Body work is it worth it when you are selling.

Asked by Jun 03, 2013 at 04:47 PM about the 2004 Volvo S60 R Turbo AWD

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

We recently got hit in a parking lot and are on our own to have it repaired. It is a decently sized dent over the left rear tire. What will be more cost effective, to spend our $500 deductible and have it reported to carfax, or to sell as is. It is purely cosmetic but i feel like in both situations the guy that ran off after hitting me severely damaged the cars retail value either way.

3 Answers

70

The answer to your question depends on more than what you have mentioned. First of all have the damage accessed and see how much does it costs to get it fixed and compare that to the current value of the vehicle. See what suits you financially but you are right a considerable damage is done to the value of your vehicle either way. But some time after you see the cost of the repair and compare that to the value of the car it might help you make a decision. Just a thought, I am looking to purchase a used vehicle these days and the moment I see an issue with the carfax report I just close the car and move on to the next one. Not sure if this last feed back helps. Good Luck Ross_27

274,945

For a $500 fix, it might not even show up on the carfax report.

The estimate was $2500 mostly just in labor to prep for paint on two body panels so that it would be blended properly. We would only be out or deductible of 500. How does carfax determine what shows up? It would be nice if they included some explanation to differentiate between fender benders and major accidents that require engine, suspension or frame repair.

Your Answer

S60 R

Looking for a Used S60 R in your area?

CarGurus has 47 nationwide S60 R listings starting at $3,499.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Volvo S60 R Experts

  • #1
    johnarobb
    Reputation
    160
  • #2
    scottposkus1972
    Reputation
    140
  • #3
    AJ Coleman
    Reputation
    90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volvo S60
143 Great Deals out of 8,755 listings starting at $1,900
Used Volvo V70 R
16 listings
Used BMW 3 Series
1,140 Great Deals out of 33,939 listings starting at $1,209
Used Audi S4
29 Great Deals out of 1,563 listings starting at $3,850
Used Volvo S80
39 Great Deals out of 860 listings starting at $2,147
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
43 Great Deals out of 1,186 listings starting at $4,000
Used Volvo V70
9 Great Deals out of 363 listings starting at $995
Used Volvo XC90
123 Great Deals out of 10,547 listings starting at $1,499
Used BMW M3
33 Great Deals out of 1,852 listings starting at $5,495
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
540 Great Deals out of 21,514 listings starting at $1,999
Used Volvo XC70
48 Great Deals out of 877 listings starting at $1,999
Used Volvo S40
29 Great Deals out of 895 listings starting at $1,250
Used Porsche 911
121 Great Deals out of 5,246 listings starting at $10,099
Used Saab 9-3
23 Great Deals out of 934 listings starting at $1,950

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Volvo S60 R Turbo AWD For Sale
10 listings starting at $4,495
2004 Volvo S60 R Turbo AWD For Sale
22 listings starting at $3,499

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.