Originally Posted by cisco911
What makes you say that no shop would have touched it for less than $10k? If they quote to fix it is less, why would the shop not do the work?
I don't see an insurance company paying a customer $60k for the car when they can fix it for less than 10K, especially if the airbags didn't deploy and there is no frame damage. Isn't the rule of thumb 25% of the value of the vehicle or if there is frame damage or airbag deployment?
Simply because they are crooks when it comes to taking money from insurance companies. Try getting any BMW world even the e46 and have a look at the markups. Also consider they will replace a headlight if the lense is scratched or bulb is gone. Also consider this is an M3