Last week i was reversing off of my drive, just as my neighbour was reversing round the corner opposite and we hit each other.
Have attached pics so you can see the damage.
Took it into the crash repair place today for assessment and the guy there reckons it'll be written off
even worse is we were only doing 5-10mph.
On the positive, all the lights still work, the boot still opens, and the catch works fine, along with the boot release inside and the dash indicator that says the boot is open, when its open. So all they need to replace is the boot lid and the bumper. There is no frame damage inside the boot! And who said Alfas have poor build quality.
I'm insured with Liv Vic and they write off at 75% of value, and he reckons theres definitely more than £1500 worth of crash damage = write off.
I'm gutted as she's been great. I'm even more gutted as i paid £400 in september to have the belts and variator changed. early. it wasnt due officially for a fair while yet but did it at 96k miles to be safe.
Anyway, i'm going to get a call over the next day or 2 to confirm whats happening.
He did say that i could buy it back off the insurance company, or simply keep the car and get an adjustment cheque. Will definitely consider this dependent on what they offer.
So what would you lot hold out for as a payout from the insurance company?:
2000/X 156 1.8TS, 102,800 miles. Mot end may. 2 months tax.
Also is anyone interested in buying it if they let me keep it?!
Any other tips on getting the best deal from them?