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08-20-2019 06:53 PM
alfaromeoblack Yes if you going to drive your Alfa on the street things will happen. I was side swipe last year, I had someone flick a cigarette out there window and land on my passenger seat and burn a small hole in my new seat cover, and last Saturday morning I went in to work at 4:30am to get somethings done. I work in San Francisco and street park. When I came out a 9am to go home there was a large chip in the paint behind the passenger door. Thank goodness my Spider is not a trailer queen. Do get me wrong my spider is very clean but life happens. At the end of the day I really enjoy driving my Alfa ever chance I get!
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08-20-2019 07:36 AM
cjohnsontn I do have stated value insurance thru my carrier, however I am going to claim this thru the at fault drivers insurance and if they fail to either fix or value the car appropriately then I will get my carrier involved. Fingers crossed.
08-20-2019 06:45 AM
conedriver X2. Another BB'er had his Spider totaled and had stated value insurance, and I immediately bought the same for my '91 S4 after he posted his experience. However, at that time, Hagerty required an additional $200 since we only had one other daily driven car and might use the '91 for this if the other was in the shop for service. When we bought another VW last fall, Hagerty reduced the premium on the '91. The '76 Autocross Spider has vintage race insurance from a different company although I should probably investigate bundling the coverage with the '91.

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Itís a good idea with Alfaís to go with guaranteed value insurance rather than insurance with your other daily drivers. Especially since values tend to be rising a bit. I use Hagerty for mine. But there are several companies that offer these policies.
08-19-2019 06:28 PM
alfaromeoblack
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Much better, Iíll see how it goes on the freeway another day.


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The great thing about Hagerty's is if the other persons insurance wants to total it or is just being a pain in the a$$. You call Hagerty's they send an adjuster. They pay to fix your car. Then they go after the other persons insurance.
Agree Hagerty does have your best interested in minded.
08-19-2019 05:31 PM
930cabman Still tuning our twin Webers ..... Fired her up today and heard some very dis comforting clunking coming from the engine. Was a heavy clunk, not repetitive, just a few times. Pulled the valve cover, all looks good in there. Engine is freshly rebuilt, maybe 80 miles and has been running good with the exception of (what I can tell) some tuning.

Hoping nothing is awry in the lower end. Oil pressure is good. Will check compression tomorrow
08-19-2019 03:53 PM
Jim G
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Itís a good idea with Alfaís to go with guaranteed value insurance rather than insurance with your other daily drivers. Especially since values tend to be rising a bit. I use Hagerty for mine. But there are several companies that offer these policies.
The great thing about Hagerty's is if the other persons insurance wants to total it or is just being a pain in the a$$. You call Hagerty's they send an adjuster. They pay to fix your car. Then they go after the other persons insurance.
08-19-2019 03:41 PM
sloppyjoe installed lap belts

08-19-2019 08:21 AM
Dbaliko
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Bummer. My '91 was rear-ended several years ago. I immediately took it to a recommended body shop that advised me to verify the highest value of the car since any repair over 75% of the car value must be totaled per KY State law.

My damage was not a whole lot more than yours and the repair cost was $8500. When the insurance adjuster arrived, I had several "for sale" screen prints that showed the value of an S4 at over $15,000 and he accepted this.
Itís a good idea with Alfaís to go with guaranteed value insurance rather than insurance with your other daily drivers. Especially since values tend to be rising a bit. I use Hagerty for mine. But there are several companies that offer these policies.
08-19-2019 08:03 AM
Bjorn S A friend had a corner of his garage hit by a teen girl on her phone...missed his classic 67 Firebird by ONE inch ! ..She gets out , first thing she says :"I wasn't texting"...guess what she was doing...lol...texting...
she crossed the grassy median, missed the trees, missed two lanes of on coming traffic, over the curb , up the slope and mandgled the corner of his garage...she was really lucky...…
'not texting"...lol
08-19-2019 07:32 AM
conedriver Bummer. My '91 was rear-ended several years ago. I immediately took it to a recommended body shop that advised me to verify the highest value of the car since any repair over 75% of the car value must be totaled per KY State law.

My damage was not a whole lot more than yours and the repair cost was $8500. When the insurance adjuster arrived, I had several "for sale" screen prints that showed the value of an S4 at over $15,000 and he accepted this.

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Went out for a Sunday drive of errands, unfortunately we got rear ended at a stop light by a teenager on her phone. Now the for the back and forth with her insurance company. Sad day today.
08-18-2019 08:11 PM
alfaromeoblack
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Went out for a Sunday drive of errands, unfortunately we got rear ended at a stop light by a teenager on her phone. Now the for the back and forth with her insurance company. Sad day today.


I had a side swipe last year by a women who crossed in to my lane. Her fault completely The insurance total the car and sent me the check. . I did get the car repaired and looking Great! I had a little extra $$. DMV never sent me a salvage title!


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08-18-2019 06:40 PM
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Went out for a Sunday drive of errands, unfortunately we got rear ended at a stop light by a teenager on her phone. Now the for the back and forth with her insurance company. Sad day today.
Sorry to hear.

Stupid kids on the phone.

I would be strict.

Loss of license for 1 year.
08-18-2019 05:17 PM
Dbaliko Ugh! Thatís too bad. At least youíre not hurt.

Doug
08-18-2019 01:45 PM
slowcreek Aw crap!!!!

So sorry to see this happen.
08-18-2019 01:18 PM
cjohnsontn Went out for a Sunday drive of errands, unfortunately we got rear ended at a stop light by a teenager on her phone. Now the for the back and forth with her insurance company. Sad day today.
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