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Jam in an SUV sandwich :-(

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Waiting in a left turn lane with half a dozen vehicles in front, and a Chevy Suburban plows into my rear at about 25 MPH. (He said 40, but I don't believe it.) Shattered the glass in the hatch, where my dog was riding. Scared her so much she jumped out and went running into the traffic, which about gave me a heart attack. But I got her back, and both of us are fine.

Not so the poor little Insight, though. Bent hatch lid, squished the bumper, and warped the sheet metal on the roof and right rear quarter. Insurance company wants to total it :-(

So I'm probably in the market for another used Insight (5 speed, not CVT), though I'm going to be off to Switzerland for three months as soon as they straighten out my visa problems. And if anyone is interested in an Insight to experiment with, there's one in Reno. Still drivable, engine & power train are ok, just rear end damage, cracked windshield, and minor damage to front bumper cover.
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Insight parts

You may want to save the car for parts . All the electronic units may be worth more than the cars value.
The insurance company may requir you to subtract the salvage value of the car but they may not think to consider the electronis in the car.
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