View Full Version : $ 2000 Carproof Claim OK? Left Front Corner?
Jun 13th, 2012, 02:49 PM
Considering a Mazda3 GT with 165K Km and 5 spd? $5500
I'm taking it for test drive and to a mechanic to see the repairs. Looks decent with no rust OR signs of, clean interior (driver's seat has cigarette-like tear). Most Mazda3 of same year and trim are going 8k with similar mileage so I think I can take the accident repair, if mechanic says repair and mechanical OK, what do you think??
Jun 13th, 2012, 03:00 PM
If it runs well during the test and the mechanic says the repairs were done honestly, then go ahead and buy it. You'll be a couple grand ahead should you need to do any work on it down the road.
However, if you decide to sell this car later, it may be difficult. Some people won't even consider a car thats been in an accident.
Jun 13th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Sorry but I would pass on it. Front end damage on a FWD car is not a good thing. And of course with such a $2K claim history, if you ever need to sell/trade you could be facing an uphill battle.
If you really love it and feel its worth the risk, get the car fully inspected. Frame, suspension and drivetrain damage would be areas to focus on. But honestly, if the car is heavily discounted then you have to figure they are trying to dump it. That is a bad sign.
Best of luck.
Jun 14th, 2012, 07:55 AM
if the car is heavily discounted then you have to figure they are trying to dump it. That is a bad sign.
Jun 14th, 2012, 10:35 AM
$2000 for front repair, it looks like the bumper is replaced.
My old car , rear bumper was replaced and insurance company paid 2800 for it. so $2000 seems a very small collision
If it drives well, don't worry about it.
Jun 14th, 2012, 10:47 AM
What year is thecar?
Jun 14th, 2012, 10:55 AM
$2000 is just a headlight and bumper and maybe some plastic support bits.
if that mazda have the automatic HID headlight... that alone is $1k to places!
i'll start worrying if I see $4k+ in damage
Jun 14th, 2012, 10:59 AM
Go for it OP. Any claim under $5000 is minor. Heck even to replace and repaint a bumper today will cost more than $2000.
Jun 14th, 2012, 11:01 AM
2000 is fine, it's most likely just skin deep stuff. Headlights are pretty expensive. Just make sure to get it looked over thats all.
Jun 14th, 2012, 08:41 PM
What year is thecar?
2004. I passed on that one. I was more worried it will rust due to the repairs.