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    1. Member madrussian's Avatar
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      04-20-2017 08:41 AM #26
      its totaled because the guy posted over in the mk7 r forums...

      let me find the thread.

      edit: found thread, not the same car, but damn if it dont seem like the exact same thing.

      i notice OP's has a hideous black pinstripe though.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ghlight=camaro

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      04-20-2017 08:48 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Stevo12 View Post
      ... multiple bags blown = totaled ...
      Friend bought a totaled Mercedes 2015 GLK 350 off ebay last year. Both front airbags blown. He was told that both front airbags means totaled. Don't know if, to paraphrase Madden, one front and side equals two front.

      He rebuilt it himself and had it retitled. Great vehicle for what he paid.

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      04-20-2017 08:49 AM #28
      Back when I was an auto claims adjuster, any accident where airbags deployed were immediately referred to the total loss department for evaluation. Every once and a while a car would avoid a total in that situation, but this one doesn't look like an exception to me.

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      04-20-2017 08:50 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
      Friend bought a totaled Mercedes 2015 GLK 350 off ebay last year. Both front airbags blown. He was told that both front airbags means totaled. Don't know if, to paraphrase Madden, one front and side equals two front.

      He rebuilt it himself and had it retitled. Great vehicle for what he paid.
      Remember that a total loss is based off a percentage of the value when using body shop rates. If you DIY and use junkyard parts, it's often possible to repair for a small fraction of the insurance company would have had to pay. It's also possible the frame is fubar and you just bought a parts car.

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      04-20-2017 09:11 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by JerseyVR View Post
      It has a dealer pinstripe.. I hope it's totaled.


      The dealer I bought mine from had put a pinstripe on my car, of course I had them remove it. When I asked the salesman why, he said it's something their manager insists on doing with all their new cars. But they had the forethought to not drill the front bumper or put their badge on the back. Weird.

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      04-20-2017 09:15 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by VMPhil View Post
      Totalled. Ive seen Audi's with less damage get totaled.
      Audi's undoubtedly also have more expensive replacements parts, so of course you have.

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      04-20-2017 09:52 AM #32
      i'm going with totaled, looks like around 13-15k of damage. bags deployed, unknown damage to underbody/suspension...
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      04-20-2017 09:58 AM #33
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      $16,458

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      04-20-2017 12:00 PM #35
      I say totalled as well. That pinstripe is so awful. At least it's not gold or something.
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      04-20-2017 07:19 PM #36
      here are a few more better shots

      a few interesting points:
      1. tire is not hit or damaged, the wheel turns, obviously it hits all the stuff in the way but the tire is okay.
      the bumper (internal) doesn't look hit at all.
      2. the windshield does have some damage on the lower right corner due to the hood or possibly the fender hitting it.

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      04-20-2017 07:25 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by BagelConsultant View Post
      Totalled in the US. It'll get auctioned off to Russia and Arthur Tussik will fix it. This Lexus has a "Lexus of Concord" from CA dealer tag still on it

      I'm amazed by the skills of that guy; and he is no that much of a hack, I'd comfortably drive some of the vehicles he has fixed. I just can't understand if the cars are THAT expensive or he makes that little over there to make that kind of repairs make sense.

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      04-20-2017 07:26 PM #38
      You just took a hell of a hit! Your eyeball is hanging out, and ITS GROSS

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      04-20-2017 09:00 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Stevo12 View Post
      VW + multiple bags blown = totaled
      Incorrect. Both drivers side bags on mine blew and it wasn't totaled. It should have been though since the total bill was over $17k and it needs at least another $4-5k in work to fix the ****ty job the original body shop did.



      That R is probably totaled though.

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      04-20-2017 10:00 PM #41
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      04-20-2017 10:55 PM #42
      Totaled


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      04-21-2017 10:46 AM #43
      If those wheels are the 19s, let me know

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      04-21-2017 10:57 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by fknlo View Post
      Incorrect. Both drivers side bags on mine blew and it wasn't totaled. It should have been though since the total bill was over $17k and it needs at least another $4-5k in work to fix the ****ty job the original body shop did.
      Yeah, I'd lobby hard for a total on any late-model car with significant damage. Not worth dealing with potential issues down the line.

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      04-21-2017 10:58 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      Yeah, I'd lobby hard for a total on any late-model car with significant damage. Not worth dealing with potential issues down the line.
      ...and I bet it will have a few.
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      04-21-2017 11:02 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Stevo12 View Post
      VW + multiple bags blown = totaled
      Not true....

      I just sold $10k worth of parts to a body shop that has a 17 GTI with VERY similar damage.

      Steering wheel and side curtain airbags both deployed, both front seatbelt pre-tensioners fired, and it wasnt a total loss.

      Close, about $3k away from being totalled. But insurance said to repair it.

      Back to the OP, are we talking parts AND labor?

      My guess would be $18k.

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      04-21-2017 11:03 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      ... It's also possible the frame is fubar and you just bought a parts car ...
      Yup. Oddly enough, the place in NJ he bought it from had two low-mileage totaled 2015 GLK350s. One was straight; the other needed straightening. He bought the straight one.

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      04-21-2017 11:09 AM #48
      Pretty sure VW just tells all the insurance agencies to total any car with more than a fender bender. That way they don't have to worry about buying back as many vehicles still on the road for the next class action they lose.

    24. 04-21-2017 11:17 AM #49
      the hell did they hit that hit that hard but only that high? deer?

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      04-21-2017 11:25 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by papaskot View Post
      the hell did they hit that hit that hard but only that high? deer?
      possible, or a pick-up truck/large SUV? when my miata got hit from behind by an explorer going around 50mph, the exhaust was still nearly perfect...it was the 18 inches of car above that missing that you'd notice.
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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