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Thread: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

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    LAYGO is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    I bought an '06 last week. Been wanting one for awhile. I've been driving an '96 Impala SS for 10yrs prior. I see them as related (Vette drivetrains).

    Purchased: 04/09/11 at 7pm
    Storm hits: 04/11/11 at 1am

    Got to drive it for 3hrs & have owned it for 30hrs at this point. FML! Drove it home, parked it at 1am Sat.

    Before pictures (from the dealer ad):
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1152026...eat=directlink

    After pictures:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1152026...eat=directlink

    Dealer shot:


    Night I drove it home:


    Parked next to the Impala:


    What's this? You don't say?


    WTF? FML!


    Appraiser say $6600 in repairs. I say she's full of shit.

    Also, it's likely the roof of my house is totaled. $2000 deductible there too. Houses all around me got damage similar to this:


    Anyone know any good body repair shops? Whisler gave me the name of the Sewell Grapevine guy I need to talk to, but I'll get some more estimates done.

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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    That bites ! Sorry

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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    Wow man! I'm so sorry.

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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    I feel your pain, see http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-repaired.html that was over $6,000 in damage. I had it maybe 20 days, if that!

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    Sorry my man.

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    Wow, 2 days!.. I know you're bummed. If you kept the impala for a decade you obviously love your cars.

    They can fix hail damage nicely these days, search for 814V's car.. it got hammered by hail too. It's only the skin, not structural. A collision or huge tree falling on it would be much worse.

    Can you loop the V in with the homeowners claim? Might cut down your out of pocket cost.

    File a depreciation claim and pay off the initial deductible, then take a 2 week vacation somewhere tropical with the rest of the cash while they fix the V....

    At least it happened now, before you REALLY get attached. Worst case you can launder it and get another one, but what a chore. I say get it repaired and go from there. When you see the results you'll know within 10 seconds if you can live with it..

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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    I've had a couple of door dings done ... had 'em fixed and can't see them at all, now.

    Your car, however, is a mess. I'd be sick to my stomach. Really sorry to see that happen.

    It can look good as new, it's just gonna take money.
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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    That really sucks man. At least you didnt buy my car only be stranded with a melted positive battery cable (on headers) and then a week later a blown bottom end.

    It could always be worse.

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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    That's awful dude, I'm sorry. They'll fix it, but there's no way I'd let them settle out at $6600. At first I thought that was alright, but after looking at the rest of your photos it looks like every single panel got hit. It's going to be very expensive. Thank god for comprehensive insurance, though, right?

    On the other hand, you could just take the check, put it towards the car payments, and then just park it wherever and never worry about door dings.

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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    Man that is awful, good luck getting it repaired!

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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    Quote Originally Posted by CadzillaTN View Post
    They can fix hail damage nicely these days, search for 814V's car.. it got hammered by hail too. It's only the skin, not structural. A collision or huge tree falling on it would be much worse.
    There's light at the end of this tunnel...Hang in there.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...destroyed.html

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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    Had something similar happen to me a few years back. I had just bought a brand new Acura TSX and 3 days later, one of the worst hailstorms rolls though. Luckily I had a 0 deductible comprehensive policy. The first two places I took it wanted to bondo and repaint the whole car. I finally found a place that would do the paintless dent removal. $6000 bucks later my car looked brand new again. Its sucks having to go though this but hopefully you have a decent insurance company that will help you though it.

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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    I don't want bondo either. I want new panels.

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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    Quote Originally Posted by JD03Cobra View Post
    There's light at the end of this tunnel...Hang in there.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...destroyed.html
    Yea, I read that posts & related posts & totally dug the paintjob he got out of it. I'm already thinking of how I can get some custom paint work done too! Gonna have to name the paint style "Haily" or something . . .

    I'm thinking stock silver/stealth gray combo with stealth gray wheels!

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    Re: Bought my dream car in a '06 CTS-V, but FML

    Quote Originally Posted by JD03Cobra View Post
    There's light at the end of this tunnel...Hang in there.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...destroyed.html
    Exactly what i thought of when i saw the pictures

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