Join Date: Aug 2016
Car: 2017 2.5 Outback Limited no Eyesight
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nothing a little Bondo can't fix.
Really, though, a 15mph (speed of both cars) corner (angled) head-on into my '17 Legacy caused about $6500 damage. That plus the $3000 Diminished Value I wrangled out of the other guys Insurance Co. That Legacy wasn't anywhere near as damaged as your Outback looks. Yet, it spent four hours on the frame rack being straightened. Then all the body work, engine mount replacement parts, radiator, frame welding the replacement steel from the removed bent pieces of frame under engine, etc. added up.
Since it was an angle hit, the air bags didn't even go off. But I did have belt bruises and bruises on my arms from them hitting the steering wheel. I wasn't too pleased the airbags didn't go off, but the cop said that's something you don't really want to experience. Subaru said that at that speed and angle, the airbags wouldn't go off.
That crash showed up about six months later on Carfax for that car. I now have a '17 Outback limited in it's place.
I'd say yours is a definite Total.