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Old 12-09-2005, 07:33 AM
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Well it's my sad duty to report that my 2003 Silverstone/Burnt Orange Touring Z is no more, thanks to a red Ford Ranger....

Received official word from insurance co. yesterday.....

This happened on tuesday 11/29/2005 in Thousand Oaks, CA. I stoped for some kids to cross the road at a marked cross-walk. Few seconds later I flew past the kids because older gentleman did not see me stop. (so I'm not at fault and the other guys insurance company accepted responsibility) I got nailed in the forehead with a visor, but otherwise standard whiplash injury.

So, now I have to go to 2-4 month of physical therapy, have no car and since I got it 9 month ago have no money for a new Z.

I maybe able to get a used one for around $25k, but if you add tax, that goes right to my limit.

Any suggestions as to what other cars I should consider.... looked at couple S2000, but not sure yet....

BTW, pics will be in later.
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by NeonShadow
Well it's my sad duty to report that my 2003 Silverstone/Burnt Orange Touring Z is no more, thanks to a red Ford Ranger....

Received official word from insurance co. yesterday.....

This happened on tuesday 11/29/2005 in Thousand Oaks, CA. I stoped for some kids to cross the road at a marked cross-walk. Few seconds later I flew past the kids because older gentleman did not see me stop. (so I'm not at fault and the other guys insurance company accepted responsibility) I got nailed in the forehead with a visor, but otherwise standard whiplash injury.

So, now I have to go to 2-4 month of physical therapy, have no car and since I got it 9 month ago have no money for a new Z.

I maybe able to get a used one for around $25k, but if you add tax, that goes right to my limit.

Any suggestions as to what other cars I should consider.... looked at couple S2000, but not sure yet....

BTW, pics will be in later.

Sorry to hear about this. But the main thing is you are ok. How about a Civic or a Honda Accord? The new ones actually has pretty decent interiors and engine built. Not sure if what you mean by suggestions are limited to more of performance cars only.
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:40 AM
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Honda S2ks are surprisingly affordable, at least in my city I've noticed. My co worker recently traded his TL for an s2k and loves the car. I've even had the opportunity to drive it and I must say for only having 4 cylinders, that car's got pep!!!
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:43 AM
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Go with the S2000, that car is a blast to drive.
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:46 AM
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sorry to hear that man.. glad that you are allright....
you shouldnt have a problem getting into another Z with 25k.........s2k is nice alternative but if it was me i would try to get back into the Z or maybe G(coupe)..

Good luck
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Yugo
sorry to hear that man.. glad that you are allright....
you shouldnt have a problem getting into another Z with 25k.........s2k is nice alternative but if it was me i would try to get back into the Z or maybe G(coupe)..

Good luck
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:53 AM
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i got my ppw z 6 months ago with only 10k on it for 21k. im sure if you look around (craigslist.com maybe) you'll find a decent z at a good price
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:56 AM
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well shouldnt the guys insurance pay you to have a nother car?


if they pay( and they should) then get a new z or used one.... plus i would sue the guys that hit you.. he shold pay more attention.
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:05 AM
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Used Z for 25K?? u can get a brand new 05 base model Z for 25 no problem.
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by NeonShadow
the other guys insurance company accepted responsibility) I got nailed in the forehead with a visor, but otherwise standard whiplash injury.

So, now I have to go to 2-4 month of physical therapy, have no car and since I got it 9 month ago have no money for a new Z.
PM me if you need a referral for a personal injury attorney. The settlement you receive probably would put you in a new Z.

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Old 12-09-2005, 08:39 AM
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Thanks for all the support!!!

I basically just need to consider my options. Will let you know what happens later and pics should be in tonight.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:13 AM
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HFM...you neglected to mention that a settlement could take 2-5 years to get.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by hfm
PM me if you need a referral for a personal injury attorney. The settlement you receive probably would put you in a new Z.

Dan
+1. Sorry about the incident and your physical situation. Of course you are working with your lawyer concerning your physical injuries correct?
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Mendy9677
HFM...you neglected to mention that a settlement could take 2-5 years to get.
It shouldn't take that long. The thing that would take up most of the time is the therapy. Where the insurance company has accepted liability, it is unlikely that aggressive litigation is required to reach a settlement unless a party is being unreasonable with their settlement demand.

Anyways, good luck NeonShadow.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:40 AM
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You could get a used Z for around $20k now in days. Got my 03' 2 months ago for $21k, after taxes and registration $23k. Sorry to hear the bad news. Poor Z ...
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:57 AM
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In my area S2K's are ridiculously overpriced. I was at a dealer a few months ago and they had used ones selling for up to $5k more than a brand new one. WTF.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:58 AM
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correction you can get a Z for 17k
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:03 AM
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None of the Kids got hit did they?
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:11 AM
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if youre looking at 2-4 months in therapy, you should definitely be talking to a lawyer. its their fault that you are hurt. make them pay a reasonable amount for that, plus from what it sounds like they are not paying you what you think your practically new z is worth.
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:21 AM
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Man it seems like every few days theres a new "wrecked Z" thread. Sorry to hear about your loss, but at least you walked away with minimal injury. Like everyone else is saying, after its all said and done the insurance/injury settlement should definitely be able to get you into a new Z.
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