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My car runs fine, but I know age lowers the value, and I'm afraid a small accident now could cause an insurance company to want to "total" it over repairing it.

Just because a car is totaled doesn't mean that you have to give up the car. You can buy back the car from the insurance company for the residual value, and take the difference in cash.

Older cars are often totaled when the airbag is deployed. An airbag is an expensive enough repair that you probably wouldn't want to keep the car.
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