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So I got rear-ended 3 weeks ago.

A guy in a Thunderbird 79 stopped real close, good thing I always keep a good distance in front, so when I was stopped in traffic and saw he had a hard time stopping, I released the brake pedal and got inches to the car in front.

Just when the car in front started moving again, I can see the guy in the T-Bird get hit real bad (he got whiplash) and in turn his full-steel body 1 1/2 tone ramrod hit me not so fast, but with the might of it's mass and dang I sure felt it.

Turns out some chick in a 2008 Civic had rear-ended him at a pretty nice speed. So her car was trashed, she hit the steering wheel (bizarrely the air bag did not deploy) and she broke her nose.

The T-bird had of course just a bit of damage, but the driver got whiplashed and went to the hospital after that (so told me the chick's insurance).

I personally did not have any injury. The rear-fender had a bit of bruising but not too much.

Turns out the steel sub-frame took the energy of the impact and got deformed as expected, and that cost the young lady's insurance about $4000 to fix.

The body shop had to chop off the subframe parts, weld new ones, paint and detail.

I am picking up my S60 tomorrow. I was under the impression they considered totaling, but since it is an 02 with not a lot of miles on it (something like 65K), I guess it would have been more expensive this way.

I can't wait.

But that's a good testimony of the solidity of Volvos.

FYI, I took the same exact hit with my Toyota in September and it was trashed.
 

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take a VERY close look at the frame before you let the insurance company close this out

our structural parts are made of boron steel - they can never be straightened and they MUST be properly cut and welded or you are in a life time of heart ache with the car.

make SURE you keep all the documentation so you can report any further issues to her policy.
 

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Re: (cmurphy2266)

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It's also good that you get your S60 back.

? That is strange.

I would much prefer to get the cash and buy a new car ... I wouldn't want a crash repaired car.
 

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Yes, SML at one time I was hoping it would be totaled but it was apparently not damaged enough. I think a little bit more and it would have worked. Anyway the car works just as good, no issues, and it was detailed impeccably.

I also got passed by a ricer who gave me the finger, I got back up to him when he almost lost it at 115 mph, and I still was 75% to the bottom.

Aaah it felt so good.
 

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Re: (SML)

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? That is strange.

I would much prefer to get the cash and buy a new car ... I wouldn't want a crash repaired car.

Yeah, I guess you're right. I was just saying it's good he didn't have much trouble with the insurance company.
 

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Re: (SML)

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? That is strange.

I would much prefer to get the cash and buy a new car ... I wouldn't want a crash repaired car.

If my car got hit, I would want it repaired. Sometimes you get such a good deal on a car you wouldn't be able to replace it with the insurance money.
 
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