Originally Posted by JamesWilson2
Not significant damage...estimate using all SOA parts & high labor was $1800.....actual damage is a wheel cover, some scuffs on the side mirror and fender, and a missing mud flap and fender liner. You can hardly tell. They may Total it because of the repair cost though. I love this car, and it's hard to find a Wagon with a 5-speed. I'd like to keep the car if I can.
I tell all my friends, family, coworkers and associates that if you can get a car totaled after an accident, then try to as hard are you can. I have been in many many cars that had even modest accidents (rear ended resulting in a new rear bumper, muffler and trunk lid) and the car never drives or feels the same. My moms 06 CRV feels weird and has a few new buzzes and rattles and the exhaust doesn't hang right. This is after a rear ending where Liberty Mutual paid almost $5k to repair it. I told her to make them total it but she didn't try...now she is regretting it.