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Old 27.07.2020, 19:01
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Selling car with small dent, best course of action?

Hi all,

Unfortunately due to COVID I have ot leave Switzerland this fall and cannot bring my car with me which is causing me to have to sell my car right away.

I bought the car brand new at a good price (20k CHF last year). When I was on a work project in Italy the car got a small dent on rear passenger side parking in one of those tiny garages.

I went to get some quotes on the repair this week with all floating around 1000 CHF, but everyone said the dent can be fixed and repainted no problem.

I have about 6 weeks before I need to leave the country and am not sure the best course of action is. Repair the car and sell it? Sell the car with dent? Is it difficult (or impossible) to sell a car with minor damage here and should I be prepared to take a major hit?

And what is the protocol when selling a car after repairing the dent and scratch? Is this something that has to be reported/is reported like Carfax in the USA? Will there be a record that the car had minor damage?

Just cant decide whether to go through with the repairs or just take a major hit and try to sell the car with the damage as I dont have much time left! Thanks for any help.
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