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Old 09-24-2019, 08:13 PM   #1
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FRS w/ Prior accident...

Should I pass and wait for a pure one?

Clean title, 2016 oceanic blue FRS. VERY well kept. Drives great. With 37,XXX.. At dealership. BUT, has history of accident.. Cosmetically whatever repair was done is flawless..

Offering to me about 10% less than fair market. No pictures or receipts of repair but cosmetically like new..



Per car fax:

Accident reported
- Vehicle involved in a rear-end collision
- Involving rear impact
with another motor vehicle
- Functional damage reported
- Airbags did not deploy

https://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistor...607.1569201766

Concerned about re-saleability and if I am getting it at a fair price given the history..





EDIT:

UPDATE:

I was able to find the repair shop where work was done and they were willing to talk to me about what they did over the phone.:

car was in rear end collision.

Rear bumper, bumper bar, trunk lid, and a body panel were replaced. Painted obviously (really nice pain job, I cannot tell it was done..)

Apparently the rear body panel is something welded on but not really a structural part?

Guy says they didn't see anything that would cause any safety issues or concerns down the road.

Any thoughts FRS internet wizards?

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Old 09-24-2019, 08:16 PM   #2
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But does it SPEAK to you? Like lovers do..

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Old 09-24-2019, 08:34 PM   #3
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I think so... but it may be puppy love...

Thing drives really nice..

A/B'd it vs a 2014 BRZ with 50XXX in the next-door dealership .. for some weird reason the brz clutch felt heavy and the whole car less responsive vs the FRS which was really nimble, responsive and sounded great (BRZ had a fart box attached).

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Oh, I reckon if you think it's perty and it drives right, the price seems reasonable.


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replacing a bumper because of scratches caused at 3 mph could be.

so could getting rear ended at a stoplight by someone doing 50.

the main thing is the quality/thoroughness of the repair. not that the repair was needed.

if you're interested, get it inspected by a qualified shop, preferably a trusted body shop.

attempt to determine the original damage, what was repaired, and how it was repaired.

then make a decision if it's worth it.
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Still a clean title? Not salvage? If a clean title it wasn't totaled so the damage was not likely huge. As said if it drives well then have it inspected to make sure all is good and offer them 15% below "fair market".
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Get inspected and if they OK it, come back with an offer of 15-20% less than the 10% they gave you to start with. Play the "game" back.
You can go online right now and find twins all day long for less than fair market value with no accidents in their history.

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Get inspected and if they OK it, come back with an offer of 15-20% less than the 10% they gave you to start with. Play the "game" back.
You can go online right now and find twins all day long for less than fair market value with no accidents in their history.

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Get inspected and if they OK it, come back with an offer of 15-20% less than the 10% they gave you to start with. Play the "game" back.
You can go online right now and find twins all day long for less than fair market value with no accidents in their history.

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My team assigned to you monitored your thought waves and intercepted your comment.
Oh and dude you need to seek counseling for those other thoughts!
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As long as the title is clean! It may be worth the coin to have it taken in to have the alignment checked at a different location that you don't disclose to the seller.

If they're against it, they may be hiding something. Worth a shot for a collision car
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Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
MINOR: The accident damage does not affect the operation of the vehicle and should not compromise vehicle safety. Examples include dented bumpers, fenders, grills and body panels.
FUNCTIONAL: The vehicle could be driven from the accident location.
DISABLING: The vehicle had to be towed or hauled away from the accident location.
SEVERE / TOTALED: The vehicle cannot be driven from the accident scene due to severe damage or an injury. This level of damage often results in a Salvage or Junk title.
The damage was reported as "Functional". A bit more than a bump, but still drivable afterwards. Hmmm tough call.
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