2003 Mazdaspeed Protege Totaled By Drunk Driver

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2003 MSP (RIP)
Hi all,
Long time lurker. I'm actually the brother of this account and his 2003 Mazdaspeed Protege was blindsided by a drunk driver early in the morning sending both the drunk driver and my own brother to the hospital. He woke up in the ER and was home the next day with a few broken bones and crutches. Drunk driver on the other hand is probably handcuffed to her hospital bed....

Hes always delegated the car work to me so now I guess its time to weigh our options while we open a legal case and seek payment for all the damages caused.

Passenger front side was hit hard and has pushed the radiator support up against the turbo manifold. Rear passenger quarter was smashed in too which crushed the entire rear window.

I'm putting out a feeler for an entire car to be picked up in one go minus the Racing Hart wheels (my keepsake to be used on another Mazda). If this proves to be unsuccessful, we might consider parting it out which might yield more money but is time consuming to pull everything unique to this car (engine ,transmission, suspension, interior, branded items etc...).

The only mods were:
Injen Intake (stock intake in storage)
Revised rear swaybar bushing

Graphic images ahead:
http://imgur.com/6OFnzro
http://imgur.com/J2vuzLR

Located in San Jose, CA

Shoot me a PM if interested. More details to follow...
 
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ZealoustheEnder

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2003 MSP
Glad your bro is good. Get a lawyer and take time make sure your brother is whole. Insurance will cover a enough for a used msp. They did in my case last year. I got 6k, which will net you a good running speed.

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83 RX-7 Gsl, 2000 Mazda Protege LX, 2011 Mazda3 Sport i
glad your bro is good. Get a lawyer and take time make sure your brother is whole. Insurance will cover a enough for a used msp. They did in my case last year. I got 6k, which will net you a good running speed.

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hell ya!
 
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2003 MSP (RIP)
Interested in this being a part out! [emoji16]

I just might start pulling off all the stuff I think is worth saving. How much can a black/alacantra interior go for? branded plastics? I may need a price guide for the specific things...
 

ZealoustheEnder

Contributor
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2003 MSP
I just might start pulling off all the stuff I think is worth saving. How much can a black/alacantra interior go for? branded plastics? I may need a price guide for the specific things...
I payed insurance to keep my car and only broke even. Let the car to and get a new one. You could probably get steal rims and save the wheels spoiler stuff like that. But don't buy the car back from insurance, it is not worth it.

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hornsfan10609

Certified Mazda Tech
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2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege x2
Depends what insurance wants for the car. If it is in his driveway it looks like he already bought it back.

Post up a thread and post what prices seem reasonable. You could probably get some money back but there won't be a huge profit to be made. May be best to just swap the parts onto another donor car.

Sorry to see the car looking like that, glad your brother is alright.
 
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2003 MSP (RIP)
Depends what insurance wants for the car. If it is in his driveway it looks like he already bought it back.

Post up a thread and post what prices seem reasonable. You could probably get some money back but there won't be a huge profit to be made. May be best to just swap the parts onto another donor car.

Sorry to see the car looking like that, glad your brother is alright.

Thanks. My brother only had liability insurance at the time of the accident. But because he was put into the hospital losing out on wages, lack of transportation and just general suffering, we're opening a case against the driver to get back what he had before and then some.

My brother had other superficial things installed onto the car like gauges and newer stereo deck, I just made the decision to pay the tow yard to release it so I can grab that and other things before the corpse is hauled off somewhere. This weekend the interior is coming out, as well as the sways, and exhaust. The engine and transmission is going to take a bit of elbow grease and a sawzall to remove...
 
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2003 MSP (RIP)
Hi all,
Thanks for waiting. The car has been junked, the only things I couldn't save: Bare engine w/ harness and intake manifold only, transmission, shifter, shocks, springs, surviving glass/surviving body panels, rear bumper and front and rear brakes and random grey interior bits.

Here is what I did extract, which took a while since most of my free time in the summer was spent else where. In a related note, the install of certain items definitely felt like an aftermarket shop did it but close to OEM quality finish, so kudos to the Mazdaspeed team.

