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Old 12-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Ugh... First Accident

Not a big deal, but still my car is no longer perfect.

In bumper to bumper traffic, the car in front goes, I press the gas and look down at my phone for a second as I got a text, looked up, slammed on the breaks and hit the car in front of me.

No damage to the car in front of me, but my fender is nicked up. Not MAJOR damage and no dents, but scratched up.

Any idea how much it might cost? Sorry I don't have a picture, but some scratches and paint chips.

So annoying.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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New bumper repainted is about $1100. Do the ZL1 upgrade
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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$1100? Damn. Probably not worth calling the insurance company, but shit I don't have a grand out of pocket either. What's the ZL1 upgrade?
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #4
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:49 PM   #5
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Yeah. My fault for looking down. Having a rough day as it was, so that didn't help either.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #6
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http://www.jcwhitney.com/2010-2012-c...10-2012j1.jcwx -- $325, but I'd have to paint it black. I'll shop around.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:55 PM   #7
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If its just scratched prolly a few hundred bucks. Kinda hard to tell without a pic.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:56 PM   #8
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http://www.jcwhitney.com/2010-2012-c...10-2012j1.jcwx -- $325, but I'd have to paint it black. I'll shop around.
$325 + shipping + R&I of each bumper. + paint materials + paint labor. = Still looking at $1100.

Do the ZL1 front fascia. Little bit more, but at least you get something new out of it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #9
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Thanks guys -- actually found a guy selling his old black bumper on here for $350. I'll keep looking and take it to the shop for an estimate just to see.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:07 PM   #10
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Actually think it looks worse now. Not great pics, but here they are...




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Old 12-07-2012, 09:19 PM   #11
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So the phone that took your attention off the traffic in front of you does have a camera too? Unfortunate incident. When something is caused by a person, (you) it is an incident, not an accident.

If a drunk runs off the road killing a couple kids on the sidewalk, is that an accident? NO!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:20 PM   #12
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When something is caused by a person, (you) it is an incident, not an accident.
Oh snap we have the grammar police on the loose
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:25 PM   #13
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:29 PM   #14
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Of course the phone has a camera on it. I just went outside my house 5 minutes ago and took the picture. What cell phone doesn't have a camera on it? Is this 1996?

Definition of accident: An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.

Dude, take a chill pill. I didn't kill any kids drunk driving. I hit a truck in front of me at 10 mph. Let's keep it in perspective. It was my fault, but nobody died but my wallet.

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