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General Leia bites the dust #2755785
03/25/20 12:50 PM
03/25/20 12:50 PM
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California's Tri-Valley
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Sad day for my wife. Her baby, a Furious Fuchsia 6-spd 2010 Challenger, was just written off as a total loss. Some distracted driver pulled out in front of her as she was crossing an intersection. Anyway, she is ok, but a little depressed at losing her car.

After a delay, the insurance adjuster finally reviewed the case and assigned full blame to the other party. I guess this other lady misjudged how fast the Challenger was moving because I don't think she could have otherwise missed the car due to the color!

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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: GB5andGY8] #2755792
03/25/20 12:58 PM
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I have felt your pain. I've had lesser cars get totaled buy the other drivers ins company. Do a buyback and fix it .Aftermarket parts are so cheap, fenders are 53.00, A CAPA fender is only 90.00.

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: GB5andGY8] #2755796
03/25/20 01:02 PM
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I'm suprized they wrote that car off.. to bad its so far away.. I wouldnt mind buying the engine and trans
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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: GB5andGY8] #2755803
03/25/20 01:19 PM
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I'm not upon current CA law on auto accidents, I would try and make the other insurance company fix it due to it being a "classic" scope
You and her are the injured parties and they need your agreement to settle this accident work scope


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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: Cab_Burge] #2755807
03/25/20 01:26 PM
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..... I would try and make the other insurance company fix it due to it being a "classic".... Dream on, its not a classic.

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: formula_s] #2755810
03/25/20 01:32 PM
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I think there is a nice one on here for sale.


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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: GB5andGY8] #2755837
03/25/20 02:12 PM
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After the insurance company pays the loss, buy it back from them if the price is reasonable and fix it.


I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: John_Kunkel] #2755857
03/25/20 02:44 PM
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Romeo MI
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Originally Posted by John_Kunkel
After the insurance company pays the loss, buy it back from them if the price is reasonable and fix it.


I did that once YEARS ago.. they pretty much said to get it out of here just based on the storage fees there
got.. I had another car that was the same with a blown engine .. worked out great for me
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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: MR_P_BODY] #2755887
03/25/20 03:39 PM
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The Center of Ohio
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That's a GREAT personalized tag up

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: 56_Royal_Lancer] #2755896
03/25/20 03:59 PM
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If the airbag went off they will total where I live.

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: Neil] #2755927
03/25/20 04:46 PM
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That's an easy fix, I would definitely buy that one back.


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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: chargervert] #2755962
03/25/20 05:53 PM
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I have a nice FF hood laying around... whistling

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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: Neil] #2755966
03/25/20 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Neil
If the airbag went off they will total where I live.


it depends on the car make.
i work in a VW Mazda dealer body shop. we replace air bags all the time in VW's. sometimes 2 and 3 air bags, front seat belts and the headliner when the side overhead ones are deployed.
we do Mazda, drivers and passengers pretty often also. if the side ones and they need a headliner or the seat bags then they become scrap.


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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: Mr T2U] #2755980
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Too bad on accident!! I hope it's fixable and you can buy it back. If you still want a challenger that's better then risk buying someone elses used one or paying out for a new one.


These cars are easy to take apart and fix but they are also made out of really thin metal.

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: 5thAve] #2756051
03/25/20 10:32 PM
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Thanks for the commentary and suggestions. I appreciate the shout out on the plate, too. Not a day went buy when we didn’t see somebody getting a chuckle out of reading it or giving us a thumbs up.

The insurance company told the body shop to get estimates for fixing it using the cheapest panels available, and it still exceeded the insurance company’s repair allowance. There’s only a slim margin on 10 yr. old Challengers anyway, and I guess neither the body shop or the insurance company wanted to “own” this car in the event there were future issues that cropped up and we had to bring it back to fix little things. It’s kind of hard to see in the pics, but the front of both doors wrinkled, it buckled by the driver’s A-pillar, and the inner fender/frame stub/mount deal holding the engine on the driver’s side is tweaked. I think it was this last damage that pushed it over the edge.

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: GB5andGY8] #2756075
03/26/20 12:37 AM
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Cut the floor and the frame out and turn it into a drag car.

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: GB5andGY8] #2756091
03/26/20 02:09 AM
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Originally Posted by GB5andGY8

The insurance company told the body shop to get estimates for fixing it using the cheapest panels available, and it still exceeded the insurance company’s repair allowance.


Who is your insurance company?


It doesn't really matter whether you win or loose...
as long as you look good doing it!

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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: GB5andGY8] #2756099
03/26/20 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by GB5andGY8
Thanks for the commentary and suggestions. I appreciate the shout out on the plate, too. Not a day went buy when we didn’t see somebody getting a chuckle out of reading it or giving us a thumbs up.

The insurance company told the body shop to get estimates for fixing it using the cheapest panels available, and it still exceeded the insurance company’s repair allowance. There’s only a slim margin on 10 yr. old Challengers anyway, and I guess neither the body shop or the insurance company wanted to “own” this car in the event there were future issues that cropped up and we had to bring it back to fix little things. It’s kind of hard to see in the pics, but the front of both doors wrinkled, it buckled by the driver’s A-pillar, and the inner fender/frame stub/mount deal holding the engine on the driver’s side is tweaked. I think it was this last damage that pushed it over the edge.


Just curious what the Insurance company actually thinks it's worth...? shruggy
On the rare occasion that color actually pops up for sale, they do seem to hold their value better than other '10 R/T's
The R/T Furious Fuchsia cars weren't numbered like the 400 SRT's... (287 US & 113 to Canada)
But they still only ended up shipping 1000 of them to the US.... Canada got the other 127.

I know the new ones don't hold value like the old classics...
But that color (FF) does hold up better than any of the other non-numbered 2010 Challengers.
The Insurance company should have to take that into account...
If they disagree... ask them to go find a another FF car for sale & prove you wrong. whistling


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Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: Runner2go] #2756111
03/26/20 08:42 AM
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With that amount of damage it sounds like they're right about it being a write-off.
If you aren't happy with what they offer you for it start searching ads to see what they sell for and go back to them. It needs to be an equivalent car with realistic price.

Re: General Leia bites the dust [Re: GB5andGY8] #2756115
03/26/20 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by GB5andGY8
It’s kind of hard to see in the pics, but the front of both doors wrinkled, it buckled by the driver’s A-pillar, and the inner fender/frame stub/mount deal holding the engine on the driver’s side is tweaked. I think it was this last damage that pushed it over the edge.


That is some significant damage. And as you pull it apart, more will likely show up. Usually, in this kind of situation, if you can do a lot of the work yourself and really, really want to keep the car, then buying it back can work. But if the car has a lot of miles, or if you have to hire too much of the work out, or if there is heavy underlying damage, etc, then it might be best to let it go. Only you can make that call. Just make sure that you understand the full extent of the damage.

Given it's age, there are a lot of those cars in the wrecking yards. But the majority of them are hit in the front, so front end pieces are the scarcest. And in case you didn't already know, sticking replacement parts on is the easy part. Getting the pieces to fit right and get the gaps right (or just acceptable) is the tough part. There will be all kinds of things that won't line up right. And in the end, although you may get it back on the road, it may never be the car it was and you just might not be happy with it.

So having said all that, from someone who does this for a living, with the information you have provided, my opinion is to let it go. Good luck with what ever you decide.


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