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So apparently Neons are expensive to fix.

Post by Nick Drake » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:45 pm

I've never been in an accident, and consider myself a very good driver. So what happens to every good driver? Someone hits their car in a parkinglot.

This happened to me on Tuesday. I was in class giving a presentation on how illness affected the story of Ethan Frome :roll: and two Campus Patrol Officers knocked on the door and asked for me. *Which was kinda cool 'cause I got to cut my speech short*

So anyways, I don't have any pictures of it due to my camera being permadead, but basically some chick in a big SUV backed into my rear wheel-well and dented it in and scraped paint all over.

So the estimate (by a friend of mine's shop) was $938 and change.

I was surprised, but I guess with all the detail work needed I can understand it. That and she banged up my door handle too.

Just when I was gonna put it up for sale too :lol:
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Post by glasswars » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:52 pm

Wow that sucks, I really don't know about 938$ dude, unless you can get some pics. Sorry about that. What are you planning on selling her for?
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Post by Nick Drake » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:10 pm

glasswars wrote:What are you planning on selling her for?
She's a slow ATX, and I've recently bought a new project car for myself to build up.
kc2002acr wrote:because if I was racing you at a 60 roll, I would have been in second for a second till I hit 3rd, then I would have called you on my cell phone and asked you if my taillights were all working. :rofl: ;) :D

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Post by glasswars » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:15 pm

Oh yeahh, the civic hatch right?
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Post by racer12306 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:33 pm

what the hell is up with people getting hit in the parking lot.

mine was $1400 before they had to straighten the frame. now, im really curious to get the invoice so i can see how much it cost and what they replaced.

heres the thread with pictures of mine if you are interested: http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?t=16732&highlight=
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Post by fixitmattman » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:47 pm

Rear quarter panel damage is expensive. Can't replace it like a front quarter. Usually involves a lot of cutting, welding, and filling/smoothing.
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Post by racer12306 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:51 pm

so, should i run over my car with a magnet after i get it back?
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Post by yellowpatrol » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:46 am

You got cheaper than mine.
This cost me $1500-
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Post by Nick Drake » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:35 am

Well I'll try to find someone with a camera that I can borrow, 'cause I'm honestly surprised it cost so much. It's no where near as bad as the red one up there, it's just one maybe 2"x2" dent with some chipped paint. And some paint smudges on the bumper too.
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Post by bige1030 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:03 am

yellowpatrol wrote:You got cheaper than mine.
This cost me $1500-
What body shop are you going to? I was rear-ended last March, and the impact damaged the bumper, bent up the muffler, and caused my driver's seat to recline too far. I got it all fixed for just under $1700 (at the other guy's expense, of course).
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:35 pm

I had a $700 bill for one little bitty ding in the rear bumper, right below the license plate... some old man backed into me and his bump stops pushed in my bumper... his insurance paid for it, but still - 700?! Yeah, I took it to the dealer. :lol:
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Post by racer12306 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:41 pm

kc2002acr wrote:I had a $700 bill for one little bitty ding in the rear bumper, right below the license plate... some old man backed into me and his bump stops pushed in my bumper... his insurance paid for it, but still - 700?! Yeah, I took it to the dealer. :lol:
according to my receipt the bumper alone costs $300
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Post by silentneon01 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:13 am

To get my door fixed is 600.00

so yeah no car is cheap when it comes to body damage unless you do it yourself.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:58 am

bige1030 wrote:What body shop are you going to? I was rear-ended last March, and the impact damaged the bumper, bent up the muffler, and caused my driver's seat to recline too far. I got it all fixed for just under $1700 (at the other guy's expense, of course).
WOW! I had no damage to any of the car other than cosmetic, and it cost almost as much! Oh, and I took it to Maaco. I was pretty unhappy with them too, because they first took 3 weeks when they said one, blended it a different shade of red that didn't match the rest of the car, except the door which they repainted also... Then when I picked it up I didn't really notice until I got it home and saw it in the sunlight the next day. I took it back to them and they took another 3 weeks to get it fixed because they kept doing stupid stuff like getting smudges in the paint and having to start all over. Oh, and they got some white powder crap all over my subs and in my trunk.
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Post by racer12306 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:01 am

ive got that powder crap in my trunk too.

at first i thought they staind my trunk, i was like wtf were the doing in my trunk like that, but then i ran my hand over it and the dust moved.

i didnt have my car done at maaco though. did you car smell something wicked of paint when you got it back?
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Post by yellowpatrol » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:08 am

Yeah it reeked so bad for the first week or so. It was a melted plastic-y smell. I got an air freshener just for that reason. I'm just glad the dust didn't F up my subs since the box is ported.
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Post by Nick Drake » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:42 am

yellowpatrol wrote:the dust
Anthrax!
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Post by silentneon01 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:21 pm

Had that same kind of dust from what they tell me is to catch over spray while spraying then they can wipe it off with another type of stuff so there paint other then where they want.

However this could be total BS idk the shop could have been cya'in itself
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Post by yellowpatrol » Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:27 pm

I think it's shit from when they sand. Overspray prevention my ass. Are they planning on painting the inside of my ****ing box?
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Post by INVUJerry » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:55 pm

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Yep, cost alot for the guy's insurance that hit me! Replace the whole panel and rear bumper and rear window. I think it cost near $3000
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Post by yellowpatrol » Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:42 am

^^^ Look's like your car was struck by a gigantic butter knife... It's thin, height-wise, and looks like it was dull and trying to cut through your car like roll at Thanksgiving.
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Post by racer12306 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:50 am

those rear windows are expensive, that rear defrost cost a lot
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