As per the title, does anyone have any specific (industry?) advice they could offer regarding the total loss of my wifes car please?
Basically, we have been offered considerably less than it will cost to replace the vehicle like for like. This is further hampered by the fact that there isn't anything out there 'like for like' as ours is a very low miles / ultra clean example, so very little else to compare it to.
Have found one with a Volvo dealer same spec /year, low miles (but still 13K more than ours), and it is £4K more than the settlement we are being offered!
Is there a mechanism whereby I can demonstrate (simple as trawling ads and demonstrating) that their valuation is significantly off?
Any advice appreciated...... Bit of a new one for me as when a previous vehicle was recorded as total loss, we were immediately offered the correct price /settlement such that we could go out and replace it. This is a different company and the settlement figure is drastically wrong!!
What makes this more infuriating is that the damage could be rectified for circa £1500 if I was able to use reclaimed parts (no structural damage etc /have had price from bodyshop)..... Because this is 'knock for knock' (despite very obvious evidence that other party was to blame, police weren't interested as on unclassified road /no witnesses ......but that's a different story) they won't entertain selling me back the vehicle....goes to a salvage co they have a deal with..... is this now the norm too
This all leaves an unpleasant taste in my mouth....the whole system is ridiculous.
Any advice appreciated
PS....Volvo v50 stationary, range rover sport at speed.... range rover was properly fooked....although just glad my wife, 2 and 4 year olds were okay tbh