Q50 Sport Twin Turbo - Totalled in Accident - Value Advice

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Q50 Sport Twin Turbo - Totalled in Accident - Value Advice

Postby Beth1433 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:28 pm

My BF totalled his 2016 Q50 Sport Twin Turbo last week. Has anyone totalled one before? I doubt it, but going out on a limb, LOL! He bought it in February and paid $21,000 for it, and it had 49k miles it has 55k miles now. The insurance company is offering $16,000 if they take the car, and $12,000 if he keeps it. It's not driveable. The amount they're offering him seems really low. Do you think he should keep it, and sell parts to make up for the difference? Turbo is still in tact and transmission. New tires. New tinted windows. I'm trying to upload pics.

I also own an Infiniti that I've had for a LONG time, a 2006 M35 Sport. I got into an accident in 2011, and they paid $16,000 worth of damage to fix it. It's been going ever since. I have 225,000 miles on it.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Q50 Sport Twin Turbo - Totalled in Accident - Value Advice

Postby AZhitman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:57 pm

Never take the first offer from the insurance company.

Basically, you have to make a case that he can't replace the car for that. Find comparable cars with similar mileage for sale. Three to five within 500 miles is enough. Copy the links, and send them to the adjuster. Also, find the exact KBB private party value.

Truthfully, they're probably not too far off. It's 5 years old and has 55k miles. If they offered $20k, I'd take it and smile.

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Re: Q50 Sport Twin Turbo - Totalled in Accident - Value Advice

Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:03 am

You simply cannot buy a 2016 Q50 Sport (they are all twin tubos) for 16000 dollars if its in good condition.
You can buy 2015 non turbos for that price all day long.

If its RedSport w/ the 400hp engine instead of the regular Sport the price difference is even bigger.

But 16 Sports. no.
I been looking at the cars almost every day on autotrader and cargurus.

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Re: Q50 Sport Twin Turbo - Totalled in Accident - Value Advice

Postby audtatious » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:47 am

Go through KBB.com and other sites which list values of used cars (private party, not trade-in), add all options, and see what they come back with. Use that to fight the insurance agency.

I ran a 2016 Q50 RS RWD through KBB with 55k miles, standard equipment, and the private party value was in the 23k-26k range. I then ran a fully loaded AWD through and the value range was from 25k-29k.

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