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Old 08-21-2008, 04:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Another possible option is get the insurance company to make you an offer if they get the car and then an offer and you keep the car then you could sell it for whatever you could get or repair it as you were financially able. I know my dad had a car get rear ended about 30 years ago, it was a 1968 Mercury Montego and the insurance company offered him $650 for the car or $550 and he could keep the car. He took the option of $550 and keeping the car and just continued to drive it as a everyday work car in its present condition. I would say he put somewhere between 50-100K miles on it after it was totaled and then ended up selling it for $100 several years later so he still got his $650 out of it plus several years of service from it.

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