Obviously it varies with location, but I got 4200 for my 97. They didn't really inspect it for damage (100 feet away the inspector said 1000 front clip, 2000 air bags, 1000 dash, 4000 refinishing (painting the tri coat pearl and blending nearly doubled that) and inspected it for worth instead. The report had a single item on it, a quarter sized spot where the headliner separated. He said he looked at a 2012 car with 1000 miles and non accident normal wear and tear and misuse/abuse it was 1000 times worst the condition. It was in better condition before the accident than the 2011 Toyota Corolla that pulled in front of me.
Plus I was attached to it as well, but I was realistic, I figured I would get 2500~3000. I bought it in 2003 for 6000 bucks and while I did some work to it, I mainly just maintained it mechanically and looks wise.
In addition they took the medical bill (for my daughter, she was sore from the airbag and had her head turned slightly at impact) and added 1000 bucks.
I bought mine back, it is in my back yard. I am not sure I will get the time to fix it, but for the little it cost me be buy it, and having 3 cars I can use the transmission, and 2 cars I can use the engine in, it was worth it.
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