: Got in an accident, YAY!! (with pics and need help)



mocts
11-02-09, 11:32 PM
i haven't been on here a lot since i sold my cts, but i know there are a lot of knowledgeable people on here so i would like everyone's opinions.

i was stopped on the highway in a traffic jam, and someone trying to switch lanes doesnt get room, and under my car. she must have been going about 15-20 mph as she really didnt have time to slow down.

her car went underneath mine, and thats where most of the damage is.

car doesnt look that bad but there are creases in my c pillar. does that mean anything????

btw i was coming home to wash my car and the yay in the title is sarcastic


http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/721/photo0286.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9297/photo0285q.jpg

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7356/photo0284.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8089/photo0282l.jpg



http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3794/photo0288u.jpg


http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/2103/photo0290.jpg

the creases are the same on both sides

dkozloski
11-02-09, 11:40 PM
Mild damage, all over. It'll never be the same again.

Jonas McFeely
11-02-09, 11:44 PM
Forgive my blatant bigotry, but take a gander at her rear view mirror. She was a Puerto Rican female. Go figure. Not to say that not all woman drivers are scary, they are, but ive found in my short years on the road that Puerto Rican female drivers are some of the worst and downright dangerous.

I live in Orlando, I know what im talking about. :hide:

mocts
11-02-09, 11:49 PM
Forgive my blatant bigotry, but take a gander at her rear view mirror. She was a Puerto Rican female. Go figure. Not to say that not all woman drivers are scary, they are, but ive found in my short years on the road that Puerto Rican female drivers are some of the worst and downright dangerous.

I live in Orlando, I know what im talking about. :hide:

hahaha got the same comment on the saab forums.

mocts
11-02-09, 11:49 PM
Mild damage, all over. It'll never be the same again.

please explain

Stingroo
11-02-09, 11:49 PM
As a Puerto Rican male, sir, I agree with you.

V-Eight
11-02-09, 11:54 PM
You scared to ride with your mom?

Stingroo
11-02-09, 11:56 PM
No, my mom's white. I'm mixed. :P

mocts
11-02-09, 11:57 PM
You scared to ride with your mom?

?????

edit: i thought you were asking me, nevermind

Kick94sts
11-03-09, 12:00 AM
If there are creases like that chances are something important is bent, and hopefully it will not be totaled.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-03-09, 12:09 AM
That stinks. I like Saabs. :(

Jonas McFeely
11-03-09, 12:18 AM
I like Saabs. :(

I also like them. A lot. I almost got a '98 9-3 Turbo with mods before i got my Altima. But it was like $1,000 more, and i couldnt swing it. Meh.

dkozloski
11-03-09, 12:30 AM
If there are creases like that chances are something important is bent, and hopefully it will not be totaled.
Exactly.

gdwriter
11-03-09, 01:04 AM
Those creases in the C-pillar indicate the unibody is bent. In some cases, if it's not too severe, a good body shop can pull it back out. I was rear-ended years ago and the impact pushed my car into the car in front of me. There were two dimples in the roof that indicated the unibody was bent, but it was minor enough that the body shop pulled it straight and the car emerged good as new. But to my (admittedly inexperienced eyes) creases in the C-pillar indicate more significant damage to the unibody than do dimples in the roof.

Florian
11-03-09, 01:07 AM
start looking for a new ride....your rear crumple zones are toast.


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mocts
11-03-09, 02:08 AM
could this picture with the same crease mean anything relating to my incident?

http://www.motorvista.com/pictures/saab/saab-crash-test.jpg

Kick94sts
11-03-09, 02:32 AM
Uni-body damage is almost certain. Start looking for a car with a frame...like an 85 monte carlo...like the one I have for sale.... :D

ga_etc
11-03-09, 07:17 PM
Pics of the MC...

the recluse
11-03-09, 09:31 PM
could this picture with the same crease mean anything relating to my incident?

http://www.motorvista.com/pictures/saab/saab-crash-test.jpg

No, the side stresses on that car make the damage much worse.

Truth is, the car will NEVER be the same. With that kind of damage, some seams will have been destroyed and pulling the body only weakens it. Car is toasted in my opinion....