I ask this knowing nothing about cars and am afraid to ask my father because my insurance did not cover the damage to my car, but a couple months ago I accidentally rear ended someone. I finally took it to a body shop that will do the repairs and while I expected it to be about $600-$800, turns out it's $1600 to repair and that's just an estimate. I was told by another body shop (that was unable to handle the job) that there is damage to the bottom of the car. Should I have it repaired I'm sure there will be additional costs based on that. I'm a little baffled since I rear ended the person while changing lanes in bumper to bumper traffic. I didn't imagine it would cost this much, but to get to the point. I wonder at this point if it's even worth repairing. It's a 1996 Honda Civic Hatchback. I love this car and it's reliable, but it appears the Kelly Blue Book site values the make and model at $2031. With that information it would make perfect sense to sell the car and replace it, but I feel I'm missing something. Simply rear ending someone is enough to render it invaluable of repair? It makes me wonder what the insurance company would tell me if they were paying for it. I am as clueless as they come about this and would appreciate it greatly if someone could offer me some advice. Thanks!