Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 10:10:58 -0600
From: Bob Landry <utahbobnopsamnet>
Subject: Re: repair it or sell it?


On Fri, 07 Jul 2000 20:09:14 GMT, "Eugene Elk" <geneelknopsamdnet.att.net> wrote: >My 98 900SE (41K mi) suffered some pretty serious rear-end damage (about >$7,000). Among other things, the repair estimate from my dealer indicates >about 12 hours of frame repair. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether >the car can be repaired to its original state? > >I constantly hear the old bromide that if car has sustained frame damage, >forget about keeping the car. I would get more estimates, and see what different body shops say. When my '85 900 was badly damaged (front and rear) I had estimators from 3 different shops come out to my house to look at it. They each said that they could do the job, but that the car would never feel the same. Estimates were in the 5-7000 dollar range and none of them would guarantee that it wouldn't go considerably over that once they got into it. > >

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