Recently a big delivery truck backed into front of my little truck. Very light hit as he laid on brakes as soon as he heard the horn. I mean light enough hit that even my headlights werent broken. Front of my truck sort of tucked up under his Tommylift. Two guys in truck, would have thought the other one would have gotten out and directed the backing. Backing such a truck means lots of blind spots. Well he admitted fault, cops gave him ticket, since I wasnt claiming any injury, the other insurance from out of state said just go get an estimate. Ok, I go do that today. Went to bodyshop where my ex takes hers (she's had more accidents than I care to think about) as they do good work, just in case I am forced to actually have the work done. Guy comes out, looks, makes some notes asks the year. Goes inside, comes out into lobby, smiles and says $1500. My jaw dropped. Really!!!!? Am I having another Rip VanWinkle moment or did something that in my head should cost around $200 get blown all out of proportion? I have to fax the estimate to the insurance company. At that amount I would assume they'd total the truck rather than fix it, hopefully if they do, they'll let me buy it back cheap. The truck is pretty much a very solid $500 truck. I doubt its value lessened greatly because of the light hit. I gave $175 at auction and put good engine in it. Its 1980 but didnt look bad and had tight front end with decent tires.