How would a $14500.00 not at fault collision affect my 4100 mile 2012 Jetta TDI?
How would a $14500.00 not my fault collision affect my new-purchase 2012 VW TDI Jetta with 4100 miles?
a much less trade allowance?
Let's see if I have this straight. You, rocketman got in a smashemup that was not your fault that the collision shop want's $14,500 to fix. What are you asking? How it will effect you car in the future? Who's fault it was won't change that, you have me confused when you say that. But I'm easily confused. I am going on the assumption the PersonX's insurance paid for it and now it's fixed after a near total. Predict the future? Not I..but if it was repaired by a competent, reputable body/frame collision repair shop it should have no effect
Except jimmy has a valid point. If/when you try to sell or trade it in, and, say, I want to buy it. I get a Carfax that shows that it was nearly totaled at one point, I would not buy it
This is one of those "It is what it is" scenarios...and I'm sorry that it happened to you. If it were me though, I'd see if i could get your Insurance Company to declare it a TOTAL loss ($14,000+ worth of damage sounds pretty damn severe). SOME Insurance companies (usually larger, more established ones) MAY do this...The same BS ones (like Safe Auto) won't. As was stated above, it will remain on your CarFax like a prison record and when it comes time to sell or trade, you'll take another hit (pun intended) financially.
As previously stated,it depends on how effectively it was repaired,many shops that just do not have the correct stuff to work on today's cars,if the shop is upto date on it's tooling and techniques,then you should be ok.Was the hit in the front ,side ,or rear?If the bags get deployed that can run costs up very fast,as a lot must be replaced when they deploy.But you will take a second hit come trade in time ,once it's on the carfax its there for the life of the car,sort of poor credit report for your car,only you can not do anything about it.
Does it dogtrack? If it does the rolling stock is compromized, and will not resell if it gets a salvage title because the insurance company says so- get rid of this buggy, take the pittance and get another, try to stay out of harm's way. A guy ran a redlight and took away my first love '59 ponitac, the settlement was just enough to pay the lawyer...and I end up with some inconvenience for something was NOT my fault. You take your knocks and move forward- dog track...not cute...avoid.
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