by Kris Reid  May 8, 2010 3:23 pm

I bought my 1999 Honda Civic with 150K no rust, a starter and remote lock/unlock device, anti theft, cd player, tinted windows a few weeks ago for $4500. Had the car inspected and it was clean inside and out, the mechanic was even impressed with the condition of the car. Two days later I got into an accident, where someone smashed into the front left of my car while I was pulling out, sending me flying into another car to the right of me that was double parked. The insurance company screwed me so I am responsible for the bill.

Now….the guy at the garage told me that I the frame is damaged and I need a new front bumper, headlight, grill etc and the suspension is messed up….so I need new shocks, the table that holds up the hood and bumper and some other things related to that. Total estimate$2200.

Now he says he knows someone that will buy the car for $2000. Should I sell the car, cut my losses and buy another car? Should the repairs cost this much? Is that a good amount for me to sell the car at?If I get the car repaired how likely is it that I will have problems in the future?

It took me almost a year to save for this car and being that I am a student and single mother working only part time I don’t have money just laying around.

Any input as to what I should do or any advice at all would be appreciated. Thanks
and I don’t think you should go around making assumptions when you don’t know what you are talking about. I asked for the coverage I needed, and was told that I had it only to find out that oops somebody made a mistake, it’s a long story that I do not need to explain to you…

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  1. by Smokinokie May 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    sell it and get another one.

  2. by Itachi May 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Your going to need that car, so i would pay for the bills, i dont think your going to find another car like that laying around for 2k =/

    and drive safer….

  3. by mccoyblues May 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    What kind of insurance did you buy that won’t pay to have your car fixed?

    I don’t think they screwed up I think you did by not making sure you had adequate coverage on your vehicle.

    Fix the car.

  4. by noavail May 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    if the frame and suspension are damaged, the car will never be the same

    sounds like it’s best to cut and run

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