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Old 03-20-2008, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default Go figure... day after I get the car out of the shop its totaled.

I just got some new brakes and got my new Air temp. sensor in and the car retuned and then the day after the car is totaled. Talk about bad luck... Had over 10,000 dollars in the car and am probably only going to get about 2,000.

I am going to buy it back and try to part it out. So a heads up for everyone. Will have a FMII turbo kit (only 1 year old) Flex coilovers ( half a year old) Koyo radiator (half a year old) 3" exhaust DP back ( half a year old) and much more. The appraiser is over right now but he is doing some paper work. I'll let yall know the final decision so I can start lining up parts to sell. The accident was in no way my fault. Just posted this on miata.net as well. Trying to recoupe as much as I can from this loss.
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:44 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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location?
Sugar Land, Texas... just south west of Houston.
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:51 PM   #4
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get a cheap shell and swap parts over...it's all the rage.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:02 PM   #6
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:04 PM   #7
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:05 PM   #8
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get a cheap shell and swap parts over...it's all the rage.
I'm with this guy. Been there done that.

You could probably find a straight chassis for less than the combined loss you would have to take on the drivetrain components. Plus, it really isn't that hard to swap over all that stuff on a Miata.

And you'll have your turbo car back!
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:05 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear that.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:24 PM   #11
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show the guy the receipt from the shop with the 10k bill and date?
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:26 PM   #12
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Coilovers... hit me up when they are off.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:46 PM   #13
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Car is totaled... still not sure what I'm going to do. I'm going to talk to their main office and try to pull up all the receipts I have.
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i'd be interested in the radiator if it isn't fucked up from the accident. more details if you're going to part. I'd say keep the car and swap the stuff over though.
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i want the rad
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how bout ignore all these body-snatchers and post pics?
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:01 PM   #17
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how bout ignore all these body-snatchers and post pics?
And some explanation about the accident?
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:20 PM   #18
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I'm going to try and pix up ASAP. The accident happened on a street called Hilcroft. It has 3 lanes on both sides for a total of 6 lanes. I was in the middle lane going about 30 mph ( posted speed limit was 35 you'll see why I said this later).

There was a car on the right lane that was about 2-3 car lengths in front of me trying to turn right into a parking lot. This woman came straight out of that parking lot the car on the right was turning into and came straight across the road. She pulled out in front of me when I was about 20 feet away. I just got new brakes and it was a pretty good test, but couldn't stop quick enough and hit her.

My front right side hit her front left side. From what I can see the intercooler is ok and the radiator is ok. The impact was pretty darn hard. Threw my glasses right off my face. Air bags didn't deploy ( actually glad they didn't). Shoulder is a little sore and my nexk is too but thats it. No one was hurt in the accident.

One thing that made me furious was when I got out I said " What the heck are you doing" her reply back to me was "well if you weren't speeding so fast you wouldn't have hit me" I was thinking WTF!?!? Just cause one car is stopped on a three lane road doesn't mean the other two lanes are clear. If I didn't hit her someone else would have. Honestly I can't believe I didn't get rear-ended.

I called the police and they were on their way. I got her information but she was trying to leave. I told her " if you are going to try to argue that it was my fault then you need to wait for the police to come" she said something like " I can't wait for this [email protected]#% I have to pick up my kids( she was about 20 years old). I said you know I have a witness ( had a friend in the car) and she said she did too. She said her sister was right behind her in another car.

Her sister who she called after the accident happened took about 5-10 minutes to get there. Obviously if she was right behind her she would have been there right when we pulled into the parking lot and also she would not of had to call her too. She seemed really sketchy actually. So I went back to my car, but then I remembered I didn't get her drivers license number.

So I got out and started walknig back to where she parked and she started to leave. I started a light jog to chase her and then stopped when her sister ( who was getting into her car from where "other car" was parked) said " what do you need" I told her I needed to get her drivers license number. She said well she is just moving her car so it doesn't get towed.

I'm like its jsut as likely to get towed right here as it is over there. So then the sister gets in the car and drives over to where the girl parked. I'm just walking over there. When I get into the line of sight ( she parked around a corner of a building) I saw the girl get into her sisters car and they start to leave. I started into a dead sprint chasing after them. I caught up to them and was saying "what the hell are you doing!!" I was right next to the window and finally they stopped and the girl said " WHAT!!" I'm like "I need to get your drivers license number" and shes like "you should have gotten that earlier".

So I'm like well I forgot.... sorry. So I finally get it and they leave and I walk back to my car. ( I was on my way to Muay Thai kickboxing so I'm just wearing my shorts and a beater) So people who were around were watching this scene and probably thinking what the heck is going on. I get back to the car and right when I got back I saw the police man going through the parking lot. I kind of waved to him and he saw me, but he kept going proceding to the exit of the parking lot. I run up to him and say " excuse me sir? Are you here for the accident" Hes like well you had your back to me.

So he pulls up behind my car and ask me if I had her information. I said yes so he hands me a form to give to the insurance company. That was it... he didn't write a report. So he left and I got my car towed... back to my place. The whole thing was just a bad situation...

Sorry about the lengthy essay, just trying to explain the whole situation well so people can understand exactly what happened.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:42 PM   #19
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That SUCKS! Sorry to hear that.

I've got a friend in Sugarland that can pick up the radiator if you decide to sell it, assuming it will fit my 99. I would also like the exhaust but I am not sure it will fit.
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WTF man I would have bitch slap those two bitches!!!!!!!! :fm: If you decide to part out you got a PM.
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