I have a silver 97 Civic something or other. A couple months ago some jack off ran into me after ignoring a stop sign and smushed up the rear driver side of my car. It put a decent sized dent in the body, a small dent in the door and where the paint was silver, it is now black. Considering the guy's truck spun me 1.5 times the damage doesn't look nearly as bad as it should. However, I suppose if I were to describe it... I would say it looked like someone tried to open my car's body by throwing a large bowling ball at it and scratching the paint. (I think I should be getting pics soon.) My question to you all is... should I sell the car as is and put the money towards a downpayment for a newer car or should I pay to get it fixed and then sell? Any opinions would be appreciated! Thanks!