Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:04 pm Post subject: Hit a tree, what's my best option?
So I slipped around a corner on a gravel road, and hit a tree. What seems like my best option here? Fix it straight up, buy a car with a bad engine and swap mine into it, sell it for parts and buy a new car? Other ideas?
I'm going home over spring break next week and I'll be able to deal with this now (it happened in October)
Avoid trees in the future is probably your best bet.
Why would you buy a junked car and swap, are you highly modified?
I'm confused about this too... 164 rounds listed?
Being that this sat unfixed... I'm left to assume you have no insurance to cover sliding around a corner and into a tree, yes?
I'd say your best bet would be to part it out, unless you have a body shop connection.. that has chop shop connections. I'd say it's time for a replacement LS if so desired.
It was in fact liability only. I'm here looking for information on what my possibilities are, not so much to tell stories. thanks for the responses that were on topic, looks like I will just sell this for what its worth and buy a new vehicle.
Now my question is, what do you feel like this is worth? Sold seperatly as parts or together as a whole. I live in central missouri.
Not much. You'll probably get a few hundred bucks out of it if you take it a junk yard and you'll probably make a little more if you sell it on Craiglist. You'd maximize your cash inflow if you part it yourself, but that takes time.
Protip: If you don't know what you're doing, don't do it.
Value - tough to say. Assuming mileage is still at 164k, and that you have a moonroof ($300), the NADA rough trade-in value is $2250, and I'd say that's fairly rough! But no dealer would give you anything for it, unless you damn near gave it to them. I'm thinking if you got $1000 for it private party, cut your losses and run with it, but don't be too offended when the lower offers come in... like $500 less. That's just my thoughts though, so take it w/a grain of salt. You're definitely better off parting it out if you can.
stud, considering you've been a member for about 18 months and 25% of your posting total is on this thread, i'd say that's license to pick on you a bit. parting out a vehicle takes time, not to mention tolerant neighbors if you are going to leave your car within eyesight. you'd also be smart to consider what your local ordinances are with regards to immobile vehicles on property before selling off the rims, etc. the crap shoot with just liability is accepting the fact you may get to just walk away from a car with very little if anything to show for it should a tree happen to b*tch slap your imp. good luck with whatever path you go with your ride. peace, john
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