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    1. Member izzo's Avatar
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      04-14-2011 09:32 PM #1

    2. 04-14-2011 09:49 PM #2
      sucks for such a rare part....accident or vandalism?

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      04-14-2011 10:26 PM #3
      fkin POS American throw-away car drivers... Cavaliers suck, I hope he slammed the cell phone that he was talking on halfway into his head.
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      04-14-2011 11:10 PM #4
      NOoOOo!!!! Iz don't do this to me, please tell me this is a joke.
      Quote Originally Posted by rimmy
      wheels come and go, but rimz are forever.

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      04-14-2011 11:32 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by dano17 View Post
      NOoOOo!!!! Iz don't do this to me, please tell me this is a joke.
      See the second poster's nickname?

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      04-14-2011 11:39 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by izzo View Post
      See the second poster's nickname?
      Quote Originally Posted by rimmy
      wheels come and go, but rimz are forever.

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      04-14-2011 11:47 PM #7
      You are sad? What about me then



      Nah, for some (beyond my comprehension) reason I am not.
      Instead of mourning, we went to a mexican restaurant and I treated myself to a very very tasty chicken fajita






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      04-14-2011 11:54 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by NoJoke View Post
      sucks for such a rare part....accident or vandalism?
      Rare part? Hm... which one of all of them, to be more precise?

      Just to think of all the other rare parts that were waiting to go in...

      At least I didn't fill the tank, like I intended to this morning. Hey, that's more than fiddy dollars I saved with today's gas prices!!!

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      04-15-2011 12:03 AM #9
      at least you got the short bus for the cavaqueer driver to ride on right? sux dude..

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      04-15-2011 12:32 AM #10
      Aww man.

      That was the poster car for this forum! (Well, should be - perhaps immortalize it by doing so?)

      Sorry to hear about it - At least you're smiling about it!
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      04-15-2011 12:40 AM #11
      Ha It's just a push to move to better and newer things, I guess.
      Andrew, check your PMs.

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      04-15-2011 01:03 AM #12
      Dude, how am I gonna fix my car now if your car is gone? Im gonna be lost!
      Quote Originally Posted by rimmy
      wheels come and go, but rimz are forever.

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      04-15-2011 01:09 AM #13
      Man that makes me sick. I'm glad you are uninjured though.
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      04-15-2011 01:09 AM #14
      All in all, I left work early today as I had an appointment to get the front end aligned.
      Little I knew I'll never get that car aligned again

      While at almost a full stop and with my brake lights on, redneck with a Cavalier doing about 55 mph rear-ended me...
      I saw him flying towards me in the rear view mirror, next thing I know my head is bouncing all over the place
      Bumped my car about ten feed forward and got wedged below the pickup truck in front of me.

      I am fine. Neck hurts a little bit, but I think it will be ok tomorrow.


      Thanks everyone for not popping the semi-retarded 'that will buff right out' though


      Well, onto them pics.
      A picture is worth a thousand words, right... Well, I got more than 40 photos so far - you do the math:
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      04-15-2011 01:45 AM #15
      Don't settle with the dude's insurance before you have to. Your neck hurts. Keep an eye on it (figuratively of course).

      Story time:

      When I got hit by the car on my bicycle in May last year the first thing my agent told me was not to settle the bodily injury portion because things can crop up later. I settled the damage to the bike fairly quickly, but sure enough after everything was pretty much healed about two months later, but my left knee was kinda bugging me. I kept thinking "it'll get better" as if I was some young pup still. Well, I was kinda getting ready to settle at the end of summer because "it was feeling okay" (not 100%, but just okay) and then it started to hurt worse again. I finally went to the doctor and had an MRI, got referred to a sports medicine surgical specialist, and had knee surgery right after Christmas to fix damage from the accident. I was on crutches for 6 weeks, strictly forbidden from putting any weight on it. After the 6 weeks, I started physical therapy, which I'm still continuing through the end of this month... almost a year from the accident. I'm getting a lot better, and have actually started riding my bike again, slowly working back up to where I was prior to the accident, but there's a good chance that my knee will never be 100% again, and since last year I've gained ~8 lb. from not being able to train as hard (swimming, biking to work, mountain biking), or at all really for a while after the surgery.

