View Full Version : Opinions - Buy and Fix or Forget It?

06-14-2009, 11:11 PM
Yay or Nay? (http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=262875254&dealer_id=63999227&car_year=2006&rdm=1245030944276&num_records=25&model=TRAILBLZ&make3=FORD&systime=&make2=GMC&highlightFirstMakeModel=&start_year=1999&engine=&keywordsrep=&keywordsrep=&keywordsfyc=&keywordsfyc=&certified=&fuel=&body_code=0&awsp=false&search_type=used&distance=100&marketZipError=false&model3=EXPEDI&model2=ENVOY&search_lang=en&showZipError=n&sownerid=67584&first_record=76&make=CHEV&color=&keywords_display=&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&min_price=1&drive=&default_sort=priceDESC&seller_type=b&max_mileage=&style_flag=1&sort_type=priceDESC&address=30263&advanced=&end_year=2010&pager.offset=75&transmission=&doors=&max_price=8000&cardist=76&standard=false)

Looks to need new hood, front bumper, left front fender. Front right fender looks fix-able without too much of a pain in the butt.

I'll also assume it needs a new radiator and radiator piping.

Whatcha think? Considering calling to talk to them about frame damage on her tomorrow.

06-14-2009, 11:15 PM
I used to have an 06 Expedition and it was a great car.

06-14-2009, 11:16 PM
I remember.

With four BTL's on 8 SAZ1500D's.

I pay attention, sometimes :)

06-14-2009, 11:16 PM
Way to high for the damage, full rad and support needed, most likely part of the front of the engine. Going to assume that the suspension will have some bent parts also.

06-14-2009, 11:17 PM
if you can do most of the work your self , are explorer was not as bad as that and they estimated like 4k to fix.

06-14-2009, 11:21 PM
for $5k, I say forget it, maybe $3k

06-15-2009, 09:20 AM
I was honestly assuming fender, hood, front bump, radiator, and the front supports.

Didnt much think into the suspension and I'm assuming there's no frame damage/actual motor damage.

06-15-2009, 09:24 AM
the frame could possibly be bent also

06-15-2009, 09:26 AM
I know - I'll find out the extent when I call today.

If the frames not bent and the motor is fine, it just needs hood, bumper, radiator, and the front left fender...I'm probably gonna get it and buy the replacement parts from a junkyard, do a full paint on her

06-15-2009, 12:02 PM

Talk about all the work as well. Looks like some very good damage to it. Possible frame damage all through out the vehicle. All electrical work need sure some wires have been cut smashed. Engine could be damaged as well. O man the list goes on.

A junk yard wouldnt give over 1k for that thing.

06-15-2009, 12:07 PM
^ agree with wat he said. If you can et it for less than 3k i say go for it but nto at there askin price. Gonna take alot to fix it.

06-15-2009, 02:40 PM
forget it. it's never worth it. The only thing is to fix up to resell but you do not want to rock that car. Guaranteed frame damage.

06-15-2009, 06:30 PM
If it was cheaper id say fix it,like everyone else said new rad,core support,body panels,I wonder how the frame in the front is and youll prob have to swap out most of the rotation assembly,and then if it was hit hard enough might have to replace motor mounting but im not 100% sure.