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nauticalx
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Jun 6, 2016, 7:17 AM

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Hi Guys!

New to forum here. Very handy and have done a lot of work on vehicles but havnt attempted anything this large before and thus, wanted to get the opinions of you fine experts as to what I'm looking at.

Looking to possibly repair this 2016 RS7:
https://www.iaai.com/Vehicles/VehicleDetails.aspx?itemID=22045758

Any thoughts on the extent of the mechanical damage (as a worst case scenario) and the work/cost necessary to repair this beauty to its old glory?

Thanks in advance!


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 6, 2016, 7:51 AM

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It's not my specialty - am associated with the trade and always was - didn't do it just so you know.


That car is really better just parts for another iMO. Look at unit body frame on driver's side front. That's nasty. Worse it's an Audi so any parts will cost a fortune (usually) and difficult. That hard of a hit I would suspect up to cracked engine, trans, other driveline major parts.


It already marked "Salvage" which wrecks the value if you finished that off like nothing happened the record goes with it.


Anything can be fixed - that's not the point I think you end cost if you found stuff cheap just as new it would have constant gremlins pop up eternally and savvy buyers would be hard to find.


Unless you are really determined, lots of tools and body work skill plus any unknown mechanicals I'd pass on this.


Your call, you asked that's my opinion,


T
(added on edit, Quote from Salvage yard ">>Estimated Repair Cost$86,220<<"
I doubt they are wrong giving you about $13K and wouldn't fetch that IMO)



(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Jun 6, 2016, 7:58 AM)


nauticalx
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Jun 6, 2016, 8:13 AM

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makes sense, thanks for the candid response. I was thinking perhaps the engine bolt-on components were physically damaged but you make some valid points. yes, i noticed the driver's frame rail. its nasty and would have to be replaced. the passenger rail seems intact or at least, not nearly as bad. i was hoping it woudlnt be bad because the windshield is intact indicating the cowl is probably good.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 6, 2016, 8:50 AM

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Again - do your thing if you think you can win. Another thing is it's at an auction yard so you can't really do a serious inspection.
Who buy these you may ask: I think a real body shop mostly that just wants to keep workers working if slow or during slow times. Make it look and be as best as possible and if only covers paying the help vs standing around works out.


The "frame thing" -- Where I am ONE popular place would set it all straight by .5mm so parts all fit perfectly. That's a wildly expensive machine and all one or two workers do for a whole area and some for themselves. I bought one, once - good chat with owner. Car was no miles and 100% new perfect paint.
Seemed right price and took the chance. I never stopped pulling stupid stuff for a year but did finish ever detail - tons easier than an Audi.


Can't say but had unseen cracked stuff under dash, looks, rattles or functional. Pinched wires and more. Easy but badgering to me at not cost just time - lots of it.


Can't compare one and another. If you could really steal this price wise see what interior parts, doors, rear quarter, tail lights and bumper and more go for and part it out then still make a buck junking it. Risky biz.


As said what I see is totally pro shops mostly wanting to keep pro techs busy even a slight loss covered total down time.


So I was a customer of one fixed and was cheap for what it was knowing exactly how hard it was hit. In short was taken by superior paint job, took the risk on me and did sell it as a fine car no problems a year later and didn't lose money but didn't make a dime and wouldn't do that again,


Tom



Hammer Time
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Jun 6, 2016, 3:13 PM

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Stay away!!!!!!!!!!!

I bet you haven't priced any Audi parts recently. You will be shocked The car was considered a total loss. that is why it has a salvage title. It also has frame damage documented. You could spend the whole value of the car and still not be able to register it because of the title. They won't give you a usable title for that.
There is probably over $5-8K just in airbag repair.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 6, 2016, 3:47 PM

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HT - Did you see the sheet on it I copied = ">>Estimated Repair Cost$86,220<<"
Car is fried! All for good fun and bargain but this just can't be it,


Tom



Hammer Time
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Jun 6, 2016, 3:51 PM

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Yep, even my airbag repair estimate was too low. Audi parts are just crazy.



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Discretesignals
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Jun 6, 2016, 4:02 PM

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$86K ....wowwwwww 20K more and you can buy a new one. That is crazy stuff there...lol





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Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 6, 2016, 10:58 PM

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Yes - I'm not back at that page that showed that. They valued the wreck at $13+ K so the not so old parts are even super expensive. I can't see the light in fixing so close to cost of a new one even if another whole parts car damaged some other way for free it just seems too far gone to me,


T







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