Disclaimer: the following words represent what "I" would do in this case.Yeah, @Teeps , I agree. Even though the airbags did not deploy ... there's enough damage to most likely take the repair costs past 80% of value, and into "total loss" territory. 😰😰😰
Both sides, the rear end and front end all got mangled.
As long as no one was injured car can be replaced. That is a lot of body damage, as mentioned good chance that is a write-off.Working with our insurance company on behalf of oldest daughter's 2014 LX. Possibly going to get it repaired.
It was in fine shape until a guy in a 1-ton truck hauling a heavily loaded double axle open trailer thought, "Hey, I need to get into that lane .... my offramp, it's coming up!"
Trailer smashed into the left side of her Civic, spun it, right side struck trailer and went across highway, hit something else and ended up back on the original side of the interstate from where she was originally. Amazingly and incredibly, struck no other vehicles.
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Thankfully, no injuries apparent yet, and hopefully stays that way.
Double thankfully, a nice lady in her Chevy Silverado saw the whole thing, immediately stopped to check on my daughter and help her, and confronted the other driver. This lady was wonderful. Essentially, she told him she saw the whole thing, and asked why he struck her vehicle like that. Without prompting the other guy said "Uh...yeah ... I .... um, yeah, I forgot to clear my blind spot ....."
She marched back, and said he admitted fault, and would gladly act as a witness. She gave my daughter her contact information, made sure she was good to go (the car was capable of being driven off the freeway and then slowly, made the the final miles to home).
This woman is a saint.
A couple days later, the guy's insurance company called my daughter and said, "Well, I guess we're handling this claim...." Daughter promptly connected them with our own insurance adjuster.
Again, thank God for concerned citizens with initiative.
Yes, card and nice bouquet on the way, at a minimum, once my daughter sends me her contact information.
Nicely done bro!Did a track cross today. Won the class 1/7
These are fun videos. Today's Civics are so much better than early 1980's small "sports cars" in terms of power, braking and steering ... and they rock for all of the other things we use cars for (grocery getter, family wheels, etc.).Did a track cross today. Won the class 1/7
It isn’t that bad. I have 177k on the chassis. I put all of my car through thisNicely done bro!
I would feel so bad driving my car like that lol - looks like a handful
Wow that’s incredible man - how did you find out exactly what parts to use?Installed Rl calipers on my SI. Used Custom made brackets made out of cold rolled steel bar, and used Maxima rotors. We powder coated The calipers bronze, and completely rebuilt the calipers. Running duralast Gold ceramic pads for now and bled the brakes with honda dot3 brake fluid. Calipers and rotors came from Pick-n-pull, which made this whole setup way less than buying Tl type s Calipers ($50 for both calipers, $40 for rotors, ~30 for steel bar) Excluding harbor freight powder coating machine, all in, it was ~$150 without pads, fluid and new hardware, which was about $70, definitely worth the time if you need new pads and rotors soon. Brakes bite when braking hard, less brake fade if you track, and these calipers look looks great which makes it worth the money. View attachment 496534
I basically replicated the fastbrakes kit for the rl calipers, but with my own parts. I heard about people stripping the aluminum brackets they make, so I got the measurements and made them myself with steel.Wow that’s incredible man - how did you find out exactly what parts to use?
Not a fan of the wheels if I’m being honest but the brakes look absolutely killer!
Congrats on the purchase! I’m glad everything worked out.You are all correct ... insurance company is rendering our 2014 LX a total loss and presenting the bill to the insurance carrier for the guy who hit my daughter's Civic.
I lost hopefulness of any chance of repairs. The more I looked at it, the more damage I found. Front subframe was either mangled, or the struts and front lower control arms were, too.The trunk was crushed laterally from the left and right sides. Right passenger doors could not be opened.
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That's the thing about vehicles made using ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering). The entire unitized body and frame are made to absorb crash loads, and like the wise people on this forum communicated to me, this visible damage added up to a lot of unseen structural damage where the overall structure deforms to protect the occupants.
Well, the insurance company will most likely tow it away sometime this week once I receive and finish the paperwork to transfer possession to the insurance company.
It was a nice car.
Finding nice cars of any make or model these days is tough! I remember a few years ago that the inventory was easily four or five times as much as what I'm now seeing (or not seeing ... just not much to be found).
We were fortunate. Found an immaculate 2015 EX sedan that appears to have been somebody's long distance commuter, hence its ~107,000-mile odometer reading. It was the only one that met our requirements within 200 miles of home.
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Under-shields (plastics and aluminum) in great shape. Brand new set of Michelin Defenders, and the spare appears to have never been used, ever.
Previous owner put seat covers on the fronts and rear bench since Day 1. Weather-Tech mats front and rear, and Weather-Tech trunk mat.
Very nice paint, and the CVTF looked fine.
We were lucky to find this one.
So, in keeping with the Thread Title "What Have You Done to Your Car Today?" I've got 8 quarts of Honda HCF-2 CVTF and a jug of Mobil 1 0W20 High Mileage Extended Performance oil paired with an AmSOil Ea15K20 filter ... getting ready to change those fluids.
The brake fluid will get changed, as well, with some generic Lucas DOT 3 using my pressure bleeder setup.
Edit: Also, going to install Philips HIR bulbs in the high beams (HIR1, also known as 9011) and the low beams (HIR2, also known as 9012). Thinking of finding an OEM fog light kit and that will get some Philips Ultinon H11 LED's.
Given your car is 7 years old, and you live in a notoriously tough "salt the roads in winter" area ... how has this CRC product worked for you? Genuinely curious, here.I coated the undercarriage of my si with crc corrosion inhibitor.
It’s fine so far. I started doing it last year. I bought 4 cans on Amazon thinking I was going to need more than 1. I feel like a whole can is too much. It smells really bad though. I had to turn on the vents at work. Once I run through my cans, I want to try the pb blaster version that just came out. You just apply it every other year.Given your car is 7 years old, and you live in a notoriously tough "salt the roads in winter" area ... how has this CRC product worked for you? Genuinely curious, here.