Originally Posted by Liferules
The problem is that once you've had to spend that much, usually there's another couple thousand you must spend to just get the care "sales worthy"...
In this case, if I am understanding faifai correctly, you can do a trade-in to a dealer "as-is". As long as you know what your trade-in is worth and how much your repairs would cost you, you can figure out how much to ask for from the dealer. It obviously isnt the best-case scenario, but its certainly an option if you dont feel like dealing with the repair + time involved itself.
Plus it adds an element of fun to the deal