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Almost got rid of the totalled Gen 1 (Edit: And it's sold and gone!)

I was going to sell it to the neighbor's boyfriend for $450, as he just bought a 2014 1LT to replace his buyback VW diesel. He really wanted my steel rims for the winter tires he is going to get, but then the Cruze wouldn't have any wheels, as I kept the aluminum wheels for the snows on my Gen 2. So I told him he had to buy the whole car, which he was fine with.

Well, he just backed out of the deal as there are already 10 junk cars at his house and he doesn't have room for more. He says his dad would flip if he brought home another car.

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The wife wants it off the lawn. I already got my insurance payout for it, so other than pulling the heated mirror and associated harness off and selling that in the marketplace for someone who wants to add a heated mirror, I'm done with it, and will probably just offload it to a local junkyard for whatever I can get.

How much are junkyards paying for "newer" cars these days? More than scrap prices, I hope?

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I scrapped an '03 Lincoln LS a few months ago. I got scrap value of $140 after parting some of it out. If you were closer, I'd love to have it for parts for my next rebuilt project.
 

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I was going to sell it to the neighbor's boyfriend for $450, as he just bought a 2014 1LT to replace his buyback VW diesel. He really wanted my steel rims for the winter tires he is going to get, but then the Cruze wouldn't have any wheels, as I kept the aluminum wheels for the snows on my Gen 2. So I told him he had to buy the whole car, which he was fine with.

Well, he just backed out of the deal as there are already 10 junk cars at his house and he doesn't have room for more. He says his dad would flip if he brought home another car.

****.

The wife wants it off the lawn. I already got my insurance payout for it, so other than pulling the heated mirror and associated harness off and selling that in the marketplace for someone who wants to add a heated mirror, I'm done with it, and will probably just offload it to a local junkyard for whatever I can get.

How much are junkyards paying for "newer" cars these days? More than scrap prices, I hope?

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What's wrong with it, is it driveable?

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What's wrong with it, is it driveable?
Drivers airbags deployed (steering and knee), windshield cracked. Lower rad support bent, and it pushed the drivers front axle or something in suspension back about an inch. I drove it most of the way home until the transmission started acting up, as the fan was pushed up against the hydraulic hoses and starting chewing through them. So I parked it at a shop until I could get it towed home after insurance looked at it. Still would probably move under power but battery is dead now.

Transmission probably wouldnt be any good for a daily driver without rebuild. Turbo still worked fine with no trouble until the accident, but when I hit the tree, I'm sure it stopped immediately when the engine shut off because of the accident. I had no boost after I got it restarted so who knows.

Codes I read a few days after the accident were P0796, P0101, P0299, P0700, P1101, and P2176.
 

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Drivers airbags deployed (steering and knee), windshield cracked. Lower rad support bent, and it pushed the drivers front axle or something in suspension back about an inch. I drove it most of the way home until the transmission started acting up, as the fan was pushed up against the hydraulic hoses and starting chewing through them. So I parked it at a shop until I could get it towed home after insurance looked at it. Still would probably move under power but battery is dead now.

Transmission probably wouldnt be any good for a daily driver without rebuild. Turbo still worked fine with no trouble until the accident, but when I hit the tree, I'm sure it stopped immediately when the engine shut off because of the accident. I had no boost after I got it restarted so who knows.

Codes I read a few days after the accident were P0796, P0101, P0299, P0700, P1101, and P2176.
Thanks, it's a gaser or diesel?

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It seems like hoods are going for around $100 in my local Craigslist. Rear bumper covers are around $100. It looks like 4 doors are clean as well.

Too bad it's such high mileage, it looks like a really small front hit.

There's a couple Youtube video's out there on the bumper frame support replacement, but yea the intercooler assembly and radiator is probably sprung a leak.

Sorry to hear about the loss, hopefully no one was hurt.
 

