Car Fax is B.S.
Some years back we did $12,000.00 in repairs on a car. Had the engine out and every thing.
It had two upper rails replaced and one lower.
Three months after the car was completed and delivered ( it looked GREAT by the way ) we looked at Carfax and the car had a clean report.
Plus customers really cant control weather or not it totals.
A repair done correctly, will look identical to prior to the accident and will perform the same way if ever in another collision.
you right it is bullsh1t and incorect sometimes.
BUt, that what every customer asking for like it or not.
sometimes it takes a year accident info to get there in some cases it takes a month. I've got in accident on january 9 or this year, damage was much less then OP here, RL get repaired in 2 weeks, shop did so so repair and I decided to trade it in. on fed 7 accident pops up in carfax report and I was offered 16000 instead of 19. my own personal story.
customers can control a lot of things.
diminished value +60% of vehicle value for repair- totaled.
some additional damage can always be found, airbag sensors and controller for example.they malfunctioned this time, can you guarantee they deploy next time?
once severe damaged it's never the same, you say it is but you in repair business, you biased.
I traded mine and that make me sad, I loved this truck, now i'm waiting for a new generation RL.