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2013 Chevrolet Sonic LS 4dr Sedan Auto

2013 Chevrolet Sonic
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Front Wheel Drive, Sedan, Subcompact Cars
25 (2012) mpg city / 35 (2012) mpg hwy
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July 16, 2013, 5:40 pm

Chase S
 

Question: need an estimate or advice

I have a 2013 Chevy sonic LT. I recently hit my Dad's bumper, to avoid hitting a cat. The damage is on the rear passenger side door. There's a one inch scratch that is down to the prime on the tire scoop. Then there is a 3-4 inch in diameter dent to the right of the scratch that affects the molding of the tire scoop. Then there's another dent right above the other one that is barely a quarter of an inch deep, but is lengthy (about 12-13 inches). I've already had two estimates done one place said I need a new door for $1313. The other place said I need a new skin for $1265. This can't be right, I believe they're trying to take advantage of me. What are you're opinions?I have a 2013 Chevy sonic LT. I recently hit my Dad's bumper, to avoid hitting a cat. The damage is on the rear passenger side door. There's a one inch scratch that is down to the prime on the tire scoop. Then there is a 3-4 inch in diameter dent to the right of the scratch that affects the molding of the tire scoop. Then there's another dent right above the other one that is barely a quarter of an inch deep, but is lengthy (about 12-13 inches). I've already had two estimates done one place said I need a new door for $1313. The other place said I need a new skin for $1265. This can't be right, I believe they're trying to take advantage of me. What are you're opinions?


July 16, 2013, 8:09 pm

Richard W
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You will have to replace the skin or the door. New cars have very thin metal and they don't take bondo that well. the price you have is cheap. I would say it would cost more than that.


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July 17, 2013, 12:35 pm

Chase S
 

Thank you, Richard, just wanted to know if I was being taken advantage of.


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