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Before you read, please don't be dicks, don't point out that I was a moron (I know this).

I totaled it about an hour ago. Was driving with a donut spare on because I ordered falkens and they hadn't come. Went around a corner with the top down, wasn't going that fast, back end slid out, hit a phone pole.

It was misty out and the roads were more slick than I thought, I guess. And the spare on the back didn't help either.

Drivers side quarter panel is trashed, along with everything in that general area, including driver rear wheel which is bent in. Trunnk is bent. I'm probably just going to part it out. I won't be needed the radiator and console I had posted about in the WTB section now, obviously.

I was going under 35mph and the turn was rated at that I think.

The car is basically everything I have. I have like $4500 into it, its a 90 with 170k. I doubt its worth fixing though the tow guy said with 10 hours of my work and rewelding in a quarter panel / fixing all the suspension stuff he might do it, but I have no experience with any of that and really would rather invest in something that doesn't have 170k on it.

Don't flame me, please. :(
 

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Not yet. It'll just be a trashed quarter panel and bent in wheel. I'm pretty sure I'm parting it out so if anyone wants anything... you can give me an offer now and when I know for sure that I'm parting it out- I'll let you know.
 

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Not gonna flame you over it but for future knowledge, it doesn't matter what the speed limit is if you're on a donut spare.

Learning experience though. GL finding a replacement.
 

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Also ordered Ziex Ze 512's - not here yet, and I won't need them. I paid 40 each... If anyone wants to buy them let me know.
 

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Yeah, he was like "Eehhh you could fix it for 25"
ME: "Hundred?"
HIM: "YEeeeuup"
ME: "I paid 25, its worth less than that even."
HIM: "oh..."

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Yeah...

They said my car was totaled and that it would never be drivable again. A quarter of its value in repairs (half of that was new wheels) and its back on the road.

Suspension and hell even subframes aren't that expensive, its just a bit of work to replace stuff, good learning experience too. Depending on the body work, that might be under $1000.

But like you said it has 170K, might be time for another chassis.
 

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Sounds like you are physically OK and that is good. Always sad to hear of a roadster going down.

If you have parts you can sell off an make some cash on, it would be a good start towards a new ride.

Note for future reference, if you get a flat in the rear put the donut on the front and put the front tire on the rear. Even more important if you have any kind of lsd (this is of course assuming a rear wheel drive w/ same size wheels front and rear). It is a little extra work, but I think it is a safer way to go.
 

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a. Glad you are ok.
b. Will insurance cover anything?
c. <vulture mode on> make sure you list your oem & non-oem parts that you're going to be offloading </vulture mode off>
d. lots of good miata's to be found out there.....be patient.
 

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Someone offered $500-600 for the car as is (Minus my audio equip, obviously) - I this a decent deal for me? I'm thinking that's not too bad since I probably wouldn't get much more parting it out plus that'd be more hassle. Anyone know what a wrecked one like mine is worth?

And yeah I'm trying to get another one by the end of the week! Found some cheap ones and can borrow a little money from my dad and/or granddad.
 
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