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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.
I know its a pain. The cars an '07. So i think im going to get it repaired. Ill be looking for parts but i think it might be easer to get it done in the dealer. The cars sitting on the stands in their gagage now....
Thanks paul for the advice
Currently in alanjwong's garage:
Laguna III 1.5 and a Grand Scenic III 1.5dci