about a year ago, when i first started driving i got rear ended (no pun intended) by an un insured driver. He gave me his address and everything and it all got sent off to my insurance company to sort out. Anyway, long and short if it is, i'm left with a severely dented rear end to my mini. Now, there is no chance of getting any money fro the guy as obviosuly he has dissapeared off the face of the earth. (Obivously i didnt know he wasnt'nt insured at the time, whe he hit me) My insurance company (the nice folks they are) are not going to pay out a single penny to me, and have closed the case. lovely. (I'm only starting to get over my seething rage a year on. )
So, We went to a couple of garages to get a quote, one was 600 and one was 700 quid.
I've got a mate who's dad owns a garage, he said he would fix it up for 400 quid.
I dont know if i should just go for it, as with this dent in the back, my car has no value, I mean, I cant even open the boot, its forced shut. £400 is alot of money for an art student, really it is.
If you think of the work involved, new back pannel, new bootlid,new back bumper, possibly new parts- light fitting etc, removal of dented messed up back, replacement of back pannel, welding, respray, transfer of salvagable old parts/addition of new parts.
So what should I do forumites. I hav'nt actually been to a mini specialist yet, as i've never really considered getting it done, as i never had anywhere near enough money.
I'l attatch some pictures, they ar'nt very clear, but it should give you an idea. the back is pretty much flat rather than curved.