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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2016, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Do you think my car is totaled?

I was wondering if you guys think my car is totaled by the looks of these pictures. So I was driving straight passing midway through a green light and a guy turned left and t boned me. He didn't yield so he was at fault. 4 airbags deployed; the driver's knee airbags, the steering wheel airbag, the 2 sides airbags. My insurance is state farm. If you guys can judge by the looks of the pictures if its totaled or not, it will be greatly helpful!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-11-2016, 04:22 AM
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How does it drive?
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Hard to say. Depends on the condition of the front crumple zone, I would think, and whether your suspension can be put back correctly. The side area can probably be fixed but it may look a bit odd (like the space between the door and fender may no longer be parallel).
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 04:47 PM
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The damage is excessive though it looks repairable. The sensors and plastic bumper will set you back more than the value of the car. If it were some junk asian car, the repair cost would be minimal. Once the air bags deploy, that seems to be a default death knell


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 08:43 PM
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It's a newer long the repair value doesn't exceed 75% of the car's value (not applicable to every insurance, and definitely not applicable to every state), it wont be totalled.

I see these kind of cars show up in my shop all day long. 20k repair costs and above are approved, even on cars MSRP for 30ks...

--1998 MB E300TD 280k
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Was just at a body shop picking up some things and they had a 2015 C300 there that had what looked to be about 35-40% less damage than the pictures show in this thread and the estimate is $22,000. Based on that I fear that the car in this thread may end up being a write off.
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Year an model would help. If it is that much damage and all the air bags it is a good chance that its done.

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