Don't say things before you know the facts, he bought the car new and BABIED the shit out of it:
-64k original miles
-never in snow and barely driven in winter at all
-the entire body of the car had not a single door ding scratch scuff or flaw of any kind, with the exception of a chip the size of a pen tip
-interior looks never sat in, literally could pass for new in any showroom
-not one curb was ever hit by the wheels
-tires have full tread and the tank was literally filled with 93 2 miles before the accident
Now, I'm sure you'll agree that before the crash this car was about as good as it gets, still think I should just crush it?!
PS, I'd like to add that I'd agree with you wholeheartedly if it was a typical 14 year old car, with typical miles and rust and door dings etc etc. I wouldn't have even taken the car home if I didn't know it was worth fixing.