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Originally posted by bigbeefy
I just totaled my car a month ago. Went deer hunting at 65 mph lol. I have full coverage. The insurance company didn't give me blue book value for my car, they actually shopped local dealers for my specific make and mileage and gave me dealership sticker value. They paid me within days of declaring it totaled.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by IrishCream
I'll tell you this for comparison. Until recently I owned a 1995 Cadillac. It was a family inheritance thing so it had meaning for me. Quite a lot of it, actually. It was hit once about 3 years ago in a rear end my wife was driving. I got $3,500 in a check for repairs and she got a few thousand for medical and discomfort for the impact issues.
The same car....not fully repaired from the first impact (so tell me about real market value..lol) was hit 2 years ago and this one was the capper. 45Mph and she freely admitted she hit the gas instead of the brake approaching our stopped car in traffic. I was in that one and it was one hell of a hit. This one tweaked the frame.
$4,500 for car repair/replacement ... $10,500 for her medical and ongoing issues ..which this impact just compounded previous problems and made a heck of a mess ... and that all came after medical itself was paid for.
So... Don't take pennies on the dollar for an offer on that car because they tell you it's not worth much. That's not the point. What is repair or replacement cost to have another one parked there and in roughly the same condition and function as THAT one was (And it was a nice car.. really.. It WAS a nice car... REALLY... )