Originally Posted by Uncle Scotty
d00000000000d......you are just not in reality
and 'borderline totaled' is totaled
a bent ****ing fender is just that
a competent person can take 5 total wrecks and make 2 cars outa them that you would never be able to tell they were wrecked
You mention 'reality' but you made a comment that is purely concept/theory:
"a competent person can take 5 total wrecks and make 2 cars outa them that you would never be able to tell they were wrecked"
This is true in theory but not true in reality and there is significant empirical evidence to back up said claim.
The point about a bent fender is simply a bent fender doesn't account for the impulse force applied to every sprung item of mass on the vehicle. This will expose itself as trim buzzes and rattles and suspension clunks and pops 5k, 10k, 15k miles down the road.