My mom's 2002 LeSabre was totaled yesterday by a teenaged girl driving a farm truck. Luckily, no one was seriously hurt. Is it wrong that after making sure my mom was OK, the first thing that went through my head was that I should get the engine and trans out of it for a future swap into a Fiero?
I just passed the four-year mark on my Quad 4 swap and am in no position to start making preparations for another one, but it almost feels like this 3800 just fell into my lap.
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Salvage value on a 13 year old totaled Buick is going to be next to nothing. If you know the motor's been taken care of, has reasonably low mileage, and you're okay with n/a, its probably not a bad way to go.
Glad everyone is Ok.... Wow! Just how fast was that girl driving! That is one helluva impact!
As others have stated, the insurance will offer you an amount to total out the vehicle. Then tell them you would like to buy the car back, and they will take a couple to a few hundred off of their offer. After you get the engine out, you still should be able to get $150 ~ $200 from the junk yard for the remainder of the car for scrap weight.
It was nice of you to make sure your mom was okay first but try to "at least" wait for the engine to cool down before rolling out the cherry picker & tool chest.
------------------ "Kilgore Trout once wrote a short story which was a dialogue between two pieces of yeast. They were discussing the possible purposes of life as they ate sugar and suffocated in their own excrement. Because of their limited intelligence, they never came close to guessing that they were making champagne." - Kurt Vonnegut
We're still waiting to hear what the insurance company is going to do. I'm a little disappointed in how it's handled things so far. Mom's had the same insurance for more than 40 years but getting information from the agent has been a chore.