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Old 12-07-2018, 01:30 AM
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Hi guys I'm new to this forum. Saw this rear-ended 2015 mustang ecoboost on copart, I have been looking for my first car, so how much damage are we talking about here?(from how the picure looks) To me it just looks like some body work at quaterpanel and trunk area, potentially the bumper & hidden suspension damage. However the car still runs and drives, would this be a great risk to bid on without seeing the car in person? if so, how much will be a reasonable bidding price for this car? (my budget is around 9k)

OP: https://www.copart.com/lot/48320658


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Old 12-07-2018, 02:03 AM
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I'd stay away from that. It's more than just pushed in, look at the rear
quarter panels. I can see the passenger side buckled, so, there is
serious damage there, that was probably the epicenter... The rear
tail housing socket and mounting area would also be warped. As is
the upper trunk frame on that side. That's almost as bad as front
upper apron damage. It will need pulled back into form if possible,
the trunk lid lines will never line up.

$5000, and pray it can be repaired.
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Thank you so much for the reply. This picture kind of shows how the quarter panel and the tail light housing are pushed inward, so 5000 max on the bids, send it to a body shop and pray?
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No, look at the top right of the rear of the car. It's pushed outward, up and to the right. You
can see where the metal buckled on the first picture. That's not a dent, that's a fatigue
point. The metal had to bend inward as the rear end was pushed forward, up and to the
right a little. You would have to pull it back into place, but then you have the dimpled
metal on the right side of the quarter panel to deal with.

The REASON that they salvage title, is because the damage ratio to the market value
was too high; not worth fixing. So, they total the car. Then, the insurance company
auctions it off to recoup some of the money. My son totaled a brand new 2018 Civic,
just made the second payment on it. The insurance company only got $750 for it,
it's on record, I can see the entire process from start to finish on-line.

They say the car is worth almost $18,000, so that means that the cost to repair
that car was upwards of $12,000. However? NO, that car is not retailing for $18k,
not with over 57,000 miles on it. They're going for $15,000 with 44k & 61k miles.

$17,000 with 18,000 miles.
$20,000 with 2,200 miles.
$15,600 with 42,500 miles.

No way is that WORTH what they say, that's why the insurance company totaled it.
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