Hi all. I was in an accident on 12/24/06. I hit a guy that backed
out of his driveway without looking, I had no time to avoid the hit.
The damage to the front end I am told was minimal... That being I
still had to have the bumper, hood, grill, right headlight assembly
and quarter panel all new.
I just picked up the car after having the intake manifold gasket
replaced and a tune up (total over $1100).
Given that, I have been told that after an accident, especially front
end, it’s usually a good idea to get a "replacement car". One that
has not been in an accident. The idea behind this is "hidden
damage" to the vehicle.
The car seems ok.. but I am hearing a "whistle" noise, since it’s
high winds today I’m not sure if it’s just the wind coming up through
the engine... it’s very low and not consistent. I’m going to see if
it’s there tomorrow.
I was wondering if you all recommend replacing the vehicle? I
definately would not be buying new... it would be about two yrs old
and probably 50K miles. Mine is an ’03 Buick Century with 93k miles.
Do you suggest replacing it or risking it?
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