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Old 02-25-2017, 02:45 PM
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As an owner of a GT Silver, hate to see this.

If you access to PWIS have the DME downloaded; it will tell speed, gear, g's, etc.
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Old 02-25-2017, 02:51 PM
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This **** happens. It's stupidity. But the same thing can happen on ANY test drive by a shop, even if not by their own stupidity.

Cars need to be test driven.

In this case, car insurance will pay for repair or market value and you need to fight for that. Maybe you get diminished value if they repair. Then the insurance company will go after the shopkeeper's liability insurance through subrogation.

Bottom line: LET YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY HANDLE IT

The last resort is you sue the shop by yourself. Your insurance company should handle the whole deal.
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Old 02-25-2017, 02:57 PM
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Everyone's worst nightmare. Very sorry to hear about this and best of luck!
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:09 PM
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I guess taking traction control off and smoking the rear tires would be classified a test drive

Cold engine start, traction control off, hitting redline, above the speed limit, hitting building, some test drive ...

This kind of sh*t should never happen! I don't see how some think this is just one of those things that happens. It's a tragedy. What if he would've hit someone and hurt an innocent person? If he hit a building, you could've hit someone standing outside somewhere right by the building.
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:12 PM
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i'm curious how they broke the news to you? I can't imagine making that phone call. Sadly I would not want that car back. I think it's $50k in diminished value at a minimum, but that's just what I'd pay - 20k under msrp vs 30k over.
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:14 PM
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^^ spot on. A $20K hit off MSRP
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
I guess taking traction control off and smoking the rear tires would be classified a test drive

Cold engine start, traction control off, hitting redline, above the speed limit, hitting building, some test drive ...

This kind of sh*t should never happen! I don't see how some think this is just one of those things that happens. It's a tragedy. What if he would've hit someone and hurt an innocent person? If he hit a building, you could've hit someone standing outside somewhere right by the building.
You may have misunderstood my point. This instance, pure shop stupidity.
But, wrecks will happen. He could have been going speed limit through intersection and a DUI fker t-bones him.
Point is, drive car on street, wrecks happen.

In this case, it's a wreck. Separate the stupidity and emotion out of it. That's all it is. And nobody got hurt. And no stupidity shouldn't happen, but it DOES. The coulda woulda shoulda doesn't matter post fact of the event.

Originally Posted by HT#70 View Post
As an owner of a GT Silver, hate to see this.

If you access to PWIS have the DME downloaded; it will tell speed, gear, g's, etc.
Irrelevant.

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i'm curious how they broke the news to you? I can't imagine making that phone call. Sadly I would not want that car back. I think it's $50k in diminished value at a minimum, but that's just what I'd pay - 20k under msrp vs 30k over.
Maybe, but that's a negotiation with the insurance company and for DV depending state the OP will need to get / hire an independent adjuster to determine value pre and post fix (assuming it can be fixed)

I suspect some pressure is needed on YOUR insurance company to pay up. It's irrelevant to YOU what the shop did, has, didn't do, or insurance. That is for them to work out with your insurance company.

So light a fire on your insurance company to get an adjuster to get the car, inspect it, get an estimate, decide if they repair or total, etc...

If its me, I fight for a total, check for current market + taxes paid. Move on. And yes, the situation sucks.
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:53 PM
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What state are you in. If in NJ pm me. I will help through my firm if I can. Dealing with this very issue now in another matter also involving serious injuries.
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:09 PM
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This is just so reckless (no pun intended) it is beyond belief. Who takes someone else's car out, especially a car like this, turns off traction control, and floors it on a narrow street? The number of bad decisions piled up on this one. This guy's negligence and recklessness should be coming out of his pocket, not yours.
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:22 PM
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Totally sh***y situation. Keep us apprised of the results. I'm curious to find out if the insurance company tries to fix it and stick you with the repaired car and some sort of compensation for the diminished value. That would suck IMHO. I'd want out of the car at nearly all costs personally. Hopefully you get treated well here. Terrible.
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:37 PM
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Sorry to see. I don't think it's a total loss.
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:41 PM
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If you end up keeping it, make sure you keep impeccable paperwork, and pictures. The next buyer is going to want to be assured that everything was done perfectly.
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:51 PM
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which insurance company do you have?
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:36 PM
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Sorry to hear about this. This type of accident makes me want to put a Blackvue dash cam in my next vehicle.
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:50 PM
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sorry to hear, but like others said, it happens. Personally I think the value is way more than 20k under msrp, I would say 50k plus under msrp. Airbags deployed is a game changer and buyers for a car like this will be picky unless its a dedicated track toy. Sorry, but I'd want a new car so therefore there insurance needs to give you enough to go buy another or you sue...
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