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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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The Intrepid is dead...

After 6 years, 83000 miles, two PCS moves, numerous trips across the eastern side of the country to visit family...


...I was rear-ended on Monday.

I did not think that the damage was all that bad, but I received a call from USAA's Total Loss Department on Tuesday, at which time I was told that my beloved Trep was totaled. In addition to the visible damage, the manager at the body shop told me that the floor pan was bent and the rear body panels were crumpled.

I still have no idea how the stupid ***** hit me that hard. We were sitting at a stop light, which was red. She was behind me, and there were about three cars ahead of me. The light turned green, I started to roll, and next thing I know her bumper was sitting in my trunk!

She was claiming chest pain and went to the hospital. I was feeling fine so I drove to the house and started making calls.

Her insurance (USAA) covered a full-size rental, and they valued my Trep at $3900 and change.

The kicker is that she was driving on a suspended license and her on-post driving privileges were suspended last month, so she had no business being there at all!

Fortunately, my credit was good enough for me to be able to get something newer and with less miles on it.
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The kicker is that she was driving on a suspended license and her on-post driving privileges were suspended last month, so she had no business being there at all!
Yea i bet she had some chest pain for sure then

sorry about the situation but at least the story has a good ending, what did you get in place? another trep?
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Time to move up a notch. Probably got a 300m!
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Time to move up a notch. Probably got a 300m!
I ended up getting a 2008 Ford Edge Limited, as I needed something I could tow my bike with if needed. Thus far, we are enjoying it, but I still miss my Trep.
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That must be one really big bike!

And x2 for pictures...
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a moment of silence for our fallen car.
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a moment of silence for our fallen car.
x2.
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That must be one really big bike!

And x2 for pictures...
Here you go!







And here's one of the bike...
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Good golly gosh googa-mooga! What kind of vehicle hit you?!
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Looks repairable to me, though it's kinda hard to tell with the trunk lid closed, I'd be tempted to pull the trunk lid and bumper cover and look at the rear panel, could be worth straightening with a porta-power and fitting a new bumper, trunk lid and rear light cluster.
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Well his center stop light bar looks fine. so it would just be a new p/s tail light.
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Good golly gosh googa-mooga! What kind of vehicle hit you?!
It was a Nissan Altima.
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Nissan do like to build strong cars heh. I will however assume it didn't get away unscathed.

I would seriously consider getting the insurance to let me keep the trep, replace the trunk lid and bumper, and straighten anything that's out of place with a porta power system. They aren't that bad a price to buy or rent and to be honest most of the damage in the photos looks superficial, The p/s rear quarter panel looks ok, the rear window wasn't damaged and as long as the roof is straight it shouldn't be expensive to repair. I'll assume the rear crash panel is bent and possibly part of the trunk floor, but the porta power should get it close to perfect and perhaps a little plating on the trunk floor panel to reinforce the area but overall it doesn't look bad. I've rebuilt cars from worse than that in the UK where a vehicle has to be fully inspected annually. ( http://www.motinfo.gov.uk/htdocs/m4i00000001.htm is the guidelines for all vehicle inspections in the UK and any vehicle MUST adhere to them completely to facilitate a pass)
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very sorry for your loss! wish they would have fixed her up for you
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