jczarn

04 V70R probably totaled

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Long time lurker here.  Was t-boned yesterday by a guy who ran a red light.  Based on the damage shown in the picture (passenger side airbags deployed both front and rear, middle window shattered, both passenger doors crushed, roof warped, rear quarter panel bent, is it safe to assume this will be considered totaled?  For what it's worth, it seemed like I could not even shift from Drive to Park after the accident for some reason - the shifter almost seemed frozen.

Any tips on getting a fair value for it from insurance?  I have no idea what they are going to offer, but I'm assuming they won't quite understand the relative rarity/value of the R model.  I kept it in pretty good shape, it had about 130,000 miles on it - it's been the most dependable car I've ever owned.  Also, is there any point in trying to buy it back for salvage value?  I'm guessing there would be a lot of work to get this drivable again (I assume the car disabled itself since the airbags went off, right?)

Thanks!

 

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No doubt that is a total loss. You could try to find some recent sales of other VR's here, on SS etc. to show your insurance company. They certainly aren't a dime a dozen, especially if you've got three pedals. Sorry about your loss and hope you didn't get banged up too bad.

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I sure could use that hood... if it will be parted out? where's the car located?

 

Glad you are OK...Sorry the car clearly isn't

RoyW

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Thanks everybody.  Thankfully I didn't have my wife or kids in the car when this happened.  And I walked away without much other than soreness and some tingling in the hands.  I'm in the Chicago suburbs.  Not sure what will happen, still waiting on the claims adjustor, but they said it will most likely be totaled based on the initial description. 

I'm not sure it's worth the effort to buy it back at salvage value from them (no idea what this would be yet), since I'll have to pay to get it towed somewhere, and then spend time trying to part it out.  I'm open to being convinced otherwise, but I just don't see myself having enough time to part it out at this stage in my life.

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Agree.

I think you're lucky, the car has made the ultimate sacrifice and it's time to treat the car as a total loss.

Just make sure your insurance company doesn't lowball you.

Look around here and the other forums for sale prices of cars similar to yours.

Go back with a counterproposal and see what they come back with.

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Buy it back and sell it as a "Parts only" car...you'll make Thousands!!  Whats the status?..

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Finally heard back from the "total loss unit."  The damage repair estimate was over $8000, so they consider it totaled.

They used Autosource to find comparables and initially came back with an Actual Cash Value of about $6800, plus they'll pay registration fees/taxes etc.  I pushed back and said that sounded low based on the average ebay results (I figured about $8200).

He called me back and said he had Autosource look up some more comparables, and they increased the ACV to about $7600.

Thoughts?

He said the salvage value is $475, so I think I'll buy it back and part it out.  RoyW, you might be in luck!  PM me if you're still interested in the hood...

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I'm in the western Chicago suburbs, but I'm having it towed to my family's property further north (about 1 hour 15 minutes northwest of Chicago) since I don't have room at my house for it.

I'll post an update once this all happens.

Any suggestions for the "biggest bang for the buck" items that I should try to sell, given that I don't have much time to mess with it?  I suppose ideally it would be small parts that I could easily ship (maybe list on ebay etc).  I'm open to parting out to forum members if anyone is interested, it will just be a bit more hassle for me since I don't live where the car will be located and will have to arrange it with my friend who lives nearby.

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pegs are always easy to sell if in good condition,

sub woofer if you have on.

third row is always bank

seat skins if in good shape. esp. the driver side.

HU has value.

 

than motor etc.

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Sorry, it's an automatic :-(

Mine has the dark blue (Nordkap?) leather seats, I think they are in pretty good shape overall, but I'll have to take another look once I get the car back.

 

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Just went through this on my 2007 S60R in February... the fight with insurance....it will not be pretty...

Here's how it will go down and things you'll want to be aware of...

1. Check the blue-book values (NADA, and Kelly) and this will give you an idea of what insurance is going to offer you (minus your deductible, unless they have this guy's insurance info and will waive that for you.)

2. Collect your receipts for anything NON-MAINTENANCE, within the last 1 year period... this will be covered (it's not $ for $, though it will help you increase what they offer.)

3. As far as comparables.... be sure you're looking INSIDE OF YOUR STATE. I wasted time finding comparables... and since they weren't in my State, i had to start over.

