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Since there is very little visible "impact" evidence showing (to any of the body panels except the front bumper cover, hood and head light), I suspect this car was being driven at high speed and left the smooth black-top for some rather rough off-road terrain. And thus has probably incurred some pretty significant under-carriage/frame/chassis/suspension damages (at least enough to make it an insurance right-off.)

My guess (without a thorough inspection) is it will be $25-30K to properly repair this car.
 

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Originally Posted by sparky fuze View Post
Since there is very little visible "impact" evidence showing (to any of the body panels except the front bumper cover, hood and head light), I suspect this car was being driven at high speed and left the smooth black-top for some rather rough off-road terrain. And thus has probably incurred some pretty significant under-carriage/frame/chassis/suspension damages (at least enough to make it an insurance right-off.)

My guess (without a thorough inspection) is it will be $25-30K to properly repair this car.
With the airbags intact, I wonder if it wasn't hit while parked. Perhaps someone backed into it.
 
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Originally Posted by eeeeek View Post
With the airbags intact, I wonder if it wasn't hit while parked. Perhaps someone backed into it.
The only way I can see it being an insurance write-off if being hit while parked, is if something like the below happened to it...


 
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Originally Posted by eeeeek View Post
With the airbags intact, I wonder if it wasn't hit while parked. Perhaps someone backed into it.
It's also possible that someone started fixing it, but decided not to continue.
 
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I think you'll find hidden damage. This car appears to have submarined under a vehicle in front of it, hard enough to cause the frame to move and shear the front bumper off. The hidden damage is likely extensive and may not all be visible even from under the car. The door gap looks OK though suggesting that what looks like frame damage may instead be a bent hinge for the rear hatch (which suggesting one hell of an impact, I wonder if the airbags didn't fire because the wire to the front sensor was cut when the bumper sheared before the car came to a sudden stop). I'd have the frame checked (both side to side and verticle), front suspension checked, look for a cracked/dented pan, and take a close look at that rear hatch, hinges, and frame for any buckling.
 

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The car just arrived! Happy to report way less damage than expected. The rear Gap is just the trunk area lifting a little or ungluing the front only slight damage to radiator support and broken headlight. Original window sticker was inside.
 

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The car just arrived! Happy to report way less damage than expected. The rear Gap is just the trunk area lifting a little or ungluing the front only slight damage to radiator support and broken headlight. Original window sticker was inside.
In the pic of the rear end there seems to be only four damage markers, all pointing at the fit of the left corner of the hatch/spoiler lid.
I reckon there is a good chance there is no damage there at all as this type of misalignment is fairly common from the factory.
Even if the car wasn't like this before the crash and the crash/bump pushed it slightly out of alignment it is odds on that a few simple adjustments of the spoiler mounting bolts and/or the "stopper" on the hatch will fix this.
 
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Not bad I guess. Do you plan to make a rebuild thread here on the forums? It would be really cool to see you documenting the car coming back to life.
 
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I, for one, am stoked you saved one from the wrecking yard. Beautiful car!
 
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Black Berry is such a nice color; even in these quick salvage yard snapshots you can see all the different hues it displays under various light
 
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So far so good!
 
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Make sure you do check for stress fractures in the front suspension and pan damage. That car was pushed down hard and fast. Best of luck with this, I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
 
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I need help with buying a head light I want to make sure I buy the right one my car has the active headlights and has this sticker. It says AFS and others say Hid after the x152 so as long as the head light I buy says x152 afs it should fit right?
 
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Looks like the pacific and ebay units are the same one. Also looks like the unit has water/condensation in it.
 
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Given the additional $1500 cost to buy new, Id live with the condensation.
 
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Right vs correct. Grammar matters.
 
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The gaps on that car are better than when it left the factory

I am suprised that the airbags on the bonnet or indeed inside the cabin haven't triggered considering that it has rear ended another object, I guess it went under compressing the front struts a wee bit as opposed to a full on frontal?

Good luck with the build....you're a braver man than me...I'd be paranoid that having been 'stressed' something might part on the front suspension.
 

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