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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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More GXPs' that have gone on to the afterlife

I'm pretty sure that these are recent and not re-posts. Maybe Joe can document their fates in the GXP Registry. Two of the three will start (but that's little consolation ):

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2009 LR A6 G8 GXP
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 10:07 PM
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Those are 3 sad pictures.
Hopefully someone will step up and put them back on the road again.
Salvage/rebuild title will suck though.
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It hurts the heart to see those.

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Sadly they all have been hit very hard they would make great doners for imported Utes or Wagons from Down Under....IF they were priced right but the blown air bags would be a problem the Australian air bags don't comply with US Regs....

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The g8 has got to be one of the safest cars out there. Everytime I see one totaled the passenger area looks fine. I totaled my first one hitting a center divider at 65 head on after hydroplaning. The car was done but I was fine other than a wrist burn from the air bag. I guess it has good crumple zones or something......they sure do that when they get hit!

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I had the first two noted in the Registry, but didn't have the 3rd one, so thanks for posting. The first car was owned by Husker Girl on this board.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 11:23 AM
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From my experience as a claims adjuster for 15 years, I can say with confidence that the first 2 cars will be rebuilt and back on the road. Those GXP's are way too valuable to be parted out or crushed. A builder that knows their business can have those bodies pulled straight and the rest is bolting on new parts. I would love to find one of those rebuilt so I could get a GXP at a big discount just because of a salvage title.
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From my experience as a claims adjuster for 15 years, I can say with confidence that the first 2 cars will be rebuilt and back on the road. Those GXP's are way too valuable to be parted out or crushed. A builder that knows their business can have those bodies pulled straight and the rest is bolting on new parts. I would love to find one of those rebuilt so I could get a GXP at a big discount just because of a salvage title.

as long you want it for your self and its just damage that is seeable,not flood damage,it can be a great savings,, but for resale its a road block for guys who my want to finance ,,not many people have 18-20 grand in cash to put down on a rebuilt title car,,
a rebuilt title car goes for about 30% less than book value ,,

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as long you want it for your self and its just damage that is seeable,not flood damage,it can be a great savings,, but for resale its a road block for guys who my want to finance ,,not many people have 18-20 grand in cash to put down on a rebuilt title car,,
a rebuilt title car goes for about 30% less than book value ,,
I agree with what you are saying. However, if you have a good credit rating and equity in a home most people should be able to find some way to finance this type of purchase.

My main point is that with modern laser frame straightening, repairs can be made to cars that appear to be total losses. I believe most of the horror stories of salvage vehicles being big risks come from those that were done by backyard garage "shops". A properly equipped, professional shop does not want to put an unsafe, unreliable car back on the road. Not only is it a liability issue, but their reputation to future customers is put at risk if they do. While the initial hit on value is large, the longer a vehicle is back on the road, being used and performing well reduces the value loss.
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