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My 2004 Tacoma crashed............

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BBBsti LTD, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    BBBsti LTD

    BBBsti LTD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well first of all, that God I am fine. Last week I had an accident where I spun and hit the barrier on the freeway.

    My truck was in excellent condition, I am little concerned on how it will turn out if the insurance company decides to repair it.

    Here I have some pictures, I am waiting for the body shop to tear down as requested by the insurance company to verify if there is any frame damage using a computer machine.

    So far the body shop preliminary estimate is around $10,000 without the front suspension, without frame damage and without bed floor damage. I am pretty sure the preliminary estimate will go up since the front suspension I think got some damage as well as the rear bed floor, not sure about the frame.

    Look how the paint in the cab cracked in the driver side, just where the cab and the bed meet.

    2004 Tacoma, SR5 PreRunner, 2WD

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    Here is where the cabin and the bed meet
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  2. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Flynn Diesel

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    Ouch! That sucks dude. Glad to hear you're ok though.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    BSPDX

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    WOW!:eek:

    It's totalled dude... Sorry for the loss! But, at least you have an excuse to buy a 2nd Gen... Good Luck!
     
  4. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    moto932

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    bummer about the truck. glad no one was hurt though
     
  5. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    punkassprettyboy

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    :eek: sorry man glad to hear youre ok! its most likely totaled..i agree w/ motive, deff. consider a 2nd gen!
     
  6. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    mx04taco

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    it definitely looks to be totalled. glad to hear that you are fine. trucks are replacable
     
  7. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    dman597

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    sry man that sucks unless it is a real cheap body shop it looks totaled.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    fletch aka

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    Glad your OK, sorry to loose a first gen that way. :( I have to go along with the crowd, I think it's totaled. Looks like it was a nice one too. :pout:
    Was it driver error :notsure:
     
  9. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    BBBsti LTD

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    Thanks everybody for your replies!!

    Should I be concerned if the insurance decides to fix it?

    I really like this truck, I bought it used 5 months ago with 51,000 miles as a commuter/mountain bike hauler. I love the newest generation Tacoma but buying a new one would not be practical, since I also have a pretty new car, a 2007 STi Limited.

    If it is declared total loss, I guess I will have to search for a another 2004 Tacoma, but its going to be hard, since I am quite demanding with my cars condition.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    kroggy

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    My advice would be to start looking for a new truck now. If preliminary estimate is $10K, they are going to find something else, not to mention that's atleast half the value of the truck. Your gonna have to get a new bed, fender, hood, grill, front and rear bumpers, plus all the labor, and paint. I'm willing to bet that you'll be getting a new truck.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    bebopblues

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    I think its total loss too. If the insurance company let you bring it to any body shop and not one of their "recommended" shops, then bring it to a reputable shop to have it estimated. The reputable shops generally estimate higher than insurance estimates. If it is high enough, they will declare it total loss.

    As for finding a new truck, new 2nd gen tacos are just too awesome to not consider. I started out looking for 1st gen tacos and ended up getting a brand new 2nd gen taco. I don't regret it one bit. So if you can handle the payments, go for a 2nd gen taco.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    Wow. Sad face. Guesse you have no choice but to bump up to the 2nd Generation now. :)
     
  13. Jan 25, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    x3; Happy to here your ok and I agree you should take the insurance money and get a 2nd generation taco.
     
  14. Jan 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    Sorry dude, I lost a truck a couple years back...looks like yours is in worse shape...it's totaled! Grab your stuff and get a fresh Taco. No way to help the let down after a crash, but I glad you got out in better shape. Keep us up to date on your repair or replacement. Good luck man:sick:
     
  15. Jan 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    bluetaco80

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    time for a sec gen
     
  16. Jan 25, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    i had the exact same thing happen to me. someone cut me off and i spun into the barrier but i thought mine was for sure gonna be totaled but it came through ok, so hopefully yours can too. Mine was in worse shape than this in terms of body damage. Mine didnt have and structural damage though. :(
     
  17. Jan 25, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    yotarob2005

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    Good luck man, sorry to hear. Whichever gen you chose, you are prob. looking at getting a new truck.
     
  18. Jan 25, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Sorry to hear. Hope you get a speedy/painless resolution.
     
  19. Jan 25, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    BBBsti LTD

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    Seem like insurance wants to give it a try to at least determine if it is fixable. From what heard insurance companies evaluate all factors like tires condition, milage, interior conditions and others before declaring it totaled.
    I am afraid that the insurance company might lowball me if The car is totaled.

    I don't know if they go by KBB retail value or private buyer value, etc. or NADA book.

    I will keep you guys updated.
     
  20. Jan 26, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    Welcome to the " I spun my truck around on the freeway and hit at guardrail or barrier of some sort" club.
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