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    • LushesFaith
    • By LushesFaith 16th Apr 18, 10:53 PM
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    Keep the Car or Buy New One
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    • 16th Apr 18, 10:53 PM
    Keep the Car or Buy New One 16th Apr 18 at 10:53 PM
    After a crash do you think it makes sense to keep your car sell or salvage it

    My car was rear ended. They says its a total loss due to repairs

    Car still drives. No issues with mechanics just body work

    I have a good quote.

    Payment for total loss will clear finance
    Last edited by LushesFaith; 16-04-2018 at 11:17 PM.
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    • markudman
    • By markudman 17th Apr 18, 1:04 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 1:04 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 1:04 PM
    How old is the car?
    do you love it?
    We may not win by protesting, but if we donít protest we will lose.
    If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 17th Apr 18, 1:11 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 1:11 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 1:11 PM
    If just body work and no chassis damage, you have an acceptable quote for the repair and you plan to keep the car for a while then I would fix and keep.
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 17th Apr 18, 8:45 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:45 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:45 PM
    Friend bought a cat C 15 year old car, only damage was to rear underneath bumper. Removed bumper and bashed out dent with lump of wood. Job done and all now looks fine
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • LushesFaith
    • By LushesFaith 18th Apr 18, 12:00 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 12:00 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 12:00 PM
    Car is 3 yrs old 22k miles and yes I love the car.
    How old is the car?
    do you love it?
    Originally posted by markudman
    • LushesFaith
    • By LushesFaith 18th Apr 18, 12:02 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 12:02 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 12:02 PM
    I tend to keep my cars for 5 years on average or longer.
    If just body work and no chassis damage, you have an acceptable quote for the repair and you plan to keep the car for a while then I would fix and keep.
    Originally posted by wgl2014
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 19th Apr 18, 7:37 AM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 7:37 AM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 7:37 AM
    Car is 3 yrs old 22k miles and yes I love the car.
    Originally posted by LushesFaith
    To be written off at 3 years old its unlikely to be a cheap repair. Have you had independent quotes to repair the damage?
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    • prashantcoupons
    • By prashantcoupons 19th Apr 18, 7:39 AM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 7:39 AM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 7:39 AM
    It just depends on how much money would want to spend. keeping old car is good but if you do not have any money problem just buy one.
    • Richard53
    • By Richard53 19th Apr 18, 7:57 AM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 7:57 AM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 7:57 AM
    Car is 3 yrs old 22k miles and yes I love the car.
    Originally posted by LushesFaith
    There's your answer. If you love the car and can get it repaired within budget, then keep it. A car you know is almost always better than a 'new' one that is an unknown quantity.
    If someone is nice to you but rude to the waiter, they are not a nice person.
    • markudman
    • By markudman 19th Apr 18, 9:37 AM
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    After a crash do you think it makes sense to keep your car sell or salvage it

    My car was rear ended. They says its a total loss due to repairs

    Car still drives. No issues with mechanics just body work

    I have a good quote.

    Payment for total loss will clear finance
    Originally posted by LushesFaith
    OK You love the car and its 22,000 miles,
    how much to repair it?
    do you have the cash to repair?
    will they give you a loan car while its repaired?
    We may not win by protesting, but if we donít protest we will lose.
    If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.
    • LushesFaith
    • By LushesFaith 19th Apr 18, 2:23 PM
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    OK You love the car and its 22,000 miles,
    how much to repair it?
    do you have the cash to repair?
    will they give you a loan car while its repaired?
    Originally posted by markudman
    1500 to fix which includes parts and labour

    I will be able to pay for it

    Wont have a loan car anymore but I am insured on a family members car so will have access to a car.
    • eschaton
    • By eschaton 19th Apr 18, 5:24 PM
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    I would get rid of it.

    My last car had £7k of rear damage and I sold it 5 months after it was fixed.

    I did like the car (I've never loved any car) but it wasn't the same so had to go just before its 3rd birthday.
    • F1F93
    • By F1F93 19th Apr 18, 10:30 PM
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    1500 to fix which includes parts and labour
    Originally posted by LushesFaith
    Are you sure that's all?!
    Even bearing in mind that you'll be able to repair it cheaper than an insurer would, I'd have thought that a 3 year old, 22k mile car would need more damage to write it off.

    Does the 1500 include all of the damage, or just the damage that is visible?
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