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    It's not necessarily that they get wrecked any more than any other newer car (though, they might), it's that the insurance company's threshold for writing them off is lower than most cars.

    When you can buy them brand new for $12k (or even $10k if you shop for the right deal), their used value is on the order of $8k or less. (I paid $6800 for mine with only 30k on it) Figure body repair costs are a minimum of $500 per panel. Front end collision is going to take out the hood, bumper and two front fenders, plus straightening and repairing of the understructures. So, any solid front hit is going to cost at least $2500-3000 to repair. Add another $500 for each airbag that deployed. Pretty easy to top $4k, which is over 50% of the value of the car. Throw in a bent wheel, broken axle... broken headlights... broken windshield... dented roof panel...

    That's why you'll find these in the salvage yard a lot sooner than, say... a $25,000 car that an insurance company would readily put $10-12k into repairing.

    They potentially get crashed more frequently because they're cheap. Who buys cheap cars? Young people. Who is more likely to crash a car? An inexperienced younger driver. Couple that with extreme eco tires that make the car decidedly NOT stop like a sports car... there ya go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    I think there are 2 things going on here...
    It's like we share a brain.
    Simplify and add lightness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    It's like we share a brain.
    I appreciate you're more detailed response. I'm getting lazy...

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    The "extreme ECO tires" comment has me rolling. I guess when the car has cheap doughnut tires it does hamper the car's stopping ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacClyver View Post
    If you're paying for it, plus a tip for my time why not. What are you looking to get?
    The Shocks, Struts, and springs... lol. My '14s suspension is more than shot, and I would love to upgrade to the newer stuff.
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    I've been too lazy to start a sale thread, but I've got 30k mile stock suspension from my 2015 in the garage taking up space. I also have a set of stock steel wheels with sensors and a brand new set of Enasave tires that were put on the car when I bought it in August. They literally have about a week of use.
    Simplify and add lightness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    I've been too lazy to start a sale thread, but I've got 30k mile stock suspension from my 2015 in the garage taking up space. I also have a set of stock steel wheels with sensors and a brand new set of Enasave tires that were put on the car when I bought it in August. They literally have about a week of use.
    You sir know as well as I do, that this '17 stuff is of better ilk...
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.4 mpg (US) ... 18.9 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Good point. I forgot that the wreck was a 2017.
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    Woah, I'm sorry, I never saw an email notifier and never looked since I'm not really here...

    I'll try and get down there this weekend. Shocks, Struts, and springs coming up!

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    Huh, don't know how I missed this. I don't know how long they keep cars at LKQ but if there's anything left to pick over, probably not much time left!


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