Originally Posted by ElGatto
Geez! I wonder what I'll get for my Focus. When I get it back from the body shop I expect to get rid of it. $7000 of collision damages does not turn me on. Damage is mostly cosmetic, but, who knows what lurks under the hood!!!
Don't forget to ask for diminished value if it is available. If your car is being repaired by a reputable body shop, it should be as good as new. I'd keep it.