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My poor new tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lowcel, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Oct 2, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    lowcel

    lowcel [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I've had my new 2009 Tacoma TRD access cab for exactly two weeks now. I love it, it's beautiful, and in perfect condition, well it was anyway.

    Today I was driving west on the interstate doing 70 mph. Next thing I know I see a large dumptruck going eastbound flipping towards me. I slam on the brakes and come to a stop. If the truck would have rolled one more time it would have been on top of me. I got very lucky as did the driver of the dumptruck since he walked away even though he was ejected from the truck.

    Well now the bad part. The truck through it's load, large gravel, all over my truck. The windshield has numerous chips and two large cracks. The bumper, grill, hood, fender, roof, door, access door, side of the bed, driverside window, and one spot on the back of the cab all have dings, chips, scratches, and scuffs all over them. Two wheels, a headlight, and the bed rails have chips and scratches as well.

    Needless to say I'm not happy. I hate to say it but I really don't want to have to pay on a truck for six years that needs this much body work due to someone else. It just doesn't seem fair. The truck only as 600 miles on it.

    I would post pics but I'm on my iPhone. I won't be able to upload pics until Sunday.

    So any guesses on how much damage the truck has and what his insurance company will do about it? They told me not to worry about it and that they will take care of it. I'm just not sure how they will take care of it.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    sorry to hear of your troubles man. damage like that..........the insurance company may end up totaling out...which would be good in your case. that would be alot of bodywork to just fix the truck.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2008 at 7:09 PM
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    JustHerbie

    JustHerbie Who, Me?

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    That just sucks! Sorry to hear it but hope that the Ins. company totals it and buys you a new one.

    Herbie
     
  4. Oct 2, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Sucks to hear that but, wow glad you're ok. Make sure his companies (or his) insurance pays for it all though, and let your ins company know so they can work with them... being a company truck they should get you 100% squared away. Seeing as there is a lot of damage from the description... there's a small chance it'll be totaled out but I highly doubt it.... still probably cheaper than the 70% value or whatever it is they go with these days. Good luck with it and keep us posted.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2008 at 9:46 PM
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    mitiko

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    I can know how you filling ,but the insurance is going a pay everything and your truck is going a look good again just look whit a good bodyshop better is from toyota ,the best thing is that you are ok don't worry.just leave your truck in good hands.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2008 at 9:47 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    That sucks man! :(


    Good luck!
     
  7. Oct 2, 2008 at 10:15 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    someone backed into the quarter of my truck the other day and messed up the whole quarter as well as broke the tail lamp. The insurance company took care of it and it looks amazing. I dont know if it helps, but i'm okay with the fix. I took it to the dealer..
     
  8. Oct 2, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    Hope all goes well. Keep us updated. Show some pics if you can
     
  9. Oct 2, 2008 at 10:19 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    damn, that really sucks. maybe your insurance will simply total it and then you can just go get a new one.....
     
  10. Oct 2, 2008 at 10:22 PM
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    eordonez

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    Man that sucks! hope you get a new taco, really....
     
  11. Oct 3, 2008 at 12:20 AM
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    Okkine

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    Wow, sounds like someone was look'n out for you. Glad you're OK. From your description it sounds like it was mostly aesthetic damage, so you shouldn't have to worry about it driving differently after the repairs. That's alot of body work, but the other guys insurance company should take care of it.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2008 at 2:39 AM
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    CanTac

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    Don't hold your breath waiting for the insurance company to total your vehicle. They will fix it only!

    CanTac

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  13. Oct 3, 2008 at 4:37 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Damn if that happened to me I'd have to worry about getting the new stain out of the drivers seat. Someone was watching out for you!

    Get it fixed and look at it this way: you got the initial new car wreck part over. You'll probably go 20 years before you get in a wreck again.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2008 at 4:43 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    First and foremost, glad to hear you and the driver are OK!! What a horrible experience to have to go through. When you were describing the accident, I cannot even imagine what must have been going through your mind seeing this thing flippin over at you. Holy :eek:

    As you said, doesn't seem fair but wish you the best in getting it fixed to your satisfaction somehow.
     
  15. Oct 3, 2008 at 4:58 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    From dealing with insurance companies I can tell you that they won't total it. Talk to friends and family about body shops that do the best work in your area. My 95 Tacoma was in perfect condition when it took a big hit. The body shop that I had fix it did such a good job that it looked like nothing had ever happened to it. The body work and paint job was incredible. Only take it to the best body/paint shop that has the best reputation and you'll end up smiling in the very end. Good Luck with your search.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2008 at 5:21 AM
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    Wood

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    ^^^What he said. Anyone can make a fresh paint job look good but 5 years down the road will often tell a much different story. You're not paying for it so get THE BEST shop you can find.

    Sorry about your luck.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2008 at 6:25 AM
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    bmd

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    Make sure you are compensated to YOUR satisfaction for all the bullshit you will be going through.
     
  18. Oct 3, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    allrsdup

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    wow glad to hear u are ok at least. hope u get lucky and the ins totals it out. keep us up to date.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:38 AM
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    TacoCo

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    :p Yeah, no more worrying about having to park it far away in the parking lot to avoid people from dinging your doors now.

    Good to hear you came out ok. Too bad about the truck, but at least it's fixable.
     
  20. Oct 3, 2008 at 8:28 AM
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    lowcel

    lowcel [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. I went to get an estimate this morning. They came up with $6,400 in damage. Have to meet with the adjuster still to see what he has to say.
     
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