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insurance result...decisions...

so as some of you may know, my mazda was totalled about a month ago. Well after alot of waiting i finally got my result.

I get 3700bucks......and i get to keep the mazda! dont know how that worked out.....but it did

so now its decision time and i need help figuring out what to do with it!!

right now the mazda needs part of a cab, door, bed and rear axle.

i already have a rear axle and a bed soon..doors are easy to get and there might be a possibility of me getting that part of the cab i need too off my friends parts ranger. so fixing it isnt too much of an issue for me.

what im trying to figure out is.......what do i do with it?

Just fix it and paint it?
Bag it?
Prerunner?

i feel like just fixing it would be fine and be smart with the money and save it for other stuff...but on the other hand my urge to mod things is coming around...

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if i were you id fix it back to the way it was and save the rest of the money, with the way times are now, you may need it....
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if i were you id fix it back to the way it was and save the rest of the money, with the way times are now, you may need it....
ya thats what im starting to think......i think i just need more convincing though hah

i mean with the money i could probably just put down like 1000-1500 which would mainly be for paint and my truck would be back on its feet again and id have the rest of that money to save and put away......and also finish up my ranger the right way too lol but its a big toss up right now
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fix it how it was, then drop in a 4.6 or a 5.0l, it'll be way sick. And make sure to keep the wheels the same
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fix it how it was, then drop in a 4.6 or a 5.0l, it'll be way sick. And make sure to keep the wheels the same
lol i have to find 2 new ones to buy...
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Just fix it and use the rest on the trail beast!
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prerunner it. then with that money, you could get a damn good start. besides with glass youll need paint...

or get a doubler or an atlas in the ranger
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Keep it the way it is. It was one of the best looking newer mazda's. Plus keeping it low will give you something with decent MPG's unlike your trail ****...it gets around, but it ain't cheap lol.
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Keep it the way it is. It was one of the best looking newer mazda's. Plus keeping it low will give you something with decent MPG's unlike your trail ****...it gets around, but it ain't cheap lol.
hah well i hope you dont mind it turning into a steppie then!
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hah well i hope you dont mind it turning into a steppie then!
It'll be interesting thats for sure
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I'd probably either try and fix it as cheaply as possible and then sell it or just part it out. Since your Ranger drives and everything now just daily that and either use the money to buy upgrades for it or spend it on other stuff you need.
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me personally, i would use it as a toy, and try to find a new vehicle. but i dont know how your financial situation and all is, so fixing it may be better
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Take the $3700 and put it towards a new vehicle. With the price of new vehicles now, might as well get one. Let the poor truck rest in peace.
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me personally, i would use it as a toy, and try to find a new vehicle. but i dont know how your financial situation and all is, so fixing it may be better
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Take the $3700 and put it towards a new vehicle. With the price of new vehicles now, might as well get one. Let the poor truck rest in peace.
....why a new vehicle? i dont need anymore than what i have right now....plus i dont want more payments.
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maybe not new, but maybe new to you.
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Put a LS1 in it.
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save your money, times are tuff.. and i know you probably have college coming up, meaning work is tough and spare money is hard to come by (just ask me how i know).. seriously... just DD the beast and save you money, youll thank yourself later! trust me
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at least stay brand loyal and do a 4.6 or 5.4....
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lol if this thing was a manual......id do it...

Truck Mazda2000 LOW milage$3550obo
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and yet another tempation....

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/1691788901.html
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Tempting yes, but I bet its more cost effective to repair your truck. If anything get a new bed and fix the corner and just throw it in primer for now.
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Tempting yes, but I bet its more cost effective to repair your truck. If anything get a new bed and fix the corner and just throw it in primer for now.
i need more friends like you lol
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Randy.... I'd fix it and keep some change. Leave it primed or painted whatever color the parts are or whatever. Then down the road, have fresh sprayed on. Who knows...might wanna paint it a different colour. Why waste the $$ getting it to look right only to have to respray it anyway. Of course, that's only if you don't like the colour of the truck....which I happen to like it.

Don't prerunner it...there goes the whole reason for the truck.....econoDD.

I know a cat who may be saying goodbye to his wheels that happen to be exactly like the ones on your maz....
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Randy.... I'd fix it and keep some change. Leave it primed or painted whatever color the parts are or whatever. Then down the road, have fresh sprayed on. Who knows...might wanna paint it a different colour. Why waste the $$ getting it to look right only to have to respray it anyway. Of course, that's only if you don't like the colour of the truck....which I happen to like it.

Don't prerunner it...there goes the whole reason for the truck.....econoDD.

I know a cat who may be saying goodbye to his wheels that happen to be exactly like the ones on your maz....
you and sonic are why i post these kinda things......yall keep me in check and keep it practical!

i think i will do this. get a few parts i need for the mazda and maybe put a couple hundred....or more into the ranger, but save the bulk of it.
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Yeah....what you got....IS A BLESSING!!! Very shocked you got that much AND kept the truck!!! Take advantage of it!! If it was just the money and not hte truck, I'd be saying something different...but you got lucky and should be wise about it.
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