My Baby's Gone

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by Proco, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Proco

    Proco Senior Member

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    Slid into the back end of a Hyundai Santa Fe on Sunday morning. No damage to me, but the damage to my '06 was too much to be worth repairing.

    Time to go shopping for a new car. Maybe I'll upgrade to a Gen III.

    RIP, Black Beauty. You were the best car I've ever owned.
    7/3/06 - 12/26/10
    ~116,000 miles
    ~54 MPG lifetime

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  2. BearZ

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    oh no, this is a sad day! but Gen3 is AWESOME, good luck :)
     
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  3. spiderman

    spiderman wretched

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    Dude, sorry to hear about that. :(
     
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    sub3marathonman Active Member

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    "Tis but a scratch." "I've had worse." "It's just a flesh wound." "I'm invincible!"
     
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  5. MJFrog

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    That'll buff right out!
     
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  6. Hal W

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    Are you sure it is a write off. Does not look that bad? The thermos bottle is even intact! Looks like it was in nice condition. What is the mileage total? Hal
     
  7. danboy

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    I expect to see more of these posts from the try state area shortly. I am so afraid to take my car out in this snow storm. Sorry for your car.
     
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  8. lizmariecat

    lizmariecat New Member

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    aww..sorry! Glad you are okay. I had to say goodbye to mine just this week because I was rearended 12/3/10 and the perp's insurance company deemed my 05 totalled. Only 2 payments into my 72 month loan....good luck!:)
     
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  9. bisco

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    maybe? do it!:D
     
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  10. Proco

    Proco Senior Member

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    Yep. Insurance company called me yesterday and told me it was a total loss. The damage was more extensive than what the photos show. Had around 116,000 miles on it, so the car value wasn't what it might have been.
     
  11. Rae Vynn

    Rae Vynn Artist In Residence

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    Awwwww :hug:

    You will enjoy your new Prius, though, I'm sure.
     
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  12. macmaster05

    macmaster05 Senor Member

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    Funny how life works. Hopefully you'll come out of this stronger and wiser than ever before. :D
     
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    Mine was in worse shape when I got it. It was also totalled by the insurance company. Did the airbags deploy? I spent about $6K fixing mine, but I did a lot myself. Did you get a residual value if you kept it?
     
  14. JimN

    JimN Let the games begin!

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    Proco, sorry to see that. Was the driver's door jammed? Time for a Gen3. AAA prices for a 2010 are under invoice while the 2011's is invoice. Haven't seen any 2011s around here.
     
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  15. Patrick Wong

    Patrick Wong DIY Enthusiast

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    Condolences to the OP, glad that no one was hurt.

    What are the exterior visual clues to differentiate between 2010 and 2011? I picked up a 2011 brochure, can't see any obvious differences.
     
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    Sad, very sad.
     
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  17. usbseawolf2000

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    Aww, it took the hit to protect you. I have the same year and color as yours. I have 138k miles on it. I can relate to how much you love that car.
     
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  18. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    =(. At least you weren't hurt. If you do get the Gen 3, it'll be interesting to hear another comparison between the 2 from actual owners. It's possible that the insurance company thinks that they can get more by selling the parts to repair other Priuses.
     
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  19. TonyPSchaefer

    TonyPSchaefer Your Friendly Moderator
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    So sorry to hear of your loss. Well, mostly sad to see a damaged Prius. :)
    I hope your new, black Gen3 fairs as well as to see 100,000+ miles.
     
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    OP, time to get a black Gen III V with ATP :cool:

    What's new for 2011 is the availability of Bisque interior with the black color.
     
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