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Old 07-07-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
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05 Boxster is a goner

Well, driving on the access road yesterday a Yukon pull out in both lanes. Hit the horn hoping she would correct herself but she didn't. Brace yourself, these pics are ugly! Me and my princess are all safe.





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Old 07-07-2014, 05:43 PM   #2
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Wow. Sorry to see that. Glad you're both ok.

What was it like when airbags deployed? Car get tossed around?

You know, in Cyprus they fix them worse than that......
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:57 PM   #3
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You know, in Cyprus they fix them worse than that......
Lol... But to op I am glad you are safe, I find it odd that so many forum members have had their boxsters in accidents, so many cars that I pull up a car fax on, have had accidents, it seems to be nearly 50%, now maybe it is the cars age, but I feel that luck is against these boxsters, the occupants are very often safe and the fault is usually the other party, it is simply odd how often these vehicles get hit.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:01 PM   #4
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Glad to hear everyone is ok - the most important thing. Sorry about losing the car, it was beautiful. Really glad it turned out as well as it did. The best of the worst.

Now my Box has been acting up lately, and if anybody can just send me some coin, say a cool ten grand just to get it up and runnin again I'd be oh, so thankful. How about you Timco? You feeling generous?
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WOW.... glad you guys walked away from it. What a shame.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:11 PM   #6
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Terrible

I am so sorry, happy you guys are OK.......SOunds like you got hit by "Stupid Gone to Seed" as we say here in the south

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PS these little cars seem to be built very solid
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Just glad you guys are ok Randy! Really sorry to hear, you had a beautiful car and an upgraded IMS! Maybe you can upgrade a little bit. Again, really sorry to see.
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Did she have insurance?
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What exactly happened in the accident? You have both front corners gone, driver's side is a mess....but the front of your bumper is fine?? That is a weird one.

Glad you guys are OK. It's looks bad.
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Oooooff. That's a hell of a hit. Sorry to hear that man.
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Glad to hear that everyone is ok. That's all that really matters.
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[QUOTE=Timco;408992]Wow. Sorry to see that. Glad you're both ok.

What was it like when airbags deployed? Car get tossed around? QUOTE]

Air bags went off when we hit that pile of concrete slab. Wasnt going that fast especially at that point. Good question though Timco. When the air bags went off, it blew my watch off and created a slight flesh wound on my wrist. Airbag smell was very weird. After they went off, I asked my daughter if she was ok. She said yes and I told her hurry up unbuckle and we ran from the car.
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Did she have insurance?
Yes she did have insurance. Should of told the cop to check if she was on her cell phone. Hindsight gheesh.
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What exactly happened in the accident? You have both front corners gone, driver's side is a mess....but the front of your bumper is fine?? That is a weird one.

Glad you guys are OK. It's looks bad.
This was a three lane road but with construction its now two. Guard rail on the right and left. She pull out in both lanes. I was coming down blew the horn cause i saw it coming. Looked like we clipped front tires. Bounced off her car, bounced off the guard rail, car veered to the right jumped the curve, ran through the grass, miss the light poles hit another set of curbs and stoped at the spot in the picture.
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Thanks everybody for the best wishes. Yesterday was happy to walk away. This could of been real bad. Today, I'm so pissed!!!!!! That car can't possible be repairable. All air bags went off. Only thing my car needed was a AOS. 50k miles and some change. Everything else was done. Oh well......
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Glad you and your daughter are OK. The car did its job. Take the insurance money and get a 981. Best Boxster ever.
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Thanks everybody for the best wishes. Yesterday was happy to walk away. This could of been real bad. Today, I'm so pissed!!!!!! That car can't possible be repairable. All air bags went off. Only thing my car needed was a AOS. 50k miles and some change. Everything else was done. Oh well......
I know exactly how you feel! (http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/43878-ahhh-my-car-hit-bad-today.html)

That is a lot of expensive damage. Sorry to say this but the car is most likely a total loss.

When the dust cleared from when my car was totaled I saw it as an opportunity to "start over" but with a lot more knowledge and experience about Porsche ownership. This, in turn, led me in a couple of different directions (996 daily driver and 986 race car) which I probably would not have done had nothing ever happened to the 986.

Take some time and think it through and you'll figure out where to go next.
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A very sad image but at least you walked away from it. Yes, I would be pissed too!. I hope you get another that you enjoy even more than this one.

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Thanks everybody for the best wishes. Yesterday was happy to walk away. This could of been real bad. Today, I'm so pissed!!!!!! That car can't possible be repairable. All air bags went off. Only thing my car needed was a AOS. 50k miles and some change. Everything else was done. Oh well......
Bust out the receipts, as long as you dont let them walk all over you, insurance knows these cars can be hard to replace. At the least you should be able to get a fairly even car.
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"missed the light pole"....

Man forget the car, once a car is out of control all bets are off.

brace for insurance hassle. I would be pushing hard "what date can I expect payment, your insured driver is VERY lucky we not injured..".

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