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GB
March 13th, 2016, 05:50 AM
I've had this car since 2011 but never made a thread for it because it's just my DD. I never really expected to do much "interesting" with it. It's just a nice near-luxury FWD sports sedan. A few months after I bought it I sprung for a tune from Vermont Tuning (http://www.vermonttuning.com/) that I have been EXTREMELY pleased with, and the car has seen a few track days. It's been a nice car to live with (despite some interior electrics gremlins) and the Holden-sourced 2.8 v6 is a really, really nice piece of kit.

More details later, I suppose.
Because a couple days ago:


http://gtxforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=1624&stc=1

http://gtxforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=1625&stc=1




​FUCK.

JoshInKC
March 13th, 2016, 07:29 AM
Wind blow it over?

novicius
March 13th, 2016, 08:19 AM
Yee-ouch!!

Good luck getting all the glass out! #cannevergetalltheglassout

JoshInKC
March 13th, 2016, 09:50 AM
Yeah, that's going to be showing up when you least expect it for decades.

thesameguy
March 13th, 2016, 08:45 PM
Oh man, that sucks.

Phil_SS
March 14th, 2016, 07:38 AM
You just had to try dunking while jumping over the car.....

novicius
March 14th, 2016, 08:33 AM
:lol: :up:

21Kid
March 14th, 2016, 01:19 PM
Nice. Well, except for the baskeball pole in your driver seat.


I haven't (probably won't) posted anything about my beige saabaru of doom! because a)it's the wife's. b) it's beige. ;)

GB
December 1st, 2016, 07:52 AM
FUCK. (AGAIN)

http://gtxforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2078&stc=1

http://gtxforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2079&stc=1

novicius
December 1st, 2016, 07:57 AM
Cows of the forest, my man. :down:

thesameguy
December 1st, 2016, 10:36 AM
Silver lining: Looks l like the a-pillars are fine, and the damaged panel is a door and not unibody. Could be so much worse! That is probably a sub-$500 fix (new door, new windshield) and I think it's likely you can find a matching door so you won't need paint. Sure, it's $500 you'd rather have, but if it had fallen across the hood or trunk you'd be totalling the car!

21Kid
December 1st, 2016, 02:16 PM
Boo...

GB
March 26th, 2017, 09:45 PM
Who put chocolate milk in my transmission?!?


http://gtxforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2292&stc=1

I guess I was certainly due for a drain, replace, drain, replace. Oops.

GB
March 26th, 2017, 09:50 PM
This forum is the only place in the universe where that photo is upside down.

Weird.

thesameguy
March 26th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Ick!

Godson
March 27th, 2017, 12:28 PM
I was thinking to myself, how the fuck is he pouring out in so perfectly.



That's why.

CudaMan
March 29th, 2017, 10:46 AM
Rich and creamy.

GB
October 6th, 2017, 08:06 PM
A Saab friend of mine has said for years that this car is cursed.

I'm beginning to believe it.

http://gtxforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2638&stc=1

Anybody want to take in my SOON TO BE HOMELESS TEENAGER?!?!

thesameguy
October 6th, 2017, 08:15 PM
That's WAY worse than mine was.

WTF happened????

GB
October 6th, 2017, 08:37 PM
3rd car in a 3 car chain reaction. A truck stopped short in an intersection, a Camry rear ended the truck, he rear ended the Camry. The truck then fled the scene.

Cameron cited for following too closely. Camry driver has no insurance.

Hood, grille, headlights, bumper cover, Aero spoiler, and radiator damage. If not for the radiator I would have driven it home. Instead I had it towed till I figure out what I'm going to do.

thesameguy
October 6th, 2017, 09:18 PM
That is a crazy scenario - like everything that could go wrong did go wrong. I'm surprised there was a citation - how could he have known the Camry's distance? Your following distance is based on the assumption the car in front is coming to a normal stop, not an abbreviated one. Totally lame. At least he was in a safe car

Hopefully insurance?

GB
October 6th, 2017, 09:39 PM
Yeah, it's insured. I'll have the adjuster look at it, but not positive how I want to proceed atm.

Alan P
October 7th, 2017, 03:06 PM
That is a crazy scenario - like everything that could go wrong did go wrong. I'm surprised there was a citation - how could he have known the Camry's distance? Your following distance is based on the assumption the car in front is coming to a normal stop, not an abbreviated one. Totally lame. At least he was in a safe car

Hopefully insurance?

While I can't talk about US traffic laws, in the UK it's almost a guarantee that if you run into the back of someone the Police will automatically assume you were following too closely. Even if the car in front stops for absolutely no reason, you should always expect the unexpected and remain far enough behind that you can stop without hitting them.

thesameguy
October 7th, 2017, 03:18 PM
They definitely try that cheap in the US but it often doesn't hold up. At freeway speeds a guaranteed safe stopping distance is about 200'. That's 150' to get from 70 to 0 and a couple seconds reaction time. Ain't nobody leaving 200' between cars here. We have definitely had similar cases where we sue the first guy for an unsafe stop (stopping for a green light, etc.) and/or the second guy for creating a hazardous condition with his inattention. Not saying that applies here, only that the rear ended isn't a legal slam dunk in the US.

GB
November 3rd, 2017, 04:08 PM
What TSG's Aero looks like, vs. what mine currently looks like:

TSG's
http://gtxforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2688&stc=1

Mine:
http://gtxforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2689&stc=1

http://gtxforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=2690&stc=1

Insurance companies SUCK.

thesameguy
November 3rd, 2017, 04:31 PM
I see yours is also sitting next to a Jaguar. :lol:

I gotta be honest, that looks really bad. Definitely fixable - all panels and trim, I don't see any frame damage, but still a lot of pieces. What's the prognosis?

Alan P
November 4th, 2017, 06:21 AM
I see yours is also sitting next to a Jaguar. :lol:

I gotta be honest, that looks really bad. Definitely fixable - all panels and trim, I don't see any frame damage, but still a lot of pieces. What's the prognosis?
I'm sure it is fixable, but it's the cost to fix which is what insurance companies look at. For such a car it wouldn't take a lot for it to be written off.

thesameguy
November 4th, 2017, 11:33 AM
Insurance law vary wildly from state to state, and even operations within a single company will vary from incident to incident. We have State Farm insureds who struggle to get KBB trade-in valuations and then the next moment one gets a NADA high. It seems totally random. If GB's company goes the former route, he's already hosed. If the latter, it's not even a concern. Unfortunately you really don't know anything until you have the discussion and then argue for a month or two.