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Sorry to hear that happened to you, but glad you are ok.
I guess you took a beating on value? Was it really totaled out or just the price of repairs vs kbb wasnt worth it? Sometimes if you want to save the car you can haggle with the repairs and even value by finding cars in your area similar to yours online like ebay and such. If the car is easily repairable you can buy it from the insurance co and do that if its minor damage just not financially doable for the insurance co paying labor and oem parts vs you buying parts on ebay or the bone yard and doing it yourself.
I cant tell you about the models, new owner myself.
The insurance adjuster was probably not inclined to mess around with it too much, considering the other guy's insurance company is paying for it all. Having said that, it would have needed at least two new fenders, a new hood, bumper, grille, radiator, brake rotors, headlights, and the paintwork would have been around $4000. And that's before even looking at the engine, which I'm pretty sure got knocked off kilter. The car was worth $5000, maybe $5500, with $4000+ damage, doesn't seem worth it to me either.
Having said that, they gave me $7000 for the car, probably because I made vague comments about getting a lawyer and seeking replacement value from the other guy's insurance. So I'm not complaining. I paid $14K for it new, drove it for 8 years, and ended up getting $7K back. That's not too shabby.