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Old 01-06-2003, 03:03 AM
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What do you guys think - Is this totaled?

What do you guys think.
50 mph offset head on collision with a Jeep Liberty. Passenger Airbag deployed, even though there was no passenger in the seat.

Anyway - Just trying to figure out if shes a gonner.







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Old 01-06-2003, 05:57 AM
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Hard to tell, but I've seen worse than this back on the road!

Damage behind the suspension towers doesn't seem bad. Even if the chassis is twisted, it can be straightened on a jig.

Working with brand new parts at dealer labour rates make make it uneconomic. Using good used parts and non-franchise labour can change the the equation.

I had a friend who made a living reshelling Mercs. He did most of his business subcontracting for a franchised dealer.
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:03 AM
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Well... The accident wasnt my fault

So the Jeeps Insurance is responsible for whatever the outcome may be.

I am just wondering if I should start looking for a new car, or expect a lengthy repair period.

FWIW : The passenger side front tire is pushed deeply into the wheel well, so I suspect severe suspension damage, as well as obvious frame repairs.

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Former Mb's:

1990 500sl R129 - 76k Original Miles - New project - Follow the saga http://90r129.blogspot.com/
1990 190E 2.6 148k mi (sold)
1989 420 SEL 246k mi (sold)
1995 C220 175k mi (sold)
1992 190e 2.6 74k original miles (sold)
2000 c230 Kompressor 122k miles (RIP)
1996 C220 149k mi (sold)
2000 C230 Kompressor Sport 127k (sold)

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2009 Mercedes c300 4matic
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2005 Jaguar XJR
2003 Cadillac Escalade
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:51 AM
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Your car is a 1996 C-class with 110K? What is the blue book value on such a vehicle? I'm assuming somewhere in the $teens.
If I'm right, your insurance company will probably total it for economic reasons.

Can it be repaired? I think a look underneath will tell the tale. If you can, walk away from it. If not, expect that the old girl will be at the body shop for a month.
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:59 AM
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George,

We're glad that the ole girl did her job and got you out of there alive and able to post another day! Hope all turns out well!
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