I have a 2012 Audi R8 V10 coupe with only 3000 miles on it. While driving home in Houston with my wife a kid ran a red light and I was forced to swerve to avoid him. I drove the car at about 45 mph over cement curbs. My car has frame damage in the front and rear but apparently no frame damage to the main cage. This is in addition to all the suspension damage all the way around the car. Cosmetically there is only front and rear bumper damage and some of the panels in the back to not fit properly.
My initial gut reaction is to trade the car in once it is repaired and buy a new car Because my insurance company is going to fix the car and not total it.
I would like the opinion of some of the forum members on whether you would keep the car and drive it or get a new car. Of course the other big Problem is the diminished value that this car will suffer from having this accident. I can't find anyone who even wants the car Or that will put a value on it after such damage even once repaired properly. The car of course is being repaired in Austin Texas, the only authorized Audi repair center in Texas.
I am going to receive some diminished value compensation as well as loss of use. So these dollars could be used towards the purchase of another 2012 or 2014 model. Or I could just keep the car and drive it and keep the diminished value money to cover my losses once I do sell the car.
I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and opinions