This morning i was hit by a car from behind, looks like a fair bit of repair work or a new clam, exhaust is bent quite a bit and the cat (4months old) is likely to have been crushed a bit. both sections of the diffuser are ripped and fixings bent.
initial discussions with my insurer have them being insistent that they want to take the car to their approved repairer, and the only way i'll get a courtacy car - needed as the elise is my daily.
what i want to achieve is either a new clam, or a top notch repair from somewhere that knows fibreglass, i have a feeling the repair could well be close to writing the car off - if that happens i want to be able to buy it back, if it goes to the insurer approved place i loose any barganing power and i can forsee it being a struggle to buy it back and if so i will need to trailer it once they've taken it half way across the country
i asked about them sending an assessor out, or me driving it to their approved place for a quote, but they don't want to acknowledge that's not just a normal steel panel repair.
so how should i play it.
(and yes, it about a year since i was last on here - oops)