Last post on Feb 01, 2011 at 1:54 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Insurance Claims, Sedan
#2 of 7 Re: Total loss on '01 Accord? [01accordlx]
Jan 23, 2011 (8:24 am)
The one comment I would make is do your homework. The insurance company will offer you a buyout price which may be lower then you can get a comparable Accord for. Look on local dealers lots/web pages and record/printout compairable Accords. As an example, if the insurance Co. wants to give you $6000 for your car, and the local dealers want $8000, then argue the fact that the replacement cost is $2000 more then what they are offering. You may end up with more $ for your car, or maybe it will make a difference on whether they scrap or fix your Accord.
#4 of 7 Re: Total loss on '01 Accord? [kirstie_h]
Jan 23, 2011 (9:43 am)
Thanks! I posted my question there.
#5 of 7 Re: Total loss on '01 Accord? [mrbill1957]
Jan 23, 2011 (9:46 am)
Thank you. I have been collecting information about local sales for similar vehicles. The insurance provider that is covering the claim is not mine, it is the other guy. They accepted full responsibility for the claim and I am wondering if they are trying to make quick work of it by totaling my car, making an offer, and moving on.
#6 of 7 Re: Total loss on '01 Accord? [01accordlx]
Jan 24, 2011 (9:36 am)
The reason they are totaling it out is that it will cost more to fix it than to just total it out. It is an '01 with, as the insurance would see it, high mileage. Of course from your and my viewpoint, that is not high mileage for a Honda. If I were you, I would not want to fix the car, even it that option were available. You probably have some frame damage if it went into the engine compartment. As the other blogger posted, I would not accept their bid until I knew it was fair. I assure you that they have room to negotiate. It apparently was the other guy's fault if his insurance is paying for your repair. Just tell them that you are going to throw in a medical claim and they will gladly settle with you.
#7 of 7 Re: Total loss on '01 Accord? [temj12]
Feb 01, 2011 (1:54 pm)
The car is TEN years old. It doesn't take much to total a ten year old car.
Besides, they know that quite often, once the body work begins, concealed damage is discovered adding to the bill.
Then, they know they would have to provide you with a rental car etc.
Body and paint work is so expensive it's easy to total a car.