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Goodbye sweet Brick... 200

To all,

Our 87 Volvo 240 wagon with 310,000 miles was t-boned today by a red-light runner. I will keep reading the Brickboard because I love this place--but I wanted everyone to know that one of our own was snuffed out today.

kourt






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    Goodbye sweet Brick... 200

    sUE FOR EVERY THING THY GOT!!!





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      Goodbye sweet Brick... 200

      Hi,

      I agree and second emotional thought!

      That Volvo could have been a $50,000 Cadillac or a $90,000 Tesla in that intersection!

      Yep, bad drivers come in all flavors but this was test driving a Dodge “RAM” truck! That should have been a HINT in itself! I bet it was in between those prices above, easily!

      Just because it was a lonely, meager and mid-aged Volvo, that just got in his way, doesn’t mean that anybody, especially a insurance companies of both parties, can discount the car for a lesser value than the other cars on the road. Amazingly no injuries too boot!

      It was doing the same job, as all of the above cars, for its owner! That’s something to be said here and it was owned out right!
      In today’s or any other past economy, it means just as much as a super unstoppable credit line, for dotted line signing idiots! Where was the salesman holding that guys license and proof of insurance, on his other vehicle? The dealer is not going to eat this meal sitting down, I bet!

      Insurance companies should realize not only the worth of Kourt99’s car but what is worth not to have go down that road of indebtedness and huge, off the lot, depreciation losses, twice!

      Pay up for us to be there, ... you bunch corporate whinnies!
      Figure the odds on how much you just saved and be more than skin flints, be more fair to us classic drivers! 310,000 miles are a lot of intersections that means good drivers were in there, at sometime!
      Insurance owned Blue Books references are a bunch of hog wash anyway!
      No columns for real time applications of “true care of” or restoration levels!

      There is a love to appreciated being shown here. It’s exhibited from people adoring these reliable and easy to maintain, tough cars! Resale values are climbing up!
      This wagon looked really nice and is hard to find this well maintained.
      To me that is up in $$$$-$$$$$ to have and would have been more with even more age!
      Now a decent down payment is needed or credit is needed, to be added, to get into any decent replacement vehicle.
      This is besides the inconvenience caused by the accident! Family schedules and budgets get strained from all of this carelessness!
      Wagons are work horses for many of us because they come without the bulk of a Ram’s horn insignia with plastic “pop-a-foam parts!”

      Can you tell I’m irritated at these transactions or transgressions!
      Or maybe I should be a defense lawyer! (:-)(-:)

      Phil





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    Goodbye sweet Brick... 200

    I would like to buy the guage cluster for the 87. Some one gave me my car a 87 245 for free and today it broke a $1000.00
    Some wit said that they are all $3000.00 cars.
    How do I contact you, as I am new to this site.





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      Goodbye sweet Brick... 200

      Hi,

      I have never used it per-say but my wife has. Trouble is she’s not here.

      I know you have to be logged in to get the ad section that lets you in.

      I just clicked on anyone’s advertising to open the section up.

      You look over to the left, at that anybody’s ad and you will see “classified index” tab.

      Click it and look for his posted ad by his BB handle.

      Look through the body of his profile and there is a line with an mail envelope,
      Double click that icon.

      Your mail browser will then open up an e-mail page.
      It will have the Brickboard’s site in blue to direct your question to the advertisers email.
      It is an indirect method to contact each other where other eyes cannot see.
      From there you chat to each other via the BB or make other arrangements on your on.

      I have heard remarks on it sometimes not working but I do not any reasons for that.
      My wife has used it twice to get us connected to purchase whole cars in the past.

      Try what I wrote and if it doesn’t make it maybe a moderator will help you or someone like me with better clues! That might require a separate thread or using FAQ’s!

      Phil





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    The other car was a 2015 Dodge Ram pickup--brand new--being driven by one of the buyers at a local car dealership. He ran a red and T-boned us. His truck lost most of the plastic fascia up front but is repairable.

    We were not hurt. Thanks for your thoughts. I have already found a few $500 fixer-upper 240s in my city.

    kourt





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    Show this to your insurance company:

    https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/austin-best-240-money-can-buy/6849768598.html
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    Keeping it running is better than buying new





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    Goodbye sweet Brick... 200

    So sad. I just went back and read about work you did on it a few years ago. I hope no one in the 245 was hurt.

    --
    Keeping it running is better than buying new





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      Goodbye sweet Brick... 200

      Hi,

      Yes, that accident is sad for all, that is, but that red light runners insurance company!
      Good luck is in for them, as they do have the odds in their favor, if you think about it.

      There could have been another one of those expensive SUV's in the way of him to get repaired or totaled!
      Now they can total both cars for the cost of a lowest priced newer plastic cars on the market today.

      Either way it's about 12,000 dollars and they wash their hands of the whole affair but the older car gets short changed everytime.
      Unless, it is insured as a vintage or classic and drive it only under a special occasions clause!
      I would like to see the settlement figures in the case as both parties are paying for state liability requirements, that are to be equal, at whatever insurance rates are for the good drivers or more reckless drivers of anything moving with a license plate.

      You are now out at least the cost of one of the cheapest worthless car to replace yours! Your car was and is a pretty much invincible, "Volvo" safer vehicle.
      If the recyclers were not in such a hurry to crush up every car made the 240 Volvos could be considered invincible.
      It's this that gripes in my head with the unfairness towards our beloved cars or any classic for that manner!
      There is so much of that car that is still going to be running fine and was doing a great job for the owner or better than most new ones for the like investment.

      I hope there wasn't any injuries on the passenger side of your car?
      How did the other car fair for its owner?
      Did it explode into a ABS or polyethylene like popcorn ball?

      You know? On the newest cars, their headlights alone, could probably pay for replacement side doors, from a recycler, in the same color! White was very popular! I have three white 240's and my wagon is a 1986 too!

      Phil





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