Re: I Want to Cry
I personally would find an independant Alfa garage because they may quote less in terms of repairing the bonnet rather than replacement. Also it might just be worth asking an independant what they can do ££££ wise for cash.....in my experience of having my old car damaged by vandals 3 times, the cash (ie not through insurance) is 2/3 of the insurance quote.
Just another idea.....by the time you add up your excess and cost of insurance over the next 3 years if you do claim, and if you really want to keep the car, could you get a small bank loan???