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Would this be classed as a write-off?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Troyziee, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. EYY

    EYY Well-Known Member

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    Chances are they'll probably try to repair it. I know of someone who was in a similar position with his new redline. The insurance co. wanted to repair (roof was bent - I don't think the car would ever be the same once repaired) - but he pushed to have it written off. Once legal action was mentioned I think he got his way - I don't think they ended up taking it to court
     
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    That's not exactly the answer i want haha

    my thoughts on what the insurance will do are; in one hand, its just a lancer, write it off, they're cheap. but on the other hand, they're a small Japanese car, parts are available by the truck load (or so i assume)

    so atm it can go either way, but i will dispute it, as i would not want my misses driving it after seeing all the cracks and damage
     
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    Troyziee Active Member

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    Cheers mate, that's what I was looking for, but couldn't find it
     
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    Unfortunately I think you'll find, that if the insurance company do agree to repair it, I don't think your input will be accepted, as to writing it off.

    Yes, I understand, with the damage to the car, you wouldn't want it back, no matter how good the repairs may turn out....But in reality, the insurance company is the ones footing the bill, not you, so it is quite possible they might just ignore your request.

    Best of luck with it all and I hope the injuries that were sustained are healing
     
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    Well..... stressful couple of weeks, called insurance for an update on the claim and they informed me they were going to repair, I put a halt on that and demanded a copy of the panel beaters quote, they had 'magically' quoted 84% of the cars value, I think RACV write off at 85%.
    I rang to inform them there were items missing so the assessor went out to look at the car again and said they had massively underquoted it and they would write it off!!
    Best phone call ever!

    Would of been interesting if I didn't get my partner to put me down as point of contact, if they just went ahead and fixed it.....

    Anyway, bring on the new car :D :D
     
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