Is it worth it

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Asked by Jul 15, 2016 at 06:34 PM about the 1999 Chrysler 300M 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Bad gas odor, i took it to be checked,
diagnostic verified that there is a leak in the
fuel line. The auto shop quoted me $427.50
that's  just in labor and parts.  Prior to this
happening I was in the mists of  trying to sell
the car . so big question now is, do i fix then
stay with it or sell it. In fair condition the
most someone was offering me was
$1400.00 but then they expected perfect car
with perfect miles, as if they were buying
thier car from a dealership brand new
So again a little help here, what do I do, sell
as is with of course letting the buyer be
aware or fix it and stay with it or sell ??

5 Answers

36,855

That is way too high for replacing a leaky fuel line, unless they're forced to drop the fuel tank. Did they quote where on the fuel line the leak is? At any rate, try shopping around for a mechanic. Or talk someone you know into doing it. If you intend to sell it, then just list it as needing a fuel line and let the buyer do their own repair. (someone mechanically inclined may buy it knowing they can save on the repair costs). Your car just isn't worth that much and spending 500+ to replace a fuel line to sell a 1500 car isn't good math. Just drop your price a little and call it a mechanic special.

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66,405

There is no way for us here to know if the repair price is fair or not as we can not see where the problem is and what needs to be done to get to it. As KenF suggested, maybe try to sell it as a mechanics special and drop the price a few hundred dollars.

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36,855

Well I look at this way: This is a 17 year old car, probably with over 100K miles on it, rusty gas line so probably a lot of other rust on the frame, brake lines, surface rust too maybe, and just not a collectible car. So anyone shopping for a used car isn't going to look at this and say "It's old, it's rusty, it's got a lot of miles, but hey it's got a brand new gas line, I'm sold..." Will never happen. They'll still beat you down on the price, so why bother putting money into it now? Chances are if it's got a bad gas line there's a brake line in the same condition. So just sell it as is and let the buyer worry about the repairs.

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