4. Even with the comparables... you won't be pleased with how they handle it because they factor in "retail price" and the "seller's profit". So don't go thinking that the comparables "set the market value", cause insurance doesn't work with common logic.

5. Keep fighting. They'll slowly increase their offer, until they won't anymore. Then... if it's still not enough... you hire YOUR OWN appraiser. It's around $400 (the common price now for those services) and they provide the insurance company with a full 16-page appraisal. That $400 that I spent.... got them to come up on the price for the total loss by an additional $2300... so it's worth it.

6. After it's all said and done, the car may be around $1000 to buy it back (the price you've appraised and fought for, minus $1000.) Do it. Buy it back. You can double that money easily to most any Volvo indy shops locally, or online, or part it out yourself.
 

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Shocked me - I have this car's twin, in the western burbs of chicago, and thought - aw, crap - my indie got in a wreck!

I'm definitely interested in picking a few parts off you for cash - is it still down here or have you sent it north yet? DM me at eight four seven nine oh two sixty-nine sixty-seven.

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So I was shocked to hear my friend say that he was able to start the car and drive it around!

I'm pretty sure the car cut off the fuel during the accident.  By the time I got my things from the car in the tow lot, the battery was dead (probably because they left the lights on or something).  My friend charged up the battery, and he started it up, and said he saw a message on the info center, something to the effect of "fuel unlocked" or something like that.  He was able to drive it around the property without any noticeable issues, other than the service airbag warning (the passenger side curtain activated during the accident).

Is it worth trying to sell as a whole vehicle, now that it is at least drivable?  Or should I just continue my plan to sell it for parts?

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We got hit by a elk. Fought tooth & nail with the insurance company. They eventually agreed to fix it.....

My wife loves it and it is so rare to replace. If you want it fight to keep it. 

 

But it yes part it out will get you a lot of cash back. 

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On 6/23/2016 at 5:49 PM, jkozuback said:

We got hit by a elk. Fought tooth & nail with the insurance company. They eventually agreed to fix it.....

My wife loves it and it is so rare to replace. If you want it fight to keep it. 

 

But it yes part it out will get you a lot of cash back. 

You need the "Prancing Moose" Decals to fend off those Canadian Elk:lol:

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Definitely interested in some parts.  My dad just hit a delaminated semi truck tire on the highway and tore my front bumper off and killed my radiator in the process.  I'm in Chicago so i'm definitely interested.  

lemme know

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On Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at 10:20 PM, roomba said:

Definitely interested in some parts.  My dad just hit a delaminated semi truck tire on the highway and tore my front bumper off and killed my radiator in the process.  I'm in Chicago so i'm definitely interested.  

lemme know

PM sent if it's not too late.

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Need details on the drivetrain - looking for trans to build.  I also have the Nordcamp blue interior - would be interested in interior bits also.

Live in CO though.

Maybe post some pictures?  Thx.

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On Monday, August 29, 2016 at 4:50 PM, RogueLeader said:

Need details on the drivetrain - looking for trans to build.  I also have the Nordcamp blue interior - would be interested in interior bits also.

Live in CO though.

Maybe post some pictures?  Thx.

What sort of details on the drivetrain are you looking for, and how could I find that out?

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jczarn,

First, sorry for your loss! Too many idiots here in the Chicago area that just blow through lights like they are optional!

I would be interested in some parts if you are parting out the car. I'm in Forest Park, so if you need any help, let me know. HU? Rear & Front bumper (if there not damaged from the accident), rear speaker grilles, front right fender (with wheel well). I have a list of things that I could use.

Let me know

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Just wanted to give one last chance here... car is still sitting at my family's farm up in northern Illinois.  Seemed like there was a bunch of interest but when I reached out to people I didn't really hear anything back.  I'm probably just going to end up driving or towing it to the junkyard since I don't have time to deal with parting it out myself.  I've removed a few things but everything mechanical is still in the car.  It ran fine as of last fall.  Anyone interested in taking the whole heap away from me?  Make me an offer.

I have a few parts already pulled that I could ship - radio, headlights, climate control unit.  But I'd rather sell the rest of the car in one shot.  You could probably still drive it away if you put a battery in it (and drive when it's still light out :-) )

Thanks!

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