I am sad... perhaps some of you wouldn't be bothered with a rental too much, but I'm really missing my Accord right now. On Wednesday, October 1st, I was rear ended by a guy in a work truck. I was at one of the three round-a-bouts in Hamburg, NY waiting to enter the traffic circle. The next thing I know was I felt a good hit from behind. I got angry pretty quick and signaled to the guy behind me to pull over ahead. I decided that it'd be best to keep my cool, so I did. I immediately called the police and waited for them to come take a look. The guy was driving a 2007 F150 which was his work truck. He showed me why he rear-ended me, which in all reality doesn't make it any better. In his truck, being a 2007, the rubber brake pedal cover was entirely smooth -- all worn off. He was wearing flip-flops or sandals and had recently walked in some water at a 7-Eleven or some delicatessen type store. He had his foot on the brake or went to hit the brake... foot slipped off and hit the gas. The police came and did the police report thing. The cop seemed to be a little perturbed that I bothered them to come for what they thought was minor damage. Also, I had my car undercoated/rust-proofed the Saturday before, so the car was pretty dirty which can help to conceal damage (I'll put a picture up at the end). When the cop was finished, I asked for the police report number. He did give me the number, but proceeded to say that usually insurance companies don't need police reports when the damage is less than $500. I said, "Oh I didn't know you guys were insurance adjusters too, how convenient" and got the look followed by a "have a nice day, sir" -- Village cops always act as if you're a bother to them. I took down all of his information, as he did with mine. He repeatedly wanted to pay me out of pocket, but I respectfully declined. I'm not about to be the guy who takes $1k then find out it's $2k and find myself footing the rest of the bill. I submitted the claim to my insurance company and his company's insurance. My insurance company basically told me, "well you're not at fault so hope it goes well and if you need us let us know." I picked the shop I want to have the car repaired at. A very good trust worthy guy whose been doing this for years and who I know very well. No qualms or problems with him whatsoever. I dropped off the car there and have been driving a 2014 Impala, 3.6/6-speed with 10k miles. The insurance adjuster went there and apparently tried making the damage look better than it was. The insurance company does not want to pay. They offer some $500 when the damage is in the ballpark of >$1500. At this point, the car is at the repair shop with the bumper off (so they could assess the damage of to the bumper underneath) and both parties are at a standstill. Insurance doesn't want to pay and my body guy can't really start unless he's paid... which I completely understand. I don't know if I should start calling the insurance company complaining or if I should let my body guy hash this out. I'm very frustrated. This Impala is OK, but in all honestly, it's not me, it's not my kind of car. It's too big, drinks too much gas, don't care for the automatic. I miss my clutch, my peppy 4-cyl, my decent gas mileage, my VTEC. This just sucks. It may be hard to see, but the flat spot of my bumper by the trunk lid, that is not a reflection. It is now "peaking up to a point" after the hit. Also, the left and right sides where the cover meets the body is not lining up and off. There's a large gap on the left and hardly a gap on the right where the trunk lid meets the cover. Also, if you open the lid, you can see a large gap between the body and cover on the left and almost none on the right.