So I backed into a 1995 Cadillac sedan. I made a dent on the drivers door , and the owner said she got an estimate and it was around 2,500$ to repair the small dent. Is she trying to rip me off ?

10

Asked by Aug 24, 2015 at 08:37 PM about the 1995 Cadillac DeVille

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

Sounds like it. Demand, not ask (but be polite) you see three estimates. I did the same thing to a 1992 Lincoln, small dent in door and it was $600. Very small dent but still.....

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
70,255

I'd say so. The car probably isn't worth $2500! If you submitted that to your insurance company they'd total the car. The car is 21 years old. Was there existing damage? In my opinion, even to replace the whole door and paint the door, it MIGHT cost $1000. As Fordnut said get three copies of legitimate estimates from legitimate body shops. If she balks, I'd let her take me to court. Let a judge total the car. I had a similar situation happen to me many years ago. I backed into an older model pick up truck. The guy presented me, with what I felt, was a fair estimate to fix his 10+ year old truck. When I presented him with a bank draft made out directly to the body shop, he was not happy! So I simply said to him "Well you ARE planning to fix your truck, right?". HTH. -Jim

10

Thank you . I appreciate the answers , I told her to get the car looked at by other shops and she agreed . Should I get the insurance company involved or should I give her time to get other estimates ?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
70,255

I'd give her time to get the other estimates. Sounds like she's being cooperative so far. No point in having your insurance go up if you don't have to. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

DeVille

Looking for a Used DeVille in your area?

CarGurus has 1,632 nationwide DeVille listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Cadillac DeVille Experts

  • #1
    kikero
    Reputation
    2,200
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    1,930
  • #3
    Cynthiasmith
    Reputation
    1,660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac Eldorado
389 listings starting at $2,500
Used Cadillac Seville
340 listings starting at $1,795
Used Chevrolet Impala
516 Great Deals out of 33,924 listings starting at $950
Used Lincoln Town Car
31 Great Deals out of 1,753 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 7 Series
158 Great Deals out of 5,844 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
183 Great Deals out of 5,812 listings starting at $2,000
Used Lincoln Continental
18 Great Deals out of 4,307 listings starting at $35,788

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Cadillac DeVille For Sale
239 listings starting at $1,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.