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Old 12-11-2012, 09:21 AM
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My roommate had a guest over our house who parked directly behind our driveway, due to the number of cars on the street I had a tough time maneuvering my boat (stationwagon), and caught his fender going about 5mph, the result... well the results shocked even me, my cars plastic bumper was not hurt at all however it appears I destroyed his guest's fender, miraculously no paint damage.

The car itself drives fine, the light works, just got knocked loose, and there is a small amount of indentation on the front edge of his door, I am aware that the fender will likely have to be replaced.


However I digress, I will be paying for this out of pocket to avoid insurance hassles, however I'd like to have a rough estimate so I don't vomit all over myself when I hear it from him. So how much do you think I'll be looking at?
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:30 AM
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My roommate had a guest over our house who parked directly behind our driveway, due to the number of cars on the street I had a tough time maneuvering my boat (stationwagon), and caught his fender going about 5mph, the result... well the results shocked even me, my cars plastic bumper was not hurt at all however it appears I destroyed his guest's fender, miraculously no paint damage.

The car itself drives fine, the light works, just got knocked loose, and there is a small amount of indentation on the front edge of his door, I am aware that the fender will likely have to be replaced.


However I digress, I will be paying for this out of pocket to avoid insurance hassles, however I'd like to have a rough estimate so I don't vomit all over myself when I hear it from him.

Hmmmm....try a dent puller....no guarantees....
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my guesstimate is thats going to cost at least 1500 to fix. probably close to 2K
400 for the fender replacement
400 for the door to be fixed
the rest paint and materials.

its not a trivial job, if the fender needs to be replaced, and the door repaired, they'll need to blend the paint on adjacent panels
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:36 AM
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my guesstimate is thats going to cost at least 1500 to fix. probably close to 2K
400 for the fender replacement
400 for the door to be fixed
the rest paint and materials.

its not a trivial job, if the fender needs to be replaced, and the door repaired, they'll need to blend the paint on adjacent panels
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:08 PM
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my guesstimate is thats going to cost at least 1500 to fix. probably close to 2K
400 for the fender replacement
400 for the door to be fixed
the rest paint and materials.

its not a trivial job, if the fender needs to be replaced, and the door repaired, they'll need to blend the paint on adjacent panels

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:14 PM
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needs a new door skin or door at a cost well over $500 just for the door let alone the labor to pull the doors apart and swap the internals. Your looking at easily beyond 1500. Its jet black so no blending is needed. (only good thing about jet black )
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:44 PM
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I had a deer run into the side of my car and they changed the fender and door. BMW do not re-skin doors anyway are you ready ......$6,000 paid by insurance. OK this is Canada and I did go to a BMW certified shop so they charge just under $100 per hour. My car is a coupe so a plasic front fender $400, and the door was $1200 add install and paint.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:22 PM
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Hmmmm....try a dent puller....no guarantees....
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my guesstimate is thats going to cost at least 1500 to fix. probably close to 2K
400 for the fender replacement
400 for the door to be fixed
the rest paint and materials.

its not a trivial job, if the fender needs to be replaced, and the door repaired, they'll need to blend the paint on adjacent panels
Pretty much took the words right out of my mouth. The door will not need to be replaced. My guess is it will all end up somewhat north of two grand. It is possible it could be less.

If it were me I'd let my insurance cover it unless I had filed another at fault claim recently. A fender bender such as this should not affect your rates much and maybe not at all. Does your insurance have any kind of accident forgiveness?
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My doctor just brusied his 5 series ... right fnt fender, top ..... $4000.

That door will need to be replaced. Damn .... sorry about your luck.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:58 AM
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$2000 to $2500 sounds about right if you use a indy shop.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:00 AM
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I'm a college student and I've been in a previous accident (spun out on ice over a bridge, totaled my Benz), so my parents are basically loaning me the money so I don't lose my insurance.

The crappiest part is this guy among others came over without my invitation (my roommate and I agreed that we'd have more than 3 guests over only with the permission of the other)- I've got some pretty choice words to exchange with my roommate.

However the news is constantly reminding me that at the end of the day it's just money, Sandy Hooks is unfortunately keeping this in perspective.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:08 AM
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well in the end it was your responsibility, you hit his car no matter where he parked it, maybe you should have gone back inside and asked him to Move the car before you decided to bang into it or better still called a tow truck and have it towed because it was blocking your drive way

and in the end its his choice where he has it repaired and to use only OEM parts, get your cash out its going to cost you

next time watch what you are doing!
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:30 PM
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I had someone rear end me on a back situation up in a parking lot. (5-8 mph). She hit my rear bumper and also pushed some of the trunk in. 4 weeks later and 11.5K later, I got my car back. The insurance company approved the repair amount and it was not my fault, but I was thinking $2500.00 max. One of the items listed on the repair bill was "remove front windshield and resinstall...". You should see the rest of the bill. Talk about fleecing the insurance company!!! Does anyone work for BMW or an insurance company that would sign off on repairs like this? I hope the OP doesn't get fleeced. What a sickening feeling.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:20 AM
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Well, it's a few grand at least.

I was rear-ended this summer and ended up being north of $9k, but that involved a ton of work on the rear bumper, trunk, and so on plus an alignment, resetting of the restraint pyrotechnics, and more. Gut for me is $2000 - $3000 for the damage you're showing, based on nothing more than a glance.

A big cost driver here is where you go (BMW dealer or indy) and what they use for parts (aftermarket, reconditioned, or new). Don't know the age the car you hit, but at a guess the owner is going to want new parts and a BMW certified body shop. Since you're fixing his car, your preference for an independent using reconditioned parts may not count at all.

If you're going to lose your insurance, pay it out of pocket. Otherwise, it may be more affordable for you to let the insurance cover it (after all, isn't that why you have it?) and pay the hit in more expensive rates for the next 3 - 5 years.
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Gut for me is $2000 - $3000 for the damage you're showing, based on nothing more than a glance.

Pshaw!

OP: I say, show some grit!

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That dangling side lamp? Superglue.

Shucks, this ain't complicated....so let's get going, OP, and let's get this done!


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I'm a college student and I've been in a previous accident (spun out on ice over a bridge, totaled my Benz), so my parents are basically loaning me the money so I don't lose my insurance.

The crappiest part is this guy among others came over without my invitation (my roommate and I agreed that we'd have more than 3 guests over only with the permission of the other)- I've got some pretty choice words to exchange with my roommate.

However the news is constantly reminding me that at the end of the day it's just money, Sandy Hooks is unfortunately keeping this in perspective.
Sometimes ya just gotta own a situation, and resist the temptation to assign partial blame to others...that is called character building
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:42 PM
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I'd be much less contentious about the accident and blame had we not moved to the location to avoid these very parking issues and the fact that he had uninvited guests over on finals week- the accident was avoidable from many sides, y'all may consider this a character and accepting responsibility issue, but the fact remains, I AM the one paying for this, and this IS still an issue with my roommate.

As for a quote, those who guessed around 2k were right, it's 2250 and some change out of pocket- going to need a good job over the summer.
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