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#1 2016-12-08 08:47:14

Registered: 2015-11-01
User Number: 34032
Posts: 144

Pre-sale Question: Should I respray front?

Relevant information about car.

2005 Linear Automatic Transmission

Car has 157K on body, 110K on motor. Timing Belt was replaced at 41K on motor.

10Kish miles ago water pump was replaced. Along with that, a minor head gasket leak was fixed in which the heads were resurfaced, a new beefier metal head gasket seal was installed, new rear main seal, new camshaft seal, new crankshaft seal, new oil pump seal, new oil pan O-ring seal, new spark plugs and seals, new valve cover gasket. Basically, the engine was buttoned up and is air tight (and you shouldn't have to worry about head gasket leaks in the future).

All of that said, I'm wondering about respraying the front as it has pretty good number of rock chips on the front bumper, some on the hood, and one or two on those front side panels.  The rear bumper was just resprayed. ( I was in a minor accident that bent the trailer hitch on my car and cracked the paint on the bumper. For the record, trailer hitch was replaced, and covered by warranty. Bumper was sanded down and resprayed the entirety of it.)

Is it worth it to respray the nose of the car? or even just the front bumper?

'05 9-2X Linear stock SOLD
2015 Ford Focus Hatch



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#2 2016-12-08 11:24:26

long live R0LO!
From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
User Number: 6094
Posts: 4963

Re: Pre-sale Question: Should I respray front?

How much could you get the front bumper resprayed for? My front bumper is probably close to the same shape w/ chipped clear coat in areas. I don't know how worth it would be for you to respray it though given the market value of Saabarus currently, especially a Linear. Given the miles I would pass on the respray.

2005 Saab 92x Aero 5MT | The basic mods, Stage 2.04
1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work
2014 Subaru Forester | Wife's car



#3 2016-12-08 11:41:05

From: Chicago, IL
Registered: 2005-07-18
User Number: 562
Posts: 14088

Re: Pre-sale Question: Should I respray front?

I doubt it would add enough value to be worth the cost, guess it depends on how much it you could get it done for.  But, a 157k mile Linear on its 2nd motor is prolly not worth much in the first place so I doubt you'll wind up adding much value.

2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5MT | 275whp/250wtq | 13.6@100 | SOLD
2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black



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