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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-03-2005, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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need car damage estimate.

here is the deal. i was rear ended in dec, still trying to track down the responsible party's insurance(multi car accident). i got a quote from all state(the person that struck me, but they arent the responsible party, gotta move back the line) for $1100 but I know they did it on the cheap. I'd like to get a more realistic quote from an outside party, BUT i'm not going to actually have the repairs done so I dont want to waste a shop's time with this and be a dick.

anyone on the board work for a body shop or something similar that doesnt mind writing up a quote for a car they are never going to actually work on? probably 2k in damages or so. I might finally track this person down so I want a quote in hand to give to his insurance with a big "fuck you!" attached.

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I would say that 25-30% of estimates done at body shops result in that particular shop getting the work. It's part of that business to give quotes for work you don't get.....Waste 10 mins of their time, it won't hurt anybody.
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I would say that 25-30% of estimates done at body shops result in that particular shop getting the work. It's part of that business to give quotes for work you don't get.....Waste 10 mins of their time, it won't hurt anybody.
i'm trying to be a nice guy here! haha! also, if someone worked at a shop they could make sure they quote didnt go too high either, I dont want some insurance company saying my sweet ass '94 civic is totalled.

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It's gonna be tough to totall a civic of that vintage without some major damage. My bet is between aftermarket and salvage parts, it should be pretty cheap. At any rate, body shop estimators know the game. They will make sure you don't get totaled, if they don't then they definitely don't get the work. I've had them write repairable parts into the estimate as needing replaced so the deductible gets covered.
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BTW you can refuse salvage parts being used. Hell you can refuse aftermarket parts.

The police report should have listed who was teh driving the car that started the mess.
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The police report should have listed who was teh driving the car that started the mess.
of course it has him listed, it doesnt have his insurance listed. secretary of state is after him now, either he is uninsured or he has to pony up some info for us soon. my car was the least damaged, the other 3 and his own vehicle were all fucked up.

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Glad you were not on the bike that day.
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Glad you were not on the bike that day.
me too, though it was Dec. 30th and a tad chilly to ride.

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