Wish you'd been here May 2019 when I got kissed by a Hazmat Tanker. A light but cosmetically challenging kiss. Repaired at 90-95% but I'm still working with getting adjustments correct in the fit of the trunk, top, driver's door and window and tulip panel. Thing is I love the little car and it is a keeper, 2007 GXP. The estimate was to the point that if I'd pushed the rubbed rear rim being replaced it would have totaled. Really good body shop was hesitant to do the work as I knew too much about the car. Gave them an adjustment and assembly manual plus GM plant production photos for reference and sourced the GM parts locally through the parts guy I know at the former Pontiac dealership. Could have been worse...both the car and I survived.@RosaSolstice
I just sent you a PM. I will walk you through the entire claims process. I should be able to get you between $15,000 and $20,000 for the car.
The damage to your vehicle is going to be estimated at between 5 and 6 grand to repair but because parts are hard to locate they will total it.
Insurance companies must total a vehicle based on KBB value, they have to pay you fair market value. With the Solstice these 2 numbers are radically different.
KBB values your vehicle at around $10,000. most states total a vehicle when the repairs come to 2/3 -3/4 of the KBB value. so you are on the fence with the repairs. couple that with the difficulty of locating the parts and it will be a total loss.
Today is your lucky day....
I have a hood, bumper cover, fog/turn lights, trim for the bumper, air dam/plastics under the front of the car.
I also have an intercooler and charge piping if the bumper got pushed over enough to bend these items.
Both the hood and the bumper cover have clear bras on them. so no pitting from rocks. The bumper cover does have some scratching on the underside from the occasional scraping but nothing that cannot be sanded out.
You should be able to buy the vehicle back from the insurance company for $4,000 at most. they will take this right off the money they are going to pay you. The insurance company is going to try to give you KBB value for the car DO NOT ACCEPT THIS!
I have a response letter to the insurance company already drafted. Changes are going to need to be made to it for your insurance company but I will guarantee that after it is sent you will see the offered dollar amount go up.
Your offer of parts to Rosa is very tempting, especially the front fshia.