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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, I should have stayed home. in Cadillac SRX Forums; We were stopped for a red light on one of the main roads in my town. A flatbed 18 wheeler ...
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    I should have stayed home.

    We were stopped for a red light on one of the main roads in my town.
    A flatbed 18 wheeler did not stop in time and one of his trailer tires blasted our SRX in the right rear. He took out the bumber, tailgate, quarter panel and the back and side glass. Nobody was hurt.

    The SRX is 9 days old with 182 miles on the clock. The first payment is due next week.

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    OUCH.. That sucks, im sorry...!

    Any pictures of the wounded...?? Since its so new, maybe they will replace it with a brand new rather having this one fixed.....?

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    I'll see if i can get some later.


    I don't think insurance will replace the car but at least I don't have to worry about used or no-name parts. There aren't any yet. The body shop is going to get everything from the dealer that sold me the car.

    When we got home, the mats and cargo liner that I ordered from mats.com were on the front porch waiting for us.

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    Damn, that sucks!

    At least you're ok and it wasn't your fault. Keeps us updated on the situation.

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    Ow! That is awful! So glad nobody was injured. Cars can be fixed alot easier than people. Hope you get your baby back soon!

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    I feel your pain. With an 18 wheeler you are so lucky that there are no injuries - at least no people injuries. I hope your 'baby' will be fine. Good luck.

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    Thanks, all.

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    Glad you are ok, and I hope they do a quality job fixing it!

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    Actually insurance replacing it may not be all that crazy... If there has been any frame damage, most insurance companies will just total it out. IF...

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    If they dont total it out make sure to take the car on a pretty agressive test drive when u pick it up from the body shop....if u hear any noise get them to redo it, that is very important

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    If you still have time I would take a lot of pictures for the record. Also talk "restoration" rather than repair. What a bum deal. I hope the car was leased rather than purchased.

    Don't know whether anyone mentioned this or not and I'm not familiar with the new body structure. On the old body-on-frame you could tell if the repair was bad by the way the car "crabbed" down the street. That may hold true with the newer bodies as well. I'd be careful about that.

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    The car is leased through Smart Buy. Because the miles at the end will be very low, I was hoping to purchase. Now I just hope that it gets repaired well enough. The body shop assures me that it will be as good as new. Somehow I don't think I believe them. It is the best shop in the area, and it was recommended by my Cadillac dealer. I have had plenty of used Cadillacs before, but this is my first new one. My wife and I are heartbroken.

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    If they are a good body shop, you may be pleasantly surprised at the results. It's amazing what those guys can do these days--most of the time it truly is "as good as new". Keep your chin up.

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    Re: I should have stayed home.

    Well, look at it this way. You've rented the use of the car for 36 months (whatever) and then you can walk away from it. By that time Cadillac will have further developed the SUV and you can get another. Buck up!

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    Here is a picture of the damage. It's going to be about $6000 to fix.
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