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Old 08-20-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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Unibody damage

I posted a thread the other day about my wreck. I got a little bit more details today.

after much debate the insurance company decided to fix my car. Total cost was 12,600 dollars worth of damage, 6 of that is parts the rest is in labor hours because of the delicacy of the damage.

Most of it is just replacing sheet panels, like the trunk floor pan, rear quarter panel behind door, new trunk lid, windshield, lower skirt.

but my problem is the the unibody just behind the rear axle, not actually on the rear axle is dented slightly, and about 1 and a half inches outta line. Now, the body shop has a good reputation with unibody repairs and post alignment. The guy promises that I wont notice a thing out of the norm as far as driving goes, no dog legging, no weird tire ware, He said the impact was about a 3-4 out of ten and the bend is very minor

The impact missed the whole rear axle, all of the suspension and all damage is behind the rear axle.

I mean i dont really have a say if the insurance company fixes it, nor do i really care if they do. I dont care about resale value, it is what it is. What do you guys think? Has anyone had problems or heard of anyone having problems after this kind of accident? opiinions? I know there will probably little things out of the norm just from the accident but ill cross that bridge when i get to it

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I bent up my wife's CRV pretty good, it required a pull, no problems and no loss in resale.
They are begging her to trade it in. It's a 2006 with 55K on it and it's still worth 13K

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I would venture to say every accident is very unique so your results are hard to predict.

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Old 08-20-2014, 04:34 PM   #4
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Unibody damage can hurt the resale value when traded in to car max or any dealership that has strict standards. You will probably never know the difference in drive. If you sell it privately it probably won't hurt the value too much later on.

Unfortunately when I appraise a car like that I have to reduce the value and sell it wholesale. Using black book it would most likely be around rough book or back depending on the severity on autocheck. Personally though I wouldn't care buying the car because it's not a huge deal with anything.

Hope that helps.

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