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Posted by 93AWDDSM, Nov 3, 2018

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  1. 93AWDDSM

    93AWDDSM Proven Member

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    Where to start from now?
    My 1992 talon was stolen March of this year. I just received a letter from the police regarding it was found on October 29th and is in impound - additional notes said "appears to be stripped and may not be drive able"

    They want almost $500 for me just to get it out, even though it was in my possession to begin with. I will take a look on Monday to see the extent of damage, if it's beyond repair should I just let it go and find a new one?

    I had quite a bit of parts that are most likely gone from it now. I have some spare stuff laying around but I'm not sure if I could piece it back together.

    Sorry for the rant!​
     

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  2. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    If the shell is clean then its worth the $500 buy in alone.
     
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  3. Vegas smith

    Vegas smith Proven Member

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    I guess it depends on what's left.
     
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  4. 93AWDDSM

    93AWDDSM Proven Member

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    I have a daily as of now so we'll see. I know the fmic, bov, ecu and mcmd logging cable is gone for sure as well as the stereo but if it has the motor and transmission still. I think I can work with it. I have a spare almost gutted 1GA I've been selling parts off it's just a shell but damn so I miss acceleration LOL the Camry I drive could probably lose to a turtle in a straight shot!

    I'm going to keep this random post going, I'll add pics once I see what has been done to it.

    Lol pic attached is before it was stolen :(
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  5. techboy

    techboy Proven Member

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    I can't believe they even found the car after that many months. That's crazy.
     
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  6. 93AWDDSM

    93AWDDSM Proven Member

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    I expected it to be gone but for some reason kept the key. So gusss we'll see tomorrow!
     
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  7. tametalon92

    tametalon92 Proven Member

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    I'm confused how the police are trying to charge you for impound fees. If you have the title you can claim your vehicle and prove ownership, they're required to hand it over, at least here they are. My buddy's Honda has been knicked twice here and they found it both times, he just had to bring in proof of ownership and it was his.

    Either way, if the drivetrain is still intact, it's worth getting back, but I'd be fighting those costs, or see if insurance can cover it.
     
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  8. 93AWDDSM

    93AWDDSM Proven Member

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    Yeah it's a pain. Even as the "victim" when they found the car "abandoned" not only did they tow it and charge outrageous amount but the police actually gave me a ticket for vehicle abandonment! Like WTF! I'm fighting that for sure. Washington state sucks and the place my car is at is lowest of low type of people trying to grab every Pennie.

    Edit: sorry, the police are not charging me the fee, the towing company is. The police just happened to roll by it and cited it as an abandoned vehicle even though i had a police report filed and they didn't even call me when they found it! Straight sketch and called tow company to try and make their money.
     
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  9. Vegas smith

    Vegas smith Proven Member

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    It's unbelievable how much money these tow companies are allowed to charge.
     
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  10. tametalon92

    tametalon92 Proven Member

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    That makes more sense. But I can for sure tell you the tow companies are definitely in cahoots with the police. And yes the rates that tow companies can charge is criminal. I'd love to see someone give me a complete, itemized and justifiable breakdown on charges for that situation.
     
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  11. 93AWDDSM

    93AWDDSM Proven Member

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    I signed the title over to those crooks. The car was dismantled like no other, everything was gone. Hurt me deep especially since I did all the damn work too it! Even as it sat, no fenders motor, transmission, interior nothing, they wanted now 700+8.4% tax. I said you're jokin I'm not paying that for a scrap car.

    Only had liability on it. I guess you live and learn. Next time that mofo is getting a kill switch/chipped!
     
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