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Old 04-13-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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My luck...i hate it!

So today my friend wanted to go for a little ride through my city just to show off a little bit, you know, the usual. I go down this one street and as we're sitting at a light, i feel a hard bump and feel as if im dreaming. I get out the car and see a cars front bumper on mine. It was just a honda civic and the damage wasn't serious but still enough to get me upset, havent even had this car for a month yet -__- The only upside is that now i could purchase that quad diffuser i wanted? Anyone have an idea of how much this damage will cost to repair?
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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You need a new rear diffuser and to have your entire rear bumper repainted to make it look like before. I wouldn't consider the damage "not serious". It might cost around $500.00 to get it repaired right.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
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Same thing happened to me last summer. It sucks
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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Seems like this is happening at least once ever day -_-. If you want the quad tips, now is the time to do it
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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I'm guessing $500 for the bumper repaint + the cost of the diffuser. Can't remember the thread but there was one recently that had info that the quad diffuser had gone down in price, so you may be able to get without anything out of pocket.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:51 PM   #6
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I had similar damage to my 2010 Camaro just a few months after I bought it (bumper repainted and new diffuser)...cost was $630 (the other insurance company paid for it). Sucked, but it looked good as new when it was done.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:02 PM   #7
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And this is what happend to me today, a shopping cart.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #8
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well we dont want insurance involved so shes paying me out of pocket, i have all her info and it helps that she lives 3 blocks away lol Just sucks that i have to get my car worked on already lol The diffuser im not really worried about anyway, ill even pay for that myself but its the bumper im worried about the most.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #9
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And this is what happend to me today, a shopping cart.
my god, i wouldve cried.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #10
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Why can't people freaking pay attention!!!?
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:05 PM   #11
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Why can't people freaking pay attention!!!?
i asked myself the same question over and over today after the accident, luckily she was beautiful so I wasnt asking myself that question while we were talking lol
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:25 PM   #12
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^^^Ha too funny. Well you got her info.
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Why can't people freaking pay attention!!!?
shit happens. and don't worry, one day it will happen to you and someone out there will be wondering why the hell you didn't pay attention.
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i asked myself the same question over and over today after the accident, luckily she was beautiful so I wasnt asking myself that question while we were talking lol

you should have snuck a picture of her while you were taking one of the car.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:25 AM   #15
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So today my friend wanted to go for a little ride through my city just to show off a little bit, you know, the usual. I go down this one street and as we're sitting at a light, i feel a hard bump and feel as if im dreaming. I get out the car and see a cars front bumper on mine. It was just a honda civic and the damage wasn't serious but still enough to get me upset, havent even had this car for a month yet -__- The only upside is that now i could purchase that quad diffuser i wanted? Anyone have an idea of how much this damage will cost to repair?
Dude, that sucks

Christmas Eve 2011, I was stopped in traffic in my baby, my Solstice GXP. First car I bought new.

Same thing: Bam. Girl behind me smacked into may car while I was stopped. "Oh I didn't see that you had stopped". There's three friggin big red lights for that hon, and they all worked. Beautiful don't trump stupid or money out of my pocket.

Let insurance do its thing man. Never ever be a 'nice guy' in this situation. You have no way to know what else is damaged. Get insurance involved right now
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:32 AM   #16
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Got to agree to get Insurance involved.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:33 AM   #17
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I don't trust anyone,get accident report. Report too your Ins. & let them go after the other persons ins. co., Was rear end collision totally there fault. And take it too your choice of repair shop. Don't except car repairs until it suits you totaly. Always cary a disposable camera with you. And exchange all required information.
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I don't trust anyone,get accident report. Report too your Ins. & let them go after the other persons ins. co., Was rear end collision totally there fault. And take it too your choice of repair shop. Don't except car repairs until it suits you totaly. Always cary a disposable camera with you. And exchange all required information.
yea, that's probably the best course of action. now, who knows what might happen. she could go home and the BF might decide that since there's no ticket she isn't paying anything. could be a cop or lawyer in the family.............who knows.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:15 AM   #19
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That sucks:(

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Old 04-14-2013, 09:17 AM   #20
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i called the police right after it happened and even in the police report she says it is totally her fault so I know i wont have any problems there. We'll see what happens on Monday when I get quotes from 3 different places in my area. She wanted me to go to a shop that she knows of but I told her i made that mistake once and am not doing it again. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR literally when it comes to paint work.
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i called the police right after it happened and even in the police report she says it is totally her fault so I know i wont have any problems there. We'll see what happens on Monday when I get quotes from 3 different places in my area. She wanted me to go to a shop that she knows of but I told her i made that mistake once and am not doing it again. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR literally when it comes to paint work.
if you have a police report then your ok. worst case scenario you end up in small claims court. but with the police involved you'll get your repairs taken care of.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #22
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This thread is full of Sorry for your luck aabreu09 and SugeKnight. Hopefully you can use it as an opportunity for some mods!
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:18 PM   #23
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A decent body shop can fix that easy and re spray it.
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A decent body shop can fix that easy and re spray it.
I would want a new bumper cover if it was mine
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:45 PM   #25
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these camaros are asshole driver magnets, everytime i am in mine, some stupid ass does something to make me have to slam brakes or swerve or something. i never get that shit in my white grand marquis company car. Whats wrong with people!?!?
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