There is no paint, i'm going based on the area of damage, assuming someone backed into it while I was sleeping. I would guess it was some SUV with steel rear bumpers.
I have already taken it in for an estimate and they're saying it would cost 3k to repair. For a 500$ car with 218k miles on it this seems a little excessive.
I have found a couple of places that will sell me the replacement fender, front bumper, valence, headlamp retainer and grille piece (driver side) for about 350$ US, I'm just wondering if anyone one the board considers this to be an OK price to pay? I can also get the frame pushed back to where it should be (off about 1 inch, only in the top near the hood, not in the bottom or by the steering rack) for about 600$ US, making the total cost to repair around 1K$ US.
I wonder though, am I better off saving the money and driving this as it is until I can scrape together enough to buy another used e30 in a few months.
Man, I am just so pissed to have my new car hit in the first 24 hours of owning it.