Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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However you value the car in tangible dollars, it's totaled. Parts are expensive, but it's the labor that will kill you. Speaking of which, I'm glad the car did its job and your hubby is here to argue about it.
Speaking of whom, if he has the chops or interest to learn, he could undertake the repairs himself, at least most of them. It's going to have to go on a rack to be sure the subframes are properly positioned and to have it inspected for hard-to-see damage.
If you have a place to strip it, you might see what the insurance company wants to let you buy it back. Then you could part it out, but at 220K lots of the stuff isn't going to carry much value...although the engine is relatively rare. Or you might find another person with a C43 that needs lots of it and would just buy it as a parts car.
Either way, even if it were to be repaired, it is likely never to be quite the same.
Read the insurance policy closely. Some policies allow you to require the insurance company to replace the car, so they'd have to go find a similar one. At the least that might end up getting you some more dough, because the C43 is pretty rare.
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