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Old 03-03-2008   #1
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what's my gta worth??????

ok,,sadd day for me here guys, i wrecked my gta . the car has $6200.00 worth of front end damage ,according to my body shop guy. i ran into a semi-truck wednesday morning,around 35-40mph. i was sick,to see the amount of damage ,yet the engine didnt suffer any damage nor did the suspension. i drove the cat the car to work,and later to the body shop. my problem now is, my insurance company wants to pay me 2500.00 and total the car. i am not willing to settle for this. whats our cars really worth these days? i have average mileage,and overall condition is above average.
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Old 03-03-2008   #2
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Re: what's my gta worth??????

I can't comment on the value of the car in previous condition, but I just wanted to say sorry to hear that you had an accident. Are you ok?

Maybe you can buy the car off the insurance co, and repair it yourself.
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Old 03-03-2008   #3
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Re: what's my gta worth??????

Damn Doug...sad to hear that. I loved the look of your car and everything that you did to it. Good luck.
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Old 03-03-2008   #4
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Re: what's my gta worth??????

Wow, man that really sucks. I can tell u man your in a rock and a hard place. Im in the insurance biz. Most compainies will not pay more than retail blue book. You said u had like some big money in optional equi. If you have any receipts the company might be add some money for that. But I know that varies from state to state. Really sorry to hear that man.
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Old 03-03-2008   #5
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Re: what's my gta worth??????

i agree with coda, you can probably buy the car from the insurance company for pennies on the dollar
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Old 03-03-2008   #6
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Re: what's my gta worth??????

I say buy it back and take the cash. Not sure what else you can do unless the car was appraised for more than book value beforehand. That's most likely the only way to get more than book value.

For future reference, make sure the car is insured for the appraised value too. Otherwise, you may also be SOL.

Glad you were not hurt in the crash.
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Old 03-03-2008   #7
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That completely sucks Doug .... best of luck!
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Old 03-03-2008   #8
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Re: what's my gta worth??????

I would push more for it, I got 2400 for a base V6 Firebird when I hit a BMW that pulled out in front of me. Unfortunatly the insurance companies go by what NADA shows the car is worth, not what the cars are going for, and could care less about any modifications done without receipts.

NADA shows High retail of the car at $7,125 for a 1988 GTA, NADA doesn't care what options the car comes with either, so push them a little harder, I mean low retail on the car is $2,950
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Old 03-04-2008   #9
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In Britain insurance companies tend to give you a really shitty offer of settlement, but you don't have to accept it. I guess it's the same in the States.
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Old 03-04-2008   #10
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thks for all the support,,i myself am great,yet my baby is still waiting to see what the future holds................
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Old 03-07-2008   #11
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what about changing to a 91-92 style nose?,,,,when i get ready to rebuild my 88 gta ,,,,thought'sanyone?
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Old 03-07-2008   #12
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NO! :-)

Well it's your car you can do what you like... I don't like the look of the 91+ noses anyway. Just my opinion.
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Old 03-07-2008   #13
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Re: what's my gta worth??????

You will have to change all the lights as well, headlights, driving lights, and turn signals.

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Re: what's my gta worth??????

any pictures of the damage? i find it hard to believe there is 6200 in damage if you drove the car away with no damage to the engine. where is all the damage located?
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Old 03-08-2008   #15
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Re: what's my gta worth??????

i agree with munson.if you had that much damage to the front of the car,it wouldnt have been driveable.of course im just guessing but if it were me,i'd push them a bit harder,take the cash and redo the front.the body shop guy may have gave you an inflated price based on assuming youd do the work there and ins co was paying.i had an 84z-28 with 220k mi (i started out liking both camaro's and firebirds but always liked the trans am the best,)on it and got 1500 when someone blew a left turn light.that offer sounds about a grand low.the main thing is that you are ok.
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