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TTBOMK, insurance is there so you can be put back to EXACTLY the position you were in before the damage occurred.
If your bro can't get the proper value (one that he is happy with) he can always demand that the car gets repaired to its former state.
When they write it off, it is because it suits their finances to do so (uneconomical to repair) but the owner can still insist on being restored to his position as I just described.
Maybe they can find him an equivalent car that he is happy to accept... Similar or better year, similar or better mileage, similar or better everything, but the crux of it is that they have to at least put him back where he was before the accident.
They will haggle and threaten and try to get away with giving him a chocolate biscuit instead, but they have obligations. Are they offering compensation for their injuries?
Of course, one has also to be fair and reasonable, as we all know.
If all else fails, tell him he can have my V6 Lag Initiale (Silver, 02, and 22k) for 7 grand or so.
Currently in vass20's garage:
Citroen Relay 2.2 HDi + Citroen C4 1.6 HDi EGS