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Old 11-23-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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Ive owned my beautiful jeep for about a year now. she is not the first jeep in the family, the first was an 87 grand wagoneer, needless to say I love Jeeps, esp my wrangler. When I was leaving work to go home I went out to the parking lot to find my Jeep missing in action. I called the cops who notified me it was found in Compton vandalised and missing parts. MEH. So I called Progressive Insurance and told them what happened. The next day i called compton to find that the doors and back seat were missing and I had a broken steering column. Once again I called insurance to see what the next step was. she said she would go down there and evaluate it to see whether or not they would fix her or total it out. I love my jeep and want to keep it and explained that to her but she says doors can get costly and it may not be worth it to fix it.
I guess my question is where can i find parts and is it in my best interest to want it fixed. I SERIOUSLY LOVE this truck and would drive it doorsless if I could keep it. Anyone have any suggestions or advice for me????

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Old 11-23-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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1st sorry to hear about what happened.

2nd if they do total it, make sure the price they are giving you is based off a used one at a Jeep dealership not bob's used cars as the price will usually be lower there vs the jeep dealer. I had progressive, as well when mine was toasted. Had to call the state attorney on them.. And even then after 6 mos I get another check from them for more money as the state stepped in as they where under paying values.

You can also buy the jeep from them if its totaled for a very low price, might be worth it to look into that as well.

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Old 11-23-2008, 07:15 PM   #3
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"You can also buy the jeep from them if its totaled for a very low price, might be worth it to look into that as well."

I asked progressive about that too and they said I had to have some sort of special license and that it may go to auction. Can they do that? Can I just keep ownership and still make my payments on it and fix it myself?
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:44 PM   #4
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ya, don't let them screw you around. i have state farm and they were great recently. my xj got damaged, and they totaled it, payed me a very fair price, and subtracted $400 or so from my pay out so i could keep it. i just got some damage to the passnger doors, so i keep driving it.

you don't have to let them do anything with it i don't think. don't let them take it to auction. i didn't have to do anything different with mine, license or anything. i know it has to do with age also though.

get as many facts as you can. and you can find doors for around $300, and a used column isn't too much. i say let them pay you, and you keep the jeep and fix it.

good luck, and let us know what happens.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:26 AM   #5
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sorry about the jeep. that figures, you pay the insurance company every single month so that in the event of a incident like this one you will be covered, but when it comes time to collect from them its like pulling teeth. but on the lighter side, jeep parts are relatively easy to find especially for a wrangler. look on ebay or craigslist or go to a junk yard. you can also post a wanted ad on the forum once you reach 25 posts. good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:31 PM   #6
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Before you do anything check out the Jeep at the tow yard. I'm a cop and I 've chased stolen vehicles over curbs, sparks flying from under the car, wrecking everything. Upon recovering the car, the owner often gets it back as-is; a mechanical time bomb, waiting to give you big repair bills. If it only has doors, and the like missing, there are several Jeep only salvage yards here in So-California that can supply the parts. Find out what the insurance company beleives will be the loss amount. Often they will pay out and then you can buy it back. Good luck
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So insurance just called and said that they were thinking it was going to cost at least $700 per door, not to mention getting the backseat and steering column replaced and that they most likely would total it out. I told him he was going to make me cry. Everything else is sound in the Jeep. So is it in my best interest to buy it back if I get that option? Do I get that option? This economy wants nothing to do with a 24 yr working in real estate.
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BUY IT BACK. Do not back down from them. Actually make them give it back to so low it is almost free. Then they will pay you the what it is worth cost. Then buy a beater then make yours a monster!
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its not like they take it and you try to buy it back. you will decide what they do. if they total it you have two options. they take it and they give you a check. or you keep it, and they give you a check for the value of the jeep, minus the difference of your deductible, and a couple factors.

like i said, they subtracted around $400 for me to keep my xj. who wouldn't for $400.
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I'm talking with them tomorrow to decide what my options are but most likely they are totaling it. I found 2 doors for $1050 with all working components at a local junkyard and I can drive without a backseat for awhile, if necessary. thanks for the well wishes and i will post news once its received!!
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I had a honda and it got snatched from my front yard and they ended up tearing off the back wing and bottomed out on something... a coke can or soemthing..lol

But they totaled it out and i had to ask about buying it back. But after asking it was only going to cost 300$ to buy it back. plus i was getting a check...

Bought it back and sold it to my brother in law for 1k$ and then bought a jeep.

So dont wait for them to offer the buy it back option. You pay them for a service. So your the boss. And they cant deny you the option of buying the jeep back.
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:10 PM   #12
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So insurance just called AGAIN and said they will NOT be totaling it. They found doors and a backseat for under $2000. Now since I am in CA I can take it to whoever I want to have it fixed. Should I let them take care of it or take it someone who specializes in Jeeps?
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Take it to someone who knows Jeeps....
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ya, don't let them screw you around. i have state farm and they were great recently. my xj got damaged, and they totaled it, payed me a very fair price, and subtracted $400 or so from my pay out so i could keep it. i just got some damage to the passnger doors, so i keep driving it.

you don't have to let them do anything with it i don't think. don't let them take it to auction. i didn't have to do anything different with mine, license or anything. i know it has to do with age also though.

get as many facts as you can. and you can find doors for around $300, and a used column isn't too much. i say let them pay you, and you keep the jeep and fix it.

good luck, and let us know what happens.

heh that was a fun day of wheelin =D

now that gas is down in price.. you and trip should make a trip back to attica this winter =D im going the first real snow storm we get
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heh that was a fun day of wheelin =D

now that gas is down in price.. you and trip should make a trip back to attica this winter =D im going the first real snow storm we get
don't wanna scratch my jeep

that actually all turned out pretty well, i took the cash and have just kept driving it like that.
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Sorry to hear about your Jeep.

What year was it?

Just curious because I wanted to know if the electrical kill switch key that comes from the factory actually worked.

Was it clubbed? Soft-top or hard? Alarm?

Sorry about your loss. Look on the bright side: You own a Jeep man. My friends are pissed because they want one and can't have one; but you DO!!!!!!!!! (HEHEHE!!!!)
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Sorry bout the Jeep, but did you say Compton? Id be surprised that it didnt come back with 13" Daytons, air bagged suspension, bullet holes and a lowrider paintjob.

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