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Old 04-06-2009, 02:09 AM   #21
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Nah, not on a NB.

On a quarterpanel and depending on mileage, it wouldn't surprise me.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:14 AM   #22
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On a quarterpanel and depending on mileage, it wouldn't surprise me.
I really hope you are wrong as it is a '00 with only 78K on it.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:27 AM   #23
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KBB says its between $5630 (for fair condition) and $6780 (for excellent condition).
I wouldn't be surprised either way (totaled or fixed), but IIRC it only needs to be ~70% of the KBB value for them to total it. ~$4k-4800
Fixing a rear quarter panel isn't simple ****.
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With the way it folded and crumpled, they'll probably cut and weld a new quarter into place. Parts, labor and paint adds up damn fast.

Good luck. :(
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Yeah, you have no idea. The body was perfect on this car, and I have no idea what I would do if they total it.
I had an MK3 jetta with a shaved trunk, filled seams, badgless everything, audi s6 aluminum door handles, and I could keep going. It was hit 9 times in 10-years when parked. Its one of the reasons I left college with $22k in CC debt. One time an XGF backed her mom's truck / trailer hitch into the quarter-panel and punched in a massive hole.
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Insurance might total that.
Its like a 2000 - 2500 dollar repair. If they paint the whole car, which they should, then youre looking more like 3000.
They wont total it out.
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Back in 2000 when i had just gotten a Protege i got hit in the rear quarter panel. Body shop ran the bill up to 12k. So be prepared.
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Guys, we drive tiny vehicles. People don't see our cars in parking lots and even in the streets.

I think I am going this route:
naw big flag won't do it. Missiles..... now that will keep every one away

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Its like a 2000 - 2500 dollar repair. If they paint the whole car, which they should, then youre looking more like 3000.
They wont total it out.
not all of us have the iron triangle around where they live, thats gonna be $$$ is all i know
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My other 99 has almost the exact same dent. My buddy is the shop manager (used to be the head painter but is married to the half owner now LOL) told me $1200 to fix the dent and repaint the whole car. He did my BRG for $1000 complete including 40 little dings and a full respray, two color and three coats clear. It's good to have the hookup.
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IMO, what happens is up to you.
Do you want the car fixed, or do you want to make money?
Get the car fixed-go to several reputable shops that are known not to be too expensive (mom $ pop shops, been in business for 10 + years and are known to do good work)
Make money-go to the most expensive shops in town and get estimates from them for as much as possible. Buy car back and try to fix it for as cheap as possible. Where I live, I know people that could fix that >$1000 to the point where you would never know it was hit. Take extra money left over and spend it on hookers and blow!
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not all of us have the iron triangle around where they live, thats gonna be $$$ is all i know
I dont get it, what does this have to do with american politics?

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My other 99 has almost the exact same dent. My buddy is the shop manager (used to be the head painter but is married to the half owner now LOL) told me $1200 to fix the dent and repaint the whole car. He did my BRG for $1000 complete including 40 little dings and a full respray, two color and three coats clear. It's good to have the hookup.
Did he just fill the dent in with 20 pounds of bondo, or did he pull it?
The dent upstairs cant be pulled, that piece of the quarter will be cut out, a new piece welded into its place and the car will be mint.
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Did he just fill the dent in with 20 pounds of bondo, or did he pull it?
The dent upstairs cant be pulled, that piece of the quarter will be cut out, a new piece welded into its place and the car will be mint.
He hasn't done it yet. I'm STILL waiting for a title so there it sits. He is going to pull it. It would be about $2500 if I was a retail customer. He doesn't do any work on cars anymore so he does it for fun on the weekends in their shop. They paint and repair about 70 cars a week (large shop).
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