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damn drunk drivers!

so my 1985 300td is now a salvage title thanks to some drunk guy who hit it while it was parked. now as far as ive been informed (i dont really know anything about cars) the only damage that isnt cosmetic is the left control arm with plate and bearing need to be replaced. now i had someone from this guys insurance company do a damage appraisal and the price he quoted was 3,150 for oem parts and labor. im wondering if anyone can tell me what kinda price is reasonable if i were to take it to a mechanic. also wondering if anyone knows of a good reliable mechanic in portland oregon. thanks in advance

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You won't find better than Sig and the folks at MBI Motors around Hawthorne and SE 13th just across the river from downtown. Always a good experience and the fairest prices for labor I've experienced at any repair facility. They only work on Mercedes-Benz and know the cars exceedingly well.


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Check Oregon law about bringing a car out of salvage title--if indeed your car was totaled by the insurance company and now has a salvage title. It isn't simple most places. It can't be done in some.

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Sorry to hear that. Same happened with me last Christmas. My brand car was hit by couple of teenagers.
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