well, now i have no choice but to swap engines into another bird or parts from another bird onto mine. I was on my way to work yesterday and here comes a doe , looked like it would stay on the side of the road but, no it had a death wish and now my hood is crushed in like 8 inches in the center. it looks loke a giant punched it right between the eyes! from what i can tell i am going to need a new hood, rad support, headlight assembly, and repaint of hood and front bumper cover. lucky for me i have comp ins, just waiting for the adjustor to come and look at it. anyone care to try and guess at cost to repair. a coworker of mine used to be an appraiser and he guessed 1800. i was also wondering if anyone has had any experience w/ having a car totaled by ins and keeping the car. see if my friend is correct i believe that my book value is less than 1500. any input would help as i have never utilized my insurance ever, just paid the damn bill every month.