I'm considering buying a new Mazda 6. Yesterday I took my 2002 Mustang
to the Mazda dealership. My 2002 Mustang only has 49,000 miles on it and works fine; the only thing wrong with it is part of the bumper needs work (this past winter when parking, I slipped on some ice and the car hit a barrier wall). The price quoted to me from Dent Eliminators to fix the bumper was $550.
Anyway, the Mazda dealership appraised my 2002 Mustang at $4,500 -- they told me they would have to deduct $1,500 from the trade-in value because of the bumper! I told the guy I was quoted at $550 to have it fixed! I said, "Do you mean to tell me you'd give me $6,000 for this car?" The Kelly Blue Book Value is $5,800 for a car in "good" condition. Even the "fair" condition is $5,085. I left without buying a car.
Should I get the bumper fixed? I couldn't believe he told me they would deduct that much!!