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Old 12-22-2009, 06:38 AM
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OT: Got another dent in the miata. Guess I am going to need a more agressive polish.

Tiff was driving home last night and some girl in a ancient Chevy Caprice jumped out in front of her. Tiff T-Boned her.

Tiff is banged up but fine, however I think the Miata is going to need a little work.

Anyone know a good dent doctor?

I am going to have to use a more aggressive cutting agent when I polish out the scratches!
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:14 AM
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Hate to say it but I think that old girl is done. With the value I would bet it is a total loss.
It breaks your heart when one of your cars gets crashed (especially by someone else) but at least there were no injuries.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:38 AM
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Hate to hear about friends cars being bent up. Very glad to hear that Tiff is OK. From looking at the pictures, what broke the windshield in those specific places?
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:22 AM
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Passenger Side Airbag took out the windshield from what I can tell.

However, the impact broke the hard top at the top rear corners of the windows, and it buckled the rear fenders a bit.
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:34 PM
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That poor Miata is probably done for, at least in the eyes of insurance. I hope the other party was cited.

Edit: Where did she hit the Caprice? The bumper indent looks pretty nasty.

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Tiff was driving home last night and some girl in a ancient Chevy Caprice jumped out in front of her. Tiff T-Boned her.

Tiff is banged up but fine, however I think the Miata is going to need a little work.

Anyone know a good dent doctor?

I am going to have to use a more aggressive cutting agent when I polish out the scratches!
Looks like the makings of a 24 Hours of Lemons car...
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:56 PM
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The caprice didn't fair too badly to be honest....
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Caprice FTL! At least all parties aren't injured.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:01 PM
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Tiff looks like she went a couple rounds with Tyson though.

Apparently air bags hurt!
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Ugh. Sorry to hear about that. Well - at least you can get $1,000 for the removable hardtop.

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Tiff looks like she went a couple rounds with Tyson though.

Apparently air bags hurt!
Yeah, they deploy with enough force to break bones if you're positioned the wrong way.
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:56 PM
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yeah, looks like that miata is done for. Good news is, the 2006+ models are out now! They have Xenon Headlights, Power Top, Automatic Windshield Wipers, and a lot of the same perks as the Z4. You can get a pre-owned 30k mile 2007 MX-5 Miata with a good package for less than $15,000. I would take what the insurance will give and make it the down payment.

Also, have hardtop miata's!
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Glad Tiff is ok.
The BMW is a safer car, why are you making her drive a mazda???
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Because I was working on the Z3 at the time.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:25 AM
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Drove a 997 yesterday. Made me feel guilty, but I really liked it.

I think thats a bad sign.
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