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Owned my Karma for about a year. Low mileage driver so far.
Took it out of winter storage and 2 weeks later a lady backed into my Door.
Looking for a driver's side door, window and mirror. Dealer has been looking for over 6 weeks. She has good insurance, but I have no parts.
 

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doors are hard to come by, even when fisker was in business. my advice would be to start looking at the junkyards for totaled vehicles.
 

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Let the insurance company total it and then you can buy it back from them. For a few grand and then find the door. I think they have 30 days to be able to get the part and repair.


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I'd let them total it, buy it back, but part it out. You could get some good money for the rest of the parts. Buy another Karma to drive.
 

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Let the insurance company total it and then you can buy it back from them. For a few grand and then find the door. I think they have 30 days to be able to get the part and repair.


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Do the insurance companies just let you buy it back from them so easily and so cheaply?
 

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Don't think the insurance companies are so fast to settle on totaling a car . I have one car in the body shop for over 6 months the owner ended having to sue the insurance company they finally totaled the car .
Since its been totaled he still hasn't seen a check and part of the agreement he would keep the car . It's was hit in the front and chassis brace behind the front bumper is bent .
My dealership might be buying this car to part out . I also have another car that the insurance company agreed to total 20 year drove it through three foot foot of water while the car was in ice hydro locked the motor destroyed the generator and coupler .

That car might be sold too V.L. Automotive
 

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Hi Folks,
Been lurking here for a while as I love these cars. Don't own one yet but I've been in the same situaltion from an insurance standpoint. I owned a Pontiac Solstice Coupe (same engine you folks have in your Karma's) They made about 1200 of these before GM pulled the plug on the brand. I got hit, not bad at all. Allstate eventually totaled the car because they could not find parts (though a lot of the parts were common with the convertible of which there a tons of). They would NOT sell it back to me for any reason. All of their totalled vehicles go to Copart for auction. If you've ever dealt with them it's a nightmare. They move cars around with forklifts like they were rocks. By the time the car came up for auction there was triple the damage that when it got there. This insurance policy is something recent as I too bought a car back for pennies on the dollar years ago, probably liability BS
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I had a truck become a submarine years ago, it was insured with State Farm, I bought it back from them for a fraction of what they gave me for it, drained all the fluids, and it fired right up after some very minor work, but they also issued it with a "reconditioned" title, which means it was a total loss at one time, which obviously kills the value. From some of the posts here, they may no longer offer that as an option, but I was able to do it 15 or so years ago.
 

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Owned my Karma for about a year. Low mileage driver so far.
Took it out of winter storage and 2 weeks later a lady backed into my Door.
Looking for a driver's side door, window and mirror. Dealer has been looking for over 6 weeks. She has good insurance, but I have no parts.
Have you tried Karmaman? He may be able to make a fiberglass copy of your door. Of course it depends on the extent of damage it sustained.
 

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Country/manufacturer of body parts

Does anyone know for sure what company and in what country the body parts (especially doors) are made? Obviously assembled in Finland and qualifies as 50% American made, but I assume that the battery did most of the qualification for "50% Made in America".
 

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I can make the skins but in fiberglass only at this time which honestly I don't recommend. For 2 reasons, one you are compromising the structural aspect of the door but cutting metal out and installing fiberglass and so if you are in an accident there is much less strength there and more risk of intrusion into the cabin and second you really need a skilled body guy to install fiberglass skins in a metal door. I don't think I am your guy for this one. On the other hand if you needed a bumper, fender, rocker panel that isn't an issue and Lormax has those available from me.


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agree Fiber Glass not an option

I agree with the down side of the FIberglass plus door is dented in so far that my body shop guy's advice is that the beam inside is bent (and probably the window mechanism, etc. Damage is not just superficial dent. Thanks for the help.
 

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I agree with the down side of the FIberglass plus door is dented in so far that my body shop guy's advice is that the beam inside is bent (and probably the window mechanism, etc. Damage is not just superficial dent. Thanks for the help.
Oh well....thought I would try to prevent totaling of the car.
 
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