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That is totaled. The insurance will never fix that. Look now for a new one, you may get lucky.
Those in the know, Is Paul right - should I look for another

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Paul is right...it is a goner. You can still find a new one. Take the insurance check...but before u sign it over...we need parts.
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I am taking in account, insurance safety/liability concerns and parts availability. Once a frame is smashed, like that must be, built in quarter panels welded and molded to the frame.

I would be shocked if they fix that. I hope for your sake Ken, you get what you want, wether totaled or fixed. I cannot believe you have NO neck pain or anything??????? If you do, I see a Mercedes SLK convertible Hardtop in your future!

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Those pics hurt to look at Ken!

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Paul is right...it is a goner. You can still find a new one. Take the insurance check...but before u sign it over...we need parts.
MMike...

I know what you are trying to do here...

You are secretly trying to get your hands on his wheels!

Sad news for you my friend - Ken still had his old wheels mounted for winter... The wheels you want are safe and secure at Ken's home...


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I cannot find mine. I even looked for it in my underwear...nowhere to be found.
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Those pics hurt to look at Ken!


MMike...

I know what you are trying to do here...

You are secretly trying to get your hands on his wheels!

Sad news for you my friend - Ken still had his old wheels mounted for winter... The wheels you want are safe and secure at Ken's home...
U knew what I was thinking...
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That is a shame, sorry about that Ken......
I got rear ended about 4 months ago on the other car just standing waiting for a red light to change green...... His insurance payed but lost the car for a week. They gave me a 2010 SRX Cadillac on loan which I drove to Miami and took advantage of... His insurance payed for the borrowed car and gas.....
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I still wanna know what the hell happened. I've taken a rear-ending or two in my day, but I've never been slammed like that!

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I still wanna know what the hell happened. I've taken a rear-ending or two in my day, but I've never been slammed like that!
Let's not get anally sadistic now Reed...your hit was with the grease wagon. OUCH!
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She was in front and on top. I was alluding to when Jason and that Honduran guy hit me from behind. Jason was pretty gentle, but Jorge didn't hold back.

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i cannot recall that incident.
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i cannot recall that incident.
Two incidents a few weeks apart. Both have been forgiven.

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Ok, knowing who this is coming from...

I don't think its that bad at all. The Kappa cars have lightly welded tabs for the A arms of the suspension to attach to. All the kappas with signficant front end hits have had the A arms ripped off the frame mounts. It helps dissapate energy from the hit. So the fact the rear wheel is askew is normal for Kappa in my opinion.

So you need a rear quarter panel. The service manual shows how a shop should replace it. they drill out the spot welds and then heat the glue with a heat gun and it comes apart. Reweld the Arm mounts, new rear bumper skin, align everything and you're good to go. Hell the trunk didn't even seem to be affected, and frame - is probably still intact except for the pesky A arm mounts. Cost will not be cheap with all the parts and labor though.

I doubt its a write off.

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Eh, nothing that a pry bar, a rubber mallet and a couple of rolls of dark green 200-mph duct tape can't fix.

to hear about the accident; glad you are OK. Green was my first choice when Steve asked me what color he should order, so I've always liked your car (even with those funky tri-spoke things you call rims).

Maybe if they do total it you can get a salvage title, weld the bottom of a small catamaran to it, rig a prop to the drive-train, and make yourself a sporty little speed boat. People can't believe it's a Saturn on land, image their surprise to see a Saturn cruising the Barnegat Bay.

Good luck.
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I cannot believe you have NO neck pain or anything???????
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If you do, I see a Mercedes SLK convertible Hardtop in your future!
1) No pain at all Paul- Our seats protect our necks pretty good, the way I sit I was propelled back into headrest.
2) Not really my style - car ugly; What sold me on the Sky was its lines, I really wasn't in the car buying mode when I spotted the Sky on line. So if I have to give it up, probably see if I can get new dresser or the '71 'vette I desire....

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I still wanna know what the hell happened. I've taken a rear-ending or two in my day, but I've never been slammed like that!
I was stopped waiting for traffic (8 -10 cars had already passed with another 8-10 to go before I could turn) to clear so I could make L turn into my usual Fri. night stop(bar)... short screech...BANG--SWEAR--CUSS-- wait for wave of desire to KILL THE DUMB SUMBI**H to pass..
Car that hit me was '99 Lincoln towncar; he was towed away also, bad L front corner damage

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Well maybe others are right and they will fix the car, then you only have to wait the six months for parts. But seriously Ken, I wish the best for you and it is great to hear you feel fine a day later. Sometimes back damage doesn't happen until things start to swell when you rest. Best of Luck, and keep us posted!


I saw that Scott.

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