Accidents don’t deem a car as lesser value. My car was swiped in a parking lot and the rear door and quarter panel were painted. I own a body shop so it was repaired by me, you wouldn’t be able to tell other than a paint thickness gauge.
That said, I went to trade the car and the dealer tried to steal it from me because it had a “dirty” car fax. Absolutely no structural damage. I sold it privately, with full disclosure of everything and got what I was asking.
I would respectively disagree. I will agree that the scenario I'm going to lay out is bias.
Would you consider a 1/2/3/4 year old Porsche that has had any panels repainted is not de valued in any way?
Is any vehicle that has a frontal accident and has been paid 70% of it blue book value to repair on a 1-2 year old vehicle not de valued in any way?