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Old 04-18-2011, 11:49 AM   #18
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Sorry to hear about your car. I think most of us including me have had experiences like this, but some won't admit it. I know it's hard, but try to look at the positive and be thankful all that was damaged is the bumper cover, and not a rear quarter or the trunk lid. The bumper cover is probably the easiest part on the car to replace.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:53 AM   #19
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so sorry about your boo boo. You just need to be aware of what is behind you before you back in.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:54 AM   #20
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i got into a car accident the first week I got my car... and another one during the winter. Total repair bill? over 10 grand. 2 grand I paid out of my pocket, and the other 8 grand was the damage the insurance company paid out. I paid 500 deductable on that one. So around 2500 i paid out of my A$$ lol.

Believe me OP, what happened to you sucked, but it could have been A LOT worse.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:03 PM   #21
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I put the nose of my Corvette into the ditch across the street from my house...being a dip...I know exactly how you feel...it was my doing...and it really really hurt seeing it nosed down like that, the nose cracked and twisted...the turn signal pushed up and into the nose, the brake duct crushed...the paint spiderwebbed...yeah...it hurt. But nobody was hurt...and the car was fixed.

We have all been there...or will be.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:10 PM   #22
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Sorry to hear about this, I hope you can cheaply get it fixed so it looks better than new.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:11 PM   #23
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It always feels bad to scuff anything, but it is the "bumper" after all. Just take it down to any decent body shop, and for a couple of hundred dollars or so, it'll be as good as new in a couple of days, and soon forgotten about.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:16 PM   #24
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sorry , im sure it must hurt like hell
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:38 PM   #25
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Wild thing...you made my heart sank...
You make everything
Groovy
I said wild thing...

Wild thing, I think you bumped me
But I wanna know for sure
Come on, hold me tight
I love you

Wild thing...you made my heart sank...
You make everything
Groovy
I said wild thing...

Wild thing, I think you bumped me
But I wanna know for sure
So come on, hold me tight
You bumped me
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:41 PM   #26
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Go to the strip club for a few hours and everything will be okay.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:54 PM   #27
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I damanged mine today...... so sux'd! I scuffed the front left rim and I am soo mad at myself! but was told once.. if it aint scratched, you aint doing it right...... this boo boo I cant buff out, but at least she aint as bad as those others who posted pics in this thread!
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:24 PM   #28
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Ouch, sorry to hear about that. I know exactly how you feel. It seems like the more careful you try to be, the more $h1t ends up happening. Nothing you can do, accidents happen.

On the fourth of July of last year, my baby (Pontiac G8 GT) was all detailed, ready for a nice long summer of driving enjoyment, I had all my modifications that I wanted done, and tuned to perfection. Then on my way to my cousins BBQ, some idiot made an illegal U-turn in a highway entrance ramp, and darted out accross the street I happened to be driving down. Mind you, my car was flawless before this, I kept it showroom fresh all the time, I put over 8 grand into it and was finally looking forward to a enjoyable summer with it, ready to break into the 11's with my modifications. Then in a split second, everything was ruined.

Here was the result...




I didn't get my car back until september. I lost the entire summer with my car, and when I got it back, ended up selling it a few months later. I can't tell you what I wanted to do to that son of a *$(# piece of $*(% ($*&@ mother $*(%(@ idiot.

Point is, stuff like this happens. Can't do anything about it. It sucks, I know, but you gotta keep your head and go on. There's more important stuff in life. Not to sound like a geezer, just saying, takes away some of the pain. Maybe...
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:16 AM   #29
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Man, okay, you guys are making me feel a bit better, thanks.
I am also feeling a bit worse for all you guys who have been in some serious
accidents with these cars, such terrible things to see all these damaged babies. :(

So, I took some photos of my damage, but now it definitely doesn't hold a
candle to any of these other people's posts, but to me, no matter how insignificant it looks, does NOT take away from how crappy it feels to see it and know what happened. :\





thanks again for the words guys.
and really hope your cars are going to be back in action asap, and lookin' good as ever!
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:23 AM   #30
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Ouch, sorry to hear about that. I know exactly how you feel. It seems like the more careful you try to be, the more $h1t ends up happening. Nothing you can do, accidents happen.

On the fourth of July of last year, my baby (Pontiac G8 GT) was all detailed, ready for a nice long summer of driving enjoyment, I had all my modifications that I wanted done, and tuned to perfection. Then on my way to my cousins BBQ, some idiot made an illegal U-turn in a highway entrance ramp, and darted out accross the street I happened to be driving down. Mind you, my car was flawless before this, I kept it showroom fresh all the time, I put over 8 grand into it and was finally looking forward to a enjoyable summer with it, ready to break into the 11's with my modifications. Then in a split second, everything was ruined.

Here was the result...




I didn't get my car back until september. I lost the entire summer with my car, and when I got it back, ended up selling it a few months later. I can't tell you what I wanted to do to that son of a *$(# piece of $*(% ($*&@ mother $*(%(@ idiot.

Point is, stuff like this happens. Can't do anything about it. It sucks, I know, but you gotta keep your head and go on. There's more important stuff in life. Not to sound like a geezer, just saying, takes away some of the pain. Maybe...

Wow. this is painful to see, I can only imagine how that must've felt to have gone through. I am so sorry to hear that, it's soo true, no matter how smart you are about keeping your car the safest and best looking you can, somebody else out there can always ruin it all in no time flat.
it's just incredibly unfair in the grand scheme of everything, but apparently, unavoidable.


What made you sell after it being rapaired? what do you have now?
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:48 AM   #31
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Look up a Paintless Dent Service like DentPro or Dent Guys and/or look for referrals. There are some bad outfits out there as well so do some homework. Besides Dent removal,some of them also do Urethane Bumper repairs with OEM Paints. They can do some amazing repairs when there is no major structural damage involved. Don't ask why I know that. Sorry to see and hope you get it fixed to your satisfaction.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:49 AM   #32
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Thats.it......I.did.this.to.my.baby....Y our.lucky
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:08 AM   #33
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Thats.it......I.did.this.to.my.baby....Y our.lucky

Yeah, yours would crush me too, and more.
It's not just the physical damage, it's much more than that to me.
I don't take lightly to my simple fault that occurred when it ended in the fact
that I injured the car. It could always be worse, but it still hurts.



Did yours get fixed up okay?
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:29 PM   #34
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the way i get over things like this is to think that this isnt my last car and i can eventually buy another one if i go crazy enough over it. Not immediately buy one but eventually buy an updated model of the car.
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