Wonder if your Passat is safe in a collision? I think mine did just fine, it drove away with the trunk and lights all working. I just don't know how it's going to get fixed
If repaired properly, it'll be right....maybe not as right as it came of the assembly line. But, it'll be right....unless Maaco does the repair and paint work!!
The longer I think about this accident the more frustrated I get. I saved up my deployment money to get this car. I traded in my used 07 Jetta and the dealer gave me pennies for it because it had a accident on its record even though they couldn't tell it was wrecked till they pulled the carfax. I feel like I no longer own a new VW I feel like I own junked one and I've just lost any value I had in it.
Glad you are ok and it does look like the Passat held up really well. Having been hit in the rear while in an older Honda Accord, I am very impressed at how well the Passat did...
Tell the other person's insurance that you will settle if they just total your car, or buy it from you so you can get a new one. If they won't, tell them you suddenly feel major back and neck pain... Insurance companies had MUCH rather pay and total your car than to pay out medical claims.
WTH, Kelly Blue Book doesn't even have an option for 2012 Passat. I can't even determine a value for the car when they come to look at it for an estimate. This is going to be such a clusterF*#k. How can they determine what % of the cars worth the damage is if there isn't a baseline for what the car is worth with 8.5k mileage on it.
i'm impressed you don't have any injury to your neck whether a cervical strain or sprain.
i had a similiar accident like yours in 07 in my 04 vw but not as bad and i had no warping of pillars. however, there was about $4K in damage to the vehicle and i did have about 2 years of dealing with neck issues.
since your car is brand new, you will definitely be able to argue and go for vehicle devaluation allowance in addition to whatever else you will be seeking for damages.
i had 2 accidents on my 04 but only 1 showed up in carfax - the one that was a rear ending. also dealership offered about 5K to by my 04 earlier this year but i sold it on CL for 9500 letting peeps know there were really 2 accidents on the car in addition to street parking damage.
all is not lost.
thank God you are safe and the Passat did an amazing job if you are not suffering any neck or back sensitivity after the accident.
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Having worked at a body shop before it's a 50/50 on them totaling it out. I think you might be better off with a total and hope they give you enough to get the same car. The car would never be thr same or "new" again. I feel you pain and would be sad if anything liek this happend to my Passat. Hope it all works out. Let us know what happens.
I got it on video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqHxTOtHMtQ
Its sounds like you weren't hurt... glad the Passat did its job
2012 Passat TDI SE DSG. 74,000 miles. LED tails, VCDS tweaks (wipers, alarm, cluster)
2004 Touareg V10 TDI. 140,000 miles.
1999 Jetta "GLX" TDI. 300,000 miles. RCIII, BV49, S520, Knois.
1991 Mercedes 350SDL. 230,000 miles, 60k on the replacement motor
Past: 91 Jetta ECOdiesel. Totaled. 92 Jetta ECOdiesel. 87 Audi 5000S Q. 85 Jetta 1.8.
Still, it looks like the Passat held up nicely. The crumple zone did a great job.
Went to a local body shop just to get an idea of what the cost of repair would be. Initial estimate is about $6,200 and 15 working days. Once the actual adjuster comes out I can take it up to the dealer and see what it's actually going to cost and start the "total loss" war. I hate this BS