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Old 07-02-2004, 09:19 AM   #21
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I wouldn't let your insurance company pay for GM'* mistake!! No way. That was clearly the dealership'* fault. Your insurance company shouldn't have to pay for anything. I would give it time and let GM and the dealership work it out. It may take longer to get a settlement going that route, but it'* the right way.
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IMHO (me.....humble ), don't give up on persuing ALL avenues of releif.
A) Your insurance probably won't give you all you need to to replace your dearly departed soul mate (work that angle )
B) GM, Dealer, and dips##t who started the fire, caused you greif and MUCH inconveneince. Let GM pony up some green (better that you use the money to wisely invest in another BBMP (bottomless bonneville money pit)).

Like i said, just a not so humble opinion. Good luck
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I wouldn't let your insurance company pay for GM'* mistake!! No way. That was clearly the dealership'* fault. Your insurance company shouldn't have to pay for anything. I would give it time and let GM and the dealership work it out. It may take longer to get a settlement going that route, but it'* the right way.
My thoughts exactly, and that'* what I have decided to do. My insurance rep did say that if/when I settle with them, they can then pursue GM for reimbursement... but she added that I would probably never see any additional payment for my out-of-pocket deductible or anything else. GM is taking their sweet time too, which is probably designed to create impatience and get me to settle with insurance... but I ain't gonna, at least not for awhile. I have a borrowed car and will be picking up a rental next week, that my insurance will pay for up to 17 days if needed. Hopefully something good will come of this!
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Maybe they will give you a 50% discount on a new GXP or something. We can dream can'
t we?
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That'* the mechanics fault hands down. He should know better then to drive it. If he didn't check it out then it'* negligence as well.
I totally agree... the car should not have been driven in that condition...
I would be getting myself a lawyer......
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That'* the mechanics fault hands down. He should know better then to drive it. If he didn't check it out then it'* negligence as well.
I totally agree... the car should not have been driven in that condition...
I would be getting myself a lawyer......
Merlin is absolutely right. I would waste no time getting to a lawyer, and get on GM'* case. They will wait as long as they can (i.e. month'* and I've even seen them take almost 2 years because they knew the vehicles owner couldn't afford to come after them in court so they waited for the car'* value to depreciate due to age) .
You should be entitled to the cars value, $$$$ for negligence of mechanic, and give you $$ for a rental car for every day from the date of the fire until the date of settlement regardless of whether you had a rental car or not.
Wishing you the best of luck.
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I agree about the lawyer part, but at what point do you throw in the towel and let your insurance company deal with them? The car is worth -- what -- $7000 or so? Lawyer fees (which he would pay out of pocket) will be a grand or two to battle with the GM folks. Is it worth the time and money? If it was a $30k car and was brand new, I'd say go for it, but it isn't...

Personally I'd let your insurance company (who has deep pockets) go after GM. If you are only out of pocket $250 you could be much worse. It sucks you have to pay for ANY of this, especially since it was the techs fault and GMs crappy part, but it could be worse.

(stories like this remind me why I will never buy a brand new GM car)
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Little story:

My brother and I were running a lawn-care business. He was mowing Midas' lawn when an accident happened at the corner about 50ft. from where the truck was parked with the trailer hitched up. The other truck lost control after being impacted and plowed straight into our truck. It was totaled. We borrowed a friend'* truck, who was charging us $40 a day to use it. We also tallied up how much lost work was involved. By the time it was all said and done, we were reimbursed by his insurance company about $7800 for a truck that booked at $3900.

Moral of the story:

When something like this happens, the responsible party can be held responsible for more than just vehicle value.
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