A few days ago I replaced the left front outer tie right and the right front inner and outer tied rods and then took the 2006 honda accord lx to another shop for an alignment. Firestone told me that the car can't be aligned because the frame must be slightly damaged on the front left and moderately damaged on the rear right.
I bought this car used for $1300 and it has clearly had collision that had been repaired. Overall it looks OK underneath the car on the right side rear end. A few bushings look cracked, and the rear struts probably need to be replaced as well (the rear makes a wobbling sound when I drive over bumps)
A friend called around some frame repair shops and they are estimating around $800 to do frame repair. That seems like a lot for a $1300 car.
question time! Will this car be safe to drive with the current alignment? I assume the tires will wear out sooner. What are some other options for dealing with this? will toe shims work in this situation? could you shim -2.4 degrees of toe?