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got rear-ended, listen to this... #282527 Sep 22, 6:38pm Sep 22, 6:38pm
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got rear-ended, listen to this...
sittin at a light and out of nowhere i get smashed from behind. never saw it coming. it knocked my radar detector out of the window, the knob off of the a/c control and the garage opener went flying. i was sure that it was some really bad damage. we were blocking traffic so we pull over to mcdonalds to check it out.

i looked at it and at first it didn't seem that bad. the guy is 17, with his friend, and he's actin all nervous. i'm like i wanna get a police report. he asks why and tries to get out of it. then he admitted that he was 17, didn't have a license yet, had taken his mom's car without her knowing, had beer in the car, and wasn't insured. angry

i looked more and more and started noticing all kinds of stuff wrong with it. the bumper is out of alignment. the tailpipe is bent. the lip on the bottom is all scratched, and the little notches are bent outward. frown

the cop finally comes and my girlfriend is pissed, so she tells the cop that the kid has beer, and all the other stuff. he ends up getting charged for possession of alcohol by a minor, and driving with no license. his mom comes and flips out on him. at first she's lal mad at us because she doesn't see the damage. then she finds out he's been drinking and thanks us over and over again for her her soon hitting my car. grin

well i get all of my body work done by my aun't boyfriend. he painted my entire car and put on my wings west kit and wing for $420 back in may. and he does awesome work. so when i get this estimate, she wants to pay me in cash so that her insurance doesn't go up real high. smile

i'm considering two options...

a) take the money and get a kaminari rear bumper, pocket the extra (if there is any).
b) just have the bumper repaired for really cheap and pocket the cash, using it towards wheels and tires or springs.

sucks that i got hit, but its gonna be ok. thumbsup

Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #282528 Sep 22, 6:45pm Sep 22, 6:45pm
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I would just go with getting the rear fixed back to how it was and use the rest of the money to whatever is you want. But hey that sucks that has happend to you. Atleast no one got hurt cry You can replace a bumper but not a person. But hey good luck to you and repairing your car! Sucks that it happend to a yet another beautiful celica like this one thumbsdown

Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: RookieGTS] #282529 Sep 22, 6:55pm Sep 22, 6:55pm
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I agree ^^^^ fix it the way it was, spend the rest on whatever...be glad you didn't get hurt and maybe the other dude will straighten his act up.

Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: grcelica] #282530 Sep 22, 7:59pm Sep 22, 7:59pm
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yeah, fix what you got now, and keep the extra. thumbsup

Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: ToiletPaper] #282531 Sep 22, 8:08pm Sep 22, 8:08pm
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B.

Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: Virgilson] #282532 Sep 22, 10:59pm Sep 22, 10:59pm
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Keep the Wings West. You have one of the cleanest, nicest celicas here IMO. A kam rear just wouldn't flow as well.

Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: Designer_GTS] #282533 Sep 22, 11:07pm Sep 22, 11:07pm
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i just got rear ended too recently. Im gonna have a kam rear put on hopefully the full kit. but i dont currently have a kit like you. i actually think kam will flow with the rest of your ww kit.

Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: Designer_GTS] #282534 Sep 23, 1:19am Sep 23, 1:19am
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Originally Posted by Designer_GTS
Keep the Wings West. You have one of the cleanest, nicest celicas here IMO. A kam rear just wouldn't flow as well.


thanks very much. i don't know about all of that, but i appreciate the compliment. there are some NICE celicas on here. cool

Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: RookieGTS] #282535 Sep 23, 1:25am Sep 23, 1:25am
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
I would just go with getting the rear fixed back to how it was and use the rest of the money to whatever is you want. But hey that sucks that has happend to you. Atleast no one got hurt cry You can replace a bumper but not a person. But hey good luck to you and repairing your car! Sucks that it happend to a yet another beautiful celica like this one thumbsdown
nah, i'm not hurt thankfully. since i didn't see it coming it knocked me forward really hard and my neck is kinda sore now. he hit me so hard i can't believe its not 100x worse than it is. i was expecting it to be AWFUL.

Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #282536 Sep 23, 7:49am Sep 23, 7:49am
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i would do option B...

Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: ragingpaseo] #282537 Sep 29, 1:02pm Sep 29, 1:02pm
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ok the car is getting a bunch of estimates done today. the lady told me to call her right after and she will just give me cash. so the time to make the decision has come. i'll know tonight how much money i have to work with.

Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #282538 Sep 29, 2:11pm Sep 29, 2:11pm
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Re: got rear-ended, listen to this... [Re: spaztikid] #282539 Sep 29, 2:37pm Sep 29, 2:37pm
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take the money and run!!!


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