: Worst Luck EVER!



SkullV
10-05-07, 02:46 AM
So today, I am driving home from Purdue on I65 North when a Toyota Camery passes me...I think nothing of it, im not in a rush, I dont want to race. Everything was going fine and dandy until this Toyota kicks a piece of retread up at me and SMASHES my grill and kind of bends up the top frame of the grille. The Caddy dealer quoted me an OUTRAGEOUS price for just the top grille, and I was wondering if anyone has an extra one for some reason laying around or if anyone can give me a good price on the grille and top frame piece? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks Everyone
BOILER UP!

Keys8541
10-05-07, 04:10 AM
dude that f-ing blows, it cant be bent back if you took it off?

rand49er
10-05-07, 08:03 AM
Should be covered under comprehensive coverage with no deductible applied. :yup:

CIWS
10-05-07, 10:05 AM
What price did they quote you ? Have you checked with Luke at Linday parts to see what he can get you one for ?

theloanman219
10-05-07, 11:44 AM
e-bay

$146 buy it now

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/03-06-CADILLAC-CTS-V-CTS-V-STAINLESS-MESH-GRILLE-GRILL_W0QQitemZ190158355378QQihZ009QQcategoryZ3364 5QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

ylwjacket
10-05-07, 12:08 PM
bad luck, true. not worst ever by a long shot.

P-Funk
10-05-07, 02:29 PM
bad luck, true. not worst ever by a long shot.

I think it was karma for letting a Toyota pass him.

SkullV
10-05-07, 02:45 PM
e-bay

$146 buy it now

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/03-06-CADILLAC-CTS-V-CTS-V-STAINLESS-MESH-GRILLE-GRILL_W0QQitemZ190158355378QQihZ009QQcategoryZ3364 5QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Those aren't OEM tho, do you guys think the build quality will be as good? and will my factory Grille Emblem fit? :hmm:

theloanman219
10-05-07, 02:53 PM
I don't really know. There are normally a few sellers on there that get V parts. Maybe try and contact them directly and see how much they will charge if they have one. Also try Lindsey, they might be able to get you a good member deal.

theloanman219
10-05-07, 02:56 PM
here is a oem one

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OEM-Cadillac-CTS-V-Grille-with-Emblem_W0QQitemZ330171872441QQihZ014QQcategoryZ336 45QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

razl
10-05-07, 03:31 PM
I've got a similar story from my prev car - my Lincoln LS. Except after the piece of tread hit, it got lodged up in the wheel well and did a buch of damage. I literally had to rip off the front chin of my car and most of the wheel well plastic by the side of the road just to be able to continue my drive to work. It was horrible. I was shocked at how much damage can happen from a piece of tire.