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Jeez, what great advice from your insurance - makes you wonder why we bother paying for it in the first place.
I don't know how dependent you are in needing the car repaired quickly, but you can cut the repair costs by sourcing salvage parts (with a guarantee) and getting a local independent garage to do the work, then use a bodyshop for the painting (if you can't source second-hand panels in the right colour).
I don't know how old the car is (if its worth spending a large sum of money on), it may be more cost effective to just sell it for scrap, and put the money you get for it with the money it would cost to repair it towards another car.
That's really a tough decision, and only you will know whats best for you.
Sorry to hear of this.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater