Yes, I’ll send it your way. If you don’t see it by tomorrow, remind me.Do you have a hi-res copy of that window sticker? I'd really like to have that for my files for reference if you do. I saved the one but it's kind of hard to read.
Sad, to hear, but I’d bet it’s totaled. What did the insurance company do?I have a black B4 - very special. A Atlas recently rear ended it when I was at a stop sign. The driver said they had stopped, but not in my opinion. They stopped when they hit the back end of the B4. Trunk was pushed into the rear, bumper demolished, and the rear quarter panel buckled. Also no rear lights on drivers side. Not sure if it can be salvaged.
Definitely doable, but with caveats…. on cars this age, a minor fender bender can total a car. With crumpled quarters, I’d expect the trunk floor to be crumpled, too.The car being hit sounds like what Revkev had happen to him. He was able to have his repaired, although the insurance company ‘totaled‘ it. He bought the car back and contacted an independent body shop that agreed to give it a try and it looked like new when it was done.
Yes...Mk3 Jetta too, but you can't see them, it's a straight rod in the V section of the rear beam axle. It provides some resistance to twisting, but it's not a performance goody by any means.
Well you still have the B4V...so you're not entirely proletarian all the time. At least you don't have a Mercedes CDI...I'm thinking I'll last six months with that thing and then I'll have to sell it.Jetta, is so proletarian….
It’s officially gone….
Shipping to LA, the land of crawdads and hot sauce!
Not sure I follow…. By car carrier?Curious as to how it was shipped.
Not sure when your accident occurred, but follow up. I’m surprised any shop has B4 parts, on hand.The insurance company has not responded as to an amount. or made any offer. The repair shop has parts from another B4 - not sure about the trunk floor.
I titled it 1/28/14. That means I bought it around Thanksgiving 2013. I spent a couple month's getting it roadworthy, before I titled it.So how long had you owned the B4? I can't recall a time when you didn't have it, at least since I've been around, and I've been here a long time..lol.
I'm keeping those pictures btw, I'm glad you took some photos of it leaving. It's not in the best spot on that carrier though...
They only had an axle BEAM stock, but yes, you could buy rear swaybars for a B4. Those who had them said they made a big difference in stability.
Sorry, I meant the company. My dad (W386 on here) passed away and I'm selling his B4V soon but it's not roadworthy at the moment and I'm now living across the country. My mom has COPD and is not capable of doing a single thing to the car (which runs and drives but has been sitting) so I've been looking at transportation options.ToddA1 said:Not sure I follow…. By car carrier?
He used U-ship, and it cost him around $1,000, NJ to LA. He mentioned insured for $6,500 and that included 100 to the driver and $100 to U-ship.Sorry, I meant the company.
Driver was taking height measurements, with a pole.I don't like seeing how high that pickup is on tail of trailer....