The complete automotive resource for buyers, sellers, and owners like you.
Car, Truck and SUV Forums at Roadfly
+ Bentley Forums
+ BMW Forums
+ Cadillac Forums
+ Chevrolet Forums
+ Ferrari Forums
+ Jaguar Forums
+ Lamborghini Forums
+ Lotus Forums
+ Mercedes-Benz Forums
+ Maserati Forums
+ MINI Forums
+ Porsche Forums
+ General Discussion
+ Marketplace Forums
Re: Just think when they give him $1200.00 for it. (archive)

[ Follow Ups ] [ 5-series (E28) Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]

Posted by RussC on January 14, 2001 at 17:37:01:

In Reply to: Just think when they give him $1200.00 for it... posted by Bob on January 13, 2001 at 23:58:03:

The idea here is to get a policy to cover all the extra added equipment. This may be expensive, but, thats what needs to be done.



Blackie's driving his e12 and is hit by soccer mom in her SUV/Mini Van, which wrecks engine compartment. Allsatae writes Blackie a check for $1200, which is the high book value of a 1980 e12 BMW. Blackie is unhappy. Allstate say, take the money or sue us. By the way, if you sue, you will be an old, old man before you get a dime, even if you win. Ever hear of Allstate and their practive to keep asking for new trials until their well paid lawyers win?

I had several judgements against Allstate on ONE accident, but they kept appealing and asking for new trials until NO lawyer would take the case (they like to get paid) against them. At that point they won by default after the 3rd appeal to an arbitrated settlement. FORGET IT!!!

Damage to engine/turbo is $16,000. Damage to body is $3500. Blackie pockets $1200 less $200 to repurchase wreck, and buys many, many beers with the money. See sad Blackie cry.

It can be a REALLY bad deal to have $20K in a car "worth" $1200.

Been ther/done that. BAD NEWS.


Follow Ups:

[ Follow Ups ] [ 5-series (E28) Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]
Questions, comments, or problems, please visit the Roadfly help desk. Logo © 1997 - 2018 Jump Internet Inc. All rights reserved.