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Wow! hopefully insurance company will let you take it to a very reputable body shop to put your baby back together good as new.
 

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Wow! That had to have been some hit!

Sad day indeed. Best of luck moving forward.
 

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Wowww! Glad you are alright and no one was in the backseat. What a hit.

Make sure you get your diminished value check and treat yourself with it!
 

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Insurance company came back with over $26k in repairs...just from a visual. Anyone know of a good body shop in the Bay Area?
 

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Well, I have to admit, I had to look up “diminished value”. But thank you Z, I’m sure i would have never known about it without your advice.
 

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Wow that sucks! So sorry 😞
 

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Wow, just sad! Part of me would want it to get totaled. So the at fault party pays out for a new one. Not that they will cover the actual replacement value, but somehow I can't see getting a check for diminished value. Just my opinion. Seriously, good luck. I paid a private company to give me an estimate of the diminished value of my Roush 427R when I was hit on the front passenger side. I submitted the paper work and the insurance company refused because the VIN said it was just a Mustang. The estimated damage was only 5-6 grand, in the end it ended up over 10 grand because they had to use Roush parts. I know our VIN shows Shelby GT350, so that should hopefully help your cause.
 

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The insurance premiums sure don’t reflect the notion that they’re “just a mustang”. Insurance companies. Geez.
 

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Finally got a call back from the shop, they can’t do the work due to a lack of certain equipment, so it’ll be going to a ford collision specialist. The first shop suggested that there will be as much as $10k - $12k more in repairs and parts...so they’re looking at over $36k and they don’t want to “total” it yet. They sent a full valuation of the car though and it came back at $52k, which was kinda nice. Oh and one more little tidbit....if you look closely at the picture of the rear end, you can see the license plate of the Tundra that hit me. His plate came off inside my bumper haha....
 

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Wow, just sad! Part of me would want it to get totaled. So the at fault party pays out for a new one. Not that they will cover the actual replacement value, but somehow I can't see getting a check for diminished value. Just my opinion. Seriously, good luck. I paid a private company to give me an estimate of the diminished value of my Roush 427R when I was hit on the front passenger side. I submitted the paper work and the insurance company refused because the VIN said it was just a Mustang. The estimated damage was only 5-6 grand, in the end it ended up over 10 grand because they had to use Roush parts. I know our VIN shows Shelby GT350, so that should hopefully help your cause.
WOW! Talk about a direct impact! Those Tundras are beasts!

Hard to tell precisely from two pics, but it looks like you have induced damage all the way to the doors.

That Tundra owner's insurance company is going to be writing a hell of a check!

Let us know how it goes!

So sorry!
 
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It’s been 9 weeks since I was rear ended and we are still waiting on parts. Here are a couple photos at the shop, both left and right rails will need to be re-worked at the ends.
 

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Sorry you have to deal with this. I just got rear ended as well; though not nearly as bad as yours. Keep us posted on filing for the diminished value. I’m going to do it for sure!
 

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Insurance company came back with over $26k in repairs...just from a visual. Anyone know of a good body shop in the Bay Area?
Man, glad you’re relatively ok. Hope all aches and pains have cleared up.

I’d think with close or more than 50% of the value they didn’t total it out.
Those rails you’re talking about is the frame...
Your quarters were warped up by the rear window...How affected were your doors?
I cant believe they didn’t total it...
 

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Update: So the car has been in the shop (this is a Ford Dealership Bodyshop), for 3 months. Found out today that when they were doing some welding on the car, some
Sparks started a fire on the interior of the car and it is probably totaled now. Now there are 3 insurance companies involved and I’ve got a 4 thousand dollar rental car bill, made 3 (large) monthly payments, paid a large annual license fee, all for a car that I’ll probably never drive again. Sorry, had to share the bad news. Have no idea what even happens next
 

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Update: So the car has been in the shop (this is a Ford Dealership Bodyshop), for 3 months. Found out today that when they were doing some welding on the car, some
Sparks started a fire on the interior of the car and it is probably totaled now. Now there are 3 insurance companies involved and I’ve got a 4 thousand dollar rental car bill, made 3 (large) monthly payments, paid a large annual license fee, all for a car that I’ll probably never drive again. Sorry, had to share the bad news. Have no idea what even happens next
WOW! That is totally screwed up! When you had a $36K initial estimate, on a car they valued at $52K, they should have written you a check right then and there. Prices will only go up when they start the tear down and see what the entire repair is going to take.

The Ford dealership set it on fire so they should step up and make the whole thing right. The Tundra insurance should pay the $36K, your rental, and maybe compensate for those payments and the licensing. All that happened because their insured rear-ended you. The Ford dealership should kick in the remaining $16K for their body shop bonfire - AND give you their 2020 GT350 allocation at $1000 under invoice.

Hopefully that would pay off your loan and leave you something for a down payment. You didn't by any chance purchase GAP insurance when you financed, did you?
 
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Update: So the car has been in the shop (this is a Ford Dealership Bodyshop), for 3 months. Found out today that when they were doing some welding on the car, some
Sparks started a fire on the interior of the car and it is probably totaled now. Now there are 3 insurance companies involved and I’ve got a 4 thousand dollar rental car bill, made 3 (large) monthly payments, paid a large annual license fee, all for a car that I’ll probably never drive again. Sorry, had to share the bad news. Have no idea what even happens next

My story is different than yours but being that I started in 2017, fought 2 years for a replacement, got the 2019 replacement in May, fighting again for another replacement (bad builds), I am waiting for a 3rd car hoping this is finally the decent build I can go with, I can feel your pain. I've been without my car for almost 2 1/2 years.

Have you talked with an attorney? You were rear ended, not your fault, Ford's shop caused the fire...they should be paying for a loaner car or your rental bill. Unfortunately nothing you can do about the car payments. Not sure what state you live in but contact your state's Attorney General's office. They can help answer questions about getting your car replaced by Ford. It's going to be a long haul but it sounds like you should come out okay on the other side.

I have a build date of 9/16 for my new one. I started in 2017 and if this one is acceptable I will end up with a 2020. Certainly wasn't planning on all of this but it's how it's ending up. It's really taken a toll on me but it's not my fault and eventually I have to come out okay on the other side. Best of luck to you but definitely fight because it seems like a few people owe you. I can't claim pain and suffering from Ford sending me bad builds but an attorney might be able to help you with pain and suffering starting with being rear ended and possibly from the mistake made in the shop. Very best of luck to you. Sorry to hear all of it.
 
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