If the cost to have your car repaired is more than the value of the car can you force the other party to have it repaired instead of giving you the book value of the car?

Answer . NO, You are only legally entitled to fair morket value for your loss. It would be unreasonable, unethical and unfair to expect the other party to pay more.
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What happens to cars left behind with pending repair cost?

In most states, vehicles may not be held "ransom" for the cost of repair. The repairer may take the owner to court and sue for any balances left for the repair and labor costs (MORE)

What happens when a car repair is more than the value of the car?

Typically if the cost of repairs exceeds 85% of the value of the car, the insurance company will offer to total your vehicle, because of the amount of time it takes to complet (MORE)

Who is responsible to repairs to a financed car?

For items covered under warranty, the dealer. For items which arenot, the person who is making the payments on the car.
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