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Old 01-19-2022, 09:35 PM   #29
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When you are dealing with insurance, the opposite is mostly true. What you're trying to do is to make sure you don't lose money.
Trust me, I lost nothing and the insurance company earned my repeat business.
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Old 01-19-2022, 11:54 PM   #30
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Trust me, I lost nothing and the insurance company earned my repeat business.
Right, you're paying them, but once you cost more money than you are giving them, they'll cancel you or they'll raise your rates. As I said, you never make money which is typically how it works. Personally, I'd just get everything OEM repaired via a dealership.

Hopefully there aren't supply chain issues. I read about some people having their vehicles totaled where they would normally be repaired because the cost of parts is so expensive and unavailable right now.
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Old 01-20-2022, 12:06 AM   #31
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Right, you're paying them, but once you cost more money than you are giving them, they'll cancel you or they'll raise your rates. As I said, you never make money which is typically how it works. Personally, I'd just get everything OEM repaired via a dealership.

Hopefully there aren't supply chain issues. I read about some people having their vehicles totaled where they would normally be repaired because the cost of parts is so expensive and unavailable right now.
I had this happen with Liberty Mutual. They were beating USAA for a while, and had great rates! I actually really enjoyed them.

The moment I had a major change to my policy (moved across the country for the military), I called in for what I thought would be a simple change to my policy and a likely decrease in my rates. I was paying ~$2000/year with good coverage and a low deductible on my 2019 3500 dually.

She literally asked if I was sitting down before she told me what my new rate would be, and if I was drinking I'd have spit it out: $12000 a year.

I laughed, thinking it was a joke (we'd had a good rapport during the conversation). Nope - she was not.

I dropped them like a bad habit and went back to USAA.
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Old 01-20-2022, 09:09 AM   #32
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I had this happen with Liberty Mutual. They were beating USAA for a while, and had great rates! I actually really enjoyed them.

The moment I had a major change to my policy (moved across the country for the military), I called in for what I thought would be a simple change to my policy and a likely decrease in my rates. I was paying ~$2000/year with good coverage and a low deductible on my 2019 3500 dually.

She literally asked if I was sitting down before she told me what my new rate would be, and if I was drinking I'd have spit it out: $12000 a year.

I laughed, thinking it was a joke (we'd had a good rapport during the conversation). Nope - she was not.

I dropped them like a bad habit and went back to USAA.
I have really good insurance right now as well. I pay less than $200/month. I believe closer to $150/month for 100/300/100 full coverage on my car.

Guess I am lucky. I pay a total of $228/month to insure my car and mother's car. But I do know that insurance rates can vary greatly depending on geographical locations.
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Old 01-20-2022, 09:37 AM   #33
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I had this happen with Liberty Mutual. They were beating USAA for a while, and had great rates! I actually really enjoyed them.

The moment I had a major change to my policy (moved across the country for the military), I called in for what I thought would be a simple change to my policy and a likely decrease in my rates. I was paying ~$2000/year with good coverage and a low deductible on my 2019 3500 dually.

She literally asked if I was sitting down before she told me what my new rate would be, and if I was drinking I'd have spit it out: $12000 a year.

I laughed, thinking it was a joke (we'd had a good rapport during the conversation). Nope - she was not.

I dropped them like a bad habit and went back to USAA.
From my understanding, it seems that insurance is now ‘subsidized’, meaning you’re paying for the accident rate of an area that a particular insurance company has to pay for and not your particular driving habits, meaning if you have a good driving record but a lot of people in the area you live in are filing claims, you will be charged more regardless of your driving habits.

I’m with GEICO and the at-fault party is with USAA. I haven’t had any issues dealing with their insurance so far… …but I am having issues finding a body shop that isn’t booked for 3+ months.
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Old 01-20-2022, 11:04 AM   #34
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From my understanding, it seems that insurance is now ‘subsidized’, meaning you’re paying for the accident rate of an area that a particular insurance company has to pay for and not your particular driving habits, meaning if you have a good driving record but a lot of people in the area you live in are filing claims, you will be charged more regardless of your driving habits.

I’m with GEICO and the at-fault party is with USAA. I haven’t had any issues dealing with their insurance so far… …but I am having issues finding a body shop that isn’t booked for 3+ months.
It also doesn't help that the Camaro is a notorious car for "shenanigans". I am curious to see how my rate is going to change when I swap out my SS Sedan for the Camaro. Sadly, going from a full sized truck to the Nissan Leaf only dropped my insurance cost by about $30 for 6 months. Reminds me of when I went from a 6.0 liter GTO to a 2.0 liter Kia, insurance went up by $2 a month. I figure insurance rates are generally a bit random. They can claim that they're raising rates based on your information, but when a hurricane strikes Houston or an ice storm hits the DFW area insurance rates tick up a bit.

