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Old 02-03-2013, 07:48 AM
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My son back out of my garage and into a "friend" of my wife's 2006 infinity. I had to write a check for $1700 for a new door and paint. The damage was all for a new door. 10 hours labor, paint, etc. Parts were pretty much the door. Seems high and in hindsight I should have made them get a few quotes.

Does this sound reasonable?
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:58 AM
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Doesn't sound bad at all. I'm not sure if a new door was needed (body shops can do wonders with the old stuff). But yeah, you didn't get hosed.

For example, just the front bumper for my X5 is around $1,200 with labor and such. A door is much more involved than a bumper
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:05 AM
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My son back out of my garage and into a "friend" of my wife's 2006 infinity. I had to write a check for $1700 for a new door and paint. The damage was all for a new door. 10 hours labor, paint, etc. Parts were pretty much the door. Seems high and in hindsight I should have made them get a few quotes.

Does this sound reasonable?
There aren't too many body shops (where you'd actually want to get work done) that will shoot a bumper cover for less than ~450 bucks.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:11 AM
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Sounds right to me. And, been there done (paid for) that. It's part of raising kids. With any luck, that will be the big one for the year! Hang in there.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:21 AM
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Somebody cut across me at a stoplight recently, tore the front bumper off of my 545, and did $10,500 in damage. It's amazing how fast the expenses add up.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:30 AM
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Thanks. It's the second time I have had to write a check for this car! I backed into it and had to write a check for 700 for a bumper cover. She parks in the turnaround even though I ask her not too because its easy to forget a car is there. Then it happens again. Women! Wouldn't you not park there for fear of it happening again? I'm obviously venting.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:31 PM
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Sounds good to me. Three years ago I was in a major accident costing $14,125. The following costs related only to the drivers door.

Hinge pillar - repair 4 hours @$51=$204
Hinge pillar - refinish .6 hours @$51=$31

Moulding rocker panel - repair 1.0 hrs @$51=$51
Moulding rocker panel - refinish 1.2 hrs @$51=$61

Door Shell, front - new $1,130
Door shell, front - refinish 3.3 hrs @$51=168
Weather striping - new $168

Moulding front door belt - new $108
Moulding Front door - new $168
Moulding - refinish .6 hrs @51 =$31

Mirror - repair 1.0 hrs @$51=$51
Mirror - refinish .6 hrs @$51=$31

Inner door panel insulation - new $67

Total just for the drivers door=$2,261.

Considering it was in January 2010 at an independent specializing in BMW and MBs your price doesn't seem out of line at all.
Have your son hit the fender the next time. A new fender (for a BMW) in 2010 was 'only' $540 plus plus plus.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:39 PM
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My son back out of my garage and into a "friend" of my wife's 2006 infinity. I had to write a check for $1700 for a new door and paint. The damage was all for a new door. 10 hours labor, paint, etc. Parts were pretty much the door. Seems high and in hindsight I should have made them get a few quotes.

Does this sound reasonable?
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:23 PM
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Wouldn't you not park there for fear of it happening again? I'm obviously venting.
That's why I got my new 535 with rear view camera and PDC. I did a bump that way about 5 yrs ago. Thankfully it was my Subaru slightly bumping into a 5 yr old Nissan Altima and no tangible damages to any vehicle.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:40 AM
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If I know frends are coming I put the AT&T orange road cone (i found abandoned) in the turn around part of the driveway. Backing into a cone is much easier on a car!
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:34 AM
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Thanks. It's the second time I have had to write a check for this car! I backed into it and had to write a check for 700 for a bumper cover. She parks in the turnaround even though I ask her not too because its easy to forget a car is there. Then it happens again. Women! Wouldn't you not park there for fear of it happening again? I'm obviously venting.
Let me see if I understand correctly - 2 guys back into the same car and you complain about women drivers.



(Hey, I agree she probably shouldn't have parked there - but this struck me a funny).
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:39 AM
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Thanks. It's the second time I have had to write a check for this car! I backed into it and had to write a check for 700 for a bumper cover. She parks in the turnaround even though I ask her not too because its easy to forget a car is there. Then it happens again. Women! Wouldn't you not park there for fear of it happening again? I'm obviously venting.
I'd ban that friend from driving that car to my house.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:49 AM
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Sounds about right. I only had a deep ding on my rear door and that cost me 1500 to fix. No parts ordered but they had to blend panels which drove up the cost.

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its about right. I had a 07 Infiniti G35 that someone backed into. The rear fender and the rear bumper needed work and the bill came back at $3200.00
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:55 PM
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Thanks. It's the second time I have had to write a check for this car! I backed into it and had to write a check for 700 for a bumper cover. She parks in the turnaround even though I ask her not too because its easy to forget a car is there. Then it happens again. Women! Wouldn't you not park there for fear of it happening again? I'm obviously venting.
I remember your thread in the 7 series forum a few years back! Sorry to hear this has happened again, but I think I would have to ban that particular friend from coming over.
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I think I would have to ban that particular friend from coming over.
Tell her to park in the street. I hate people who park in areas that is hazardous. If they choose to park there, the accident is their fault as much as the driver who hit them.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:15 AM
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Sounds good to me. Three years ago I was in a major accident costing $14,125. The following costs related only to the drivers door.

Hinge pillar - repair 4 hours @$51=$204
Hinge pillar - refinish .6 hours @$51=$31

Moulding rocker panel - repair 1.0 hrs @$51=$51
Moulding rocker panel - refinish 1.2 hrs @$51=$61

Door Shell, front - new $1,130
Door shell, front - refinish 3.3 hrs @$51=168
Weather striping - new $168

Moulding front door belt - new $108
Moulding Front door - new $168
Moulding - refinish .6 hrs @51 =$31

Mirror - repair 1.0 hrs @$51=$51
Mirror - refinish .6 hrs @$51=$31

Inner door panel insulation - new $67

Total just for the drivers door=$2,261.

Considering it was in January 2010 at an independent specializing in BMW and MBs your price doesn't seem out of line at all.
Have your son hit the fender the next time. A new fender (for a BMW) in 2010 was 'only' $540 plus plus plus.

This was a helpful post. Very cool of you :-)
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:57 AM
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Thanks for all the replies. Good point above about two men hitting the car twice and me complaining about women!! The first time I hit her car, she was leaving her car for the weekend and going away with my wife, I asked her specifically to leave her car in the street for fear of me forgetting it was there. She didn't want to leave it in the street, so I of course I forgot it was there a day later and hit it. Pissed me off to write the check because I told her not to park there. Major fight with my wife and I had to write the check. A year later my son does it but with more damage. My point is, after the first time, why would you park there again? As you can tell I am still pissed and venting.
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Joe, she is as much at fault as you and your son, she created an environment which increase the chance an accident. I would write her a check for 50% of damage which seems fair.
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Tell her to park in the street. I hate people who park in areas that is hazardous. If they choose to park there, the accident is their fault as much as the driver who hit them.
Huh? Someone parks a car in the street and it's their fault if someone runs into it? I'm guessing I'm missing something.

BTW, when parking in the street just be sure you are not near a driveway on the other side that someone might back out of. I had a car hit once that way (and no, it was not my fault for parking it there).
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Huh? Someone parks a car in the street and it's their fault if someone runs into it? I'm guessing I'm missing something.
Yeah: She didn't park in the street. She parked in a difficult-to-see spot in the turnaround portion of his driveway sort of in the way of vehicles leaving the garage after he asked her not to. He hit her and wrote her a check for the damages. She continued to park there. His son hit her. He wrote her another check.

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