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Old 09-28-2016, 10:33 PM   #1
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Opinions on new car/Insurance claim ?

Hey all,

It's been a while since I've posted. My E46 M3 with 226,000 miles fell off a flat bed truck, basically the tow driver forgot to put on the wheel locks, left it in neutral and it flew off the flat bed as he was driving. Needless to say the car was determined to be a total loss. Now I'm fighting with the insurance company as to what they deem is the value of my car, but can't manage to get to an agreed upon figure because I can't replace my M3 with less than 8k they are willing to pay me. Don't know what to do.

Furthermore I have begun my hunt for a new car and was wondering what everyone thinks would be a reliable daily driver? My office is only 14 miles away and I work in Finance. Just like to have something semi-nice to drive daily. So the options are:

2006 Aston Martin DB9:
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...31833689&Log=0

2008 Maserati GranTurismo:
http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/5793264732.html

2013 M6:
http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/5767524391.html

Honorable mentions would be a 2012 911, or a GTR. Any opinions on these if you have owned them or maintenance on these cars. My M3 was very reliable actually and would like something nicer, but similar.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:54 PM   #2
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Pics of your M3 from falling off the flatbed?
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:04 PM   #3
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:05 PM   #4
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damage to suspension and diff were cause for it to be deemed totaled, but it runs and drives fine needs some shocks and springs.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:06 AM   #6
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You want a nice reliable daily driver and your options are an old aston martin, a old Maserati, and a M6?

What exactly is your definition of reliable?

Edit: your car looks like it's in surprisingly good condition for just falling off a truck.

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Old 09-29-2016, 12:21 AM   #7
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Did your insurance company even touch the tow company's liability? If you're arguing over money that's somewhere else to look into.
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Yea, why are you fighting with your insurance company? Their insurance company should be the one footing the bill, so grab your sack, lawyer up, and sue the company, let them worry about insurance. have them pay you what it would cost to replace the M3 of equal quality.
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:21 AM   #9
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You are buying a 60k car and you're not happy about getting 8k for your fucked up quarter million mile e46?
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Asks for pics of m3 Falling off truck.

Posts pics of m3 on ground.
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You want a nice reliable daily driver and your options are an old aston martin, a old Maserati, and a M6?

What exactly is your definition of reliable?

Edit: your car looks like it's in surprisingly good condition for just falling off a truck.
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You are buying a 60k car and you're not happy about getting 8k for your fucked up quarter million mile e46?
thanks for my morning laugh guys! Good 'ol OT.

Sorry to hear, OP, agreed that upon first view, it looked like you were posting pics from before your car even got lifted onto the bed! Very nice indeed. But god knows what got rattled up inside your engine and all the other powertrain and exhaust connections, not to mention subframe, so yeah I'd steer clear and sue the towing company for the legal costs and difference in price for ur replacement e46 M3.
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You want a nice reliable daily driver and your options are an old aston martin, a old Maserati, and a M6?

What exactly is your definition of reliable?

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Did your insurance company even touch the tow company's liability? If you're arguing over money that's somewhere else to look into.
Shut your wh0re mouths. The guy works in Capital-F-Finance, he knows what he's doing.

Tow truck company is obligated to repair to original condition/replace with like quality vehicle, end of story. Plus they're on the hook for OP's time off from work to take care of this/incidental expenses/damages/loss of consortium/and assorted other various and sundry expenses his attorney will sue to get from the tow truck company's insurance company or the towing company itself at trial/when they settle. He does have a lawyer, right? Right? Job one when something like this happens. And he is in Finance, so he's got it under control.




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LOL 'sup Porkchop.

I've randomly seen your car parked at your new place of business while rolling down Rt 6 in Westport, so I know exactly where it is. I cannot believe that your car actually fell of the truck and looks that good on the outside. These cars are tanks, but a 3+ foot drop or even jump would most likely manifest itself in places you can't see, maybe even frame cracks, etc. That car would need an incredibly close inspection to determine the extent of the damage, but as others note should be fixed into the same state it was in prior to the morons dropping it off the truck.

Why did she have to get towed in the first place?

I will miss seeing this Carbohn M3 rolling around the southcoast every once in awhile, but I won't complain about seeing a Maserati, Aston, or M6 in it's place instead But as others have said, unsure of Aston and Maserati reliability, but that M6 should hold it's weight there. GTRs are nice, but also kinda the "kid in a supercar" scene now. One level and class up from a WRX STI. Stupid fast though.
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All those cars sound unreliable. M6 probably the least evil of the bunch.
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Looking for something "semi-nice", posts Aston Martin, Maserati, M6, 911, or GTR. lol

I guess my IS250 is pretty much bottom of the barrel
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I guess my IS250 is pretty much bottom of the barrel
Might as well own a CR-V
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I guess my IS250 is pretty much bottom of the barrel
It is. Should have got the IS350 you pheasant.
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