...Natew, are you kidding me?? You borrowed a car and damaged it. Of course you should fix the damage! You don't need a boating forum to tell you to do the right thing....
First post, or not, good post.
OP--how can you possibly think it would be OK to not hold yourself responsible? Because you have other plans for the money? Come on! Be a man.
__________________ 1st rule of yachting: When a collision is unavoidable, aim for something cheap.
"whatever spare parts you bring, you'll never need"--goboatingnow
"Id rather drown than have computers take over my life."--d design
Whatever you do don't touch that car or anything of that owner's or his family. Get him to get a quote from a reputable repair person with an exact description of the area that is going to be repaired with photos and all and pay the body man, not the relative.
Yes, you are responsible but you don't have to be suckered into paying more than necessary.