Originally Posted by upstatedoc
this is why I don't buy used cars.
You are a "smart" guy...
I bought my 335is for $20k under the New List price, one year old with 15k miles. Looks, smells and drives like new....
If the damage to the car would affect it in any way (performance, long term reliability), the cost to fix it would most likely be in thousands, and rarely anyone would pay that out of pocket to "keep it accident free" and increase the resale by $2k.
The OP is a bumper scratch...
However, I disagree with the $600 estimate. I just replaced the front bumper and repainted an inch scratch on my hood and replaced scratched right headlight -- $2800.
GL to the OP.