is it better to sell my 2012 kia optima hybrid with no air or pay 3500 to repair my ac and keep the car


Asked by ragityman Jun 22, 2019 at 12:09 PM about the Kia Optima

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

car runs great and in great condition. but ac does not work and minor dent on
side.  dealer wants $3500 to repair the ac. don't know whether to sell at $1700
or pay for repair and keep driving till she dies completely.

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Get a price from an independent shop! Dealers prices are outrageous.

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I agree with F_O_R stay away from Stealerships. Independent shops are the best way to go for any vehicle that is out of warranty. Now as it is a KIA best to look up the value of the vehicle first and if it is worth a lot more than the independent shops quote then fix it and drive it till just quits running altogether.


All the car gurus are quite helpful. The problems I found when taking the suggestions were. No one wanted to touch a hybrid ac. The compressor for the hybrid started around $1000.00 at a parts dealer because it was an electric motor type. I was told that Kia had a monopoly on hybrid ac repair. Thank all of you very much Think I,lol just take it to a dealer and see what they will give me for it in a trade. Thank you

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UP DATE Tried several auto repair shops but no one wanted to touch except 1 Stewarts Auto Repair. Fixed a/c with used compressor cost $1020.00 better than dealer wanting $3600. Thanks Guru"s Your All Helpful

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You can use some of those savings to buy us lunch ;)

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