Less than 1000 miles on my 1998 V70 and I got myself in an accident. With only liability coverage there won't be any insurance to fix the issues so the question is whether it is worth it so save a manual wagon that I have really enjoyed driving in the short time I have owned it. There were a few other issues with the car that needed to be addressed, notably the AC not working and non-operable parking brake, which I am taking into the equation on how much to put into it vs call it a total loss.
The shop I took it to this weekend said I needed to get the frame straightened because the front end radiator mounts are shifted pretty badly. Beyond that new headlights, quarter panel and hood. The bumper is likely salvageable.
Any thoughts on the best course of action? Part it out? Take it to the junk yard?
I did find a 99 V70 5 speed near me that has a blown engine but the owner says everything else is good. Would it be a stupid idea top look into dropping my T5M engine into the shell of another V70?