Subaru Outback in Accident

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#1

Are there any statistics showing whether a repaired Subaru Outback/07/6 cylinder has a good track record after an accident repair. I was hit on the front left tire and the estimate is $13-15K to repair. The insurance co offered me $17K to walk away(same price as NADA/KBB) Help…not sure what to do.


#2

I would take the 17K and walk away. It’s a no-brainer.


#3

Take the money. Walk away. That much damage is bound to leave the car forever changed.


#4

We’re guessing at the damage, and will probably assume the worst. I’d guess that your left front tire is where the engine used to be. You basically need a new front end, engine, and drive train. The frame needs to be straightened, and that is a big problem. It really doesn’t have a frame, but a unibody. It has to be pulled on the 4 corners to get it straight, and it might not work. Without knowing more, I’d take the money and buy another. BTW, $17,000 should be enough to buy a comparable vehicle from the dealer That’s another good reason to take it.


#5

I also would take the money. Far too much to repair.