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Old 24th April 2011
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Default Front bumper, OEM worthwhile?

Hello,

I will be replacing my front bumper, and wonder if there are worthwhile aftermarket options I should consider. An OEM one is expensive enough, so I'd like to know my options.
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There aren't any aftermarket options that i know of. You could go oem 9-3 or maybe Viggen, as some do. But that's really it.
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I would imagine they'd be pretty expensive OEM. I would try to find maybe someone on here who is parting out their car, or you could contact a salvage yard. You can get some pretty good deals on cars that are being parted out, with usually perfectly good parts. (say, a car that was totaled in a rear end collision.. the front bumper could be perfect and you could buy it at a steal.) Just my opinion. Good luck!
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Check www.car-part.com. It's a nationwide junkyard search, and you can usually pretty find some pretty amazing parts prices on there, even locally.
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Also, if you have the space and the ambition, this site sells totaled cars for cheap.. you can get some cars with like a rear end collision or just a crapshoot engine that barely runs for like 200 bucks. Cars with minimal damage that because of our saab's terrible resale value, just opt to junk the car.

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An example of one near boston: the bid is at 400 bucks, and the only thing listed at fault is "normal wear." just a stock 9-3 with some engine wear.. Body looks great, but I don't know what color your car is. Probably not you're ideal option if you're just looking for a bumper, but worth a thought.
http://www.copart.com/c2/homeSearch....SEARCH_RESULTS
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Thanks for the tips. I already bought a $400 car with "normal wear"
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