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1997 RAV4 Total Loss?

act2964act2964 Posts: 1
edited April 2014 in Toyota
I was recently rear-ended and had what I thought was actually minimal damage. The other car hit my spare tire and dented my back gate. No broken glass even. Now the body shop is telling me that the insurance may deem it a total loss because the "floor rolled." What does that mean? I'm absolutely devastated. I love my 1997 RAV4. I don't want a new car and the payment. I have just under 80,000 miles on my RAV. I don't know what happens next if they do rule it a total loss. I know I want get enough to buy a new car. How is that fair when some drunk young guy rams into me?

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  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    It means that your chassis has been bent out of shape. It's a serious structural problem and not cheap to fix. And, yes, it is absolutely unfair. :(

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Did they total it? Did you try to find another 97?
  • psibripsibri Posts: 1
    I have a 1997 Rav4. I love this vehicle. When I do decide to spend more money on a vehicle, it will be another RAV4. Your uninsured/underinsured motorists protection should pick some of it up.
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