Well I Got into an accident

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Well I Got into an accident

Post by WykedHellFire » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:34 am

yup, and im not sure what to do with the car...I need help from you guys...Im sorry for the crappy cell pics, will take more damage pics with the digi cam... Well this is what happened.

I dropped my buddy off at his friends house and was heading down this two lane road. well I was going about 35ish when this germen shepherd ran out into the road and just sat there...well my first reaction was to swerve. as I did I trailed along the side of a ditch trying not to go in it, I then sideswiped a telephone pole and then hit a fire heidrent, it spun me around 180.

well im not sure if the damage is too severe to fix the car or to just scrap it. I love the car to death and in the meantime have bought a 1991 Cavalier as a replacement. (nowhere near as good as my neon) The damage done that I know of so far is that the power steering reservoir broke in half and the belt snapped, two pulleys are damaged. Also the back wheels are leaning at an angle :cussing: Look at the pic of the rear to see what I mean. The car still starts and can be driven, (not going to) it seems to be running fine but the pulleys being messed up is what caused the belt to snap off. here are the pics I have so far.

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Post by latief » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:23 am

That sucks man, glad you are ok which is the most important thing :thumbup:

just from the pictures, i would think that the cost of repairing is going to outway the value of the car in your case. i would think it is time to get you a newer neon...... !!!!
frame damage both in the front and rear are going to cost you if you want it to be fixed 'correctly'......then if you decide to sell it down the road, the value of the car will be near to nothing since it has been hit, and the money you invested in fixing will not even be part of the math......

good luck,

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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:28 am

looks totaled to me :(

worse thing is, you probably wont get more than a couple grand for it either. i'd say start looking for a new car
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:27 pm

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Post by flhmfd » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:30 pm

doesn't look worth more than a couple grand.
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Post by NiteHawk » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:47 pm

Very very sorry to hear about your wreck man...all this because you did a good thing by avoiding a stupid dog that had no business being in the middle of the road in the first place...
flhmfd wrote:doesn't look worth more than a couple grand.
you dont know much about body repair apparently...

Wyked: Please dont read any further if you dont want to be more upset... I'm sorry to post this info

both doors are non repairable, those run $504 for the front and $637 for the rear, new unpainted from dodge (MSRP), this doesn't include anything inside the doors that might be damaged, like the window tracks, nor does it include the outside handle, or the molding strips

he would also need a new rear quarter panel, which runs $862 new unpainted...

dont forget a hood, and possibly a bumper as well...

so lets look at just parts costs, assuming retail price for the major parts listed so far

$504 Front door
$637 Rear door
$862 Quarter panel
$370 Hood
$400ish Bumper Cover
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$2773 PARTS TOTAL


Noting the lean of the back tires, there's likely going to also be suspension damage...

assume going rate of $45/hr for paint, at least 10 hours, thats another $450 just for paint, not including labor for R&I and R&R parts

I may be able to help you a little bit, i'll shoot you a PM about that though... I have a part or two that might be of some use to you to save you money.
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Post by 03_SXT » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:54 pm

I feel for you dude. I was just involved in a accident this morning. Major suspension damage...

I too swerved to avoid hitting a car. Glad I swerved, I would be in the hospital majorly hurt if I hit the other car.

Hopefully everything works out the way you want it too.

As everyone else is saying, as long as you are okay, nothing else really matters. Cars can be rebuilt and repainted...

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Post by flhmfd » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:34 pm

i meant the entire car. before it got hit.
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Post by contagious18 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:55 pm

damn second thread i read about a crash. glad to kno ur ok. get a new car
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Post by DouglasSXT » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:24 pm

Wow, that does look like quite a bit of damage. Gald you're ok, and I hope you can get a better car soon!
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Post by measy27 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:06 pm

dammit man. glad your ok...
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:24 pm

Your ok, that's what matters, but I have to agree that the car prolly isn't salvageable. you front frame rail is against the pulleys and unless it's the pics the whole car looks bent. Your best bet is to start fresh. :cry:
I was lucky on mine in that there was no frame damage. But they still totalled it. Basically I'll never sell it for any real $. But fixing it was cheaper than a monthly payment, and driving my Jeep was killing me. I only hope you had full coverage. If not strip the good stuff off and Ebay it. Or save the good parts for spares for the next Neon. But that only works if you have decent storage.
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Post by welchspro » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:02 pm

glad you're ok, but damn, sucks about the car :(
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Post by jetas » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:04 am

Damn dude that sucks balls. Good thing your ok. And from the pics the front end looks fucked. I say get a new car.
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Post by TNK » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:32 pm

bout damn time you posted pics derek. i say a new car...
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Post by dblsg » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:09 pm

another one???? damn! i'm getting tired of reading all these bad news!
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Post by Izero » Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:50 pm

oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Not another Shale Green Neon.... :( I feel like I'm getting closer and closer to being the only one :(
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Post by OverDrive418 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:18 pm

Oh man, that sucks.But look at it this way, it was time for a new one anyway, and at least no one was hurt (not even that damn dog!)
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Post by TheRandom1 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:21 pm

Damn that sucks man...
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Post by SlvrACR » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:52 pm

Opi wrote:looks totaled to me :(

worse thing is, you probably wont get more than a couple grand for it either. i'd say start looking for a new car
Ya looks like my 00 when it was hit. I got 5k and it had 160k. Thats better then nothing
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Post by Izero » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:06 am

thats more than you woulda got if you sold the thing :-P
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Post by asanti » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:02 pm

Glad you're ok that's 1st! I say new car and either part out the old one or swap whatever's salvageable....

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Post by 01rtgurl » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:48 pm

.......new car.
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Post by glasswars » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:49 pm

Sorry to see that. The feeling really sucks, but everything is good in the end.
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Post by SlvrACR » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:03 pm

Izero wrote:thats more than you woulda got if you sold the thing :-P
More then i bought it for.
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Post by sirvaliant_98 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:00 am

sucks bro to see another neon down. if it was me i would have hit that f*$@ing dog before i swerved out of the way. then made the owner of the dog pay to get my car fixed for not having their pet under control.
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Post by WykedHellFire » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:14 am

sirvaliant_98 wrote:sucks bro to see another neon down. if it was me i would have hit that f*$@ing dog before i swerved out of the way. then made the owner of the dog pay to get my car fixed for not having their pet under control.
thats what I said I would do, but reaction>what I said I would do
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Post by sirvaliant_98 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:45 am

yeah i hear ya wyked. natural reaction usely wins over commen sense. get back into another neon soon anyways.
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Post by 1/2 Scottish » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:29 pm

Its good that you are ok. Aye, those damn German shepards have death wishes, i was on a 60 stretch when i see one in my lane running towards me with ears back and all, I actually started to step on the brakes while swerving to the other side of the road, i was awake for the rest of the trip. Speaking of which I killed a cat last night, no time to react, just bump.
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Post by benzsxt » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:05 am

I would have hit the dog. Nitehawk you should know better. Its a Neon, they all get used or aftermarket parts.
A used quarter will run about $4-500.
Front door skin and repair the shell ?150
Used rear door250-300
Its really not that bad if you shop around to get prices but honestly the car is totalled. I had a 01 in my shop last week that was a theft. Damaged handle and lock cylinder busted column and fine scratches down one side and it totaled.

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