My parked STi was hit in the left rear corner a few weeks back. Seemed minor at the time so I didn't think much of it. Pic below.
The impact hit the tire, which got pushed into the wheel well and passenger compartment. Anyways the bodyshop got into it and turns out the unibody is crumpled/twisted within the passenger compartment. Not a good thing. Pics below showing unibody and suspension damage.
This 06 hawkeye was incredibly hard to find (purchased in stock condition with 33k miles 2 years ago). Now up to 44k miles and still all stock. Finding another in like condition is going to be near impossible. The insurance adjuster has told me he will write this up however I like. Either totalling the STi (I expect about $28k retail) or to get it repaired on a Celette bench (approx $13k repair job).
I love this car but am torn on what to do and don't want to be stuck with a messed up car with frame damage that just isnt right. Anyone out there been in a similar position or work in unibody repair. I have researched this to no end but still don't know what to do. The adjuster needs an answer from me tomorrow.
What would you do?