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Jun 18, 10:02am - #201062 
How not to remove a spoiler!

Until yesterday my Celica looked like this:

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This morning a truck didn't quite make it past my parking car while he was driving backwards:

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This is where the spoiler used to be. Nice dent!

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Taillight got killed too!

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And the bumper is scratched and cracked. Well done, mr. truck driver aka idiot! Estimated damage is about 4500.00 Euro (about $5400.00), if the bumper has to be replaced. Luckily his insurance has to cover it all grin!


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Jun 18, 10:06am - #201063 
well lucky the other guy is paying for it grin .. still sucks though, I know how that feels.

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Jun 18, 10:07am - #201064 
That succkss


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Jun 18, 10:08am - #201065 
um...that sucks... wtf

if you see his truck again...kill it grin

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Jun 18, 10:08am - #201066 
damn that sucks frown


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Jun 18, 10:17am - #201067 
Look at the bright side, It could have been a lot worse but it still sucks it happened.


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Jun 18, 10:24am - #201068 
Damn thats a lot of money sorry bout your car

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Jun 18, 10:38am - #201069 
that sux...what kind of wing was that?

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Jun 18, 10:54am - #201070 
That used to be the Carcept wing. I think I'll stay wingless from now on, or I'll get the Kaminari Wing when I have enough money.


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Jun 18, 11:18am - #201071 
^^ you can't get the same wing wtf


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Jun 18, 11:22am - #201072 
5000 euro = $6400 ..no way the damage is around that area...

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Jun 18, 11:35am - #201073 
That sucks. thumbsdown


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Jun 18, 11:37am - #201074 
that sucks...


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Jun 18, 12:22pm - #201075 
it sucks, but at least his insurance is paying for it.


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Jun 18, 1:30pm - #201076 
Originally Posted by SKOOF
5000 euro = $6400 ..no way the damage is around that area...


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Jun 18, 2:15pm - #201077 
$5400?!

That... at MOST... is $750-1000 damage. That's if they have to replace the rear bumper cover.


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Jun 18, 2:43pm - #201078 
I didn't estimate the amount myself, that was done by someone whos' job it is to estimate how high the damage is (there is probably a real word for that job, but I'm not american, so i don't know). I will get a new rear hatch, a new spoiler, new tails and maybe a new bumper, plus a paint job for spoiler, bumper and the part next to the bumper, which is slightly scratched. The prices for the parts are WAY higher in Germany than they are in the States. I will know the exact amount sometime next week, when it's clear if the bumper has to be replaced or not. I know it doesn't look like that much damage, but that guy says its accurate and I don't mind getting some extra cash from the insurance wink.


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Jun 18, 4:18pm - #201079 
Holy!!!, he just ripped off the spoiler for the holes. eek

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Jun 18, 4:21pm - #201080 
^^^ If insurance is paying for whatever that guy quotes... I'd take the cash then find someone with sane prices to fix it. Bling. rofl

Just curious... what is the cost of a new GTS over there?


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Jun 18, 5:49pm - #201081 
that sucks man.. good luck with it.

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Jun 18, 7:03pm - #201082 
that sucks


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Jun 18, 7:20pm - #201083 
damn i like that old wing...where can you get it?

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Jun 18, 7:21pm - #201084 
Originally Posted by xplodeloadz
damn i like that old wing...where can you get it?


It's sad it happened to his car... but I'm not a fan of any wing that slopes upward that much. Looks a touch rice


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Jun 18, 9:19pm - #201085 
rofl

sux for the guy who hit you

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Jun 18, 9:29pm - #201086 
that sucks

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Jun 18, 9:32pm - #201087 
What a shame frown

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Jun 18, 10:22pm - #201088 
look at the bright side, now you have some reasons to get a different spoiler and tail lights. don't know about the rear bumper though...

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Jun 18, 11:19pm - #201089 
Originally Posted by SKOOF
5000 euro = $6400 ..no way the damage is around that area...


remember in europe a celica is WAY MORE expensive than the states, so are the parts are expensive.

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Jun 18, 11:51pm - #201090 
wtf wtf
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Jun 19, 4:18am - #201091 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
Just curious... what is the cost of a new GTS over there?


The suggested retail price from the german toyota page (www.toyota.de) is (with sunroof) 29920.00 Euro eek, that's over $36000.00 eek 2sq! But only an idiot would buy it for that price. You can get a GTS new for around 24000.00 Euro if it's imported from Denmark, Belgium or something like that.


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Jun 19, 5:57am - #201092 
that sucks but i'm glad you got your cash back thumbsup


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Jun 19, 6:50am - #201093 
If you import a car in from a neighboring country do you have to pay the 'mehrwertsteuer' to the German government and the country where you bought it?

Does the 'ER' on your License Plate mean you live in or around Erlangen?

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Jun 19, 2:17pm - #201094 
Originally Posted by jrd
If you import a car in from a neighboring country do you have to pay the 'mehrwertsteuer' to the German government and the country where you bought it?


I seriously have no clue, but my guess is yes.

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Does the 'ER' on your license plate mean you live in or around Erlangen?


Erlangen is exactly where I live. How come you know that little town?!? spineyes


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Jun 19, 8:49pm - #201095 
The Kaminari Carbon Fiber race wing will look 100X better than your old one... considering this, and not accounting for the hassle involved, I think the guy did you a favor - happywink

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Jun 19, 8:52pm - #201096 
ouch. Good luck with the repair.

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Aug 5, 1:39pm - #201097 
I decided to bring this post back from the dead, instead of making a new thread. I got the money from the insurance, less than I thought, but still more than enough to repair the car. After taking pictures of my ride without the spoiler (pics can be found here), I decided to keep it wingless. The wiper bothered me tho, it just didn't fit with the cleaner look, so bye bye wiper.

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I'll get the hatch and the bumper painted tomorrow, new pics to come. I really need some new tails now!


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Aug 5, 2:31pm - #201098 
clean look thumbsup
but your gonna wish you didnt take off the wiper when it rains spineyes

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Aug 5, 2:45pm - #201099 
looks nice!! least things worked out good thumbsup but sux you lost the wiper frown


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Aug 5, 2:58pm - #201100 
Looks very clean! But the wiper...put it back on! thumbsup


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Aug 5, 3:15pm - #201101 
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Aug 5, 3:32pm - #201102 
FoudySix, just red-out your stock tail lights. they will look better that way. thumbsup


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Aug 5, 3:33pm - #201103 
wtf


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Aug 5, 4:32pm - #201104 
like i always say: car bomb the one at fault!


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Aug 5, 4:44pm - #201105 
How much is a new GTS in America then?

21,500 pounds here.

Kindly convert it from dollars into pounds because I haven't got a clue.

And if that cost 6 grand to fix, what is this gonna cost?

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Aug 5, 4:47pm - #201106 
Wingless is clean. I like it.

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Aug 5, 5:06pm - #201107 
I agree. I also think it looks better without the wiper.

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Aug 5, 6:12pm - #201108 
That sucks that it happened but i think the car looks better with out the spoiler. Certain body kits do, in my opinion

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Aug 5, 6:29pm - #201109 
that sucks you ought to get a real big red neck gun and go full scale red neck on his red neck truck thumbsdown


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Aug 5, 6:29pm - #201110 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
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Aug 5, 7:12pm - #201111 
Spoiler got owned

Ripped that shit clean off. Ouch, that sucks. Looks better without the wiper, though, but the thing is it rains a lot over there. thumbsdown


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