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#2000 of 2039 tC's new name...."toyota's Curse"
Jan 03, 2009 (3:17 pm)
Well, it finally happened!
I was sitting at a stoplight...all of sudden a teal Ford Taurus slams right into me! I notice this Mitsubishi Eclipse is totalled and leaking fluids everywhere. The Eclipse decided to pull out in front of the Taurus.
I'm just minding my own business and this happens!
Where my left side bumper is balding out is where the airbag sensor is at. So I was about half inch away from hitting the sensor. My bumper is trashed. My driver's fender is dented in. Who knows if Bullitt's mechanical life is okay. Seems like the car's frame is slightly shifted...that's what I more worried about than anything else. That's automatic "Totaled" red flag.
My insurance company knows and someone from there is coming on Monday or Tuesday.
I have two things on my mind: One-high mileage, total repair costs, and value="Totaled." Two-Toyota Financial says "Fix it or pay that GAP!" and I keep Bullitt. If they totaled it, I'm basically damned.
I don't mind seeing my Carmax sales buddy; but I was hoping to see her when I have 10k sitting around for a 2nd car. Not on a "totaled" car term!
Jan 05, 2009 (3:03 pm)
isn't that when your "Gap" insurance will kick in, if they "total" Bullitt? Keep us updated and am sure sorry to see that damage to your tC!
#2002 of 2039 I'm tired of driving my car while people are staring at me!!! LOL
Jan 18, 2009 (2:19 pm)
Here's my answer:
Jan 19, 2009 (3:29 pm)
and at the same time I'm thinking....AWWW! I am hoping Bullitt gets fixed back to "normal" ASAP. It's hard to see a good lookin' Scion tC in that kind of shape!
#2004 of 2039 This Is Andrea...
Jan 20, 2009 (4:38 am)
Long story, short. My PC cookies deleted all my saved usernames and passwords. Now! I tried getting new password BUT my e-mail address is inactive. I had special domain that AOL let me have until last month when they decided to offer that "Domain" services for a simple monthly charge. I'm not comfortable giving my credit card to these people. When e-mail should be free.
Lucky for me I changed all my more important usernames few months ago to different e-mails before this happened. Only down, I have to make new accounts with those sites.
2,600 ish for body shop repair for exterior. We haven't looked in the engine bay yet since I'm still driving in it. Could be even more damage.
Good news! No more rock chips, no more foglight sealant gone bad, I'm not giving them my front plate so they can't drill new license plate holes into the new bumper. LOL
Car still idles rough going to a stop or sitting at the light. But once he driving, he's fine! His start-ups even in the Tundra conditions last week, he started just as good before the accident.
#2005 of 2039 Re: Challenging problem with my tC [mark19]
Jan 25, 2009 (2:23 pm)
Regarding this Problem
Jan 24, 2009
The problem we are having with our 2006 TC is that the backing plate that the emergency brake hardware is mounted to is bent out, that is where the noise is coming from regarding the grinding sound, again the backing plate is rubbing against the rotors causing that noise and its a bad noise with ours, slows the car down and reduces gas mileage etc, we are taking it to the dealership and are interested to see what they say.
25 K on car
Jan 30, 2009 (9:29 am)
so, the accident damage is fixed, on the body at least? Good news. Good idea not to give them the front plate, too, saves on extra bumper holes indeed.
Hope your tC's engine is unscathed. Were you mentioning radiator damage in the beginning, too? Or am I imagining tC injuries that aren't there?
#2007 of 2039 Re: Andrea.. [iluvmysephia1]
Jan 30, 2009 (6:42 pm)
Well???? Body shop has pushed back the delivery date AGAIN. To Feb 4th. They have found additional $2,000+ worth of damage like engine mounts and minor front frame damage. There's probably other damage the estimator didn't say over the phone.
I've been without a car for five days so far! I'm so going to personally kill this kid if I ever see him again in a dark alley. LOL I SO have "Cabin Fever."
What "P"'s me off the most, I've been driving with my brake light on. That Friday before the accident; I went to the dealer for a Coolant Flush and brake check. They wanted to charge me $500's for new rear brake rotors and pads! When last year, front rotors and pads didn't even cost me $400 bucks! So I declined the brake service and let my cousin do it for me. The morning of the accident, I was supposed to pick up "set a side order" basic OEM rotors and pads from Advance Auto then take the car to my cousin. So I drove three weeks with brake light completely ON and the car probably doesn't even have one bottle of Brake Fluid in him! All because I couldn't open my hood.
Since I'm waiting: I doing something little more OEM.
Slotted-Drilled rotors; keeps brake pads nice and cool.
Jan 30, 2009 (8:42 pm)
slotted rotors, andeet. Makes good sense for brake pad cooling.
#2009 of 2039 Two weeks later:
Feb 06, 2009 (3:39 pm)
Here's the list:
New hood, new front bumper, new left headlight, new driver's side fender, new engine mount, new windshield washer reservoir, replaced A/C pipe, replaced hood cable and lever. Paint and refinishing.
PLUS!!! Repaired front frame damage.
All this cost my insurance company $5,631.00; all because the little brat who caused the accident didn't have insurance! :flame:
I think this was the only option to hold my foglights in place? LOL
I wanted new foglights anyway.