Re: Repairable? Totaled? - 07 FJ Cruiser
and if the insurance company wants to total it, you can still buy the salvage from them and still get it fixed with the money they gave you (plus some more as needed), just make sure you use the best body shop you can find (I once used the "recommended" by the insurance company body shop and they did a sh*t job).
I bought back a cherished car after an accident. They told me it would be labeled as a "salvage" and the title updated accordingly (I had it repaired by a body shop of my choosing). Later, I found out that since I'd bought my own "salvage" back, they never did bother to submit the "salvage" to the state, and the title is still clean. Might have just been a coincidence just this one time, I don't know.
So sorry to hear of your loss. I can't believe how often it is that some idiot hits the rear of a car while it is sitting stopped at a light. It is the one scenario for which there is nothing you can do.