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Sold my Totaled Cruze to the culprits insurance company after a couple of months of negotiations, more like a fight. When a fair offer was finally made, traded the title for a cashiers check, also insisted on a notarized bill of sale just in case somebody got it running again.

So wondering how you managed to keep yours? One guess was it was repairable and you received a check, but elected not to repair it. That was another alternative I had went hit by other people, just took it to the wrecking yard and found another vehicle using he cash I had plus another couple of bucks.

Heard two stories on mine, was auctioned off either for a 1,000 or 3,000, still had a ton of good parts on it. Leather interior as well as the drive train, all the electronics survived. This is how wrecking yards make their money.

Around here, the Chinese want those cars, for a pile of rust, will give you 300 bucks.
 

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Too bad it's such high mileage, it looks like a really small front hit.

There's a couple Youtube video's out there on the bumper frame support replacement, but yea the intercooler assembly and radiator is probably sprung a leak.

Sorry to hear about the loss, hopefully no one was hurt.
No leaks, until the fan chewed through a couple hydraulic hoses.

Thanks. I got a scrape on my arm, and so did the tree. No biggie.

So wondering how you managed to keep yours? One guess was it was repairable and you received a check, but elected not to repair it.
I bought it back from the insurance company for $450 for parts.
 

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That really doesn't even look hurt that much - sad to see it totalled after all that. I think I'd be tempted to "fix" it and just cross 200,000 with it. You were so close!

I bought it back from the insurance company for $450 for parts.
Not bad at all considering the new-ish age of it. My sister was in a wreck recently and this car was hit and flipped over on its side. The major stuff under the hood was still good, and it ran and drove under its own power. Bought it back from the insurance after the pay-out for $400, then sold the motor alone for $375. Everything's been removed from the car, some of it sold off, and some still waiting to be sold, but already made back that investment on it.

Scrap value for basically the empty shell of the car was $140.

 

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I just donated my Cavalier. I'd have parted it out myself, but no way in **** my neighbors would have any of that - I sure as **** wouldn't. Just got my receipt and I'm able to claim the what I estimate the fair market value to be, up to $500 - they'll contact me if it's more than $500 (it won't be).

Tow was free, and got it out of my driveway - it only took three attempts, since it kept finding new ways not to leave.
 

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Sure have a lot more freedom when living out in the sticks, for me to bring my Cruze back to this neighborhood, could never get a salvage yard license.
 

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I bought it back from the insurance company for $450 for parts.
That's a really fair deal buying it back for $450. Especially given the tires are in good shape.
 

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I couldn't tell. Does it have black trim below the door windows? If so, I'll buy those and I need the surround for the ignition and possibly a few other pieces. PM me prices. Ship to 53142
 

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I couldn't tell. Does it have black trim below the door windows? If so, I'll buy those and I need the surround for the ignition and possibly a few other pieces. PM me prices. Ship to 53142

Already sold the car on FB Cruzetalk.

New owner needed it for a few major parts, and he is parting out a few parts, and reselling the rest of the car.

I could have hung on to it and parted it for more money, but I don't have the time, the weather is still crappy even if I did have the time, and the wife wanted it gone.

I got what I wanted off it, which was the aluminum wheels for my snows on the Gen 2 hatch, and basically sold it for what I paid the insurance company to buy it back. Now someone else gets to make a few bucks off it. It's like a gift that keeps on giving!
 

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Already sold the car on FB Cruzetalk.

New owner needed it for a few major parts, and he is parting out a few parts, and reselling the rest of the car.

I could have hung on to it and parted it for more money, but I don't have the time, the weather is still crappy even if I did have the time, and the wife wanted it gone.

I got what I wanted off it, which was the aluminum wheels for my snows on the Gen 2 hatch, and basically sold it for what I paid the insurance company to buy it back. Now someone else gets to make a few bucks off it. It's like a gift that keeps on giving!
Can you ask them the same questions for me? I do not do Facebook, just the forum.

Thanks
 
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