'96 Honda Accord hit by a taxi cab in NYC

honda
accord
selling

#1

This past Dec. I was driving around Manhattan and decided to take a left turn on a green light with on coming traffic. My car made it 75% onto the next street when my rear end was hit by a taxi cab.



So this car is paid off, it has 212,000 miles on it. It is a 96 but it is a Honda. I don’t want to buy a new car. I wanted to see if fixing this car would be worth it. The trunk was smashed in a little and there might be some frame damage. I am waiting on the insurance company to see if there is. The lights need to be fixed and the rear passenger side panel. I was lucky cause the rear passenger side tire made it just by a inch. The car is drivable just not legal.





Thoughts…



Thank you.


#2

Sounds like it is repairable. You might just want to get everything straightened out and functional. New paint and making it pretty again will involve a lot more money than just making it a functional “city” car.


#3

Why is it taking so long??? More then a month seems way too long to me.


#4

Doing major body repair on a 14 year old car with 212K miles on the clock is simply NOT going to happen. Insurance companies are not charities. They will total your car, writing you a check for $1500-$1800 if you are lucky and still have collision insurance. You won’t get a dime from the cab company…


#5

Grab any settlement that you can get from the insurance company. Have a mechanic bolt on some universal tail and stop lights available at any auto parts store to make the car street legal. It won’t be pretty, but you have a 14 year old car with 212,000 miles. After it is street legal, drive the Accord until it croaks. Invest the rest of the insurance money that you have in a CD so that it grows interest to help pay for your next car.