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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy2 View Post
    I thought AtW has crashed again in another wall
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post

    I loved that car
    Might be OK with some new panels, and they can bend a whole car frame back straight on a large jig.

    But it's mostly the labour costs these days that determine whether a car is a write-off.

    Also, that oil leak looks ominous, as if some expensive engine part copped it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Might be OK with some new panels, and they can bend a whole car frame back straight on a large jig.

    But it's mostly the labour costs these days that determine whether a car is a write-off.

    Also, that oil leak looks ominous, as if some expensive engine part copped it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Might be OK with some new panels, and they can bend a whole car frame back straight on a large jig.

    But it's mostly the labour costs these days that determine whether a car is a write-off.

    Also, that oil leak looks ominous, as if some expensive engine part copped it.
    Most importantly - glad you are safe.

    I would put my money on the insurers sending it down to Nationwide Accident Repairs, the car being stuck on a jig & some new panels being ordered in & a lick of paint. I would fight this tooth & nail.

    The oil means nothing. It could be pipe or a totaled engine. Who knows until it is on a lift. I believe that will determine whether it is a write off or not, not bodywork.

    I did something similar to a similar vintage S-Class. Mercedes quoted 24k to fix, insurance invoiced 4.3k by Nationwide.

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    So AtW, what happened about your jam jar eventually?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    So AtW, what happened about your jam jar eventually?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    So AtW, what happened about your jam jar eventually?

    Little Tikes leasing repossessed it
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    So AtW, what happened about your jam jar eventually?
    Some of it was reincarnated as a Polish washing machine. The rest of it wasn't even fit to scrap.
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