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Can a motor cost more than a car?

Can somebody shine some light on the pricing of a complete 3litre v6 eco diesel for a 2014 Loredo, was quoted $69,000 australian by Jeep Dealer in the north of Australia.This seems way over the top.

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Re: Can a motor cost more than a car?

Seems normal, charge the price of a complete Limited CRD to replace the engine on a Laredo CRD.
Are you sure they understood your request?
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Re: Can a motor cost more than a car?

Wasn't me they quoted the price to but my insurance company, car has now been written off, nothing wrong with the rest of vehicle. [accidental damage claim].
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Re: Can a motor cost more than a car?

Maybe it includes labor for installation and shipping from Italy? I know crated engines are in high demand and low supply, so maybe that was factored in somehow.
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Re: Can a motor cost more than a car?

If it works the same as here, the insurance company pays for the car, then takes and sells the salvage piece. A good GC with no motor would pull in a good price at an auction the professionals go to, because somebody is sitting with a drivetrain with nothing to put it in.

I New York State, where I worked as an adjuster, a car was automatically declared a total if the damage exceeded 75% of the book value.

Sometimes, the shop wants the car and exaggerates the estimate to total the car, then bids on it. But that wouldn't happen in Australia.

There are so many variables it's hard to know for sure why it was totaled.


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