Yeah, you could get a good job around $1000 is there is no body damage to repair. Every dent will add $40 to $60, and anything worse than that, especially rust or wrinkled metal will cost a lot to repair.
damn thats a pretty penny to spend considering i paid 1500 for a 98 sable... i mean the car runs like a beast , but not sure if i wana spend more then what i paid for on just a paint job and there very little rust on the fenders and kicker panels.... uhhh decisions decisions
Yeah, rust is a problem. Dents and stuff are not that big a deal, you can pull them out, bondo them over, and sand it flush so you never knew it was there, but rust, its like a cancer, and if you don't cut it out and get it all, it will keep coming back.