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Totaled or repair? 3 months & 2900 miles

Christie0

New Member
Sep 14, 2021
4
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Marietta GA
My model 3 was hit by a big truck on the driver side at low speed (I'm not at fault). The whole side was damaged including side mirror, both doors, front, back and back wheel scratches . Currently waiting for damage repair estimates. I got my car early June this year and it only has 2900 miles now :(. Should I consider total my car instead of repairing it? Thanks!!
 

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JohnnyMa

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Apr 23, 2021
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Totaled typically occurs when you have significant frame/engine/motor/chassis damage. Your damage looks bad but it looks to be on all replaceable panels. Like THXULTRA said, be sure you get a diminished value claim as well.
 

tpoltron

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May 12, 2013
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Cupertino, CA
That sucks. The sill under the door is damaged which is not so easily replaceable and I'd expect the b-pillar (between doors) to be distorted which would make a repair expensive and slow - but not necessarily a write-off. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
 

Christie0

New Member
Sep 14, 2021
4
1
Marietta GA
Totaled typically occurs when you have significant frame/engine/motor/chassis damage. Your damage looks bad but it looks to be on all replaceable panels. Like THXULTRA said, be sure you get a diminished value claim as well.

Thanks for your reply!!
Do you know if I have to hire DV expert to file the diminished value claim or I can do it by myself? Thanks again!!!
 

jebinc

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Jun 19, 2019
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8,392
Seattle area
My model 3 was hit by a big truck on the driver side at low speed (I'm not at fault). The whole side was damaged including side mirror, both doors, front, back and back wheel scratches . Currently waiting for damage repair estimates. I got my car early June this year and it only has 2900 miles now :(. Should I consider total my car instead of repairing it? Thanks!!
I would "hope" it's totaled, if I were you.
 

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