Originally Posted by 09rexwagon
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.
I am still wondering how you "make" an insurance company declare a car a total. There is a 70-75% threshold industry wide. Either it totals or it wont.