What do you guys think i should do... - Honda Civic Forum



Member's Rides Show off your rides progression thru mods or post up your detail job and that new mod. Your goal: make everyone jealous!

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-06-2007   #1
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Diego, California
Age: 30
Posts: 130
Rep Power: 0
Tokoyama is an unknown quantity at this point
Unhappy What do you guys think i should do...

I crashed my car maybe 2 weeks ago and i sent it off to a collision center that my insurance recommended. i didnt think that the damage to my car was that bad, i figured i just needed to replace the fenders, front bumper and hood, as well as radiator and power steering. atleast thats all i could assess from looking at it (couldnt open hood). my preliminary estimate was a little over $8000, and today while i was taking my lunch break at work i got a call from the shop, and they said that the new estimate is now looking at $12000, they said its almost borderline to being considered totaled and they sent the estimate and some pics to my insurance to let them decide what they wanna do, but ultimately its up to me with what i want to have done to my car. you guys think i should just ask them to total my car and get a different car, if so what car? or do you guys think i should hang on to it?

heres a link to the post i posted in the crash thread if you guys wanna see the exterior damage to the car:
https://www.civicforums.com/forums/4...thread-12.html
Tokoyama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2007   #2
Premium Member
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
iTrader: (14)
 
TRIZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon
Age: 32
Posts: 8,265
Rep Power: 288
TRIZ Ownz ErthangTRIZ Ownz ErthangTRIZ Ownz ErthangTRIZ Ownz ErthangTRIZ Ownz ErthangTRIZ Ownz ErthangTRIZ Ownz ErthangTRIZ Ownz ErthangTRIZ Ownz ErthangTRIZ Ownz ErthangTRIZ Ownz Erthang
I wouldnt fix it at that price, although looking at the pictures, I wouldnt think that was 12k to fix. I'd pick my car up and start swaping the stock parts back on and let them declare it totaled. Pick up a civic si, or rsx (s) at that price.
TRIZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2007   #3
Pwning Noobs 24/7
iTrader: (10)
 
DaMadScientist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Westchester, New York
Age: 30
Posts: 1,040
Rep Power: 166
DaMadScientist is just really niceDaMadScientist is just really niceDaMadScientist is just really niceDaMadScientist is just really niceDaMadScientist is just really nice
$12000...are you ****in serious...a tree limb fell on my car, almost had every panel replaced by honda for $6000 painted and everything....take that to a different shop....i got into a accident like that...quote was for $2600...and that was with hood, bumper, headlights, radiator and new radiator support and misc alignments and paint.

Although in your situation id ask for it to be totalled...once they are wreaked they are never the same
DaMadScientist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2007   #4
I wil fix vBPlaza today
iTrader: (2)
 
LT2004ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Age: 31
Posts: 3,470
Rep Power: 205
LT2004ever is a name known to allLT2004ever is a name known to allLT2004ever is a name known to allLT2004ever is a name known to allLT2004ever is a name known to allLT2004ever is a name known to allLT2004ever is a name known to allLT2004ever is a name known to allLT2004ever is a name known to all
Quote:
Originally Posted by TRIZ View Post
I wouldnt fix it at that price, although looking at the pictures, I wouldnt think that was 12k to fix. I'd pick my car up and start swaping the stock parts back on and let them declare it totaled. Pick up a civic si, or rsx (s) at that price.
i agree with triz on this one... just let them total it... fot 12k you can almost buy a completely new civic! lol.... but yea get a 02 rsx type s or a older si Time to upgrade!
LT2004ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2007   #5
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Diego, California
Age: 30
Posts: 130
Rep Power: 0
Tokoyama is an unknown quantity at this point
yea i know 12000 sounds freaking ridiculous, most of it is probably labor, they also said they noticed a crack on the transmission, so i dont know if they already included the cost of that in the estimate or theyre gonna add on to it or not but i dont know. i think ill probably have them total it after i go and retrieve my parts, i cant get it back to the house without having it towed since the power steering is broken. and your right, i know the car is not going to be the same ever again, i realized that the second i turned the car on to drive from the crashsite to a nearby parking lot 8 miles away. id like to get an RSX in place of my civic, ive always wanted an RSX, but my parents were pretty damn pissed about the accident, they thought i was street racing, so i dont know if theyll agree with the RSX or stick me with a shitty car that would be pointless to do any moding on
Tokoyama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2007   #6
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Age: 33
Posts: 521
Rep Power: 147
PitchBlack is just really nicePitchBlack is just really nicePitchBlack is just really nicePitchBlack is just really nice
Total that bucket...it'll never be right again even after they fix it. You can make a good car crappy but you can't make a crappy car good. Good luck with your parents...maybe buy them a romantic night out on the town, get your ol' man laid and he might start seeing things your way...
PitchBlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2007   #7
Registered!!
 
zachpolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 22
Rep Power: 0
zachpolo is an unknown quantity at this point
PLEASE! Ditch the car.. Coming from someone who has wrecked a car that was in the same range to "repair", you are in for constant repair of the "fixed" parts.. Like everyone else said, It will NEVER be the same
zachpolo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Honda Civic Forum Replies Last Post
Observations... LSC General Automotive Discussion 5 06-23-2015 12:29 AM
Give me some advice Reginator 7th Generation Civic 10 06-17-2015 08:54 PM
SOLVED!! d17a2 swap How to wire secondary o2 sensor! Default_Slayer Electrical 1 04-12-2015 07:36 AM
Installing my spring wsking77 West 14 08-29-2001 06:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:02 AM.


All Content Copyright 2017 CivicForums.com We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.