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    I got a call from the insurance company yesterday, they are totalling mine out. Light front end collision, no damage to the other car, but I hit their bumper right in my grille.
    It's a sad day....
    Now, I need to figure out if I buy it back from the insurance for $4500, or just part ways and move on.
    To be fair, they are giving me $16k for my excellent condition car with 115k miles, which is reasonable.... But the KW's, the Hotchkis, the black hella's, the Wagners, all the parts I've thrown at her.....

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    Oh man, that's painful! So, will they give you the $16k and then you can buy back for $4500? If so, I'd go for it, but that's just me...

    I have a $20k agreed value on mine as well...figure that would cover the car and all associated parts over the years, but would still be hard to walk away from.

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    The engine alone is worth 4500, but obviously you need to deal with parting it out of you want to go that path. Is the front bumper intact? In any case, you probably have $10K in just the big parts. I hate to see them parted out, but hopefully it helps keep other cars on the road.

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    Sorry to hear your news.

    $4500 is a no brainer for light damage and all the extra parts. What do they estimate repairs to be? Post fotos?

    When my Daytona got rear ended and had minor frame damage, they wouldn't let me buy it back and auctioned it - it went for $7k or so. My buddy's body shop estimated $12-13k as right rear fender was pushed forwards too.

    If you get the option, jump on it or do it for an enthusiast who wants it, maybe plus $500 or something for your trouble.
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    For those questioning repair bills, try and ignore them and think of the long term cost/year of ownership. I used to worry about this with my supercharged 91 NSX. Consider these numbers (ballparked)

    Bought in 2015 as a ratrod, for $23500
    Spent about $33k (eeek!) over 5 years
    Sold earlier this year for $41500

    So total cost of ownership was $15k, which is $3k/year for a real head turning supercar, a blast to drive etc etc
    Compare that to buying a new or used Camry. Does anyone have comparable numbers? But anything more than $200/month and I know what I would rather drive.

    The point of this is that the downside of driving older (desirable) vehicles is increased maintenance. The upside is no depreciation, or possibly even appreciation if you are lucky.

    I'm in the hole somewhat with my RS6 right now, but over 3-5 years I reckon the numbers will be similar

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggy View Post
    Oh man, that's painful! So, will they give you the $16k and then you can buy back for $4500? If so, I'd go for it, but that's just me...

    I have a $20k agreed value on mine as well...figure that would cover the car and all associated parts over the years, but would still be hard to walk away from.
    They will write me a check for $16.1k, and take the car, or write me a check for $11.5k & I keep the car.
    I have to decide today.
    It's basically a hood, rad support, probably a radiator, and the bumper cover could probably be refurb'ed. The quote was $11k.
    115k miles, all maintenance done, no known issues (other than saggy headliner), and all the mods I mentioned.
    I feel like I could buy a good replacement for $16k. That's what I paid two years ago.

    I know I could part it out and cover my costs, $1k - wagners, $1k - KW V3's, $1k seats, etc... I'm probably inclined to let them take it, and someone will get a score at Copart. Look out for 905570! I'll forward all maintenance records since new!

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    So I had contacted AoA a few years back and they advised me that there were 1435 2003 RS6s sold in the US. I just recently contacted them for a breakdown of the Exterior/Interior colors of that year, and they came back with a total of 1433 (however I show 3 Imola Yellow, whereas their list has only 1). I will post the response and breakdown from AoA. Also if anyone would like to update information for any vehicle they currently own or have owned so that I can update my unofficial list, please let me know. Kudos to members of this forum, who provided me a starting point.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

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    Cripes, I did not realize the production numbers on the Goodwood Green were so low, only 5 with the Black interior which was by far my top choice. I had a a line on one of those (which did need some love as the transmission was about done) and had I know there were only 5 available I would have almost certainly pulled the trigger on that one. Ended up with my second choice in Blue which is an example that was definitely well cared for so can't complain too much...

    -_/

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