      If I had settled with the other guy's auto insurance company when I was just feeling okay, the surgery and physical therapy would either be out-of-pocket or a fight with my health insurance company. I'm not sure how the law works in VA, but in OR, you have up to a year to settle medical bills and two years to settle "bodily injury" which includes "pain and suffering".

      If your neck is still sore in a couple days, you should get checked out just to be safe. Good luck man.



      EDIT: To be perfectly clear, I'm not advocating (to anyone) a law suit (because most lawsuits are frivolous and unjust IMO) or to make something up and lie and say you're hurt worse than you are to get some big settlement or anything (that would be wrong as well). Only that if you really are injured as a result of the accident, the at-fault insurance company should be on the hook to make sure you get better. That's all.
      Last edited by CrazyMonkey; 04-15-2011 at 02:02 AM.
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      04-15-2011 02:29 AM #16
      I had intended my first post on this forum to be an introduction of me and my B4, along with some thanks to all the forum members (and one in particular, IZZO) who have provided me with very useful information over the last couple of years via build threads, how-to's, external links, et cetera...

      That will have to wait until post #2

      when I saw this post, I was a bit sad. I think it can be agreed upon that izzo has been quite helpful to others in providing detailed information on a variety topics involving the B3/B4

      I've seen that he has put A LOT of time and effort into making the car his own and making it quite unique. And he shared that process with everyone.

      Thank you IZZO !

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      04-15-2011 04:41 AM #17
      Lower it?

      Just trying to bring some humor here. This is very sad to see, especially the fact we know it wont be coming back from this. Im sure you wont be leaving our forum, but any ideas whats next?

      Feel better buddy, take care of yourself. Hope you get things worked out.
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      So they moved the small passat section to fit the abundance of MKIV's that all look the same...

    18. 04-15-2011 07:47 AM #18


      Glad to see you're ok dude but sucks about what happened. that is my biggest fear, doing all that work and then having some teenager texting or a dummy not paying attention and *bam* its all gone.

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      04-15-2011 09:04 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by psst97 View Post
      Im sure you wont be leaving our forum, but any ideas whats next?
      First things first, will wait for the court date, deal with insurance companies in the meanwhile, buy my car back...

      Question is should I buy another B3 and swap everything I have in it, or go big.
      Pretty much everything is okay, motor wise - there is no damage, strong as hell depite redlining everyday.
      I will need a new passenger side ecode (the glass at least) and rear heckblende and passenger side tails. That's about it.

      Deciding factor will be whatever I settle with the insurances, and whether I can find the car I am looking for for the right money.

      Quote Originally Posted by 95econobox View Post
      that is my biggest fear, doing all that work and then having some teenager texting or a dummy not paying attention and *bam* its all gone.
      Dude, you have no idea. I bought the car in February 2004, that moron ended it in April 2011.
      I've spend over five grand on it easily besides the purchase price.

      Lesson learned: don't get attached. Period. May it be a Ferrari, fück it - it's a car, bottom line.
      I've had several other cars over here in the US - 1997 2.0 GTI, 2000 A4 TQM, 1984 Rabbit GTI.
      None of them lowered, by the way.
      I cried when I sold the Rabbit for almost three times what I paid for it. Not ashamed of it. Funny little toy it was.

      This was my first though, and most favorite of all. Will be always in my heart.
      I did not shed a tear for it when it happened however. I take it as a chance to move onto better things, that's it.

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      04-15-2011 09:53 AM #20
      That's tthe thing that sucks about rare parts, or putting a lot of time, effort, and money into a car. It only takes one person to mess it all up.

      However, the important thing is that you're okay. i know everyone says **** like this, but a car or its parts can be replaced. You and your parts cannot. Well, not easily anyway.

      Two thoughts immediately come to mind.

      1. We're like 20 replies in, and no vultures have swooped in asking about the part out.

      2. What's next? I may be biased, but I think you should join the darkside and go for a B3 wagon.
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    21. 04-15-2011 10:11 AM #21
      When I saw the first pic I thought maybe someone wanted to be IZZO and ripped off your vanity plate haha. Anyway glad you're ok.

