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Old 02-02-2011, 01:55 AM   #1
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I guess I can let you guys know a few stories about my lovely buick from over the years.

My senior year of highschool some little brat decided to key my ENTIRE car, I got it repainted for free since insurance covered it... but they didnt do a very good job...




Probably the most awful thing that has happened was when I got rearended and the insurance company sadly totalled my buick. This happened my freshman year of college in I believe it was the end of november 2008. The car was appraised at 3600 and the damage was about 37-3800. I had to buy my car back from salvage for like $800 and the insurance check went into brakes all around and idk what else.
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inside my trunk, which makes the trunk out of line

cracked my front right fender

wrinkle in my frame on right side (reason its totalled)

Bumper while its up on a lift



2 months later in january i was at an intersection and there was a woman in a black ford explorer, for some reason she decided to throw it in reverse and floor it and she took out my front left headlight... she then took off and I chased her through town, pulled a U turn over 5 lanes of traffic while on the phone with the police.. she didnt have plates or anything.. Once the police showed up when i stopped I got out and realised my headlight had been hanging out flopping around while i was chasing her.. She apparently stole gas at the gas station we were both just at and also had suspended license, no insurance, no nothing.. shes wanted for a ton of things.. shes currently suppose to be paying me 700$ in restitution but since then has only paid 131.. I got my car fixed by a friend for free and i provided him with junkyard parts.. he did a decent job but its still depressing to look at up close.
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Since then My driver side rear passenger door was slammed into by a shopping cart and put a big dent in it.. I got the dent out with a plunger and theres still 2 small dents that are noticable.. I tried pops a dent and that **** doesnt work at all.. so until I can find something to get that out its going to look like crap.. i dont have any pics of that..


So yep those are the only problems with this car.. other than that the engine is great, the suspension is new all around.. that was not cheap. lol. the brakes are great the transmission is like butter and it starts every time no problem, even in the harshest weather. It plows through snow no problem, I love this car and will probably drive it till it dies. (if it ever dies) lol
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sounds like you need to build an exo-cage and forget about looks
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gotta love junkyard parts...that'* how i'm repairing mine.
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Other then the kink in the trunk there'* nothing unfixable. A little work and it will be ready.
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Wow, it sucks that the insurance company totaled your car. But it'* cool that you kept it.
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That'* some pretty serious car ownership! Good to have you on the forum. Keep us posted, and keep posting pictures of your awesome Buick! Any good engine mods or so?
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pretty nice buick, i really like that color. i dont blame you for keeping it, you cant buy a car that nice and well built for anything insurense would give you.
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thanks guys, I want to rip that bumper off and put a new one on, but the reinforcements are pushed in so idk how easy it will be to rig a new one on there.. I just want it to look good again :(

There arent any engine mods on it, but i do change the oil every 3000 miles on the dot and dump some Gumout in the gas tank every time i do a change, so that engine is runnin real clean and smooth.

I would like to get a new exaust on there some day, since the one on there is 15 years old and rusty. Some new rocker panels would be nice too. Tint on the front windows is something I also want but ive already had cops question me on my rear tint which is stupid.. black rims would be cool, and I really should put a brush guard and a metal cage around it LOL.. But im hard up for cash so some day hopefully I can make it pretty again.
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Since then My driver side rear passenger door was slammed into by a shopping cart and put a big dent in it.. I got the dent out with a plunger and theres still 2 small dents that are noticable..l
Welcome to the plunger club.

I merged lanes into a Mitsubishi almost five years ago and took care of the major damage with a (clean) plunger and some car soap. Small dents and a noticeable scrape, but sure beats a giant dent.
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sounds like you need to build an exo-cage and forget about looks
Dam. Sure sounds like people just wan to hit that Buick. Love that Generation of those LeSabres and PA'*. Glad to see your trying to keep it up.
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