I can’t see the photo. Sorry to hear. Glad to hear you all made it out relatively unharmed.
Yup, this right here. Expect the first offer for a settlement to be $1-5k low. Good luck!Remember that you can find similar listings to show to the insurance company to negotiate on what fair market value would be.
Sorry for the needless collision caused by a careless driver. Glad nobody was seriously injured.we don't want to buy it now when we really need the bigger car
I think I fixed the picture problem. The interior is fine except for the two front airbags. As far as body work goes, at the very minimum I see both fenders, hood, grill, bumper cover, all the stuff under the bumper cover, AC condensor and the radiator. Not sure about suspension, I didn't look. I will check autotempest, thanks for the tip. Unfortunately time is important, so I can't take months looking for the right car.I can't see the photo either. Sorry to hear. Losing a car sucks, but it's better than losing people.
Remember that you can find similar listings to show to the insurance company to negotiate on what fair market value would be.
Outside of that, hard to say much without the photo. IMO if you have all 3 of the trifecta (body work, interior work, engine/suspension work), a total is likely. Usually you can get away with any two but not all three.
As for finding a similar replacement, I won't lie, it might not be a quick process, but my recommendation would be to search on AutoTempest. After my 2010 Accord was totaled, I searched on AutoTempest for nearly a year and a half before I found my beautiful low mileage well-maintained 2012 Accord. I'm getting closer to a year since I got it, and it has filled in for the 2010 excellently and then some. It feels better than the 2010 in every way while still being familiar.
Thanks. I figure at this mileage a few cars will not have had the timing belt service done, and I don't want to do it again nor do I want to pay big bucks to have someone else do it. I am familiar with VCM misfires as my car had that expensive ring work paid for by Honda back around 50k miles. I did not know cats were an issue with this car. I did know about spool valve leaks killing alternators. I will check to see if the alternator is a Denso, if it looks newer.Glad everyone is safe. It will be tough though to get a well maintained replacement with this vintage as the ones you will find for sale most likely are being traded in for issues like the VCM, bad cats, or oil leaks at the spool valve etc..
Thanks for your input. Unfortunately I am not in a position to do the work myself. I am in the process of selling our house, so that takes priority and will keep me busy for a while. If the rails are not tweaked, it looks like just replacing bolt on parts. I figure hood, fends, bumper cover, grill, bumper reinforcement bar, AC condenser and radiator. I could do all of that except for the AC condenser that requires special machinery. But who knows what other hidden damage is under there?Yeah, it honestly doesn't look quite as bad as I was expecting given your description.
Airbag work = interior work and that will add an extra layer to this job. With that level of front end damage there is almost certainly mechanical work to be done with the AC condenser/radiator. With my Odyssey, I got lucky that out of the 3 collisions it's been in, 2 of them saw no airbags deploy and the one where the airbags did deploy, there was little to no body damage. Otherwise mine probably would have been totaled.
Seems repairable with some work but not by you unless you want to take on a decent sized project.
with the front beam smacked like that, its likely worse than it looks.Its not as bad as I thought. This can be repaired but you need a body shop guy for work and if you get it professionally done, it will be expensive. Which is why the insurance will total it due to the bags plus the front end work needed and the fact that the vehicle is fairly old.