BMW mandates special crash repair shop training for its high tech body
construction (aluminum, glue and rivets) but some insurance companies
rather total these cars than fix them. Seems to me that M-B's CL class
has a similar repair requirement. Wonder what Jaguar does for its XJ
sedans which are also aluminum bodied.
So throwaway cars - are starting from the top of the market - junk the
expensive cars and fix the cheap ones!
Los Angeles Times article in today's paper: