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Old Jan 20, 2016, 12:22 PM   #1
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Greetings,

I'm looking for an appraiser in the Seattle Area that knows Evo's and can give an honest appraisal of the value of my car. Any leads are great!

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Old Jan 20, 2016, 03:28 PM   #2
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Surf the specs or currently for sale cars (or post them here) and I'm sure many people can give you a good enough ballpark for what it will actually sell for
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Old Jan 21, 2016, 07:45 AM   #3
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Yes, I've gone through what good quality Evo's are priced at here on this list as well as Craig's List. I've documented all of that information. BUT I need a Pro Car Appraiser to take my case to the insurance company. The insurance company has a list with all the mods I've done to my Evo as well as the list of comparable Evo's up and down the West Coast. See, the insurance company is thinking of killing my car and I want the car fixed. So the weight of an experienced appraiser my be necessary to achieve my goal of keeping and having my car repaired.



Sadly all of the appraisers we have talked to know nothing about or have no passion for cars, all they want to know is what I want to get out of the car for a cash value. They are clueless when I tell them I want my car repaired.


No selling my car to the insurance company and then buying it back with a branded title is not an option. That would lose me 30-50% of value. As well as limiting the type and extent of insurance coverage that would be available and the price for that insurance.


So, now does anyone know a good appraiser I can talk to?


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Ah, thought it was for selling. Best of luck fighting the insurance company on that one, don't expect them to cave quickly and pay out what you think the car is worth. Mods won't add much and I'm not sure how those will pay out unless you have some weird policy on the insurance that also covers a certain % of the value of mods on the car
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it is called a declared value policy, check into it if you have a highly modified car
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See, the insurance company is thinking of killing my car and I want the car fixed.
Reconsider letting them total the car and then buy it back from them. Then you can decide whether to fix it or part it out. The car is going to end up with a branded title either way.
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Well Not Really So..........................

This has become a very interesting and emotional story for me. If I get a chance and the moderators allow me to I'll post a story of the experience. Yes, that was one option to sell the car to the insurance company and buy it back. I was also offered, by the insurance company a total amount to fix the car, and retain the title to the vehicle so it would not be branded by the accident.

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This has become a very interesting and emotional story for me. If I get a chance and the moderators allow me to I'll post a story of the experience. Yes, that was one option to sell the car to the insurance company and buy it back. I was also offered, by the insurance company a total amount to fix the car, and retain the title to the vehicle so it would not be branded by the accident.

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I'll allow it.
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