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I'm looking at a used 2016 4X4 crew cab SV with value pack 17K miles (back up camera, tow package, bed liner etc). It has a clean title but it was in an accident on the right side. The owner said they had to replace both doors and the pillar airbag deployed but none of the others. The repair job is complete crap but the price is great $18500. I spoke to my buddy who works at a body shop in another state and he said there could be underlying damage to the rocker and A arm. The chassis seems good and the door close perfect. How concerned would you that know about body work be about purchasing this vehicle?
 

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You get what you pay for, do the right thing and walk away while you can or you’ll wish you did not long after. They couldn’t spray that hinge at least? What else has a corner cut?

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Might be worth $8500.00 but I wouldn't give them the extra 10 grand. Also see if your insurance will cover it.
 

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Walk away. Find another truck.
 

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Might be worth $8500.00 but I wouldn't give them the extra 10 grand. Also see if your insurance will cover it.
I'm not following. Why wouldn't insurance cover it?
 

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I'm not following. Why wouldn't insurance cover it?
Meaning depending on the insurance company due to its history they may not be willing to provide coverage for it at all and/or insure it for the value being asked for it. And unless paying cash the same may apply for lenders...
 

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Meaning depending on the insurance company due to its history they may not be willing to provide coverage for it at all and/or insure it for the value being asked for it. And unless paying cash the same may apply for lenders...
Good point. I will check tomorrow.
 

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Clean title it should be insurable. It is a salvage title that gets sticky with insurance companies.

At least they were up front about the repaired damage. It doesn't look that bad. Is it brand new perfect? Oh no it isn't. Is it a rolling death trap, not at all. There is a lot worse running around without people knowing about it. I've seen WAY worse on used car lots being listed as "clean". And I am not referring to those shady lots either, big dealer used car lots. I don't see any reason that would affect the life of the vehicle or its safety. But it isn't worth high book either, there is some devaluing for the less than stellar repairs that were done.
 

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That appears to have been a fairly bad frame flex too with the dents by the bed. I would want to check that it is also not tweaked.
 

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Walk away. I was in accident close to that and insurance repaired the vehicle (11k in repairs). It never drove the same and had higher speeds would wander even though I was assured everything was to OEM specs.

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If it was a local parts delivery vehicle for an auto store, a pizzeria or something similar that stayed in town and never went on a highway maybe, I’d never trust that as the shortcuts taken are so blatantly obvious I’d never trust what else they looked the other way on.
Air leaks and water leaks in the doors are the first things that come to mind, next would be rattles. Still asking far too much for that turd.
He wants your money far more than you need this truck, there is zero benefit in buying this truck.

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If it was a local parts delivery vehicle for an auto store, a pizzeria or something similar that stayed in town and never went on a highway maybe, I?d never trust that as the shortcuts taken are so blatantly obvious I?d never trust what else they looked the other way on.
Air leaks and water leaks in the doors are the first things that come to mind, next would be rattles. Still asking far too much for that turd.
He wants your money far more than you need this truck, there is zero benefit in buying this truck.

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I agree with Clint.
Looking at the pics I would say pass.
Our frames are strong and can withstand a lot, but!

My truck and I were involved in an identicle accident. I have an 06 and its paid for. I was T-boned on the pass side and both doors and pillar were replaced. The shop checked the frame on a frame machine. All was good. After it was all said and done, cost just over $7k. Looks great and drives just as it did before the accident. Pic of my damage. The kid who hit me was more interested in eating his food from McD's!
I wish I kept the pic of the PT cruiser that hit me. It left on a hook and is now in a salvage yard.
I finished driving my truck to work that morning!
Since you didn't own the truck when this happened I wouldn't risk it.
Good luck with making a decission.
 

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I would not be afraid to buy it but I think $18,500 it too much given the condition. Remember when you go to sell or trade the truck you are going to get a good bit less for it because of this. I would not go over $15k for it.
 

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To be blunt, you are a sucker if you buy that thing at anywhere near what he is asking. Incomplete or shoddy repair might as well be fresh unrepaired damage.

Like already pointed out, a few dollars more gets you a decent undamaged used vehicle in the same age and like mileage. Bad enough these Frontiers depreciate down like brick thrown in a lake, let alone having a shoddy repaired damaged one.
 
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