Ouch, what a bad luck acciDent! I'd encourage you to do the buyback if they total it. That's the flipside of our low valuations, quick to total out, and super-cheap to buy back. I'd put the old wheels/tires back on just in case, but negotiate down to $2500 or less. The last fixable-looking auction car I saw went for $1800. Our i-MiEV replaced a 1992 Civic that was twice-totalled and twice bought back, and I got more money from insurance the second time than the first time five years earlier, knowing the game better!
Don wrote:Cool! - Tire Rack now sells wheels to fit our cars!!
I *like* the wheels - Gives the car a whole new look, doesn't it?
Indeed! The link didn't work for me but the fronts are selling for $115 and rear wheels for $120- that's better than OEM salvage alloys. Wonder how the weight compares?
Here's the link where I found 'em. https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/results.jsp?autoMake=Mitsubishi&autoModel=i-MiEV&autoYear=2012&autoModClar=SE&package=true
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh