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Kind of like a cars final rites after an accident or something. Use this thread to give your car their final farewells and a place where they can live forever in the forums. Plus it will give members a place to find past cars without having to search through huge amounts of past posts.
 

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2000 Sandstone Elantra~"Miss Elizabeth"
Purchased 6-15-00
Deceased 12-14-03
I still miss you til this day. All the blood, sweat, and tears that I put into you was not wasted. Thank you for all the good times. I just knew that if you were going out like you did that you would take that stupid Jeep Cherokee down with you, too. Good job, 'Miss Elizabeth.' I'll see you on the flip side.
 

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January 2003 COTM
'02 Ebony GLS
50,000 miles of fun driving
. . . Suspension/Wheels - Eibachs, Tibbie rear antisway, KORE front strut bar, camber bolts, Enkei Zoku 17-inch, Nitto 215/45/17, McGards (2 sets), EBC brakes.
. . . Body - Not one door ding, heavily waxed, glistening Obsidian black, Obsidian black grille, PIAA driving lights, mesh grille, OEM high spoiler, KDM clear corners, PIAA XtremeWhites/Raybrig bulbs, niteshades taillights, debadged except for GT on front fenders.
. . . Interior - SR gauges, RadioShack LEDs in dash, Alpine 9833, Infinity speakers, Infinity amp w/12-inch sub, B&M shifter, Tibbie pedals, Clifford Matrix alarm, GT mats, (not installed KDM chrome door handles).
. . . Engine - Blue powdercoat CAI with K&N RU3570, Blue powdercoat KORE front strut bar, engine cover sanded smooth painted Duplicolor MetalCast with matching blue caps for bolts, blue anodized oil and powersteering caps, Mobil 1 since infancy.

Dec 12, '04 11 AM Overcast, wet, v-e-r-y windy morning. Driving home from morning (Christmas) shopping, taking shortcut along winding country road. Unusually windy day (40+ mpg gusts). Lots of blowing debris, leaves, small branches. Suddenly windshield breaks - not crack, but break like a baseball bat hitting it - in the middle of the windshield right in front of the steering wheel. Loud POP as it hits . . . can't see out windshield . . . nerves shot . . . bowels empty . . . slam on brakes . . . right tires in gravel . . . car oversteers sideways . . . front end of car goes into 2-foot ditch (passenger right front hitting . . . airbag blows . . . remaining bowel contents empty . . . car spins around . . . head hits side window . . . hands break off both wiper and headlight stalks, car pops out of ditch, ending up on its wheels, facing the wrong direction on the road.

Eventually stumble out of car, chest and crotch hurt from seat belt, head has large 'knot' on it from side window . . . then slip and fall into ditch, roadrashing leg. Another car that was behind incident stops, said they saw a 10-ft branch from fir tree break off, just as car was going by.

Damage: hard hit on front right, hard enough to break motor mounts and crease firewall. Passenger door un-openable. Drivers front tire blown, damage to drivers side fender and door (scraping when 'exiting' ditch). Drivers air bag popped (not passenger side - 'smart' bags??), both stalks beside steering wheel broken off, windshield, drivers side mirror busted.

Towed (FREE) courtesy of Hyundai Roadside warranty
$10,200 damage.
Totaled.
Took everything non-stock that was 'removable' off the car . . . including most of the items listed above . . . non-coverage for these improvements due to insurance not notified (read - charge more in premiums) of additions.

After discussion, Insurance Company pays $8241 (Loss was $8491, minus $250 comprehensive deductible)

Replacement vehicle shopping begins . . .
 

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Yep,

I was involved in a Hit and Run on Friday night (3/11). This woman in an 84 Ford Temple smack my front driver side fender and I had to drive my car into a ditch. The woman drove to a bar down the street and ditched the car. The cops where looking for her with their helicopters. My car was un-drivable.

She looks bad. The car is in the storage yard right now and it is being towed to a paint and body shop for some estimates. I hope that it is not totaled. It could be. I will try to take some pics of it and post them on here.

The car was towed to the autobody shop and the first estimate was $5500.00 and it still might get totaled. This sucks. We shall see what happens.

Here are some pictures of it:











The front tire is flat. I hope it can be repaired, I miss it o'ready.

Blessings,
Mark

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'02 Elantra

Started as my dad's work car. Then I got it and my brother got the Altima. Brother killed the Altima Dec. '03. He got the Elantra, I got a GTP. Yesterday he did the exact same thing as last time. Followed too close, ran up under one, and pushed it into the one ahead.
 

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02 GLS, 35k miles, totalled it like a month ago 2/11/05. I have some pics but ill need to scan them. But now my mom bought a new 05 GLS at the same dealership so we got a nice price. Im currently stuck with 94 ford escort 108k miles, so I'll get something new after that dies and some savings, probably another xd since theyre really cheap now and i love the bodykits for them.
 

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i'm posting this from my ipaq...

my xd has died. i'll find out in a day or two wether its totaled or not. someone turned in front of this morning and totally destroyed the xd. the whole front is messed. radiator is gone, oil pan was pouring all over the street. i'll post pics when i get them off my camera phone.
 

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UPDATE: My XD is no more. I have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee now. (better for snowboarding trips) I'll keep hanging out at the boards. Wish I could get another XD....
 

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18 year old girls should not be driving sports cars. She had a Dodge Laser, modded. It was her brothers or something. Nice car tho...but she wrecked my XD, and all I could afford after the insurance settlement was the Jeep. (they payed my loan off tho) Which was nice of them...or not.
 

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Heres My old 02 GLS Sedan: 65mph into a cement divider... Sorry the pics quality suck since the originals were taken on a non digital and i dont have a working scanner at the moment, but you get the "picture".




And yes the Tail Light did land on the passenger floor mat...
 

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Hopefully its not dead...frame damge could mean death...

Slid on a turn today and hit a brick gatepost, destroying two recycling bins in the process.






Tomorrow will find me junkyarding for parts...hopefully its fixable...and hopefully there isn't frame damage...
 

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Sorry everyone about the picture size.

FFS? What does that mean?

Spent all of yesterday outside, working on it. We managed to bend everything back into shape, the damage wasn't as bad as it looked. Replaced the hood, headlight, bumper support, couldn't find a new front bumper so we had to rig up the old one.
 

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Can you resize the pictures? Just resize them on your computer and upload them to the same location. I would suggest resizing by about 1/4 to 1/3.
 
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