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Friday I was t-boned at a busy intersection. I was able to exit the car by myself with a thoracic sprain and on two feet. She only had 49,364 Miles on her too! 馃槶
Without this baby鈥檚 roll-cage and door impact bar, I would鈥檝e been seriously hurt. I鈥檓 sad to lose her, but she was a great little speedster..
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Sorry to hear about your accident, but glad you weren't seriously injured. The car did its job.

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She鈥檚 really shot and insurance is being difficult, to say the least
 

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Sorry for your loss, good thing your safe unhurt. All vehicles, today are extremely safe. Just collect the insurance money, and buy another car.
 

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You can see how the wheels, and tridion safety structure handle the side impact. What was the speed of the other car? Do you know?

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You can see how the wheels, and tridion safety structure handle the side impact. What was the speed of the other car? Do you know?


I know I was going approximately 30-35. The officer at the scene said it looked like the other driver was going approximately 20-30.

I used to get people at intersections and gas stations asking me about my 鈥楧eath-trap Golf-cart鈥 and if I felt safe. My reply was always 鈥渄efinitely!鈥 I would explain the roll cage concept, the side impact beams and the million airbags.
Well, when we collided, my door panel, front flap, and about 10 pieces of plastic and foam fell off or were torn from my vehicle. The Hyundai Elantra he was driving had an entirely collapsed front end, and Pieces of that poor car we鈥檙e strewn all over the road and crash-site.
One of the only things I鈥檓 truly upset about is that my prescription safety glasses were blown apart. LOL.
 

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Techhans if you do buy it back I would like to get it for the drivetrain for a project I鈥檓 wanting to do.
That鈥檚 provided you can as it looks pretty beat up.
The main thing is you was able to walk away from it.
 

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Friday I was t-boned at a busy intersection. I was able to exit the car by myself with a thoracic sprain and on two feet. She only had 49,364 Miles on her too! 馃槶
Without this baby鈥檚 roll-cage and door impact bar, I would鈥檝e been seriously hurt. I鈥檓 sad to lose her, but she was a great little speedster.. View attachment 65563 View attachment 65564 View attachment 65565

I'm glad you're out safely, very sorry for your adorable smart.
Tridion saved a life again 馃檪
 

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The Geico people took possession, but gave me enough to pay off the balance of the loan, and then some!
I was very lucky.

Techhans if you do buy it back I would like to get it for the drivetrain for a project I鈥檓 wanting to do.
That鈥檚 provided you can as it looks pretty beat up.
The main thing is you was able to walk away from it.
 

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Friday I was t-boned at a busy intersection. I was able to exit the car by myself with a thoracic sprain and on two feet. She only had 49,364 Miles on her too! 馃槶
Without this baby鈥檚 roll-cage and door impact bar, I would鈥檝e been seriously hurt. I鈥檓 sad to lose her, but she was a great little speedster.. View attachment 65563 View attachment 65564 View attachment 65565
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Techhans bummer on getting to keep the remains to sell off.
Glad to see they took care of you and you was able to walk away from it.
It shows how tough these little cars really are.
 

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The Geico people took possession, but gave me enough to pay off the balance of the loan, and then some!
I was very lucky.
That鈥檚 good. You really don鈥檛 want to deal with buying back a totaled vehicle. Selling off parts. Now you can venture into buying another car. You need a car to drive. Ther are lots of used smart cars on the market out there.

check out Cars.com

Good Luck, on you finding another ride.
 

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Ah ok I was hoping you could鈥檝e bought it back as I would鈥檝e got it for the drivetrain and modules but oh well.
Lots of salvage power trains on eBay to buy.

If he bought that totaled car, back. It wouldn鈥檛 been any good to him toward a new car. he would be stuck with a gutted carcus. You should always take the insurance settlement at a fair price.
 
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