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Old 04-13-2017, 05:36 PM
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would you get this fixed?

I got rear ended (very low speed as I was about to make a right turn but didn't take off as expected...I think my MT car may have confused the guy behind me because when I let up on the brake, I'm not moving).

The damage is shown in the pic attached.

I'm in two minds about getting it fixed, especially if it will involve removing the bumper. I've marked the area of the damage. The tiny nick on the left is quite deep (through the paint) but the rest is just surface stuff.
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Lol.. this just got me wondering if I will ?

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For what it's worth the sight of that would irk the hell out of me...when looking at my car I would always and only see that. I would fix it.
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The picture is not too sharp, so is there any puncture of the plastic? If the plastic is still flat and does not crumble, it will be repairable. Some shops may charge $1000+ to fix that to refinish and clear coat the whole bumper, others may try to spot repair($500+?) without clear coating whole bumper.
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For what it's worth the sight of that would irk the hell out of me...when looking at my car I would always and only see that. I would fix it.
+1 million. I had a similar small hit. I got an estimate to fix it, needed new bumper because of the way the damage was it had deformed the bumper and punched a hole in it. $1200. I said to myself screw it nobody can tell. I even asked random people if they saw anything. Nobody did.

But oh damn did I. I was able to hold out 4 months before it just drive me nuts to the point where $1200 seemed cheap compared to the amount of nuts it drove me seeing it every day
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I'd get it fixed since it's the other guy paying. And just to make sure he pays you enough
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Fix it.

But...tbh...I road over a huge hump in a farmyard last summer...it chewed a bit out of a wee brace in the middle of the floor pan...it's still there and I don't care.

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for what it's worth the sight of that would irk the hell out of me...when looking at my car i would always and only see that. I would fix it.
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The damage is shown in the pic attached.

All right, all right, all riiight! $1k insurance bonus - tiny squirt o'silicone sealant. Congrats!
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Since the other guy is paying I'd get it fixed, at least you can do what we did in a similar situation. We got a tiny dent on a section of black plastic (front spoiler) on our X5 once - someone in a drivethrough thought it would be a good idea to shift into reverse and hit the gas for some reason. Anyway we got witness phone numbers and had her dead to rights. Got an estimate for $1200 at a body shop and our insurance company sent us a check for it (no deductible since it was being subrogated).

It was my wife's car and she decided she could live with the dent and kept the cash.
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i stopped by the dealer today to get a glass quote. i had a rock hit the windshield this morning driving on the highway and have 12" horizontal crack about midway along driver side.

so i also had the sa look at the bumper. he said they don't do body work, but he did point out a crease that i missed. he suggested i take it to a body shop for an estimate.

so i ended up calling my insurance and filing 2 claims, one for glass, and one for the bumper. i told them if it's very minor then i may not use insurance. they said that's ok. i can call and close the claim at any time.
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MY X5 was brushed slightly one day, very minor scratches but I couldn't live with myself looking at it everyday. I even showed people the "damage" and they claim they could barely see it even as I showed it to them.... didn't care, its not how it was before I got hit.

My wifes F30 got a door ding.... straight to the body shop. Excessive? I don't think so.

Both estimates were over $1k
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I got rear ended (very low speed as I was about to make a right turn but didn't take off as expected...I think my MT car may have confused the guy behind me because when I let up on the brake, I'm not moving).

The damage is shown in the pic attached.

I'm in two minds about getting it fixed, especially if it will involve removing the bumper. I've marked the area of the damage. The tiny nick on the left is quite deep (through the paint) but the rest is just surface stuff.
Yes, but that's me.
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yes, but that's me.
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MY X5 was brushed slightly one day, very minor scratches but I couldn't live with myself looking at it everyday. I even showed people the "damage" and they claim they could barely see it even as I showed it to them.... didn't care, its not how it was before I got hit.

My wifes F30 got a door ding.... straight to the body shop. Excessive? I don't think so.

