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  1. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    Well... I got a new car. I looked at everything possible, and I didn't like anything, soooo I bought another Forester. I got a 2009 LL Bean. I know that a lot of people don't care about the more luxurious amenities, but I really like how easy leather seats are to keep clean
  2. South Coast Subaru

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    I am having major issues with South Coast Subaru in Costa Mesa, CA. I first contacted them for paperwork on my 2011 Foz which, unfortunately, was totaled in a 5-car tangle-up on the 405. My car immediately burst into flames and all paperwork (which was in the glove box--stupid, I know) was...
  3. Serious accident on Monday

    Member Mishaps
    I hate to see that kind of attitude, but if you are injured, insurance should definitely compensate you for those injuries. However I don't think it's worth ruining someone else's life--going after their home, business, etc--over an *accident*. That's why it's an accident, not an *on purpose*...
  4. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    I totally see how putting nothing down could work in your favor now. I never thought it was the right thing to do... before this. I am seriously considering putting nothing down now. I would put chunks of cash towards the payment to get it paid off faster and save on the APR instead of putting a...
  5. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    *exactly!* Good news: I discovered (after speaking to SoA) that "South Coast Acura Subaru in Costa Mesa, CA" (the dealership where I bought my car)was obligated to refund me (or at least partially refund me) the $2,000 I spent on the extended warranty package. Because of this I wanted to warn...
  6. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    I really do feel like I got screwed. I feel like it was just the perfect storm, and everything lined up perfectly to leave me with a load of crap. I suppose it could be worse, though. It's certainly not an ideal situation, but it's not like this will break me--I hate to take any kind of...
  7. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    It's fine. In hindsight, I know I didn't need the gap. But when I bought the car, the finance manager pretty much scared me into thinking I needed it, and hard-sold me on it. He told me that he was hit by a drunk driver 6 weeks after he bought a new Acura and owed $9k on a car he didn't have...
  8. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    Yes, it does. But I wasn't upside down on my loan. My insurance covered the balance of my loan plus about $2000 refund. But I have to go buy a car again--I put $5000 down in sept when I bought it.
  9. Just one of those days I guess...

    Member Mishaps
    grammar and syntax--i can haz some? geez
  10. Just one of those days I guess...

    Member Mishaps
    All I can think of seeing Stewie on your lights is:
  11. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    ins adjuster actually used to be a car salesman... the offer was fair, but I know I can get about $400-$500 more because of the all-weather package, which retails for an additional $800 or so, and he says he needs proof to give it to me. I guess this is really my fault for buying a car based...
  12. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    The trouble is getting an itemized list of the options I had on my car. The people at the dealership have been useless. I spent an hour on the phone with Subaru customer service (they are super nice and helpful, but you have to sit on hold forever to get anyone on the line), and it looks like...
  13. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    I cannot replace my car for the offer amount--it was 7 months old and flawless with 10,000k miles. The only comparable cars I have found are at dealerships, and in the $25,000k range. I looked at used before I bought my car, but anything 3yrs old or newer with low miles was only $1-2k less than...
  14. Got butt bumped the other day

    Member Mishaps
    I *tapped* a prius in my Forester--literally took my foot off the break and rolled into her. Destroyed her bumper, slightly bent my license plate. Not a scratch on my car.
  15. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    The engine compartment was already fully involved by the time I got out of the car, so there was no time for "before" pictures. but it definitely was not that bad before it burned--you can see how the alloy wheels cracked and crumbled from the heat, the front tires also blew out from the...
  16. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    Yeah, I didn't even count the aftermarket products I had put into the car, since I knew those were not covered: 3M protective coating on the paint, $600 seat covers, SPF coating on thh front windows, iPod adapter, cargo cover and the subaru rubber floormats. Probably close to $1000 retail...
  17. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    The fault was put on the guy who negligently did not strap down his freight, which flew out of his truck and onto the freeway, causing the accident. I am partially at fault--cited for going "too fast for the conditions", which is lame becuase I was going 55 on a wide-open, traffic-free freeway...
  18. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    I'm a bit confused... Why would I be expected to buy a car from a private party? My car was new and purchased from a dealership. It was under factory warranty and didn't have a ding/scratch on it. I also got 1.9% financing through the dealership. For me to buy the same car through a private...
  19. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    Yeah, in this case the fire extinguisher would have been not help. It was fully on fire in minutes--like take shelter from exploding airbags and blown out windows on fire. But definitely a good idea to have a fire extinguisher
  20. Minor Accident Leads to Major Fire/Total Loss

    Member Mishaps
    Thanks for being so welcoming--I really appreciate all the responses! My insurance company offered me about $23,500 for value of the car and additional to cover tax, and unused registration/licencing fees. The balance I will recieve is $2100. I have looked at comparable 2011 models--Premium...
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