View Full Version : Feature ride of the month TOTAL LOSS see pictures october!!!
10-31-2003, 10:17 AM
Yes, someone that ran the red light going about 40 miles per hr hit my brother Mark. The XB was totaled! No one in the car was hurt. The Xb took the hit excellent. The Mazda MPV that hit him was totaled too. We were able to get him another XB Fast thanks to Oliver at Scion of Glendora.
His New XB has some new item on the back light looks good.
10-31-2003, 02:37 PM
I'm glad to hear that everyone is ok--I can't believe the dumbass drivers we have on earth sometimes...it's rediculous.
Is that amber portion a new thing they added to the xBs that are selling now, or was it added on?
10-31-2003, 02:41 PM
was it hard dealing with the insurance companies?how were you able to get your new ride so fast?
10-31-2003, 02:51 PM
mine came with the amber portion...and i got mine about 4 months ago 8)
10-31-2003, 02:57 PM
Dude, sorry to hear that but at least it got taken care of fast and we can see how the xB really holds up.. I hadn't seen the amber light in the back yet, I don't think.. I'm sure some NorCal guy will correct me, but pretty sure..
I was just telling my mom this morning back in Houston that I have never seen so many people run red lights until I got out here. Then she said I had never been to the side of town where she works (she's director of an early childhood education facility for underprivileged kids) and people run lights like their optional... ugh, some people and how they drive regardless of where they are ____es me off, had someone try to pull out from a left turning lane w/o looking, almost took out my door... happened twice from the same lane w/ 2 different cars... grrr
10-31-2003, 03:11 PM
im glad everyones safe.. :D
as for the amber portion...
runs out to check- lol!
10-31-2003, 04:06 PM
...I was just telling my mom this morning back in Houston that I have never seen so many people run red lights until I got out here...
People on the west coast tend to stretch the yellows, while the people on the east coast tend to jump the green. Mix the two tendencies together and you get a recipe for disaster.
I think that everyone should be required to ride a motorcycle for a year before being allowed to drive a car. Those that survive would develop much better defensive driving habits.
10-31-2003, 04:24 PM
Sorry to hear about the accident, and we are glad to hear that everyone is ok.
Just out of curiousity, since your xB was totalled did it end up at a junk yard, or did they offer to let you buy it back?
I hope that the person that hit you can pull their head out of their butt next time they are on the road.
Vicki and Phil
10-31-2003, 04:32 PM
sucks when someone runs a red light because a lot of bad things could happen. good that he was able to get another one.
10-31-2003, 04:33 PM
That really sucks. I'm so sorry, but at least it worked out somewhat. The only tragedy is that even though your brother did nothing wrong, his rates will probably go up anyway... I love how insurance companies reward the stupid and punish those not at fault...
10-31-2003, 04:45 PM
The insurance 21st century was great they came out in 2 days. Decided that the car was totaled and is sending the finance company the check that was some negative. However, he had gap insurance. The Gap took care of the rest. Gap is a great item for those of you out there that do not know. They played out $4004. Yes, the insurance is selling it as is I believe they took it to the Hollywood action. Oliver at Scion of Glendora called the factory and told them about the accident and he got him a new XB in less than 2 Weeks. Thanks Oliver and Toyota Corporation.
10-31-2003, 08:50 PM
It is sad to think that there is a lonely xB sitting out in a junk yard somewhere, someone needs to go rescue it and then donate it's organs to those in need.
Well I am glad that everything worked out well, and that it was taken care of so fast. I hope that everything is good, and at least there was a bright side since your brother had gap insurance, way to plan ahead!
10-31-2003, 09:12 PM
glad to hear everone is ok!!!! looks like the xb did pretty good in the hit. so do u think he is the frist xb to be total in the us http://www.scionlife.com/forums/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif
11-01-2003, 12:26 AM
Yes I wonder if this is the 1st total loss XB?
11-01-2003, 12:55 AM
Sorry to hear about that. No one was hurt and gap insurance ate up the difference. and now you guys have a new one with 0 miles. =)
11-01-2003, 12:55 AM
Dude... I am so glad that you didnt' get hurt.
11-01-2003, 06:39 PM
First, I'm glad that everyone got out ok. But, this doesn't fare well for our xB's. I mean, that thing is brand new, so it's still worth like 12,000, right? I can't believe that amount of damage was enough to make it a total loss. I had a similar amount of damage on a 99 Civic in May, and it was still fixable even when the car was only worth 6000.
11-01-2003, 06:55 PM
The insurance 21st century was great they came out in 2 days. Decided that the car was totaled and is sending the finance company the check that was some negative. However, he had gap insurance. The Gap took care of the rest. Gap is a great item for those of you out there that do not know. They played out $4004. Yes, the insurance is selling it as is I believe they took it to the Hollywood action. Oliver at Scion of Glendora called the factory and told them about the accident and he got him a new XB in less than 2 Weeks. Thanks Oliver and Toyota Corporation.can you tell me what company he got gap insur. from?
11-01-2003, 07:32 PM
He got Gap from Toyota Financial Services
11-01-2003, 10:40 PM
Definitely glad to hear that no one was hurt. It's sad that the car had to be considered a total loss, but in all honesty, if you've got a new car into an accident, sometimes it's better to have it written off, because it's sorta not too cool to have to fix a new car; it's never "going to be the same again."
This is a good example of a case where GAP helped out! From what I've seen, GAP is worthwhile if you decide to put a sizable chunk of cash for down payment. If you get into an accident like this one, where you end up owing extra money, it's a much bigger financial burden if you had already put so much $$$ into the car upon purchase.
11-13-2003, 05:15 AM
I was wondering if you knew how much the estimate for your total loss was. I have 21st century insurance, and i had an accident. The collision center locked a quote of 11600 for repairs, but they didnt believe that it was a total loss. I guess ill call 21st century tomorrow and see what they have to say.
11-13-2003, 05:35 AM
the car is only 13600 why would they want to fix it. It sounds to me like a total loss too.