Kenwood Sound System
Complete with most of the harness, 4 speakers, rear sub holder and amp, brackets and hardware, rear speaker blanks, kenwood deck. Fix the terminals on the amp that were bent in the accident and you're good to go.
http://imgur.com/d2faVON
http://imgur.com/F1f6E4G

Nearly Complete Interior
Rear seats including the bench, door panels front and back, side sills (front ones have mazdaspeed branding on the metal accent, rear ones dont), center console with cf accents, shifter surround, steering wheel (airbag deployed, but rest of wheel is good and color coordinated), Mazdaspeed branded speedometer with bezel, mazdaspeed branded front mats, rear mats (not branded), front seats

http://imgur.com/XWNtJ1v
http://imgur.com/gMg5sCq
http://imgur.com/tsc0Ivc
http://imgur.com/m6F8bl9
http://imgur.com/UYjMlSh
http://imgur.com/gxtm8pG


Racing Beat Front and Rear Sway Bars
Comes with REAR SUBFRAME ,and front subframe brace
http://imgur.com/KI7ohNq

Racing Beat Exhaust System
Muffler, cat back AND pre and post cat with second O2 sensor attached
http://imgur.com/LtTBFcb
http://imgur.com/yUczD7f

Side Skirts and Rear Skirt
Body painted the same as the car, Black Mica. Bent front strut tower bar is free if you wanna try to bend it back to normal...
http://imgur.com/gmMltLW

Entire Rear Truck deck with Mazdaspeed badging and early type wing
http://imgur.com/QhMYrkM

Engine Stuff
Callaway Turbo Manifold w/ Garret t25 turbo and down pipe. Still spins freely. All coolant and oil fittings included. Mazdaspeed branded heat shield. Manifold studs snapped so you'll need to have a machine shop extract and replace them
Injen MSP Intake w/o maf
MSP ECU
Mazdaspeed branded plastic cover (has a crack in it that can be easily fixed)

http://imgur.com/7QQgv9q
http://imgur.com/4l0Ko2k
http://imgur.com/KDkSjej
http://imgur.com/bvSThq0
http://imgur.com/V20tTAK
http://imgur.com/YlXSmw3


I'll entertain offers but I'll put on some prices later on a formalized for sale thread when I have some more free time. Local pick up is not only welcome, its encouraged! Located in San Jose, CA.

I have already shared this on imgur as a public album

vitrium at gmail dot com
 
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Mazdaspeed Protege
I am very interested in the steering wheel, the stock intake, and at least the wiring harness of the speaker system, maybe the sub too. (PO of mine hacked in their own sub, and I haven't torn into that yet to see why I only have front speakers).
 

hornsfan10609

Certified Mazda Tech
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2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege x2
That wheel and interior are in great condition. How many miles were on the car?

Aroundincircles- That's an 03 wheel with orange stitching, won't match/be correct on an 03.5 that has yellow stitching.
 
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Mazdaspeed Protege
Aroundincircles- That's an 03 wheel with orange stitching, won't match/be correct on an 03.5 that has yellow stitching.

I'm going to be wrapping it. The wheel in mine is very deteriorated, to the point I cannot re-cover or wrap it so the color of the stitching won't matter too much. I have yet to find a matching one for mine at all.
 
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2003 MSP (RIP)
I'll post prices soon but I'm trying to keep most of the bits together, trying not to un-group individual parts. The sub assembly is a bit big and heavy so shipping and packaging might be expensive.
 
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Mazdaspeed Protege
I'll post prices soon but I'm trying to keep most of the bits together, trying not to un-group individual parts. The sub assembly is a bit big and heavy so shipping and packaging might be expensive.

Ok, I need to see how complete mine is. I may just take the steering wheel. Since I can live with just two speakers, but my wheel is falling apart.

And do you have to stock intake still?
 
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2003 MSP (RIP)
That wheel and interior are in great condition. How many miles were on the car?

Aroundincircles- That's an 03 wheel with orange stitching, won't match/be correct on an 03.5 that has yellow stitching.

The car had about 100K miles on it and my brother kept pretty good maintenance for it. Also helped that he cleaned it out often. Which reminds me, he wanted to know what chassis number his black mica was for the 2003 run. The pdf files are gone from the main thread. Can anyone help me out? I have the VIN number
 
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2003 MSP (RIP)
Ok, I need to see how complete mine is. I may just take the steering wheel. Since I can live with just two speakers, but my wheel is falling apart.

And do you have to stock intake still?

I'm asking my brother to find the injen box because I knew he placed in the OEM intake there. The stock long intake tube from the turbo to the throttle body was borked in the accident, but the parts the injen intake replaced should be around, I'll update this weekend.
 
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Mazdaspeed Protege
I'm asking my brother to find the injen box because I knew he placed in the OEM intake there. The stock long intake tube from the turbo to the throttle body was borked in the accident, but the parts the injen intake replaced should be around, I'll update this weekend.

Ok thanks. I sent you an email, you can respond to that. I mostly need the filter housing the one in mine is broken and barely holds together.