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BMW i3 I01 (2014 - Current)
The BMW i3 and BMW i8 are the first two cars launch under BMW's new sub brand BMW i. The i3 is an all carbon fiber, all electric vehicle meant for urban mobility.

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Old 05-27-2017, 06:02 PM
pingumo pingumo is offline
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Woke up this am to find this on my dear. Was parked outside my own house facing inside, can't figure out how, where and what did this... don't even remember seeing this the day before after coming back from work (where I also parked facing inside)...
Very sad...

How much am I looking at from the suckers when turning it in abt 6 months?


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Old 05-28-2017, 04:29 AM
The Other Tom The Other Tom is offline
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Without thinking about it too much, I would buy a new panel from eBay and have a body shop paint and install it. My guess is BMW will charge big $$$ to fix it.

After thinking a little more, contact your insurance company. May not cost you anything
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:24 AM
mrMTB mrMTB is offline
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I can't really tell how long the scratch is, but if it's less-than two inches, it won't cost anything. Between two and four inches it is a small item, and greater-than four a large. My recollection is that a small item was $100, and a large $400 on the bumper of my e89. I would think that you could have a place locally repair that for $100-150. I would not take that to insurance as it is almost certainly would not save you any money.
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:22 PM
MGS9500 MGS9500 is offline
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I agree, body shop, pay cash, get it fixed.

If they fix it on trade in, you have no options on cost.
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