Nice car. Nearly bought a used one but last min the seller back off .
The problem is dealers may quote you paper value knowing the current condition for a lifestyle car like this.
Your write off for 2 years should be about $25k(depreciation). Theoretically, to save the 4k, you will have to write off 25-4 = 21k after knocking off the repair that you would otherwise have to pay for.
If you spend 4k to repair it, you have a chance to drive it for many more months. Even if you will have to do some other repair, would it cost more than the yearly depreciation? likelihood not.
Alternatively, repair it and sell for some value, maybe 8k to 9k depreciation(my guess), you still get back some money, before you go spend 190k to buy your new happiness. If you want to repair, go ask another one or two workshop for a assessment.
The whole consideration hinges on how much the car would fetch without repair .
And once repaired, it takes away the time pressure from yourself so that you can think more logically if you should buy from AD or PI. if you dont repair, your leave yourself with only one option, that is only PI if you want a C200.
Edited by Ct3833, 04 December 2017 - 03:23 PM.