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Potential parts car purchase

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NOTE: No "dibs" in this thread. I will ask the mods to remove your posts.

I might be acquiring a 2001 9-3 2.0t locally. It was wrecked in the front end and needs the bumper mounts on the frame rail fixed, bumper, lights, intercooler and condenser.

I have limited space and money to fix it up and drive it, or even sell it. What I think I may do is part the car out.

What do you all think?

I will describe the car since I forgot to take pics.

2001 9-3 with the 2.0 turbo and automatic transmission. It is a beige metallic color with a MINT black/gray leather interior. Only thing I noticed it did not have were power seats. So, they are black leather but not power.

The car has 150,000 miles on it and ran before wrecked. The engine itself looks VERY clean. It was obviously very well maintained before the wreck. The air bags did not blow and the glass is all good.

What parts are desirable from this car? I may use a few things IF I get it, but I would venture to guess I may part the car out here.

Or should I save money and fix it to sell or drive?
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Depends on the cost of the car and the extent of the damage to really say if it was salvageable/worth it. Without those two facts it's hard to say about fixing it up, parting it, or not even bothering.
We haven't talked about a price yet, but I don't think the car will be a whole lot.
Most desirable piece on the car would definitely be the engine. However, with 150k it may be a hard sale. Parts cars are tough unless you have the space to let it sit and pull parts as sales come your way. If you strip it all at once you end up with a huge pile to move a few hundred times
I have parted a few cars out before. My friend said that I can keep the 9-3 in his garage.

And we talked about a price this evening. I won't say how much, but its retarded cheap.
Picture this car:

Without a front bumper, headlights, or grille. Also, the one by me has a leather interior

What is the most you would pay for it?
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