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Old 09-27-2012, 03:25 PM
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Advice on front end damage repair

A co worker hit my month old Mineral Grey 335! I was backed into a spot and she backed into my car. Right side of bumper damaged, plastic ahead of hood damaged, right side kidney grill damaged. Headlight looks okay but it's pushed in. There's definitely other damage I can't see and I want to be sure car is repaired to like it came from factory. How hard to match up the paint? Should I accept that it will not be perfect? Also, her insurance is not that great and my insurance company tells me they will probably fight with them to get it repaired the way it should be.
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I've heard that its easier to match the paint on new cars than cars a few years old. The paint hasn't had time to age.

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I would make sure to also pursue a diminished value claim, especially if you bought the car and did not lease it. The accident should now appear on carfax and will make your car a lot less valuable, especially when trading it in. You are entitled to this loss of value, make sure you or your insurance company pursues it.
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A co worker hit my month old Mineral Grey 335! I was backed into a spot and she backed into my car. Right side of bumper damaged, plastic ahead of hood damaged, right side kidney grill damaged. Headlight looks okay but it's pushed in. There's definitely other damage I can't see and I want to be sure car is repaired to like it came from factory. How hard to match up the paint? Should I accept that it will not be perfect? Also, her insurance is not that great and my insurance company tells me they will probably fight with them to get it repaired the way it should be.

How hard? Sadly, there is no scale or rating system with which to answer.

Should you? Spitballin': Not, if you liked original condition.

Not that great....huh?

Maybe I don't understand the question. You have insurance; does not matter to you if she does....what's the concern?

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