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    New srx 2010

    Hi,
    Bought this SRX 12/31/09. 40 miles from dealership a deer decided it did not like me or my new car. Crushed into the passenger side of vehicle. 2010 will get better.

    Besides the damage to the car I do not like the front license dealer plates. Any suggestions what to do about this? When I saw the car with it I had no idea it could not be taken off without leaving holes in it.

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    Re: New srx 2010

    Welcome and sorry.........I feel for you.

    Do you live in a state that requires a front plate? If not, why the hell did they put it on????
    You can get colored "plugs" to fill the holes or have the holes filled, and the fascia repainted.

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    Re: New srx 2010

    Well, providing you live in a state/province that doesn't require a front plate (or you just don't care), and it is going into the bodyshop... i would talk to the bodyman and work a deal to get rid of those front holes!

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    Re: New srx 2010

    If you do "not" live in a state that mandates front registration plates, it is absolutely reprehensible that any dealer would mutilate your front bumper for the sake of attaining free advertisement. I hope that's not the case here.

    They tried to put a metal dealer name plate on the liftgate of my SRX. I quickly put an end to that notion.


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    Re: New srx 2010

    That wuz the first thing I did when I got home. Got the hair dryer out, and removed their tacky dealership sticker.
    Then I took off their tacky rear lic plate holder.

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    Re: New srx 2010

    This thread is useless without pictures. We need to see what the deer did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanamom View Post
    Hi,
    Bought this SRX 12/31/09. 40 miles from dealership a deer decided it did not like me or my new car. Crushed into the passenger side of vehicle. 2010 will get better.

    Besides the damage to the car I do not like the front license dealer plates. Any suggestions what to do about this? When I saw the car with it I had no idea it could not be taken off without leaving holes in it.
    If you got a car with the front license holder mounted; I am sure you live in a front mandated state, and the POLICE are cracking down. They use a front license plate scan to find stolen cars now,;;I know; after 5 years without one on my car, I got a "fix it ticket" to put mine on!!!

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    Re: New srx 2010

    So sorry to hear about the accident. It is almost like the deer want to be hit. As someone else suggested, if you are not required to have a front plate by law in your area have the body shop get rid of the thing when it is in for repairs. Shame on the dealer for putting it on your car if it is not required.
    On another note, I am glad that I am not the only one who hates dealer stickers and plates on the car. After dealing with the same salesman for years he knows nothing on the tailgate. I will take the plate frame, but that is it.

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    Re: New srx 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by DarrinMI View Post
    I will take the plate frame, but that is it.
    I usually don't want either on my cars. However, everyone at my dealership was so nice, I actually agreed to give them a little free advertisement by accepting the plate frame.


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    Re: New srx 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by sube5186 View Post
    I usually don't want either on my cars. However, everyone at my dealership was so nice, I actually agreed to give them a little free advertisement by accepting the plate frame.


    Sube

    I have a nice collection of plate frames on my garage wall...

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    Re: New srx 2010

    Thanks GM and Cap. I live in a state that does not require front plates. When i saw the picture of the SRX and bought it I assumed the tag would come off. We had know idea it was riveted to it. It the body man does the plugs and paint will it look right?

    Also, I told you about the deer hitting the car. The body man is going to just replace the skin and then paint the doors. Do you know it this will look good and still new?

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    Re: New srx 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by nanamom View Post
    Thanks GM and Cap. I live in a state that does not require front plates. When i saw the picture of the SRX and bought it I assumed the tag would come off. We had know idea it was riveted to it. It the body man does the plugs and paint will it look right?

    Also, I told you about the deer hitting the car. The body man is going to just replace the skin and then paint the doors. Do you know it this will look good and still new?
    Your SRX may have been acquired as a trade with another dealer in a different state....one that "does" require a front reg. plate. That's the only logical reason I can think of as to why they put that on the front bumper.

    What color is your car? If it's Crystal Red or Platinum Ice, be very selective in choosing a body shop to repaint. Both those colors use a Tri-Coat paint job that is difficult to match.


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    Re: New srx 2010

    It is the Silver Color!!!

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    Re: New srx 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by nanamom View Post
    It is the Silver Color!!!
    Should be fairly easy to match.


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    Re: New srx 2010

    Just found out the damage to the car is $5,000 they are going to put new doors on. We asked the body guy about the front plates he said that it would not look right. He would need to put new bumper on.

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