Originally Posted by FieldingMellish
Well hello folks. On the way to work this morning, a classic 'white van man' was tailgating me. I braked, he hit me. Rear near-side corner of car looks like Godzilla chewed it. Car is with BMW body shop, insurance put me in a 330d Touring hire car.
My worry: what will this do to the value of my car? This morning, I had a perfect car (a bit of wheel kerbing aside), now I have a rear-ender.
I was rear ended ( sounds wrong lol ) a couple of years ago in my old e90. Similar damage to what you have. Repair bill ended up at £5500.00. I would also enquire about depreciation value of the vehicle. If you sell the car you have to declare any accident damage. I ended up losing nearly 2 grand in trade in value because my vehicle had been classed as a Catd.