and btw, we've had two of our 08's totaled this year for what we considered relatively minor damage. Many tears shed. My daughter and I were both very attached to "Little Yellow" and "R2D2". I feel ya.
I'm at the crossroads it seems on whether to keep or to give it to the insurance. It sounded like I would get some money either way, but I'm not sure about if I keep it, nor how much....
So I asked about all the accessories I have added, and the first adjuster said to collect my receipts. (I was transferred to a third to review the total loss). They are offering $9700 before the add ons if I read it correctly, which will be minus my $1k deductible, and they would need to pay Mercedes. I am not sure if the add ons would be considered. This is already a lot more than the $4k that I thought and dreaded. I owe $1630 to Mercedes. I asked if it would be better if I should just pay it off, but that was yesterday so maybe I will get a response Monday.
I can go to the bank today and get a cashier's check out if it is a good idea???
Thanks Len! NC was beautiful! And I felt like a Ferrari/exotic there with so few Asians around.
I know "they are watching", but I .PDF ed a lot of the repair material in smarttekinfo. I saw that a lot of instructions, regarding repairing damaged tridion for example, involved cutting out the damaged/bent area, buying that particular area, which may be available as a part on EPC, (miss my subscription,) and welding it into place.
I haven't been looking at the smart market for a little bit. Been trying to save some money. The cars just sitting can be "brought back to life", maybe use the money to fix one up.
But I guess I could see what's available. Wouldn't hurt to just look, (unless I fall in love)....
Sent payoff on Monday. Sent receipts for accessories on the vehicle to the adjuster today. Checked my account with MBFS and I'm paid off as of today. (They must be wondering why I paid off my 0% interest loan...)
In Maryland you request a repair inspection. (inspections completed by police) when I did this back in the day they did inspections twice a month before.
No receipts are needed for repair work, but they do look at the damaged area to see the repair work.
After you pass you are good to go.
I've done salvage inspections twice before, very easy process here.
So this deer hunting thing is not so tough, just need a smart and a foggy night. Nailed another deer on the way home AGAIN.. second one for this car. Got the pass side front fender and headlight assembly, Hood looks OK I think, and the front header doesn't look damaged so not as bad as last...
Published on Aug 15, 2017
May 27, 2016 - Palm Beach County, Florida --- The crash that investigators say happened at 104 mph led to the arrest of a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy and left another man with serious injuries.
Deputy was going 104 mph in the 50...
Driving 2015 Smart ED, had emergency brake situation, brakes kind of failed, rear ended Chevy Sonic, no ice on road just some melted water, slow speed about 35 mph. Wonder if extra 300 lbs in batteries is accounted for when brake system on Smart ED was implemented ? Any ideas ? Car has rear...
Well, driving home tonight some idiot flipped his high beams on (he was driving a taller SUV) and blinded me. Just missed the first deer and nailed the second one just about head on. The deer did not survive. I had to cut the strap for the service flap, and drove home (about 30 miles) on one...