Six weeks ago I was on my way to our local Costco when another car made an illegal turn thru the intersection in front of me. There was a mini van in the turn on our side and it was blocking me seeing the car turn from the thru lane over a blank lane and a turn lane into the intersection. When I saw him I stood on the brakes but it was too late, I t-boned them in the right rear quarter with mainly the right side of the front. Bent the frame and did a bunch of damage to the Hawk. The insurance has gone back and forth about totaling it out. The body shop thought it should be totaled, the police on the scene said it was totaled and the initial assessment by the collision side of insurance said the same. The total loss division sent it back and said it was repairable, almost $50K of damage. I went and looked at the Hawk after they pulled the engine and the tech described how they were going to have to replace both front frame rails, most of the suspension, radiator, ac, supercharger cooler, cooling pump, dash, air bags etc. When he explained how they had to bring in the dealership techs to measure the frame and how they might cut and weld the frame, I went back to the insurance and pleaded my case about totaling it again. Of course collision said yes, total loss said no. Last week I did a last ditch effort explaining about the unknowns, if the supercharger was still good, engine, drive train etc. The collision group had a big meeting over the Hawk and about 5PM last Monday called and said it would be a total loss. I feel relieved but yet bummed out about losing the Hawk. It truly is a special vehicle which I had a lot of fun with. I'll miss it but one day will look for another one to take its place. I hope to have the settlement this week and get into something else. I've been driving our Ford Transit Connect, we call it our Berner Bus for transporting our two Bernese Mountain Dogs around, for the past six weeks. Talk about loss of power. I don't know where the Hawk will go thru salvage auction at.