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    Shes' in for collision repair!

    Some of you know, the Catera was involved in a minor fender bender...
    and now this week its finally in to get it repaired: $1700 + $500 deductable , New bumper, bumper pad, new headlight, new foglight and some body work on the fender.

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    After' photo to come on Friday when it should be done in the shop...

    Last edited by Vesicant; 05-17-04 at 10:28 PM.

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    Re: Shes' in for collision repair!

    I hope they do a good job, or are they just putting a new bumper on? I can't understand what would make bent plastic cost $1700?! I thought cost was the idea behind moving from steel bumpers to cheap plastic. I've seen a lot of new cars that have been through one of our -59 degree winters, and these plastic bumpers literally shatter at that temp during impact! It also gives you a chance to see what's under the bumper, and some (Chrysler) are using white foam baffling.

    p.s. Civic bumpers are notorious for falling right off in very cold climates during winter months!

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    Re: Shes' in for collision repair!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph
    I hope they do a good job, or are they just putting a new bumper on? I can't understand what would make bent plastic cost $1700?! I thought cost was the idea behind moving from steel bumpers to cheap plastic. I've seen a lot of new cars that have been through one of our -59 degree winters, and these plastic bumpers literally shatter at that temp during impact! It also gives you a chance to see what's under the bumper, and some (Chrysler) are using white foam baffling.

    p.s. Civic bumpers are notorious for falling right off in very cold climates during winter months!
    The new bumper, the support pad, then installing the new headlight and foglight... but the body work on the edge of the fender next to the headlight, probably jumps the price.

    Bumper runs 400 and the parts with it, headlight is atleast 250-300... so you can tell.

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    Re: Shes' in for collision repair!

    Wait a minute $2200!! I had the exact same damage on my Catera. But I bent the fender slightly more...my estimate is $350 is this too good to be true?

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    Re: Shes' in for collision repair!

    Did they say what all they were going to repair?

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    Re: Shes' in for collision repair!

    yea $2200 seems a bit steep for that.


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