Here's one thing that's always had me scratch my head about insurance. You buy a new car, and are quoted at let's say $100 a month. If you get into an accident shortly after buying it new, if it's totaled don't they pay the price of the vehicle? Fast forward to 5 years, and you're still roughly paying the same rate you did 5 years ago. If you have an accident and the insurance pays what a 5 year old car costs, why haven't your rates gone down in that 5 years? I mean insurance isn't going to pay you what the cost of a NEW version of your 5 year old car costs, right? Just something that's always bugged me about insurance.
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Old 01-31-2022, 12:49 PM   #35
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I finally found a shop that was able to take my SS without having to wait until March and they work with the at-fault parties insurers… …I booked the appointment out 2 weeks ago and brought it in. After filling out the paper work and dropping it off I was debating on Ubering home or calling the insurer and getting a rental…

The shop was in Round Rock which would have been a decent distance to Uber… I initially declined the rental but for convenience sakes and the fact I wouldn’t have to come out of pocket I called the insurer back and they got Enterprise to come out and pick me up within 15 minutes. So I got there and they told me that the insurer covers a mid-sized vehicle but they were out of those so they would step me a level up to a family sized vehicle … but they did have a Chevy Camaro for $5 a day… I was tempted but the whole reason of going the rental route was because I wanted to be cheap and not pay for an Uber to and from (as I will eventually have to take it back to the shop as well) and I declined… …well they went outside and looked and they were out of family sized vehicles as well (dang rental shortages) … and they told me they would adjust the Camaro’s rate so it would fall in line with the insurance coverage and gave it to me for nothing…

I went outside and it was a red Camaro V6 (ironically the car I was driving before I got my SS, just a newer year) and it also was from Georgia (where I lived when I got my SS) .. I found that so ironic…

…As a thank you, I declined all of their addons such as additional insurance, roadside protection, and everything else my regular insurance policy already covers just to make sure their non-paying customer totally got over on them ….







Was a great way to start off the week
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Old 01-31-2022, 01:32 PM   #36
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I have learned to accept the liability waiver on fun rental cars. Especially if I got the chance for a Camaro. I'd be hitting my usual turns at 10/10 pace after scouting the route to see just what the platform can do. Or I'd learn how to drift with it and go through the entire set of tires. Might learn that F&F stare and drive thing too
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Old 01-31-2022, 01:53 PM   #37
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I've already owned this platform so I know what it can do, I do admit it actually doesn't feel much slower than my SS when cruising and lightly to moderately accelerating but on the highway, hitting the gas from there is where you feel the difference.
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Old 01-31-2022, 02:00 PM   #38
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I went outside and it was a red Camaro V6 (ironically the car I was driving before I got my SS, just a newer year) and it also was from Georgia (where I lived when I got my SS) .. I found that so ironic…
Pet peeve: that's actually a coincidence, not irony ;-)

Irony would possibly be if you got stuck in a rental that was the same make/model/color as the vehicle that caused the wreck in the first place, and then you immediately rear-ended another Camaro on the road.

Or maybe that you drove off in the rental Camaro, and immediately got rear-ended by another car
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Old 02-01-2022, 07:54 PM   #39
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Adjuster was supposed to show up at the body shop yesterday and never did, even told the body shop he isn’t even sure when he’s going to show up… …Body shop told me there’s a lot of damage behind the bumper cover. Didn’t go into details… waiting on the adjuster… Not sure what I will do if it is totaled. If I will get another 6th Gen or just let go for awhile.
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Old 02-01-2022, 08:16 PM   #40
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Adjuster was supposed to show up at the body shop yesterday and never did, even told the body shop he isn’t even sure when he’s going to show up… …Body shop told me there’s a lot of damage behind the bumper cover. Didn’t go into details… waiting on the adjuster… Not sure what I will do if it is totaled. If I will get another 6th Gen or just let go for awhile.

Don't wait too long as they claim that the supply chain is only going to get worse before it gets better.
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Old 02-02-2022, 11:48 AM   #41
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The estimate came in this morning, $8k of damages.

Is now the time I need to ask about diminished value?
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Old 02-15-2022, 03:52 PM   #42
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So the body shop told me they had to replace and wield on a section of the rear frame because the old one was badly mangled. I forgot what they called this section and maybe someone else will know but will this be safe?







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