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      06-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy Do cars get totaled from hail damage like this?

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I know, another "Do You Think This Is Totaled" thread. Sorry. We had a massive, massive hailstorm tonight, and my poor car got pretty trashed. Hail was softball-sized, and both cars were in the driveway and got hit pretty hard. I ran out as soon as I saw hail and tried to cover the car with blankets, towels and anything I could find, but the hail was coming down so hard that it actually tore holes in the blankets.

Front windshield is shattered
Back windshield is completely gone, and some of the wiring for the rear brake light looks a little mangled
Glass and water in the front and back of the car
Every body panel except for the rear bumper has multiple large (3-4" diameter) dents (looks like someone took a baseball bat to the car), some have taken the paint all the way down to the metal as you can see in one of the photos
The passenger side mirror got dislocated
and as a final F*** You from the weather gods, a giant hailstone came down right in the middle of my hood roundel and crushed it

I've filed a claim on both cars (the other car lost a windshield and sunroof, and has some pretty sizable dents, but it looks like my car caught the worst of it). The adjuster won't be able to come out until next week due to the volume of hail claims in my area, but everyone who has seen the car has said that it's totaled. What do you guys think?

I got a few photos right after it happened, and will get more in the morning. I'm really sad right now My car was my baby, and I felt so helpless, watching it happen and not being able to do anything about it.
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      06-13-2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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Ouch that sucks sorry man, mother nature is a b!tch, I dont think its totaled tho...
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I feel so bad for you and I really hope everything works out for you.
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I feel so bad for you and I really hope everything works out for you.
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I honestly think they could total it... We had a hail storm hit here and the dealership had cars less than yours written off... So sad
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That's awful, man! Unless it adversely affected your electronics inside and out, I would be inclined to say that it is probably not totaled. A friend of mine, in your area, just posted on FB that people stopped on 75 in the middle of the road, under bridges, and completely stopped traffic so that those behind them could not go anywhere, and thus couldn't get out of the hail storm, and that she felt kind of left out to the elements. I'd be livid! Hope your insurance guy takes good care of your baby!
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Really?! to what?
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sorry to hear :/
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http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=670169
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sorry to hear what happened! did you get hit while your were out there?
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Really?! to what?
Just BMS LEDs, but still....Only had them in 2 days
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sorry to hear what happened! did you get hit while your were out there?
yes, I did, actually LOL
For a while I was trying to use my body as a shield and sort of laying across my hood, but my husband dragged me back into the house. After I saw the size of some of those hailstones I guess I'm glad he did that.
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Man that sucks.. I'd cry if that happened to my car.. Good luck OP, hope everything gets fixed!
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That's awful, man! Unless it adversely affected your electronics inside and out, I would be inclined to say that it is probably not totaled. A friend of mine, in your area, just posted on FB that people stopped on 75 in the middle of the road, under bridges, and completely stopped traffic so that those behind them could not go anywhere, and thus couldn't get out of the hail storm, and that she felt kind of left out to the elements. I'd be livid! Hope your insurance guy takes good care of your baby!
Yeah, it was really bad. I'm glad I wasn't out in it when it hit. The car would have had to be towed home -- no way I'd be able to see out of the windshield :\

I do have a garage but we'd left the cars out because we were planning on going back out after dinner tonight. The forecast just predicted a minor thunderstorm

I did have to move the car after everything died down, and electronics all worked, but of course the car yelled at me about the brake light. Other than that (and some wet seats, and the fact that it looks like water got into the speakers on the rear deck) I think the interior and electronics are OK.
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Just BMS LEDs, but still....Only had them in 2 days
That's terrible... next time get LS3 or OSS
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At least the headlights were untouched
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At least the headlights were untouched
Even better reason to go through with the oss/ls3 route. Hopefully the insurance with throw in some extra $$$
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I don't know, tough call on this.
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Holy shit... that suck, man. Hopefully you're taken care of. Seeing things like this reminds me of how lucky I am to live in sunny California
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Holy shit, that's horrible. I would be so devestated watching that and not being able to do anything about. Your car was really nice, hope you get a new one.
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Wow I was just watching the news about that massive hail storm. Im really sorry to hear about your car. I hope everything works out and your able to get it fixed. Good luck and sorry again.
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oh wow, those are some big hail. sorry to hear.
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