Both estimates were over $1k
wow...that's nuts, especially for the door ding.

was there an option for paintless dent removal for the door ding?

i guess it now makes sense my insurance is almost $2k per year.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:23 PM
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the F30 is Jet Black, very hard to pull a dent and buff out without showing some sort of effect. At least with the F30 you could see the damage. The E70 was barely scratched/rubbed but they replaced the wheels flare, painted the bumper and fender and replaced the fog light cover as it slightly popped out of its housing.
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Yes, but that's me.
This. I'm going through the same thing, sort of. Just bought a 2014 328 and totally missed the ding before I signed. Trying to get the dealer to do me a solid or at least give me a good quote (they swear it wasn't there when I bought it because it wouldn't have passed their inspection before being put on the lot, but that's another conversation).

Only a couple inches in length and didn't break the paint but it is literally ALL I see when I look at it head on.
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Get it fixed, his insurance pays and there should be no effect on your insurance. It will bug you forever, as others have said.
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I had a bit more damage in a similiar area of the rear bumper. I removed the bumper myself and had it painted for 150$ (might seem a bit low because of where I live). I was so delighted when the painting looked as good as if it never happened. They did an unbeliavable color match (estoril blue)
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would you get this fixed?

That should be a no brainer - get it fixed. Though minor, I would never drive a banged up car specially since the other guy's insurance will pay. It's also likely that the bumper will need to be replaced and sensors reprogrammed but again it's costing you nothing.

Another factor to consider is that at lease end or at time of resale, you'll get dinged otherwise.

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Since the other guy is paying I'd get it fixed, at least you can do what we did in a similar situation. We got a tiny dent on a section of black plastic (front spoiler) on our X5 once - someone in a drivethrough thought it would be a good idea to shift into reverse and hit the gas for some reason. Anyway we got witness phone numbers and had her dead to rights. Got an estimate for $1200 at a body shop and our insurance company sent us a check for it (no deductible since it was being subrogated).

It was my wife's car and she decided she could live with the dent and kept the cash.
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i stopped by the dealer today to get a glass quote. i had a rock hit the windshield this morning driving on the highway and have 12" horizontal crack about midway along driver side.

so i also had the sa look at the bumper. he said they don't do body work, but he did point out a crease that i missed. he suggested i take it to a body shop for an estimate.

so i ended up calling my insurance and filing 2 claims, one for glass, and one for the bumper. i told them if it's very minor then i may not use insurance. they said that's ok. i can call and close the claim at any time.
Something to keep in mind with both of these scenarios is that if the car were to get totaled, insurance co would give a payout minus the amount given/estimated for the previous damage.
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Something to keep in mind with both of these scenarios is that if the car were to get totaled, insurance co would give a payout minus the amount given/estimated for the previous damage.
hmm...i don't recall that to be the case with one of my older cars. maybe there's a time period?

i had a civic a long time ago and had gotten rear ended. a year or so later i had a minor accident in which i rear ended a truck with a towing hook. the truck owner didn't make a claim but my car was totaled. i got the full payout.
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Something to keep in mind with both of these scenarios is that if the car were to get totaled, insurance co would give a payout minus the amount given/estimated for the previous damage.
I've never heard of such a thing. Insurance would have to prove that the work was never done in order to deny a later claim. I'd actually be fine with that since it's fair, but I just don't see how they could do that if a car was totalled in a way that obscured the previous damage.
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i stopped by the dealer today to get a glass quote. i had a rock hit the windshield this morning driving on the highway and have 12" horizontal crack about midway along driver side.

so i also had the sa look at the bumper. he said they don't do body work, but he did point out a crease that i missed. he suggested i take it to a body shop for an estimate.

so i ended up calling my insurance and filing 2 claims, one for glass, and one for the bumper. i told them if it's very minor then i may not use insurance. they said that's ok. i can call and close the claim at any time.
12" crack requires a replacement, make sure to use CCRC and/or dealer with BMW techs instead of sublet repairs. The CCRC will follow BMW spec to replace side and top moldings, dash insulator, molding clips, windshield spacers, and rain sensor(with factory gel). Make sure the shop also initializes the new sensor per spec.
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