: is it fixable?



sdm100
06-20-13, 04:53 PM
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.

Stevo Supremo
06-20-13, 05:27 PM
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.

pever
06-21-13, 08:36 AM
Grille cracked too. Internal damage. I would bet on $8,000 to $10,000.

sd vidiot
06-21-13, 01:05 PM
Did you recover any venison for your troubles?

73JPS
06-21-13, 01:21 PM
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?

Bertha D Blues
06-21-13, 02:15 PM
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

Bertha D Blues
06-21-13, 03:10 PM
Here is a photo of my damage. Bert


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Stevo Supremo
06-21-13, 03:14 PM
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

gohawks63
06-21-13, 08:24 PM
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.

Fraggy
06-22-13, 11:10 AM
You guys need to be nicer to those poor deer, lol.

sdm100
07-29-13, 01:01 PM
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

GJB
07-29-13, 01:35 PM
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?

Dave3283
07-29-13, 01:47 PM
42 days went by fast.

sdm100
07-29-13, 02:35 PM
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

GJB
07-29-13, 02:58 PM
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.

Bertha D Blues
07-30-13, 08:34 AM
My car still hasn’t been to the body shop so I don’t know what my final bill will be. Body shops around here are buried in hail damage work and I don’t want to compromise on a lower-quality body shop. My car should be finished by the end of next week. Bert

pever
07-30-13, 05:03 PM
This was just under $5,000 all in, and 8 days. Parking lot hit and run, false phone number left, a couple months back. Even the wheel was hit and needed to be realigned. The replacement part is essentially the side of the car and they cut where it makes the most sense to them - in my case at the top of the C pillar, I think they said. White Diamond blend was fabulous - kudos to my Caddy dealer's shop. Not a concern raised by my insurer either.
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redhead_823
08-07-13, 08:36 AM
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I hit a deer going about 45 mph. Total repair cost was $6200.
It was bad enough that they had to replace the radiator and A/C condenser.
Geico tricked me into taking it to a Honda dealership for the repairs.
When I picked it up, it had chips in the paint and they forgot to install fasteners in the rear fender liner.

sdm100
08-07-13, 08:48 AM
Just picked my car up, 8 weeks later (granted 3 weeks of that was the car sitting idle in dealer body shot while they did sh#t), had it taken to Providence autobody amazing work!!!! Suggestion dont get hit as the repairs totaled out at $15K. Hood $700, lights $1000 each, sensor in front bumper $1100 etc etc. Plus since mandated OEM parts took along time to get them from Detroit. Bambi committing suicide was an expensive adventure

sdm100
08-07-13, 08:49 AM
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