Date registered: Nov 2011
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Expedition Limited 2WD
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Why does it cost so much to repair cars at dealerships?
I was looking a some damaged cars with bolt-on component damages (such as the doors and hood), with repair quotes that are sky-rocket high. For instance, I am looking at a 2010 S550 4MATIC with doors, fender, front bumper, front driver headlamp, and hood damaged. The quote given is $58,107 to repair the damages, but I just don't believe it.
I went to do some research on used parts, and a hood for the 10-12 year costs no more than $1,500. That said, how much does the manufacter charge for a hood? Or anything for that matter?
This particular S550 has no frame damage either. You can buy a used Maserati Gran Turismo for the price of fixing one of these!
2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited, SOLD
2008 Ford Expedition Limited 2WD, CURRENT
2010+ Mercedes-Benz S550 2WD, FUTURE