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View Poll Results: Should I spend the insurance money to get a Saturn or buy my Mother-In-Law's Camry?
Get the Camry! 1 4.00%
Try to get an exact replacement. 11 44.00%
Find a good L-Series 5 20.00%
Sue the guy that hit me for enough money to buy a Sky! 8 32.00%
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Old 11-09-2005, 12:06 PM   #1
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Sad I lost my Saturn! :(

Very very sad, indeed. I'm totally bummed. Can't even look at cars.com without getting a little teary-eyed as I look and see what other dealers want for their little $9995 Saturn. They're generally much more than what my insurance will give me. One guy was even selling one for 7950! That's only a 20% depreciation in 3 years! I'm impressed! Wish I could have got that back for my car.

Anyway, I got a great deal on my mother-in-law's Camry so I guess I'm ejecting myself out of the world of Saturn. This makes me even more bummed, but my wife is in control.

So I guess I don't have a question or anything. I'm just using this time to mourn the lost of my SL SE. Maybe I'll go get my speakers.

(Note: Date on the photo is SO wrong. This happened on Halloween night).
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Old 11-09-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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(PS: I'm driving a Dodge Stratus rental car for the time being and it SUCKS!! Less than 1500 miles on it, and the engine feels like it's going to die tomorrow.)

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Old 11-09-2005, 12:57 PM   #3
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i'm driving a ford focus until my sl2 gets relased from the shop today.

its a f_cking mint green bubble and so d_mn ugly... =/

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Old 11-09-2005, 01:00 PM   #4
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I can't believe "Outsiders" consider it to be a comparable vehicle!

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Old 11-09-2005, 01:34 PM   #5
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I'm sorry to hear that. I feel you, man.

You might have seen my thread. Well, my Saturn also got hit on 10/29 which was my birthday. I was so sad and depressed when I saw my car after the accident and I was very mad at the person who caused the accident. Then the other driver's insurance company even made me very mad. (I had to deal with them because I did not have full coverage on my insurance.) It's in the body shop right now, and I will probably get my car back tomorrow.

Anyway, if you want you can sue the person who hit you. Or if your insurance company or the other driver's insurance company doesn't pay enough money, you can talk to the state department of insurance. They usually listen to your story and give you advice. You might be able to file a complaint to your or the other person's insurance company. In your case, I think you cannot use a small court because the cost of the damage is high. Well, it depends on states.

I don't have enough money to replace my Saturn, so I decided to fix it. If you fix your car, call a Saturn dealer near you, and they usually tell you a good body shop. The body shop I went was great, and some people told me it's one of the best.

Anyway, sorry to hear about that. It seems that you are okay, so that's good.

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Old 11-09-2005, 01:58 PM   #6
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It doesn't look that bad in the picture.

What happened?

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Old 11-09-2005, 03:55 PM   #7
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It wasnít my fault. Well, thatís what they all say, huh? Well, this time itís actually true. I was going home to get my kids ready for Trick or Treat. About three blocks from home, I was on a neighborhood straight-a-way and was T-Boned by a guy driving an í89 Thunderbird. He ran a stop sign because he grabbed a bottle of water and missed seeing it. I feel really bad for him and canít imagine what heís going through. He wasnít damaged as much as I was, and I wasnít hurt bad. Spent about 4 hours in ER to get a CT Scan and a doctor. Donít remember ANYthing until I saw my wife by my gurney. I was conscious the whole time, but have no cognitive recollection. Diagnosis: Mild Stage 2 Concussion.

Fortunately he was insured. From what I understand, 1 in 3 New Mexicanís donít have insurance.

Anyway, Iím OK. A few achy muscles, but nothing severe. Had a follow up with my primary doctor and he said I was doing fine.

Now Iím really disappointed to see that amazinghl has 40x as many posts as I do and joined these here forums a month later.

Blsman Ė I feel bad for you. Underinsured motorists hurt us ALL. Hope you get back up to par, budd!

Note: See this picture for a lot of the cost-related damage. Folded wheels are no good. Not real good - pretty dark by the time these were taken.
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Old 11-09-2005, 04:20 PM   #8
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Sorry about your car. I posted in blsman's post about my car being in a wreck. I was hit by an uninsured motorist. My car was repairable but it still has a few little problems.

I bought an '02 SC2 last month and I still have my '92 SC. People who aren't Saturn owners just don't get the connection, do they?

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Old 11-09-2005, 08:52 PM   #9
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Now Iím really disappointed to see that amazinghl has 40x as many posts as I do and joined these here forums a month later.

LOL, let's just say you have kids, I don't.

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Old 11-09-2005, 09:44 PM   #10
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Default Re: I lost my Saturn! :(

Have you checked the Greensheet for Dallas or Fort Worth? They've got some great deals, as do local papers For Sale by Owner. You may also want to try your local Saturn dealer on a Monday morning when they've got all the trade-ins, explain them your situation. Heck, I can even check out a car in Houston for you if it's close enough to me. Also, try Ebay Motors (and keep it within a certain radius, most sellers even deliver for short distances) and autotrader.com is better than cars.com in quantity and price.

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Old 11-09-2005, 10:27 PM   #11
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I've fixed worse damage than that for sub $1000. New Bumper/trunk/Quarter panel, be good as new.

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Old 11-10-2005, 11:31 AM   #12
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State Farm & My Body Shop agree - $5800 is all I'll get. Well, hey - that's better than 1/2 of what I paid for it. They won't pay for my emotional attachment, though.

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Old 11-10-2005, 12:10 PM   #13
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I totally understand. I took care of my car, so I maintained, clean, etc. Right before I was going to wax my car, it was hit. So, I was so mad at the other driver and her insurance company which tried to save money as much as they could. They don't even know my emotional attatchment.

But now I'm slowly getting over it, and if I can get my car back and the body shop fixes it right, I get over it. Sometimes s*** happenes. Also, that damage is fixable and if a good body shop fixes, I think it's hard to tell. I hope everything is gonna be alright!

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Old 11-15-2005, 03:58 PM   #14
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Fortunately he was insured. From what I understand, 1 in 3 New Mexicanís donít have insurance.
I've heard that 50% of New Mexican's are drunk, and 50% don't have insurance...and they aren't the same 50%!

Sorry to hear about your car, but it protected you, and better that he hit your car than ran over some kids. Cars can be replaced but people can't.

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:37 PM   #15
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I guess I never did finish this story. I went with the Camry. Not really by choice, but by circumstances. I have found that there are many times in one's marriage that one doesn't always get what he wants. Couldn't really turn down mother in law. Price was right and the political harmony was paramount. It's been 5 years since the wreck, and honestly, every time I see a silver blue SL1, I'm proud to know what that car went for new and I know it's serving their owner well. I actually swell up a bit inside. Those SLs are damn fine cars, and it is a sad story for Saturn in the end.

Those things are still selling for only $2000 less than their sticker ($9,995). How 'bout that for resale?

The Camry has been fine, but I estimate I've spent almost $3000 more in gas then I should have since then.

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Holy resurrection batman!

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Those things are still selling for only $2000 less than their sticker ($9,995). How 'bout that for resale?
I thought asking $4k ~$5k up here was insane... sounds like you could make a serious profit buying cheap saturns and selling them in Texas...

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Holy resurrection batman!
Wow. It's been 6 years? I may have only just regained consciousness!

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Wow. It's been 6 years? I may have only just regained consciousness!
So the real question, are you still driving the Toyota?

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Friends don't let friends buy Toyotas.... At least that's what we say in Detroit.

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