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The end (UPDATE - asshole located)


EfiniX
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235893 posted 03/15/17 09:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Some presumably drunk asshole decided to end my VR4 ownership at 1:30am a few Wednesday's ago. Hit-and-run while parked in front of my house. The paperwork is all settled, and while the $6500 the insurance company offered me is a testament to keeping good records and providing market value details to the appraiser, 543 is toast. Complete loss, and with frame damage on the front, and body damage on both ends (hit me into my neighbor's car), there's nowhere to go with this poor girl.



Thanks to everyone on the board who helped me wrap my head around this car. It taught me how to tune. You all taught me how to tune, and I thank you for that. Special shout-outs to Jnava, GSTwithPSI, Paul thedsmguy, and of course my friend Evan aka EHMotorsports. May I put his skills to good use on the 335d I'm going to buy when I get back from my next business trip.

Part out on the way. Stay tuned...



RIP 543
Ded click
2006 Suzuki SV-650 (for sale)
2011 BMW 335d (~510'lb/tq and 36mpg. hwy. How can you go wrong?)


Edited by EfiniX (03/27/17 11:13 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235896 posted 03/15/17 10:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Son of a bitch!!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235903 posted 03/16/17 12:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Damn that sucks!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235906 posted 03/16/17 12:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
damn man, this is so sad. sorry for the lose.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235912 posted 03/16/17 05:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks, transparentdsm. you should have gotten a shout-out, too. Thanks for all the help and advice over the years.



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Ded click
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2011 BMW 335d (~510'lb/tq and 36mpg. hwy. How can you go wrong?)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235917 posted 03/16/17 10:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Terrible. So sorry man. I never park my car on the street. If some fucker is going to take it out, you better drive on my lawn and driveway. S



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235920 posted 03/17/17 04:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Deng....



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235922 posted 03/17/17 05:28 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting EfiniX:

Thanks, transparentdsm. you should have gotten a shout-out, too. Thanks for all the help and advice over the years.




for sure and i hope in time you'll find yourself in another VR4. i also have to say very impressed with the amount of money you got for the car as well.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235923 posted 03/17/17 05:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sorry to hear! This would be my fear!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235924 posted 03/17/17 05:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
due to the parking at my new place i had to rent a garage space for my VR4, to close to a road people drive on all day long for my liking. id be sitting at the front window all day watching my car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235947 posted 03/17/17 07:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You can be sure I'm putting up cameras...



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Ded click
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235951 posted 03/18/17 08:42 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That. Blows.
Only saving grace would be that at least you weren't sitting in the car when the collision occurred.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235958 posted 03/18/17 09:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh man that sucks!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1235970 posted 03/19/17 11:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks man ....

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236035 posted 03/23/17 03:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got a radiator support etc...... a guy with a frame machine could fix the hooker. Let me know



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236046 posted 03/23/17 11:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting transparentdsm:

Quoting EfiniX:

Thanks, transparentdsm. you should have gotten a shout-out, too. Thanks for all the help and advice over the years.




for sure and i hope in time you'll find yourself in another VR4. i also have to say very impressed with the amount of money you got for the car as well.


+1 on both.

And it looks like I'm moving to Beaverton this summer, will rethink any street parking!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236047 posted 03/23/17 11:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Pics of the rear?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236057 posted 03/23/17 04:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
There's obvious damage to the bumper core, but the skin itself looks fine (somehow). The light on the trunk cartridge was broken before the car got hit. I actually have the replacement light in my basement which I'll swap into the cartridge for the partout.







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2011 BMW 335d (~510'lb/tq and 36mpg. hwy. How can you go wrong?)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236059 posted 03/23/17 05:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think Curtis may have a point.

Can understand parting ways, and parting out, but consider leaving everything in the shell, complete.

Pull the upgraded motor and things that wouldn't be stock that lurk in the engine bay.

Somebody could put it all back together.

When my Colt got hit at right angles, I was surprised the front coupe style doors had no issues with opening and closing and the frame from the windshield back was unscathed.

My Colt was not worth pulling straight and everything got crushed in the engine bay, including the 4g15 that had just been rebuilt some months before. Completely rebuilt. Rusty car, first foray into the Mitsubishi world ....

So, consider that someone may want to buy the complete car and do the body work. It never hurts to try and could save oodles of time on your end.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236078 posted 03/23/17 11:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Man...so hurts my eyes to look at. Sorry for your loss



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236080 posted 03/23/17 11:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I shopped the car as-is a bit and no one came close to a value I would need to see to sell it in one piece. Know I know at first-blush that sounds like I'm just another mook who doesn't understand the intrinsic value of this dying breed. Please understand that like most project cars, I won't come close to recovering the money, time, and love I put into this car. And it does kill me to pick it apart, but it's a folded-up unibody that even with the best work, would likely never drive straight again. There's just so much going on here. I mean I was only 200-miles (and 2-weeks) detached from over $2,500 in engine and cooling work when the car got creamed. I never even got to run my new intake mani and cam at WOT. So sad...

Maybe it's a consolation that the strongest interest in the motor and tranny so far would put what is a rolling shell back on the road? I hope so. The car has a DNR/DNI and is an organ donor, so barring a VR4 angel, it's headed to that big rally in the sky.

Quoting FlyingEagle:

I think Curtis may have a point.

Can understand parting ways, and parting out, but consider leaving everything in the shell, complete.

Pull the upgraded motor and things that wouldn't be stock that lurk in the engine bay.

Somebody could put it all back together.

When my Colt got hit at right angles, I was surprised the front coupe style doors had no issues with opening and closing and the frame from the windshield back was unscathed.

My Colt was not worth pulling straight and everything got crushed in the engine bay, including the 4g15 that had just been rebuilt some months before. Completely rebuilt. Rusty car, first foray into the Mitsubishi world ....

So, consider that someone may want to buy the complete car and do the body work. It never hurts to try and could save oodles of time on your end.





RIP 543
Ded click
2006 Suzuki SV-650 (for sale)
2011 BMW 335d (~510'lb/tq and 36mpg. hwy. How can you go wrong?)


Edited by EfiniX (03/24/17 10:47 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236097 posted 03/24/17 08:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I hear you and totally understand where you are coming from.

We have three sides to camps here: Build and save, tear down and cut losses and or make profit, and those that get stuck in the middle - and maybe get to drive them at some point too.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236105 posted 03/27/17 11:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So, after weeks trolling craigslist and auto auctions, you'll never guess what I found...

Asshole

For reference, here's the piece of car that got left behind (with a part number that narrowed my searching considerably)



and a detail of the car



I've already had all of the conversations I need to have (my insurance, their insurance, and the police), and things are shaking out fairly well. Doubtful any charges will be brought, but it's assured that the owner of the car will be living with an insurance rate increase for the foreseeable future. The owner story goes like this:

She said she wasn't the driver - I believe this since the car was spotted a few weeks later on the road being driven by a man
She said the driver said he left a note - demonstrably not true, which will be confirmed when State Farm gets a copy of the police report

Of course, this doesn't suddenly make the car "alive" again, but it does give me a fair bit of closure.



RIP 543
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2011 BMW 335d (~510'lb/tq and 36mpg. hwy. How can you go wrong?)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236106 posted 03/27/17 11:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That bitch is done, part it or get a clean shell to swap stuff over to. Sorry for what happened though.



Quoting coyotes:

Just because you WANT your rare turd to be valuable doesn't mean it's gonna be.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236121 posted 03/27/17 02:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Oh yeah, we're done here. Glad to get as much as I did out of my insurance. Again, keep your receipts and work history!



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