View Full Version : 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora
11-24-2007, 03:39 AM
i think my kid killed it yesterday . she smash the front end. and took both doors with it .
she screwed up and pulled out into traffic .
anyway what you guys think the insurance company's going to do ?
from seeing the pictures i got .
looks like it needs a front clip and both front doors .and a wheel cover min.
i went looking online and see the front clip is $2000 ,doors are $200 and $250 each recycle from scramms the gm recycler . and then theres the cost of R&R all the parts and painting.
looking at kellys blue book retail for the car is $4800.
car has full coverage broadened on it .
11-24-2007, 04:44 AM
That seems like a lot of money for a 13 year old car. I bet they total the car and give you $2500- $3000.
11-24-2007, 09:23 AM
If it blew the air bags or damaged the A/C condenser (on top of the crunched sheetmetal) it is certainly totaled.
I once saw a GM airbag training film where they crash-tested an Aurora into a wall at 30 MPH (this is like hitting a parked car at 60 MPH) and afterwards the crash tech came out and opened all four doors without a problem. Talk about structural integrity!
11-24-2007, 09:41 AM
no airbag deployment !
was hit on both sides at about 15-20 mph driver side got the worst took out the light assm. the fenders got pushed in the doors so im thinking the doors are toast to . there bent in pretty good .and the front bumper messed up also the hood is bent and a new vent hole in it that was not factory .
11-24-2007, 01:49 PM
Wow. Glad she's okay, well you didn't mention so I assume she is okay. From photo, it really doesn't look too bad, but pic doesn't show doors or under hood. However if damage is as bad as it sounds I'd probably agree with jmk.
Tell your daughter to take the money and buy a newer car. :)
Unless she is totally attached to this one, it really isn't worth it to put $3,000-4,000 in repairs.
11-24-2007, 02:59 PM
Sorry to hear Reno. I think there's a good chance the parts cost alone will justify totalling the car. When I consider the amount of labor involved, there is no question in my mind the car will be totaled. Insurance co's will look at retail parts cost usually because prices and availability of use parts are not reliable. Also, they usually set a cap at some fraction of the car's value, like 75%. So if a car is worth $5k, they might total it once the estimate hits $3750.
11-24-2007, 03:31 PM
heres a picture of passenger side !http://www.picsent.com/uploads/eaa3210ae2844ae3c2702353ca70704eIMG00060.jpg
also daughter is fine !
11-29-2007, 01:05 PM
they total it out and paying $3235 full blue book :)
and i'm not out my $500 deductible
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