so today I finally got to take my car in to my insurance company's Catastrophe Center that they'd set up (sounds like the wording is a bit strong to me, but whatever) and a guy looked at my car, asked me some questions, and wrote me a check for over $2000 so I could get all the dents repaired. And this leads me to my question for you all... do I seriously get the dents repaired?
The car is six years old and has almost 80,000 miles on it. It's worth maybe $4000. I'm not really looking to sell it any time soon... if I can keep it running and it doesn't piss me off too much I'd be happy waiting until it's worth $500 and then selling it, and people who buy $500 cars don't usually care much about a few dents. And frankly, it seems a little vain to spend all that money to make my car look prettier. There are people who can't eat or buy clothes, and I'm supposed to spend $2000 on something that has nothing to do with how the car runs or gets me to work?
If I want to get it fixed it needs to be now, because if for some reason it costs more than $2000, I'll be able to go straight back to the insurance company and they'll take care of the rest. I'm just not sure if I care at all.