I was in an accident last weekend in my Jeep liberty 2004. I was hit on the passenger side and was found at fault. I only have liability insurance so my insurance will not cover the repairs. I had it towed to a mechanic who I have been to a few times and they say I need a strut assembly, upper and lower arms and a spindle which would run $2200.They said that even after fixing these things, the car may still not be in alignment so probably not worth fixing.
I went to where the car is located today to check it out, take photos and get belongings out and it doesnt really look that bad to me. The wheel is dented in a little and the passenger side door doesnt open all the way and is also slightly off at the top when it is closed. The mechanic said that I can keep it there for a couple weeks while I decide what to do with it. I asked him if he’d be interested in buying in it - he offered me $400. I am thinking I could probably get more money for it. It does have new brakes and rotors and the engine is pretty good.
Now that I am home and have had time to think about it, I am feeling stupid that I didnt even try to drive it! I am wondering if i could drive slowly 2-3 miles to my house. The night of the accident I drove it from the street into a parking lot but it was a very short distance and the mechanic moved it a little ways from where he looked at it to his parking lot. I didnt ask the mechanic about it and also forgot to check the mileage - i know it’s around 180,000.
Just wondering if anyone has an opinion on this - I was thinking of driving it home and putting it online and trying to sell it from home.
It’s only letting me post one photo - hopefully you can tell from this one. I have more photos.