Short version: the back of my Golf got squished by someone who didn’t stop at a red light. Their insurance is being great, paying for all repairs, etc.

Now, since my car is a recent VW (2016), I know that it’s only worth about as much as a family sized bag of potato chips should I ever decide to trade it in. No really, my ~$28k MSRP (I paid $22k) two year old car has a blue book value of $10k. Butttt...after an accident has been recorded, I want to make sure it’s not worth less than a snack-sized bag of potato chips.


Anyone have success with a diminished value claim?

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