 3, 8:37pm Apr 3, 8:37pm
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that sucks man...

when my celi was totalled, i got 21k back (i paid around 25+thousand after tax) and i had the same as you, 03 gts 6sp


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man, that sucks. glad to see that you're ok. Im sure it can be fixed up, but gotta worry about the frame.

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143480 Apr 3, 11:20pm Apr 3, 11:20pm
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first off it its great that your alright but psychologically knowing your car was messed up ain't so great as i was hit to when some dood did a running stop in the parking lot!! but good luck with that and keep us posted thumbsup


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143481 Apr 4, 12:07am Apr 4, 12:07am
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damn that really sucks, i know how you feel, i posted a thread somewhere here about my car being crashed into while it was parked in my driveway. just make sure you get all that you want with ur insurance company.

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: element_celica] #143482 Apr 4, 12:08am Apr 4, 12:08am
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Originally Posted by element_celica
that sucks man...

when my celi was totalled, i got 21k back (i paid around 25+thousand after tax) and i had the same as you, 03 gts 6sp


What insurance company did you have and how much damage was done to your car in comparison to the pic of mine? I paid about $26k or so because of all the stuff like LoJack, Alarm, Leather, etc. High blue book says the car is worth almost $21k, but still...that's a loss of $5k for 7 months of driving the car.

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143483 Apr 4, 1:48am Apr 4, 1:48am
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Well it should be under insurance anyways right. So even if you have trouble in the long run due to the accident, insurance will cover it as long as your mechanic can prove it's from that accident and not something that can occur in the long run. It's all a matter of whether you can withstand such annoyance of POSSIBLY bringing the car back for slight problems every now and then.

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damn that person who ran into your car!! dude thats a bad wreck... sorry about that..

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143485 Apr 4, 6:06am Apr 4, 6:06am
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sorry about your car.. IMO.. i dont think its TOTALLED but its fixable for sure, but i dont know if you want to keep a car thats been in a wreck, and it might not be the same, whether you can tell or not..


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ouch!! I'm sure thay'll fix it. But I would sell it if possible after that. It'll never be the same, from the paint to the tire wear. Just my opinion tho..

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Originally Posted by kglee79
Originally Posted by element_celica
that sucks man...

when my celi was totalled, i got 21k back (i paid around 25+thousand after tax) and i had the same as you, 03 gts 6sp


What insurance company did you have and how much damage was done to your car in comparison to the pic of mine? I paid about $26k or so because of all the stuff like LoJack, Alarm, Leather, etc. High blue book says the car is worth almost $21k, but still...that's a loss of $5k for 7 months of driving the car.


i had state farm full coverage. drove the car for 9 months and wrecked it on my way back to college after winter break (fukn truck who slammed his brakes on and fuckin snow!!! angry)
non leather , no stock alarm rolleyes (i put an aftermarket one) , no abs rolleyes

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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143488 Apr 4, 5:13pm Apr 4, 5:13pm
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yea that sux dude. but welcome to the club. i totaled my other celica by the engine and everything in front of the firewall dislocating from the car. o well got another one. grin but if i were you i would find a shop and sell it to them. like a salvage place. they could fix it up and they will pay good.


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Should have purchased GAP insurance when you finance the car.


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Originally Posted by 96GTRLM
Should have purchased GAP insurance when you finance the car.


true dat

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man thats okay ive seen a celica gts practically smashed to the shit house and it got fixed not to mention when i smashed my car

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: 96GTRLM] #143492 Apr 5, 7:13am Apr 5, 7:13am
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Originally Posted by 96GTRLM
Should have purchased GAP insurance when you finance the car.


No, you should've put a higher down payment or bought a less expensive car. Gap insurance is a ripoff thumbsdown


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: Evan] #143493 Apr 5, 7:50am Apr 5, 7:50am
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by 96GTRLM
Should have purchased GAP insurance when you finance the car.


No, you should've put a higher down payment or bought a less expensive car. Gap insurance is a ripoff thumbsdown


Yeah...I gotta agree. I got GAP insurance when I got my GT...its just not worth it. My insurance company would take care of me the same way. Why pay twice?


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Gap insurance is worthwhile if you can't afford a higher downpayment.

If you buy a Celica, a year later it's upside down, and if it gets totalled, you owe the money.

With gap insurance, you can just walk away.


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I would never buy a car without getting gap insurance.
My bf totalled my integra and they only gave me so much for it and I ended paying out of pocket-meaning i was paying two cars payments (till I paid off the balance on the integra) after I got a new car. It sucked!


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: DiabloGTS] #143496 Apr 5, 8:40am Apr 5, 8:40am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Gap insurance is worthwhile if you can't afford a higher downpayment.

If you buy a Celica, a year later it's upside down, and if it gets totalled, you owe the money.

With gap insurance, you can just walk away.


Which is why I said put a higher down payment OR [if you can't do that] buy a less expensive car (a used celica, perhaps).

In the long run, you're just paying tons of money for a SECOND insurance, on top of your regular insurance, not to mention all the money you're already wasting on interest on your loan.


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143497 Apr 5, 11:33am Apr 5, 11:33am
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GAP Insurance is too much. So rather than buy a new car and $200 for GAP, it would be better to buy a used car cause you can't afford the extra $200. :whatever:


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Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143498 Apr 5, 12:17pm Apr 5, 12:17pm
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ouch...

Re: Opinion on Wrecked Celica [Re: kglee79] #143499 Apr 5, 1:58pm Apr 5, 1:58pm
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All insurance is a rip-off.
1). They never have losses, they recoup that by raising premiums.
2). They ONLY have their own interests at heart.
3). You are required by law to have it.
Its a big no-risk can't lose racket if you're the insurance company.

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