2006 Saturn Ion in desperate need of help and advice

Tiny
LILTEE063
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  • 2006 SATURN ION
2006 Saturn Ion 6 cyl Manual

im in help. i got hit by a deer 4 weeks ago and it put a dent in my front bumper and squashed my left headlights. Unfortunately, my radiator was kinda hit too and water leaks a little little bit. I am frustrated, because the new drives perfectly but i took it to a garage repair and they did an estimate of 3756 dollars in which other parts which work well were included for repair. i know this sounds weird but isn't there a possibility that only the radiator, dent and headlamp can be repaired and not including fendles and air conditioning and all that other stuff i dnt even know what it means so i can just manage it for now until i can raise enough money because i need transport to work and school and i have no alternatives.


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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 AT 2:56 PM

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Tiny
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First off I want to thank u for ur donation it really helps to keep us going. Alot of times when the radiator gets damaged the a/c condensor gets damages too because it sits in front of the radiator and is mounted too it. It gets bent and distorted and try to get a out shape one back on a new radiator or it could have a hole in it. Ur hood looks messed up I dont know if it can be straightend or needs replaced if it closes and latches tightly maybe that can wait to be fixed as far as ur headlight goes its broken and ur headlight bracket is just plastic so thats probably broke as well. Ur fender is broken that needs replaced. Honestly there probably are ways to get that bill down atleast for now to get u by untill u have more money one way is talk to that shop u went to explain ur situation tell them u dont have all the money and ask him what u can get by with for now. Another is to get atleast two more shops and get prices from them. Another way is to look into getting some used parts from a wrecking yard that can save u money right there I have done it lots of times for friends and family. Also I can not see all the damage in the pics I would really have to be there to see all that. Another thing u can do is ask that shop u went to explain and show u why all these parts need to be changed if he wont do that then I would go to another shop. Also the other two shops u go to to get prices have them do the same keeps people honest and u will get a better understanding on whats going on with ur car. Hope this helps anymore questions let me know. Also feedback greatly appreachiated.
Louie
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 AT 11:37 AM
Tiny
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Thank u very very much. U told me wat I didn't want to hear but I need to hear it. O well I guess ill look out for those instructions and go to some other garages. Damn im mad that the ac is broken with the fender and the radiator.
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Friday, December 4th, 2009 AT 11:07 PM
Tiny
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I don't know if ur a/c condensor is too bent to reinstall or it got a hole in it sorry about the bad news but atleast u can try to get some cheaper repair bills. Around here they have places called pick a part and pick ur part where u go with tools and go get the parts right off the cars there prices are pretty cheap and they have have price weekends u might want to check into that if they have them where ur at. Aslo feedback greatly appreachiated. Your very welcome for the help glad I could help if u have any other questions let me know.
Louie
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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 10:34 AM

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