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05GTWAGONLIMITED 09-10-2012 03:55 PM

Is it totaled? My 05 SWP Wagon
Went out to my car to find this. Someone on their cell phone lost track of the car and ran into the back of my wagon. Its getting looked at now, is there anything I should look for or have the body shop pay special attention to? Any help is appreciated.

end0 09-10-2012 03:57 PM


12sechatch 09-10-2012 03:58 PM

jesus. and they were able to drive away? ie, is this a hit and run?

08Legacy08 09-10-2012 03:59 PM

Not totaled... I'm so sorry to see that

05GTWAGONLIMITED 09-10-2012 04:04 PM

Driver stuck around, was issued a ticket and walked away. As I had my car towed away, the officer told me to clean up my mess....hence the box to pick up all the glass etc..

Blink 09-10-2012 04:07 PM

That's terrible! Sorry for your bad news. Insurance these days so often seems to total a car even when it doesn't look too bad, but I'm going to guess since the crash missed your rear bumper entirely and (judging by the right rear) both your rear quarters, it might not be a writeoff. The rear hatch acted as a big crumple zone. Definitely get the roof checked out since the hatch hinges directed some serious force into it. If the roof is warped your SWP is probably toast. :'(

Drift Motion 09-10-2012 04:08 PM

check for frame damage

looks like it's bit bent on the top left corner?

hopefully just a new hatch will do...

TheOneDoubleN 09-10-2012 04:20 PM

Had a similar rear ending in my GS300, thought I would just be getting a new bumper. Once they pulled the floor of the trunk and saw bent frame rails, it became a $10,000 repair, and on a $11,500 valued car, it was total'ed. I was beside myself.

So really it's too hard to say until the bodywork is removed, but I'm rooting for ya!

05GTWAGONLIMITED 09-10-2012 04:55 PM

It looked like there may be some frame damage. The bumper will need to be replaced cause the picture does not represent the puncture from the trucks tow hooks. Estimate should be here later today. I will keep everyone updated.

sigmafour 09-10-2012 07:49 PM

fight the other insurance if they dare write you off and try to give you a pittance - It is not your fault their customer ruined you car and remind them it's lucky she didn't crash into something really expensive, remind them she was on the phone and not paying attention. You make a fuss and sometimes you can get them to pay. lets hope you don't have to do any of that but the squeaky wheel gets the oil. I am sorry this happened to you, what an awful thing to come out and find. Good luck with everything... Cop sounded like a lovely guy. :icon_mad:

.blackgt. 09-10-2012 07:54 PM

Suuuucks. If you want a new one, I hope it's totaled. If it's your baby, im sure they can salvage that ;)

05GTWAGONLIMITED 09-10-2012 08:41 PM

Estimate came in at just under $7k. But, there may be some roof damage so they need to spend more time looking at it.

LegacyKid5 09-10-2012 09:09 PM

Really sorry to see that happen, especially to another wagon. Hope it all works out in your favor!

08Legacy08 09-10-2012 09:09 PM

Good luck man... i'm pullin for ya!

lol slow 09-11-2012 03:14 PM

I've heard from COUNTLESS people who have been in accidents where their cars weren't totaled, that it never felt the same.

so you may be better off having it totaled, if the car means a lot to you and you have money wrapped up into it, buy it back from insurance.

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