Like I said, this was done by the insurance company. I had no control over the price *they* paid, I only got to see the final damage. Also, that is the bill they would get and consider if they are looking at possibly totaling the car. You would then have to argue that the price is unreasonable. But if they aren't considering totaling the car, then it doesn't matter (to you) what they are going to pay, unless your insurance company decides to stick you with higher rates (in which case you should consider switching insurance companies.)$16K is outrageous. I put a new front clam on last year. A new clam is about $3000, paint about $500. New star shield installed could go $1000. It takes about two hours to take a clam off and put it back on. Anything over $6K is robbery.