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Well...the curse finally got to me. My 2002 G20 is totalled. The damage estimate, pre taking it apart, was 10,700. They tore it apart and found more damage and said there was no way it was going to stay under the threshold, so it was totalled.

It pisses me off that it happened, it still feels like it didnt. I was driving my car down a highway/major road. It was like 2am, no one but me and like 5 other cars on this road. I was coming up to a bunch of gas stations. there was a car in the last one waiting to come out. For some reason he decided to, when i was only maybe 30-40 feet from him. I am going around 60. he pulls out into the right lane (the lane i am in) and does not get on it at all. I slam on my breaks and start to change lanes because i know there is no chance for me to stop...he decides he wants to change lanes as well...well i slam into the back of him, hitting the rear of his car with the front right of mine... Luckily there was a witness to attest that he did pull out in front of me and that there was NOTHING i could do. So I am hoping that it is going to be his fault. That is the hint that I am getting from the insurance company. Here are some pics of my car...really really messed up :*( :

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She was a good car. Now i just need to decide what I want to do. I was given 17k for her. I dont know what to buy, another G or if i should go else where. And no i cant part her out. I wanted to, but they wouldnt let me...and as far as I know its already been sent out for auction. All rims were good, both fogs made it out alive some how, interior was perfect, trunk was good...oh well...time to move on.

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yeah that is what I was thinking about the 17k. I have a family friend that is the GM for an Infiniti dealership here in indiana, and he was surprised they offered me more than 13k for it. Ill have to talk to him to see what he can bring in for me.
 

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it would cost me 1700 to buy it back...i dont think it would be worth it. I dont think there is enough on the car to make that back. I had thought about it, but it doesnt seem like it would be worth it.
 

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Man, whatta shame. Glad your ok.
You should be able to pocket some of that $$$ and still find another one.

Buy it back. for $1700 thats alright.
you can do the motor, interior, the wheels, all kinds of stuff.
 

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you buy it back, and part it out, ill take a few things.... like rims and wheels. hehe
 

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I got $15k for mine two years ago. It had 80k miles on the clock and everything. Awesome for getting $17k. I bought my maui P11 for $8k with the rebuild title, it needed some work (suspension etc... blown shocks) and I kept the rest of the money so I faired quite well.

I would have bought it back for the $1700, spent $2k fixing it (new fender, new hood, new front bumper, new etc...) and it would be as good as new. For a 60mph the car held up quite well. Gotta love crumple zones.

Glad you are okay.
 

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I'm guessing since you didn't mention it that neither you nor the other driver were hurt. I hope that's the case.

My car was also totaled, so I can say that $17k is a good payout. (I got $10k for a pretty high mileage 1999 model. Though it's more than I prolly could have gotten selling, I would never have sold the car that cheaply, so it feels like a raw deal.)

Good luck when you move on.
 

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yeah...my car was an 02 with 40k miles on it. It was in immaculate condition. It is def a sad loss.

Dom - It would have cost ALOT more than 2k to fix it. There was atleast 12k worth of damage done to it...im assuming the frame was bent, i know the radiator was pushed into the motor. i dont know how the motor held up, never asked. And the air bags blew...its 1100 for the driver side to be replaced and 1400 for the passenger.

Yeah no one was hurt...i had some scrapes and bruises, but that is it.
 

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So just an update for everyone...It was deemed the other kids fault. So that is good...nothing on my record for this.

As for the car situation, I am still w/o a car. As much as I loved the G i think it might be time to move on from it. I have really been looking into getting an SUV. I know the lower gas milage sucks, but I am 6'4'' 195, so I am a big guy and the feel of an SUV fits me better. Any one have any suggestions on an SUV I can get for under 15k that will be mostly if not fully loaded?
 

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So just an update for everyone...It was deemed the other kids fault. So that is good...nothing on my record for this.

As for the car situation, I am still w/o a car. As much as I loved the G i think it might be time to move on from it. I have really been looking into getting an SUV. I know the lower gas milage sucks, but I am 6'4'' 195, so I am a big guy and the feel of an SUV fits me better. Any one have any suggestions on an SUV I can get for under 15k that will be mostly if not fully loaded?
QX4, Lincoln Aviator go for $20-25k used.
 
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