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    Yeah, get it fixed and, then, get yourself a beater to drive through the the winter, and baby that gorgeous car. It’ll last you forever that way.

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    My car is turning into a rust bucket with rust popping out on the rear arches and front rocker panel. I was quoted a few thousand to fix it. Does anyone have any thoughts/advice? At first, I was thinking of fixing it, but then I had second thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holyc0w View Post
    My car is turning into a rust bucket with rust popping out on the rear arches and front rocker panel. I was quoted a few thousand to fix it. Does anyone have any thoughts/advice? At first, I was thinking of fixing it, but then I had second thoughts.
    How much do you think your car is worth? If the repair cost is a large % of that then I donít think it makes it worth it unless you plan to keep the car for a very very long time...


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    Quote Originally Posted by san View Post
    How much do you think your car is worth? If the repair cost is a large % of that then I donít think it makes it worth it unless you plan to keep the car for a very very long time...


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    It's probably worth ~$7,000, so it would be a large percentage. I was planning on keeping the car for a bit of time. Also, I'm not sure I would want to drive it around with all the rust if it wasn't repaired.

    If the repair was done, it would probably be a good idea to throw it on summer duty and find a winter car. And I wasn't planning on doing that for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holyc0w View Post
    My car is turning into a rust bucket with rust popping out on the rear arches and front rocker panel. I was quoted a few thousand to fix it. Does anyone have any thoughts/advice? At first, I was thinking of fixing it, but then I had second thoughts.
    Did you already do the subframe reinforcement? If yes Iíd probably address the rust.
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    That amount of visible rust guarantees much more invisible rust. Invest your money in a different, rust-free ZHP, and use the rust- bucket through the next winter.
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    Yeah, unfortunately rust is really pricey to fix. If it was on an easily replaceable panel, such as a fender (that can be found in the same color, no less), then that's a different story. But, places such as the rear arches requires cutting it out and welding on new metal, which gets pricey.

    For a dollar-coin sized hole on my E39's side skirt (which is metal, part of the body), it's going to cost almost a grand to fix. On a car that cost $2k.
    Whether it's worth it is entirely up to you, but you have multiple spots unfortunately.
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