Final Tally On Honda Civic "Makeover"

Discussion in 'Civic' started by ravelation, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. ravelation

    ravelation Guest

    With makeovers all the rage on tv, Spike TV should do a car makeover
    show. (Is there one already?)

    I digress. Thought I'd offer an update on project Frankenstein to
    Freulein. The '99 Civic EX coupe has had its facelift. In order to get
    the two headlights to match, we spent:

    New light - $l50.
    New fender and fender well - $110.
    Paint new fender - $150.
    Install fender, well and light - $150.
    Total - $560.
    Improvement to the
    looks of the car - Priceless

    Ouch! It didn't seem like it would end up being that much. Buy a part
    here, paint a part there. Man, does it add up!
    ravelation, Aug 20, 2003
  2. ravelation

    a Guest

    they charged you $150 to install a fender and light?!

    i'm in the wrong business. It would take maybe an hour to install a fender
    and light.
    a, Aug 21, 2003
  3. ravelation

    ravelation Guest

    Hey, that's cheap! When I went to have just the light installed (fender
    ended up having to be done too in order to look right), two places, one
    being the dealer, wanted that much just for the light install!! I
    shudder to think if I'd taken it to a body shop (or the dealer!) and had
    them paint and mount the parts. Three places wanted $240. to paint the
    fender, free standing off the car! (I thankfully found one place that
    understood how easy the job was and charged me $150.)
    ravelation, Aug 21, 2003
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