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Re: Settlement from insurance - accept or fight?

Posted by Snowmobile [Email] (#686) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Snowmobile) on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:50:58 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Settlement from insurance - accept or fight?, bender [Profile/Gallery] , Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:56:32
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I really don't have much experience in this except that the autobody shops can charge a fortune for relatively trivial repairs, so this will likely cost quite a good amount to fix properly using a shop. Really depends how deep the damage is, but any paint work is costly alone. I am assuming the car is Canadian? Unfortunately the OG9-3's on the market here are mostly trashed, rusty, and high mileage so if you compare with recently sold cars in Canada, most are selling for well south of $3k. Convincing the insurer to look at cars sold in the American market might be a challenge (it's really not the same) and very few TSN listings are Canadian.

I think if you have some evidence (rust free, recent work, low mileage etc) that it was a creampuff, it is likely worth haggling. On the upside, there are lots of people dumping saabs cheap up here still, so if it is not repairable, there should be something out there.
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