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That really fucking sucks....I'm really sorry to see this post. I'm so damn apprehensive to drive my car for fear of other drivers, especially after all the body work and paint. I know full well that insurance will never even come close to properly reimbursing me for a 20 year old Subaru with 136k on her. On a different note, I'm a relatively new member - 4-5 years so I have some experience with the previous format compared to the new. Yes it's ugly, more difficult to navigate (I still have no idea how to simply delete old PMs and my inbox is just about full), and the ads are absolutely infuriating but the members seem cool and this community is still dedicated and helpful. As shitty as new ownership may be in managing the site, the soul is still embodied in the members and their contributions. Much of the time, the world is what you make of it. I empathize your loss and genuinely hope for a positive resolution.
 

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2001 SRP 2.5RS/RA/SOHC Monster
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Let this be a lesson. If you want insurance to fix your car after making a major investment you need to disclose that investment, with receipts to your insurance company.
 

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Let this be a lesson. If you want insurance to fix your car after making a major investment you need to disclose that investment, with receipts to your insurance company.
I actually have aftermarket/custom parts coverage which really saved my ass on getting a bit more value. That said, I had to make a big stink about it in order to get it paid out.

It's been a really annoying experience with insurance right from the start. The rep that was assigned to my claim was a complete asshat from the moment he called me. He never called me to update me on things, never gave me any options, didn't answer my questions and was completely uninterested in helping me. I sent them thousands of dollars worth of receipts for everything I had recently done (motor rebuild, transmission refresh, Prodrve parts, etc) and when the valuation finally came.. they added $53 for a $3200 motor rebuild and neglected all the other items I sent over. They also compared my car to two RS sedans and an L. I had.. a lot to say about that to my rep. He actually said, "It's a 30 year old Subaru.. it isn't worth anything." I got a real kick out of that.

Anyway, after 3.5 weeks of torture with him, it turns out that he was let go so I was reassigned someone else. The new lady was completely on it and is a self proclaimed 'hot-rodder' so she says she understands unloading a lot of money in old cars. As it stands, my car was valued at $3,211 and some change. This is after my $500 deductible, salvage and blah blah blah. The new rep also cut me a check for $1,500 for my aftermarket coverage and is working on getting me a higher value with my receipts and better comps in the area. I sent her a good list of RS coupes for sale off Craigslist and RS25. We'll see what happens.. There's a lot of details in the story that I don't feel like going over again haha. It's been a bloody nightmare but so far, my insurance is doing what they can to turn around my horrible experience.

It sucks the car is a total loss but it's not the end of the world. What was damaged is easily replaced: hood, lights, grille, radiator, upper rad support and some other small items. The motor appears to be fine and there's no frame damage, so that's a win. No Prodrive parts were damaged; another win! No injuries sustained, no airbags deployed and my dog didn't even smack into the glove box, even better! So yeah.. I no longer have a clean title RS but I still have an RS.
 

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Yea I was going to say when I saw the pic, it's totally totaled in insurances eyes, but not ours. Very sad to see this.

Not trying to be that guy but I do have a lot of spare parts so if I can help any just lmk. It's why I don't toss anything, to keep these babies running
 

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I appreciate it! I've already replaced most everything and the shop ordered the small bits for me.
 

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Bummer. Not the kind of updates I like to see. Dealing with insurance sucks....I know how that stuff goes. Glad to see you’re keeping it and having it fixed though. Welcome to the salvaged/rebuilt title club :lol:
 

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I’ve been following your thread since I found the forum. Sorry about your car, it’s one of my favorite builds. I hope you get it all sorted out and back on the road.
 

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I’ve been following your thread since I found the forum. Sorry about your car, it’s one of my favorite builds. I hope you get it all sorted out and back on the road.
Thanks! It'll be back up and running soonish.
 

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On a side note, I ordered some Prova blue mirrors as a 'get well soon' gift for the car.
 
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