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    Hi,

    Recently I had an unfortunate accident and crashed my beloved 306 XSI... I had a friend of mine (who is a mechanic) came down to had a look at the car and he concluded I should let it go and trade it in for a new car. I thought of it but he said it will be only worth $5000. The damage might be a lot, but the things under the bonnet are fine. So, I think I should get more than that. He also mentioned that it would cost me more than $10k to fix this thing up.
    What I like to know is that who (someone reliable) can I ask these kind of things and how much my crashed 306 might be worth. HELP!!!!!

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    The details of damage is
    Driver side door near the front edge was the impact point
    Both side of front bumper were hit making whole front section to go in a bit, crashing radiator fans (but that's about it in damage on things under the bonnet).
    Passenger side door was a bit shifted towards back. Not too obvious.
    Passenger side suspension frame is sifted toward back side.
    that's about it.
    Please let me know what you think of it.

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    get a quote for the damage first and then go from there
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    Please post a pic.

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    Can you suggest a place to get a quote? I'll try to get a picture up.

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    Are you covered by insurance? If so they will decide if it's a writeoff or not.

    Try to find the best repairer you can and get a quote from them.
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    unfortunately I only got 3rd party and I'm not covered on this one (stupid me). So, I have to find a reliable and trusty panel beater who can give me a real advise... Can you suggest anyone in Melbourne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaton Noir
    unfortunately I only got 3rd party and I'm not covered on this one (stupid me). So, I have to find a reliable and trusty panel beater who can give me a real advise... Can you suggest anyone in Melbourne?
    No, sorry. If you were in Adelaide I could....

    Some of the Melbourne should be able to suggest somewhere- just make sure they know what they're doing. A friend pranged his Mi16 big time and had it repaired but it never handled the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MondeoST24
    No, sorry. If you were in Adelaide I could....

    Some of the Melbourne should be able to suggest somewhere- just make sure they know what they're doing. A friend pranged his Mi16 big time and had it repaired but it never handled the same.
    At the moment I wish I was in Adelaide (I was living there a few years ago), so I can show you my crashed 306. I'll try to put up some photos up soon.

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    My car was in a crash last year (306Xt), my left side was done in. Like yours the engine mounting? sort of moved in. (To the right on mine)
    So the bonnet and the left side panel had to be fixed, new light cover (main plus fog) for the left side and I think a new radiator as well. It costed me three and half grand. It's been running fine since then.

    But you know deep down, she's not really the same anymore.
    I've got over it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 306XT
    My car was in a crash last year (306Xt), my left side was done in. Like yours the engine mounting? sort of moved in. (To the right on mine)
    So the bonnet and the left side panel had to be fixed, new light cover (main plus fog) for the left side and I think a new radiator as well. It costed me three and half grand. It's been running fine since then.

    But you know deep down, she's not really the same anymore.
    I've got over it though.
    You gave me a kind of hope. Thanks. You're in sydney right? Did you go to a certain panel beater? A friend? I don't know any good panel beater who can give me a advise. That's the problem. I hope I can resurrect my baby...

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    I know someone who refer me to a panel beater. Unfortunately i'm in Sydney, so it's not much help to you. This is what my car looked like after my crash.
    Hope you can get it sort out soon & Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by 306XT
    I know someone who refer me to a panel beater. Unfortunately i'm in Sydney, so it's not much help to you. This is what my car looked like after my crash.
    Hope you can get it sort out soon & Good luck
    I'm afraid I got a right quote for it, more than 10K. After looked at your pics, I realised mine's worse than that. So....... I guess it would be easier for me to sell it, as it is..... Time to find a wrecker.....

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    hi,

    Id find a wrecker due to the whole car twisting. You won't get 5 grand for it. Try putting it in the trader first.

    Cheers Nick

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    While we are comparing 306 battlescars, here is a pic of mine after a taxi decided my lane was nicer than his;



    I called AAMI up and they had the car repaired pretty quickly. I think I was without the car for a few days.

    In retrospect the damage looks pathetic. Back then it was so damn annoying.
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