Is it worth the money? (Body Image Issues - hah)
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    Registered User Sanala's Avatar
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    Is it worth the money? (Body Image Issues - hah)


    I'm curious, and seeking outside opinions on something.

    My car is only two years old now. 23,000 some odd miles. OBP 2012 WRX Limited, brand new from factory when I got it. I try to take care of it as best I know how. I live in Colorado, and the roads here tend to not be in the driver's favor.

    My front bumper has some damage already. Tons of road rash, some jerkface scraped into it slightly in a parking lot, there's a 4 inch crack on the bottom of the lip, which is only a few months younger than the car itself (underneath where the tow hook goes). We've tried getting quotes on what it would take to fix everything. (Estimates are usually $800.00+). To me, this car isn't the greatest, most powerful car on the planet. Sometimes it feels like it's made out of tinfoil and the melted down Lego pieces of some child's long forgotten past. However, I can't help but love it for its performance and style.

    My question then becomes... Is it really worth it to spend that much on the bumper? It's not really noticeable unless you're up close and inspecting everything like someone with far too much time on their hands. Or if it's really sunny out...

    Are there ways to "cover the scars"? I thought about using some of those JDM band-aid decals.

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    Not worth 800, unless the crack is huge and requires a lot of repair. I had my cracked and battered front bumper, fenders with overcoat cracking, and entire hood all fixed and painted professionaly for 900, and 300 of that was paint. Front bumper should be around 400-500. If u lived in fl I'd recommend my shop!

    However if that's the cheapest quote you've gotten and can achieve, yeah I'd pay to get my car fixed like New again. I take pride in how rare they are around here.

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    post some pics of the scratches. Im guessing the cracks are where everyone else gets them you can probably take the bumper off and get a bondo patch or get a cheap front lip.
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    It's up to you really. If you don't care then no. If it really bothers you then yes.

    I will say that if you at some point decide to get rid of the car it would become pretty important to get that fixed.
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    I'd look for a used one and slap it on.
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