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#8859 of 8984 Finally the nightmare end.....
Jul 25, 2006 (9:07 pm)
Finally the nightmare with my Maxima 2005 end this July when I could negotiate my Nissan Maxima 2005 in a Volvo dealer. After 21 months with my SL auto transmissions, certainly not a smooth one, 33,000 miles, 2 times 4 shock absorber changes and a lot of front suspension links changes I have to say my Nissan stay more time in Nissan service parking than my home garage. Sounding like an old car more than a new one, this great motor performance car bring me a lot of headache when I tried to decrease high tire sound in highways, with the 320 watts stereo sound radio. I know a lot of Nissan Maxima fans will not agree with me , but try to get a test drive with other cars brands and you will notice Nissan were taking your money and still making cars they know are not a good ones. Good luck Maxima fans and maybe the new CVT will get you a little more smooth travel.... but remember, front suspension, front disk and front pads will take out your money from your pocket a lot of time before you finally accept you are with the wrong car....
#8860 of 8984 Re: My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening [maximafan]
Jul 25, 2006 (10:06 pm)
Wow, I hope the kid gets his payment in to the insurance company pretty fast! They might disallow coverage on an accident that happened during the grace period. Hope not. Wishing you luck on getting that part of it straightened out.
If you need $12,000 worth of repairs, that is almost certainly totalled. Assume the car cost around $25,000 when new, worth maybe $15,000 or so now, those repair costs are approaching the net value of the car. I think you're safe in assuming it's totalled.
When it happened to me, my car was 8 years old, still going strong. The damage wasn't even that severe, but they declared it totalled based on ratio of costs of repair to net value of car. It's not hard to total an 8 year old car, considering most appraisers won't value it very highly.
When do you get the word from the adjuster?
#8861 of 8984 Re: My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening [maximafan]
Jul 26, 2006 (3:33 am)
Maximafan, you might want to come by our Questions About Auto Insurance & Accidents discussion and run your situation by the very knowledgeable folks who hang out there. I'm sure they'll have some good advice for you.
And please keep us posted here.
#8862 of 8984 Re: '07 Max w/CVT [klunkman]
Jul 26, 2006 (8:36 am)
Car is very smooth and very fast. Have had problem with tire pressure sensor and part is not yet available. Getting 23 mpg which is nice.
#8863 of 8984 Anyone having issues with a 2006 model?????
Jul 26, 2006 (8:56 am)
I currently own a 2006 SE purchased in Jan. and have been having issues with the RPM's. It has just started getting hung up around 4k and will not shift unless I come to a stop. I have had it at the Nissan dealer 3x to check it out and of course the computer doesn't pick anything up. Has anyone else run into any type of problem relating to the transmission or engine??? Please let me know. Thanks!
#8864 of 8984 Re: My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening [biancar]
Jul 26, 2006 (7:44 pm)
Hey, Biancar. I might be wrong, but I was
left with the impression that as long as a
payment was made before a certain date, coverage should be made available. I think
what they do is if they don't receive your
payment by a certain date, they send you a notice such as, "Payment must be received by
12:00 a.m. by such-and-such date or the policy
will be cancelled."
On the issue of possibly repairing the car,
of course I'm only guessing on what it could
possibly cost if they think it's repairable.
I went by the towing place today to get the
rest of the stuff out of the vehicle and went
ahead and took some pictures of the vehicle.
Made me a little sick all over again to see
it like that. I noticed the battery didn't
look damaged and my alarm horn was still
working and the auto door locks. But it looks
like everything at the front, i.e., the
radiator and a small portion of the engine was
bent in. The entire front bumper is torn facing outward, but I was surprised that the
headlights were still inside the plastic casing
with no cracks or anything, but it is disconnected due to the bumper being separated
forward. Heck, the Xenon lights alone would
be pretty expensive to replace!
I was told an appraiser would come out there
to assess the damage today, but as of the time
I was there, which was around 2:30 p.m., no
one had arrived yet.
The rental car is driving me crazy. There's a
rattle in the center dash that comes and goes
and when I try to play the radio to drown it
out, the front right speaker is blown or vibrates. I don't know how I'm going to be able to live with this thing for upwards of a
month! Until then, I'm waiting to hear from the adjuster.
P.S., I went on Edmunds Used Car Appraiser, and
after inputting the options on my car and
mileage and such, it came up with a price of
$10,179 for trade-in, $11,567 for Private party
sale, and $12,797 for Dealer Retail.
#8865 of 8984 Re: My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening [pat]
Jul 26, 2006 (7:51 pm)
Thanks, Pat, for the suggestion. I will
definitely check that discussion out this
#8867 of 8984 Re: My '02 Maxima got totaled yesterday evening [maximafan]
Jul 26, 2006 (9:16 pm)
The reason I said I "hope" it's covered during the grace period is that I used to sell life insurance. With life insurance, if the premium is not paid and the covered individual happens to die during the grace period - or maybe it was after the grace period expires - even if the survivors make a payment the company does NOT have to pay. They have to refund any such payment made after the grace period, and that's all.
Anyway, you really better check with the kid and MAKE SURE he sent in the check to the insurance company to bring his policy up to date. If he does not, you definitely won't get anything from his company.