Someone pranged my wife's Mini, and there's a bit of damage to the front (grill stoved in, damaged bonnet and wings). As this repair is going to be paid for by the other driver's insurance, we have asked the garage to give us a separate estimate for repairing the scuttle rust (we are in France by the way), and he's quoting 1400 Euros. It sounds expensive to me, but I know that it's a real git of a job to do, so i wanted to gauge some opinion to decide whether it's a price worth paying or not, bearing in mind that the front end is going to need spraying anyway.
Has anyone had that repair done, or done it themselves? Is the price a fair one?