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Mazda 3 - Body Work Estimate

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[OP]
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Mazda 3 - Body Work Estimate

Hi Everyone,

I managed to damage my Mazda 3 sport 2010 while making a right turn in an underground parking. I scratched the rear passenger door and side skirt above the tires. (Pics attached). Any idea how much it would cost me to get this fixed?
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Penalty Box
Jan 15, 2006
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That's min. $1500
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May 10, 2005
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There is no way anyone here can give you a reasonable estimate. If they do, it is a no more than a WAG. Body shops are expensive.
The damage to the rear quarter panel may require it to be replaced or, it may be able to be fixed and filled.
The door looks like it could be repaired in place but, without disassembly and looking inside to see if any structural damage was done, it would only be a guess and a bad guess at that.
Bumper cover may just be cosmetic.
It will take time for sure and at $100 + per hour, it can add up very quickly.
Is it solipsistic here? Or is it just me?
[OP]
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Pete_Coach wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 5:46 pm
There is no way anyone here can give you a reasonable estimate. If they do, it is a no more than a WAG.
The damage to the rear quarter panel may require it to be replaced or, it may be able to be fixed and filled.
The door looks like it could be repaired in place but, without disassembly and looking inside to see if any structural damage was done, it would only be a guess and a bad guess at that.
Bumper cover may just be cosmetic.
It will take time for sure and at $100 + per hour, it can add up very quickly.
I am just looking to find out a ball park of what it might cost before I start shopping around so I am not totally in the dark when people quote me.
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ProductGuy wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 5:49 pm
I am just looking to find out a ball park of what it might cost before I start shopping around so I am not totally in the dark when people quote me.
That is the entire reason to shop around. Only a body shop can give you all your answers. A shop that gives you a answer by looking out the window will not be the one you should go to.
Being up front and letting them know it is not an insurance job may get you a better repair cost.
Is it solipsistic here? Or is it just me?
Deal Addict
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Aug 10, 2013
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Its going to be more expensive than you think it is. That paint is a tri coat system meaning you are looking at damage repair, primer, base paint, clear pearl (flake), clear coat.
That damage is over 2k just based on the paint alone. If it was a simple paint, non pearl, it would be a lot cheaper.
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Jan 23, 2017
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OP I would drive the car to the ground, the cost of that repair will likely be at least 25% of the value of the entire vehicle right now.

It sucks, but unless you use the car for business/appearance really matters, just drive it.
Member
Sep 25, 2015
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Toronto, ON
Get it repaired properly. Spend 2k or whatever is needed otherwise car will rust .
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OKSpring wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 8:06 pm
OP I would drive the car to the ground, the cost of that repair will likely be at least 25% of the value of the entire vehicle right now.

It sucks, but unless you use the car for business/appearance really matters, just drive it.
Good intelligent advise.
Op. Clean the door , apply paint using the pen ( buy from dealer) so that it won't rust.
It will cost you 20 or 30 bucks.
Buy you and your wife a bottle of Chateau Timberlay for another 20 bucks..
Drink this thing out and then drive the car to ground.
Saved you 1950 dollars right hete....
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CocoJambo wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 8:21 pm
Good intelligent advise.
Op. Clean the door , apply paint using the pen ( buy from dealer) so that it won't rust.
It will cost you 20 or 30 bucks.
Buy you and your wife a bottle of Chateau Timberlay for another 20 bucks..
Drink this thing out and then drive the car to ground.
Saved you 1950 dollars right hete....
^ you owe this guy a beer. All depends on if you plan on reselling it or not. These mazda 3s depreciate like no tomorrow; hence the reason ill never part with mine. Too much money new, too new to take a massive loss on.
Deal Expert
Mar 25, 2005
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Looks like it's the two panels. Prices vary widely but as a rough estimate
Paint door, $500
Repair rear quarter and paint, $1250
Don't bother with the bumper
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Skirt is damaged too.
Deal Addict
Mar 17, 2004
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I had similar incident a few years ago, older gen mazda 3. will cost you at least $500-700
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Jan 23, 2017
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Oni-kun wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 9:38 pm
I had similar incident a few years ago, older gen mazda 3. will cost you at least $500-700 ...for parts at the junkyard
There we go.
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The plastic parts such as the rear bumper and side skirt are minor issues that are the "cheaper" ones to fix.

Side skirt repaint should be $300
Bumper $400-500
Repainting one door panel in the 34K Crystal White Pearl costs around $500-600. The rear quarter panel will cost a lot more. $2.5K is a minimum estimate IMO once you factor in labour and repairs.

Just so you know, a 2010 Mazda 3 Sport has a blackbook value of $2000-6000. If your mileage is above 100K, yeah...the car is essentially worth nothing at this point.

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