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Insurance question #233995 Jul 27, 10:52am Jul 27, 10:52am
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Insurance question
As most of you guys already know, my car had been stolen. Now that it's been recovered, the insurance said that it was 10 g's worth in damage. It looks more like 5 g's. My question is, what would you guys do? Let the insurance fix it or take the money and fix it myself? I know these are stupid quetions. It's just that this is my first time claiming insurance.

Re: Insurance question [Re: 401Celica] #233996 Jul 27, 10:58am Jul 27, 10:58am
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10Gs eek eek damn ... personally I would push to get the car totalled then.

Otherwise just let then fix it. Get a rundown of everything they are going to do to see why it's so much.

Re: Insurance question [Re: RicePowered] #233997 Jul 27, 11:43am Jul 27, 11:43am

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What all is the matter with it body work, interior, stereo, etc.

Re: Insurance question #233998 Jul 27, 1:50pm Jul 27, 1:50pm
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I would definitely take the money and fix it myself. You'll probably have some to spare after you fix the body and the ignition and the glass. You need new rims too, right? and a stereo?


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Re: Insurance question [Re: RicePowered] #233999 Jul 27, 1:58pm Jul 27, 1:58pm
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
10Gs eek eek damn ... personally I would push to get the car totalled then.

Otherwise just let then fix it. Get a rundown of everything they are going to do to see why it's so much.

I've never had any insurance claims, but I would pretty much do what you said RicePowered.

Re: Insurance question [Re: RicePowered] #234000 Jul 27, 5:33pm Jul 27, 5:33pm
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Originally Posted by RicePowered

10Gs eek eek damn ... personally I would push to get the car totalled then.

Otherwise just let then fix it. Get a rundown of everything they are going to do to see why it's so much.


The car is not totalled because the engine is still good. I looked at the paper, with a list of what they were gonna replaced and fix, and the TRD front bumper itself cost $1025, the passenger side window $250, missing screw $1.00, broken mud guard $20 (which I don't have), some minor body damage like dings and dents etc. etc. everthing was high priced and added up to 10 g's eek The ignition and rims was not included yet. Now with all that money I can fix all this and still have plenty left over but there's gotta be a catch. What do you guys think?

Re: Insurance question [Re: 401Celica] #234001 Jul 27, 7:06pm Jul 27, 7:06pm
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Originally Posted by 401Celica
Originally Posted by RicePowered
10Gs eek eek damn ... personally I would push to get the car totalled then.

Otherwise just let then fix it. Get a rundown of everything they are going to do to see why it's so much.


The car is not totalled because the engine is still good. I looked at the paper, with a list of what they were gonna replaced and fix, and the TRD front bumper itself cost $1025, the passenger side window $250, missing screw $1.00, broken mud guard $20 (which I don't have), some minor body damage like dings and dents etc. etc. everthing was high priced and added up to 10 g's eek The ignition and rims was not included yet. Now with all that money I can fix all this and still have plenty left over but there's gotta be a catch. What do you guys think?


Dude, take the money. Hopefully you will have a bunch of money left over... because your insurance is gonna be going up a lot. Save some of that extra $$ for your next insurance payment.

Re: Insurance question [Re: 401Celica] #234002 Jul 28, 1:11am Jul 28, 1:11am
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Your car is probably not totaled. I had $12k worth of damage from someone running a red, they said the damages would have to be around $17k for them to total it. I have Mercury Insurance..they said they take the low Kelly Blue Book value and use that to determine if it's totaled or not. If it costs more than the KBB value, then it's considered totaled.

Re: Insurance question [Re: stormyone] #234003 Jul 28, 1:15am Jul 28, 1:15am
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Dude, take the money. Hopefully you will have a bunch of money left over... because your insurance is gonna be going up a lot. Save some of that extra $$ for your next insurance payment.


Comprehensive (theft and vandalism) claims don't change your rates whatsoever. grin


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Re: Insurance question [Re: RevMonster] #234004 Jul 28, 1:22am Jul 28, 1:22am
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Try to get it totaled thumbsup

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