Any suggestions on how to provide support for a "diminished value" claim?
Would you buy a Tacoma for the full KellyBBook price when the truck looks perfect, but has been in an accident - rear & front end damage (is on the Carfax report)? I am concerned that I will not be able to sell my truck for what it should be worth before I was rear-ended.
Yep, 3 days after I bought my truck, I teenager in a suburban rear-ended me while I was at a stoplight - he hit me going about 35 miles/hour and I was slammed into the car in front of me. So, $6000 dollars in body-work later, my truck looks new (& had no frame damage), but has that big glaring "accident" sign on the carfax report.
The teenagers parents had insurance and the company covered the repairs, but refuse to consider that the truck is now actually worth quite a bit less than what it was before the accident. So - this is where I need help, if I were to sell my truck right now, I might list it as $28000 (Kelly Blue Book price for private party value - it only has 2000 miles). So, as a potential buyer, what would you be willing to pay considering the extensive damage that you saw listed on the carfax report for this truck?
Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated!