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Old 12-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #51
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If it isn't a total i'd push for it to be. That pillar will result in a Frankenstein job. Sucks OP. where was this at? I'm in Tampa area too.
Absolutly agree

Driving in this area is ....well an "art"

glad everyone is ok
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:53 PM   #52
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I always wondered about public municipality vehicles. Wonder if they will be harder or easier to work with to get the car fixed.
they'll have a company that handles all the claims. I work for a company that self insures their fleet, and all it means is damages are all paid out by the self insurer. but there's an underwriter that handles all the claims and would get involved if the amount exceed a certain amount. usually a million.

but he most likely will never hear from the municipality again.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #53
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For the short time I worked in a Body Shop, I would say that is totaled. The air bags and the pillars being damaged is pointing to totaled. It almost looks like the right side fender brace is bent also. Damage can go far back to the back seats, as far as being bent, but cant see it. Glad you are ok, hope the healing process is speedy. No start picking out your new camaro.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:37 AM   #54
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Claim on your own insurance and just let them deal with it. If the other driver is at fault(sounds like it is the case here as the other driver got ticketed) than your rates can not and will not go up. I have only been in one bad wreck where I needed insurance, it was not my fault, my insurance took care of everything and told me just how terrible the other persons insurance was and it was a good thing I claimed the way I did.
This is true and false. True is that your insurance will pay and it should not affect your rates. Dealing with your insurance is not easier if the other insurance company works with you. You should try them first. If they give you a hard time then go to yours. My wife has hit (in Tampa, FL too). I called our insurance and they would deal with it but the other drivers insurance had us in a rental and the car at a body shop that night with no out of pocket. You go through your insurance you will have to pay your deductible out of pocket and potentially other expenses. You will get reimbursed once your insurance company gets payed by the other insurance company but during that time your money will be tied up. (And it could take months for that to occur.)

Also do not hire an attorney unless they give you trouble. It makes things a mess and if they will deal with you fairly without one then you are better off going that route.

Good luck and again sorry about the car.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:40 AM   #55
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When I got hit with my 2011 I was told it takes 100% of the value of the car before the insurance company will total the vehicle.

But I think it is different between states.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:06 PM   #56
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It's totalled . It's into the a-pillar.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:17 PM   #57
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It's totalled . It's into the a-pillar.
Definitely, the A pillar is crushed in. I'd be surprised if they don't total it just for that alone with the airbag deployment. Everything else exterior wise is fixable, but I think it'd be near impossible to do anything with that frame.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #58
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When I got hit with my 2011 I was told it takes 100% of the value of the car before the insurance company will total the vehicle.

But I think it is different between states.
not the state, the insurance company. I've heard that's how state farm does it
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #59
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Hopefully it's totaled. Then collect what the insurance gives you and buy it back for penny's on the dollar. Then you can use her for parts or get her running again. Works every time.
Glad you're ok plus with the TAXFREE settlement you are going to get with the help of a lawyer, you will be fine.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:06 AM   #60
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Hate to tell you this buddy, but I think it's totaled when my car was hit it was totaled as well here's a link,

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185802
Sorry man :(
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:24 AM   #61
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If the price to fix the damage is more than the car's worth (either book value, or market value for historic cars), and/or the fixes would not restore it to "like new", its totaled.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #62
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Heard from the insurance agent today and they estimated the damage at around 10k so they are sending it to sports car specialized body shop to be fixed. If they don't find anything else wrong with the car it wont be totaled. He said the A pillar is no big deal to fix. The damage would need to be 80% of 23K to be totaled.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:40 PM   #63
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Looks like a lot more than 10k in damages to me. Good luck with the repairs.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #64
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With that much damage i would talk to them , That is going to kill the resale value, Or call a lawyer, Tell them to fix it and keep it, Tell them you want a new one!
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:48 PM   #65
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Interesting because yours looks worse then the one in this thread... Same side but A pillar looks fine.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=267693
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:18 PM   #66
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I had a 2005 Duramax Dually that had $17K damage. It was a $48K truck and only had 16K miles on it. Insurance (Farmers) totaled it because it needed a new frame. That was in Oregon and they brand the title on frame repair or replacement. Farmers will not pay for a branded title so they totaled it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:44 PM   #67
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So the body shop I took the car to refused to do the work because they would be required to put a lifetime warranty on the work and he said he was not going to warranty it because the car was so badly damaged and would never be right. So the body shop and I convinced Geico to total the car. The reason the estaminet was so low was because Geico has a clause that they are allowed to put aftermarket parts on your car. They totaled the car a week ago but haven't heard back because of all the total loss claims form hurricane sandy apparently. They offered me like 24,800 for the car which I think is good. I'm loving my Cadillac CTS rental car they gave me, I think it is going to be my next car.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:47 PM   #68
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So the body shop I took the car to refused to do the work because they would be required to put a lifetime warranty on the work and he said he was not going to warranty it because the car was so badly damaged and would never be right. So the body shop and I convinced Geico to total the car. The reason the estaminet was so low was because Geico has a clause that they are allowed to put aftermarket parts on your car. They totaled the car a week ago but haven't heard back because of all the total loss claims form hurricane sandy apparently. They offered me like 24,800 for the car which I think is good. I'm loving my Cadillac CTS rental car they gave me, I think it is going to be my next car.
If you get a CTS it better be a V
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:50 PM   #69
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If you get a CTS it better be a V
I wish I'm 18 and their is no way I can afford the insurance on a V8 :(
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:51 PM   #70
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I wish I'm 18 and their is no way I can afford the insurance on a V8 :(
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:04 AM   #71
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So the body shop I took the car to refused to do the work because they would be required to put a lifetime warranty on the work and he said he was not going to warranty it because the car was so badly damaged and would never be right. So the body shop and I convinced Geico to total the car. The reason the estaminet was so low was because Geico has a clause that they are allowed to put aftermarket parts on your car. They totaled the car a week ago but haven't heard back because of all the total loss claims form hurricane sandy apparently. They offered me like 24,800 for the car which I think is good. I'm loving my Cadillac CTS rental car they gave me, I think it is going to be my next car.
I had a CTS Loaner when my Caddy was in the shop. Very nice cars though. Good luck on the search. Mine was a "low option" CTS (none of them are exactly low option. All pretty damn nice) and the sticker in the glove was for $42K. Was thinking about getting one for my wife and found some great Certified Pre Owned for around $30, with 30K on the odo. Pretty high option ones too.

If you are not going with another Camaro, the CTS is definitely a solid choice.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:24 AM   #72
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http://erepairables.com/salvage-auct...camaro-3403410
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:09 AM   #73
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good to hear they ae going to total it for ya.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:17 PM   #74
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What exactly happened lol. Was it the bus drivers fault??
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:01 PM   #75
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Must be kind of weird to find your car on a salvage auction... Decide on what is next yet?
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