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Very sad to say I crashed my 2013 with no collision coverage. Have not seen the accident report yet, I think one of us fell asleep and it may have been me. Good news is nobody got hurt.

Best car I ever owned, was getting 47-50 miles on a charge. Hit on the drivers side front corner, hood, windshield, rear door and drivetrain undamaged (except for charge port). Airbags deployed. Have sent pics to Chevy dealer, they stopped the estimate when it got to $13K.

Car is located near Spokane WA. Have L1 charger, hitch and 2 keyfobs. Currently waiting for a salvage bid.
 

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Car is located near Spokane WA. Have L1 charger, hitch and 2 keyfobs. Currently waiting for a salvage bid.
I might be interested in the L1 charger, maybe rims too. Did the left front wheel survive? I'm in Yakima so I could pick them up.


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I might be interested in the L1 charger, maybe rims too. Did the left front wheel survive? I'm in Yakima so I could pick them up.


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Also, do you have any other salvageable items? Factory floor mats? Volt shelf? Removable armrest for the back seat?


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I was alone, struck front corner of other vehicle, have not seen accident report yet.

Local salvage yard says not much call for parts, offering me $900 less towing.

Have the front Weathertech liners and original floor mats in good condition. Think left front wheel is probably toast. Tires were replaced about 15K ago with the Pirellis.
 

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First, I am glad you are okay. The Volt did its job and gave its life for you. Now whether you fell asleep or had another kind of medical event remains to be seen but the fact that you walked away is a blessing.

That being said, the active lane keep assist in the Gen 2 has definitely been a nice safety feature.

I would imagine you can get more if you sell off individual pieces on your own. The infotainment head unit alone has to be $200-300.
 

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Yes no one got hurt that is the main thing. I was a little in shock but no whiplash, cuts or airbag bruises.

The highway had just been repaved and had no painted center or fog lines, so that might be a factor. Only those little square temporary reflectors and they had been oversprayed with black tar. Would the lane assist have worked under that circumstance?

To add insult to calamity, when I went to the tow yard to retrieve my personal possessions everything of value (laptop, big bin of electrical tools) had been stolen. The Police are telling me they were on the inventory list so we'll see how that turns out.
 

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Glad you're okay - yet another fortunate driver whose life may well have been saved because they were driving a Volt.

The (aluminum) hood looks like it might be salvageable, and those things aren't cheap... ask me how I know! ;-)

I agree with the other posters saying you should part it out yourself. It may be some work, but there are tons of little bits and pieces that are worth a few bucks - practically everything that's not damaged could probably be resold if you're willing to put in the time. Remember how much GM would charge for each of those parts!
 

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Not carrying collision on a newish car in hindsight hurts, unless you are wealthy enough to be self-insured. But given the y it looks from on the driver's side, I think it's totaled. So if you are self-insured, then this is the perfect opportunity to go get a gen2 or a used ELR. If not, then it's a downgrade to whatever you can afford, just don't compound the issue by getting something new.

The salvage yards will always try to lowball you as their role in life is to make a profit. Certainly Camry or Accord parts move faster, but on the other hand because volts are so rare in comparison, having one allows them to charge more for the parts. Supply and demand. If you want to part it out yourself, you'll need the space (an empty garage) and the time and energy. Plus check your local laws and ordinances.

Good luck trying to make lemonade out of lemons.
 

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I would imagine you can get more if you sell off individual pieces on your own. The infotainment head unit alone has to be $200-300.
I just bought a used 2013 head unit in January when mine died... ebay prices were mostly $80-150 but I got mine for $42. It's a common part with some Malibus, so it's not as rare as it would be otherwise. The real @#$! is that it's VIN-locked and the dealer wasn't even able to unlock it (though they sure charged me for trying). Had to send it out to someone else who charged a lot, then the dealer charged me again to program it. Ended up spending over $600 to properly install my $42 radio. Sure miss the good 'ol days where I could replace my radio with anything I wanted and it was under $100 (and not having one installed didn't cripple the car). Ok, rant over...
 

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Used parts for the Volt are actually in higher demand just because there are very few aftermarket parts available for this car.

I paid $100 for a used passenger side rear view mirror after I stupidly cracked mine backing up too close to a fence.
 
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