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Bad R/T Wreck, Need Advice
It tears me up but my R/T is in purgatory right as now and I need some opinions.
Last weekend I was almost hit by a drunk driver in black cavalier that was taking a turn way to wide, I was going 35 around the same turn and when I swerved to avoid his dumbass, my dumbass ran my pride and joy 2012 R/T 6 spd over an 8 inch curb. Of course, the cavalier man drives off without stopping.
The car is in need of serious repair, but has not been declared a total loss by my insurance. I've paid the 500 dollar deductible, but the car is getting nearly $9000 in repairs. Just some off the items needing replaced: New lower Front Grill, New front bumper, new rt front fender new radiator, new radiator mount, new ac system, new front 20in wheel, new tire, new tpms and abs sensors, new front rt suspension assembly ( all bars, knuckle, shock, upper/lower control arms), new engine crandle, new tire rods, and new rocker moldings. just to name some of the needed repairs.
The repairs are being performed by a Chrysler certified collision center, and save for the paint job, I'm led to believe that my warranty will still be intact.
Nevertheless, I'm still heartbroken over the car and shook up from the accident. It will change my life in the sense that I will always take turns slower on public roads, and DRIVE MORE DEFENSIVELY.
I'm asking if you think the car will drive the same after all these extensive repairs are completed. My R/T has just under 10,000 miles, and a great deal of TLC. But I'm concerned that it will never ride the same with new parts on one section of the car, with slightly used parts on the other sections. Along with the added hassle of a more complex maintenance schedule. If I notice a major difference, I'm considering selling the repaired car, at an unavoidable loss, then taking some time to save up for another.
What do you think? Is my Beauty worth saving? I'm tearing out my hair over this