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Post by LilSparkPlug » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:51 am

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Thanks LSP. I think that things are going okay- my problem is that the car has never been out of my sight for this long before and I was already paranoid enough about everything concerning the car anyway long before this accident. :lol:
Let's chat about paranoia for a moment.....:(

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:10 pm

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I think that we have a pretty good understanding of each other in that area, right? LOL
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Midnight_Rider wrote:^^Upgrading the exhaust was on my mental list of mods even before I bought the car but, unforunately, my finances have prevented me from doing anything other than the STS. Maybe someday...
I'll see if I can source a used one for you.
Thanks but I think that I might turn a corner financially on my job sometime this summer (possible raise discussion with my boss on the phone a few minutes ago) so maybe I can finally start the mods- new parts, what a concept!
Neon4Life wrote:... is there any word on when you are going to get it back ?
I haven't heard anything from the body shop today but the online status has gone back to "Body" so I am assuming that the new hood arrived today. That leaves painting and cure time before reassembly and this is an area that I don't want them to rush on.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:57 pm

Going to look pretty when its done! Your deductable not too bad?

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:24 am

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Your deductable not too bad?
$250 but I have now lost my six-year Safe Driver Discount so my annual premium will go up approximately $144. :cussing:
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Post by mattern248 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:58 am

LilSparkPlug wrote:He said 3700 worth of damage, not frame damage. Considering the bumper is $748 and the hood retails at $1,000, the fog bezels are $80+ an OEM headlight is $200, I think 3700 w/labor is reasonable considering parts alone are over 2,000. Add in the rust proofing, frame pulling/straightening, paint materials, labor, prep, cover etc and you're easily at the figure they gave him.

Nothing they've done seems fishy at all, they're handling it rather well from what I can see.
ok i mis read it to a degree lol well i dont see damage done to the fog cover and bumper besides pain but my eyes could be fooling me if they are damaged how bad are they? as far as the head light at our dealer there 185 for both i had to get a quote for some parts lol 1500 for an srt hood unpainted 8l... eh i would still look around and see other shops work and prices it doesnt hurt to try... but thanks for the correction lsp i needed it lol sorry gramps not trying to scare ya at all just saying make sure your not getting screwed on anything?
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:39 am

When I got into an accident in 08, headlights were 300 EACH, so perhaps your dealership was giving you a discount. And, since his car is torn apart and insurance is covering it, there's no reason and no way to shop around... can't get another quote without the shop seeing the car.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:52 am

Discount or an aftermarket part, OEM headlights are not $185 for both. OEM headlights retail for 245-337 per a parts check just now, depends on year/code.

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Post by mattern248 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:45 am

thats what my dealership said could of beendiscounted for whatever reason. but hope it come back just as heathly as it was before the accident
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:39 am

mattern248 wrote:sorry gramps not trying to scare ya at all just saying make sure your not getting screwed on anything?
I appreciate your concern, it's all good! :thumbup:
TheRandom1 wrote:When I got into an accident in 08, headlights were 300 EACH, so perhaps your dealership was giving you a discount. And, since his car is torn apart and insurance is covering it, there's no reason and no way to shop around... can't get another quote without the shop seeing the car.
Exactly. The estimate calls for $252 for the headlight (not including labor). I had wanted to shop around but the car was deemed unsafe to drive at the first shop I went to so I didn't have much of a choice.

Shop has now given a projected date of next Wednesday for completion.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:42 am

Great news!

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:13 am

I hope it's done by then so you can sleep at night :D

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:24 am

Email today that car will be ready tomorrow (Tuesday). As much as I want my baby back, I kind of wish that I could keep the rental until all of this snow is gone.

I can't go into details here but dealings with the insurance company are far from over. :x
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:42 am

:( :(

$250 deduct- isn't bad at all.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:43 am

That isn't what the battle is about. More later.
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Post by Pocahontas » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:39 am

Midnight_Rider wrote:That isn't what the battle is about. More later.
Uh oh :cry:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:42 am

Ut oh.....

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Post by Neon4Life » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:29 am

Insurance companies suck.

hopefully you get it back today.
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Post by Passt » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:50 am

Oh snap, what happened now Gramps?
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:51 am

I assume he's fighting the good fight against the insurance company who is trying to use subpar parts on his car, or doesn't want to pay anything for it.

Either way it sucks balls.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:31 pm

At-fault status but you didn't read it here. Shhh...
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:52 pm

Read what where?

What time are you supposed to be able to pick it up?
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Post by hansken_yo » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:13 pm

Sorry to hear about this gramps....


Sounds like things are going to be taken care of properly and that is a good thing, but there are always small little set backs with shops with deliveries or just getting bad parts at times, etc etc. At least they are on top of it.

As for "stainless steal" just keep in mind that it is Stain - Less, which means that it is not impervious to rust, just holds up well against it :D
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:18 am

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Picked up the car this afternoon. After driving a base Cobalt for the past 19 days, I had forgotten the purr of an SRT exhaust! :love4:

As to reapplying the Diamond Gloss paint treatment at Ziebart, the body shop is saying that I will void their paint warranty if I put anything on it before 60 days but Ziebart says that I will void their warranty if it isn't applied within 30 days. :aargh:

There is now a vibration/noise at some RPM's where the dash meets the front passenger-side door. And my car was completely silent inside before the accident.

To top everything off, I discovered a gouge in the leather steering wheel cover (about 2.5 inches long) while I was driving home from work tonight. The body shop guarantees "100% Customer Satisfaction" so we'll see where this goes. :roll:
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Post by Pocahontas » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:23 am

Good luck Gramps! Give 'em heck because right is right!
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:54 am

^^Thanks, I need all the support I can get right now. :D
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Post by Neon4Life » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:38 am

Looks friggin clean and shinny. Nice Gramps.

Now be careful while driving after this little incident.
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Post by Passt » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:23 am

At least it looks like they did a great job getting it straight and right on the exterior :)
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:07 am

On the bright side, the exterior looks great! And definitely take it back to them and have them fix whatever else has been messed up, it's their job to return it exactly how it was!
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:36 am

You can wax a car 30 days after it's painted, so wait until day 29 or 30 and apply it, how is the body shop going to know? Secondly, the car looks great from the exterior, seems like they did a great job with the paint. The rattle could be something so simple as a loose dash clip, but the steering wheel I would look into.

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Post by zhneon » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:18 pm

Good luck gramps! I hope that everything gets sorted out. It always amazes me how little shops care about the interior of the car they are working on...
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