1988 90 Quattro rear-ended and totalled in Canada

Radek radek at istar.ca
Sat Jun 3 11:47:12 EDT 2006

Hello group;

I got rear-ended here in the Ottawa area a couple of days ago.  On a
highway, a girl in a Tercel tried to squeeze into the right lane behind me
at the moment the whole column started breaking.  She hit me pretty hard.
The whiplash is healing, but the car is not good.  Driver-side rear quarter
is damaged, including the longitudinal beam in the trunk that is partly
crushed.   Only the spare wheel kept the left fender in shape.  Insurance
appraiser says the car is most likely totalled.

My nearly new Stebro exhaust got hit and is bent.  Anyone know if these are
repairable and how?

Any advice on what to keep before the car goes to the scrap yard?  Anyone
interested in parts (many new ones on this car), please let me know
off-list, I'd save them and you can have them for nominal cost.

I got pushed into the car in front of me, causing minimal damage.  However,
the insurance says I could be held partly responsible for causing damage to
the car in front of me.  I was keeping a safe distance, but how can I prove
it?  My line of thinking is that the severity of damage at the back clearly
shows it was the impact that threw me into the car in front.  Any advice on
how to deal with insurance?

88 90Q (no more)
91 V8Q 5-sp.

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