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Feb 7, 9:28pm - #394236 
My Poor Celica...

Well i was riding on Route 4 the other day...minding my own business. When all of a sudden traffic in front of me comes to an abrupt stop. So i slam on the brakes and come to a complete stop about 1/2 a car length from the car in front of me...not skidding at all. Then i look in my Mirror...bad news. The 20 year old in a mercedes behind me does not see the traffic is stopped...and is going about 40 MPH when he does notice (which is just about the same point my bumper becomes attatched to his).

Needless to say the celi has seen much better days. Good news is they decided not to total it. Damage came to around $5400. And the guy at the shop promises my car to be done by next wed. (the 16th) So soon i will be re-introduced to my celi.

Of course i miss all the beautiful days i could have had my sunroof open and windows down for.


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Feb 7, 9:29pm - #394237 
Picture 1...

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Feb 7, 9:30pm - #394238 
Picture 2...

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Feb 7, 9:33pm - #394239 
damn man... that sux frown

at least ur car will be fixed

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Feb 7, 9:35pm - #394240 
Ouch!!!!!!, that makes me actually hurt cry cry cry cry cry

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Feb 7, 9:37pm - #394241 
sorry to hear!

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Feb 7, 9:38pm - #394242 
Picture 3..

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Feb 7, 9:39pm - #394243 
Picture 4... (Last One)

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Feb 7, 9:40pm - #394244 
Yea at least it will get fixed. I hurt my back a little but the doc says its only muscle spasms...and that it will go away shortly. So nobody really got injured. That's all thats important.


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Feb 7, 9:40pm - #394245 
ouch cry

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Feb 7, 10:29pm - #394246 
sorry to hear that man. and you should get that back cheked out again just in case. same thing happend to me in a rear to front crash. 1 doc told me i was ok. after a couple months my back was hurting more went back to another doc and after a couple tests, told me a had some herniated discs.

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Feb 7, 10:30pm - #394247 
Our Jersey roads are great!</sarcasm> Well actually I do like them out of all the state I've driven I do enjoy driving in our state most.
Thats nearly happened to me a few times i feel lucky.

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Feb 7, 10:32pm - #394248 
oh yeah have ya noticesed how the celi lights somehow never really break. i seen a couple messed up celies including mine and the lights only end up with a couple scraches.

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Feb 7, 10:34pm - #394249 
dang! that happend to my friends dad except when he got hit from behind the impact was so hard it snapped the bolts holding his seat down so he flew back to the back of the car attached to his seat kinda. He was able to walk away from that one with no injuries. He was driving a Mecury sable.

Its good nobody got hurt.


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Feb 7, 10:56pm - #394250 
damn that is a quick turn around time for that amount of damage. Question: do you have a GTS badge on ur GT?


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Feb 7, 11:15pm - #394251 
^^looks like it. it's even too high to be a factory one.

Sorry to hear that man. hope you actually get it back by than.

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Feb 8, 1:18pm - #394252 
damn, they're going to be flying to get that fixed by then. good luck though, hope they don't run into any unexpected problems along the way.

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Feb 8, 12:45pm - #394253 
Yow, sad to see that. Lucky the frame didn't get bent (looks like it wasn't, anyway), or it would be totaled for sure. Glad you weren't hurt. Here's to getting the Celi back soon. cheers


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Feb 8, 2:35pm - #394254 
sorry to hear man thumbsdown

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Feb 8, 3:19pm - #394255 
yea i have the GTS badge on it...some ricer must have owned it before me (I got it used) So it came with that badge on it. It's definately got the GT motor and tranny though. But the price i paid was reasonable for even a GT, so i'm not complaining. I was planning on trying to save for a turbo...and then changing the badge to a GT-T. But im not so sure i will do that, so i may change it back to GT like it should be.


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Feb 8, 3:25pm - #394256 
that fucken sucks thumbsdown


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Feb 8, 4:18pm - #394257 
Don't let them try to put non-Toyota parts on the car. You are entitled to OEM parts, not knockoffs! At least you'll probably bet getting some type of settlement for this. You can use that to mod the car. That's what I did when I was in your shoes. Good luck to you!!


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Feb 8, 4:25pm - #394258 
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Feb 8, 5:19pm - #394259 
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sorry to hear man thumbsdown
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Feb 8, 7:12pm - #394260 
geese man! you got hurt from both ends cry

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Feb 9, 5:52pm - #394261 
ouch cry sorry dude

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Feb 9, 6:13pm - #394262 
after looking at the pics again, I say sue the bitch. How could she not see the RED lights and cars braking. (Although I did it myself with my mom's old landcruiser, but hey, I was 17).

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Feb 9, 7:46pm - #394263 
Sorry to hear it. Glad ur ok. Sorry to burst your bubble...but it will not be ready by the promise date unless this will be the only car in the whole damn shop. They just tell you crap like that to make you feel better.

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Feb 9, 9:40pm - #394264 
yah man that aint gonna be fixed in a week sorry i just messed up my front suspention and bumper and its been in the shop for a month tomorrow he told me that it would be 2 weeks that was a month ago sorry bout the wreck .. least you can get new tail lights and a body kit if you would like. were in nj do you live you no were paulsboro is if so then down the street a few miles is bridgeport thers a great body shop that magorly hooks you up

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Feb 12, 9:29am - #394265 
im from Midland Park, its part of Bergen County right next to Ridgewood. They promised me next week, on the 16th, (which is like 2 and a half weeks after they took it). The guy i brought it to is a very honest guy, he has done great work for us before on my dad's camaro. In the past he has given it back on the promised date...so we'll see. I just can't wait to get my baby back. For now im driving my mom's car, which is one of those new Scion TCs, so its not too bad. But im not really a fan of the scion. It is an auto, so i already hated it, and it seems ten times slower than my celica. The ride also seems a lot rougher, which made no sense to me since i have strut bar and stuff done...and the celica is already rigid. At least she is nice enough to let me borrow her car for a few weeks.


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