Is $2500 a good price for a 2002 toyota corola to get fix if only the front is messed up?...

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Old 16 Mar 2014, 01:24 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is $2500 a good price for a 2002 toyota corola to get fix if only the front is messed up?...

...Or is that a ripoff? About 3 months ago I got into an accident with my friends 2002 toyota corola. I hit the car in front of me and his car was good so we just left, but the front of my friends car was damaged. Its still drivable and in January she told me that she going to get the parts online for $800 and her father is going to get someone he knows to fix it. Yesterday she texts me saying that everything is going to be $2500 and they talked the man down which is her fathers friend down to $2000 for the parts and work for her 2002 corola. Does this sound accurate? I feel that this is the price of her car. Thats like i totalled off her car? Am i right? Please help!
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Old 16 Mar 2014, 01:40 am   #2 (permalink)
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No 2002 toyota wouldnt really be worth that in its entirety. At the end of the day if she let you drive her car then its her responsibility so tell her to do one.

for comparison I just sold my toyota yaris 2002 for 1100 which was in very good condition and a rare sport model thats around $1700. Thats for an entire car in good condition
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Old 16 Mar 2014, 01:55 am   #3 (permalink)
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weather or not the vehicle as a whole is worth the funds to fix it, or if it's a so called total is one thing. not going to comment on that.

but there's no way we can tell if the cost for repair is reasonable or not. we can not see the vehicle. inherently, as with all accident damage, it must be evaluated in person to know. that's why there are insurance accident apraisers. which are still often wrong in giving guesstimates. that's why ppl take vehicles to at least three different shops for a guesstimate.




my guess is that one could probably find an entire front clip (less engine) for less than that price though. take what's needed off that to fix the vehicle. prolly way cheaper than buying itemized replacement parts.

but even that, plus say a piant job for everything to match, might get it up there anyway.
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