Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arcade, New York
There are several factors to consider such as alignment, etc. Not having a frame, unibodys get twisted up fairly easily and never are the same after that. There may be a whole lot of hidden damage both mechanical and electrical that can lead to problems down the road.
Have a reputible collision shop do a complete and thorough estimate for you, even if it costs a few bucks. You are in no way obligated to have the other person's insurance take it to "their" shop, no matter how much they insist that you have to. Keep in mind, insurance companys are in business to make money, not necessarily to please you.
Crying shame. Looks like you took very good care of it...