      Please stay with a B3/B4 hate to lose you from this forum. Find a syncro.

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      04-15-2011 10:22 AM #22
      All I can say is I'm sorry about the car but more than anything I'm glad to know your okay.
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      04-15-2011 11:41 AM #23
      Sad to see. owner and car provided a wealth of info for the B3 community. Glad your okay iz

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      04-15-2011 12:22 PM #24
      Damn.... That sucks.

      Let me know about those fender flares.
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      04-15-2011 12:34 PM #25
      You better not leave the b3/4 forums..
      You're pretty much the poster child of this section.
      It would suck for you to leave... Vrt turbo wagon time? I never lowered my car btw..

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      04-15-2011 12:37 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by mikmot View Post
      i never lowered my car btw..
      I take that back, I lowered it and then it quickly went back to stock ride height on coil overs, but back to the subject..

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      04-15-2011 12:40 PM #27
      Sad day when a dub gets taken out. As for me, I dont part well with my cars. They are like pets for me. I name them and take care of them, and beat them occasionally, and terrorize the neighborhood with them.

      I have lots of memories in my dubs, and if I could go back and buy them all back, I would. Cept for that blue 03 Jetta GLS 1.8T Tippy...exwifes car...

      I agree with superdan. DARKSIDE, GO!!

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      04-15-2011 01:31 PM #28
      Tough, tough loss, man. I admire your attitude- I don't know if I could be half as gracious as you in the same situation.

      It probably is a sign you should modernize, though... to a B4!

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      04-15-2011 02:50 PM #29
      Wow that really sucks to see. Its always w/ some cheap random pos that is the cause of it too. I remember my dad got rearended when in our plymouth road runner by a damn mini van at a stop light. I think i was more mad than he b/c it was the car i knew growing up. The insurance company didn't even want to give him anything for the car and wanted to total it due to its age. It just sucks balls.
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      04-15-2011 03:38 PM #30
      iamsuperdan: I already had parts replaced, sporting a metal hip bone - two years already
      And about the car being parted out - yes, it will happen eventually once I buy it back.
      You should see what my inbox looks like already

      And there will be no wagons in my future, that I am certain of. Nor low.

      NoJoke: I am still hanging around, ain't I
      And you are right, the car I have in mind is AWD.


      So, I spoke with the other party's insurance agent today,
      for whatever reason he haven't contacted them yet. They tried calling and voicemails, no dice.

      Hopefully next week they will have an appraiser check my B3,
      and assess how much they can give to me and for how much can I buy it back.
      I hope they assess it low, as it has a rebuilt salvage title - I bought it that way,
      and pay me back an appropriate amount, but as I understand the latter depends on what coverage
      the driver at fault has, is that correct?
      I am not familiar with all these insurance procedures...

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      04-15-2011 04:13 PM #31
      I work for an insurace company and that not how it works at all they will give you the value of the car. Make sure to tell the person coming to look at it what you have in it and all the time youve put in it. It will make a difference.
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    32. 04-15-2011 05:46 PM #32
      Oh man, that sucks I used to a diesel b3 and when I crashed it I felt terrible as I was too atached to the car, I did get it fixed and it provided me a few more years of enjoyment until the engine overheated and crapped out. You better stick to the B3/B4's

      Good to know you're ok.
      Not just a wagon, it's a VolksWagen...

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      04-15-2011 06:16 PM #33
      4 weeks ago tomorrow i got rear-ended in my A2 golf, looks real similar to your car. sorry to see youre in the same boat as me but glad youre ok. when the adjuster comes to look at it let him know about everything u had installed in the car. my adjuster took into consideration my TDI swap when he appraised my car and i ended up with a fatty check thanks to that

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      04-16-2011 12:25 AM #34
      Thanks for the tips, will follow up on that.

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      04-16-2011 09:28 PM #35
      Awww, Izzo, that sucks!! That's awful!

      I would have been livid and likely in hand cuffs for assault.

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