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    is it fixable?

    My 3 month old ATS had a front end encounter with a deer at 55mph. Probably wont know what the exact damage is unil car is stripped.
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    Re: is it fixable?

    YIKES!!! but luckily it doesn't look too bad (relatively lol) It looks like you'll just need a new Quarter panel, Headlight and hood and it should be good to go. Just make sure nothing behind it got damaged, but from the photo's I dont think its that bad T.B.H, nothing you cant do in the driveway.

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    Re: is it fixable?

    Grille cracked too. Internal damage. I would bet on $8,000 to $10,000.

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    Re: is it fixable?

    Did you recover any venison for your troubles?

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    Re: is it fixable?

    Oh, man, I feel for ya. I once hit a deer five days after I got my "dream car", so I can identify. The car looks quite repairable based on what I see in the pics, but I'm not a mechanic.

    It sort of looks like the deer ran into you as opposed to you running into it?

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    Re: is it fixable?

    Sdm100,
    I hit a deer Tuesday morning on a freeway exit ramp. Fortunately for me and the deer (which ran off after a few seconds) I wasn’t going as fast as you, maybe 40mph. My damage isn’t as bad as yours either. My hood and door weren’t damaged and the headlight appears to be intact, although angled downward. My estimate is $1,671 but it could go higher depending on the bumper and headlight condition. My shop plans to refinish the existing bumper cover but we won’t know if its structure is intact until disassembly, same for the grille and headlight. My fender will be replaced. Good luck. Bert

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    Here is a photo of my damage. Bert


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    Re: is it fixable?

    Quote Originally Posted by pever View Post
    Grille cracked too. Internal damage. I would bet on $8,000 to $10,000.
    didn't even see that! could be Rad. damage as well eh, hmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pever
    Grille cracked too. Internal damage. I would bet on $8,000 to $10,000.
    No way is it that much unless the airbags were deployed. I am guessing between $4K - $5K.

    Does the car have HIDs?

    New headlight assembly and new fender along with repair and blending in the surrounding area.

    Reason being is that back in 2005 I had an accident with my Acura TL with similar damage.

    New bumper cover
    New headlight assembly
    New HID bulb
    New ballast
    New fender
    Repair to the hood and a bit near the door
    Repaint and blend into the surrounding areas

    Repair was $4,500. Given in flatiron maybe you're just over $5K.

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    You guys need to be nicer to those poor deer, lol.

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    Re: is it fixable?

    Ok now 42 days into the repair final tally $16K. Unfortunatley the time taken resulted from my MA dealers body shop ineptitude . thought i would go there with a 3 month old car only to find out they s--k and did nothing. New body shop had porsches bentleys rolls etc so i'm in good hands. Cant wait to get it back on the road

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    Re: is it fixable?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdm100 View Post
    Ok now 42 days into the repair final tally $16K. Unfortunatley the time taken resulted from my MA dealers body shop ineptitude . thought i would go there with a 3 month old car only to find out they s--k and did nothing. New body shop had porsches bentleys rolls etc so i'm in good hands. Cant wait to get it back on the road
    Glad to hear you are finaly in good hands. So what all do they replace/repair for 16K?

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    42 days went by fast.

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    Re: is it fixable?

    bumper lights hood front quarter panel, straighten out front unibody, air intake scoops, tire, wheel, wheel well parts, grille, and the list goes on. Most of it was sen when they took a car apart. i knew the original $5K estimate was bs

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    Re: is it fixable?

    And from the picture it looks like you had premium paint as well. Let us know how everything looks when done, its just a matter of time before many of us will have the opportunity to experience the accident repair dance.

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