Hey guys I was just wondering what u guys think if I should try to repair or if I should part out this 95 ls400 I recently bought. Its got 86000 miles and the interior is in very good condition.. Let me kno what u guys think!
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That would be some serious work, and money, to fix that. You'd be better off parting it out, especially being in Ca. There's a whole lot of people out there that could use alot of parts off that. Those are some nice bald tires on there. You said "recently bought" did you smash it or did you buy it that way? What did you pay for it? I'm sure you could get your moneys worth out of it, drivetrain alone is worth alot.
No I bought it from my cousin crashed.. A drunk driver hit him on a Friday night.. I bought it for $400 from him and I did get an estimate to get it straightened for around 1000.. But I've been searching everywhere on the net for parts and I can't come up with any body parts that's not from the dealer.. I'm sure I can get good money parting it out
LOL the framework alone needed is ~12-1500usd plus the fender, hood, paint, headlight, grill and airbags.
fiscal sense? no.
+ radiator, support, fans, dashboard (cracked) intake ducts. Did the windsheild crack from the airbag? Plus the 90K mile service needs to be done. Everything just keeps adding up, more and more. Too much.
Don't fix it, but keep it you might run across another one like that. Do some searching for a cheap one. I was in the same position my car got total and I didn't brought it back, I wish I did. It had 19000 original miles on it with prefect interior i paid 4g's for it and the insurance ppl gave me 7 thousand for it. I should've brought it back. I just brought another one for $1300 that need some work interior and exterior, but i found a back seat for $11 . I'm getting it together.
I'm right in the middle of the repair/part out dillema on my 2000 LS with 135K miles. My damage is not nearly as extensive as yours and the car still drives great, but it is an $8K repair for a car that's only worth $12K.
I came to the same conclusion deanshark did... a lot of people could probably use the parts from this car. So I'm about to pick up an 05 LS430 and I'm pretty excited about it.