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Re: got hit

Postby Enemigo » Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:33 am

I'm trying to wrap my head around this.

That doesn't look like enough damage to total a vehicle.
That also doesn't look like enough damage to cost $9,300. But I've lost all sense of reality of what things cost now a days anyway.
I know that 4Runners hold their value, but is a '97 even worth $9,300? That's not me trying to be rude. I'm honestly curious.
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Re: got hit

Postby DSUZU » Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:14 am

"Total" doesn't have to equal the actual value of the vehicle, it only has to be a PERCENTAGE of the value. The other factor is "hidden damage". There can be structural damage (bent frame, brackets, etc.) that add to the cost. That's what killed my Subaru when it looked like "slap a new fender and plastic bumper on there and go". It also depends on the shop. With quality shops charging up to 5K for a quality paint job, it adds up quickly.
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Re: got hit

Postby Skeletor » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:37 am

DSUZU wrote:"Total" doesn't have to equal the actual value of the vehicle, it only has to be a PERCENTAGE of the value. The other factor is "hidden damage". There can be structural damage (bent frame, brackets, etc.) that add to the cost. That's what killed my Subaru when it looked like "slap a new fender and plastic bumper on there and go". It also depends on the shop. With quality shops charging up to 5K for a quality paint job, it adds up quickly.
Glad you got to keep your truck. Dennis


you nailed it exactly...and yeah, a quality paint job does cost bucks..from prepping the area, to final painting..problem being, some people want quality paint job at maalco prices....and the majority of low budget paint jobs, are horrid.....trust me, I've seen my share of 'em.....pencil in other costs....like parts, and hourly labour..which costs....add it all together...and voila, large bill....to the previous question..yes, it was worth it to me....every gosh darn dime. and yes, 4 Runners, especially gen 3's, hold prices very well...during the time my vehicle was in repair limbo, I quietly searched the tri-state area..looking for a similar 4 runner..or a gen 4 or 5...the what few Gen 3's..were going for anywhere from 4k to 10K plus...depending how tricked out they were, etc.....I did see a few gen 3's for around 1500 but, they were trashed out. or suffered the dreaded frame rot...the newer 4 runners...I was looking at 20K plus....easy.......so I made the decision to spend ' x ' number of dollars to repair my '97 Limited....and guess what ? the shop exceeded my expectations..they did a first rate job...and right now, I have a virtually new truck....and one of the factors I looked at, I know EXACTLY what I had with my '97. no surprises...where a 'new' used vehicle, there's that shake down period..seeing what holds up...and what could be ready for potential failure, etc....one way or another, I was going to spend the money....and bottom line, you can't put a price on pleasure.....next month, I'll have the pleasure of court, with the dishonest insurance company, and I'll win..and re coop my money...and you know what ? even if I don't get back one red cent...I still would have REPAIRED my 4 Runner.......
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Re: got hit

Postby Enemigo » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:51 am

Are you going to court against the other drivers insurance company?
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Re: got hit

Postby Skeletor » Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:30 am

Enemigo wrote:Are you going to court against the other drivers insurance company?




yup. going to eat their @#$%ing lunch....
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Re: got hit

Postby Enemigo » Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:46 am

I used to be an auto claims adjuster, so I'm pretty interested in what is going on. Not asking you to spill all your beans though. Especially don't say anything until after court is done.
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Re: got hit

Postby JoeIsuzu » Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:29 pm

Skeletor, who did your bodywork and paint? Do you recommend them? I'm looking for someone to paint my P'up, and although I've found someone, I'm not committed yet.

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Re: got hit

Postby Skeletor » Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:50 pm

JoeIsuzu wrote:Skeletor, who did your bodywork and paint? Do you recommend them? I'm looking for someone to paint my P'up, and although I've found someone, I'm not committed yet.

Jack


hey Jack, thanks for checking in...The shop that handled my 4Runner...is Brewer's located on poplar near cleveland. yeah, I would recommend them..they do good work..have used 'em for both my Fiero..and the 4 runner......Check with Mr. Brewer (owner) or Tracy (office mgr) and go from there..good luck
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Re: got hit

Postby JoeIsuzu » Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:51 pm

Skeletor wrote:
JoeIsuzu wrote:Skeletor, who did your bodywork and paint? Do you recommend them? I'm looking for someone to paint my P'up, and although I've found someone, I'm not committed yet.

Jack


hey Jack, thanks for checking in...The shop that handled my 4Runner...is Brewer's located on poplar near cleveland. yeah, I would recommend them..they do good work..have used 'em for both my Fiero..and the 4 runner......Check with Mr. Brewer (owner) or Tracy (office mgr) and go from there..good luck

I'll check with them (but it's possible I already have). So many shops nowadays won't touch a whole paint job -- collision work only.

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