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Preparing to sell - repair dent?

In the not so distant future I'm going to be car shopping as I fancy a GT or a GTA (depending what mood I'm in at any particular moment).

However, the passenger side had a bit of damage inflicted by moronic vandals/careless numpties. I have a key scratch along the door and also a small dent in the rear panel

The car is an 02 reg with 64k on the clock. Apart from this damage it is in good nick and has been well maintained. Due to the age of the car, it is not worth a huge amount so I'm not sure if it needs to be in pristine condition to sell?

If I was keeping the car I'd definitely get it fixed but as I'm not, should I spend the £200-£300 ish required to get it sorted?

My other option is to trade it in if a suitable replacement comes up in a garage. It would give the garage an excuse to give me peanuts for it as a trade in though.

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I think that kind of damage would make it difficult to get a good price on a private sale, so probably worth fixing in that situation.

As a trade in at that age you would get peanuts anyway so if trading in I wouldn't fix it.
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+1, you have no bargining power with that damage on the car.
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Yeah I suppose you are right. Much better chance of a decent price if it is in perfect condition, time for a visit to the bodyshop
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depending on the size of the dent you might be able to just get some paintless dent removal done. A guy I know charges as little as £25 per panel. I just found these guys on google. Might be worth a call

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