Last post on Jun 09, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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#1 of 4 1997 RAV4 Total Loss?
Nov 21, 2008 (4:41 pm)
I was recently rear-ended and had what I thought was actually minimal damage. The other car hit my spare tire and dented my back gate. No broken glass even. Now the body shop is telling me that the insurance may deem it a total loss because the "floor rolled." What does that mean? I'm absolutely devastated. I love my 1997 RAV4. I don't want a new car and the payment. I have just under 80,000 miles on my RAV. I don't know what happens next if they do rule it a total loss. I know I want get enough to buy a new car. How is that fair when some drunk young guy rams into me?
#2 of 4 Re: 1997 RAV4 Total Loss? [act2964]
Nov 21, 2008 (10:01 pm)
It means that your chassis has been bent out of shape. It's a serious structural problem and not cheap to fix. And, yes, it is absolutely unfair.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
Dec 29, 2008 (11:29 am)
Did they total it? Did you try to find another 97?
#4 of 4 Re: 1997 RAV4 Total Loss? [act2964]
Jun 09, 2009 (6:25 pm)
I have a 1997 Rav4. I love this vehicle. When I do decide to spend more money on a vehicle, it will be another RAV4. Your uninsured/underinsured motorists protection should pick some of it up.