Driving up to the city ( San Fran ) today to Harris' steakhouse (which by the way is fantastic) and it's a wet, rainy day. Traffic is horrific on 280/101, so I'm taking El Camino up into the city. Get to Guerrero, and near the Market St turn, near about 14th street I'm behind someone in the right lane.
He starts backing up as if to parallel park. To my horror there's barely any time for me to react and back up (or room since it's on a busy street!), and even though I did make a good try to get into reverse and sound the horn, he runs into my front at around ~ 1-3 mph max.
Got out of the car to take a look, and the front trim ring/support appears to be warped and cracked, pics below:
Got his insurance information from him, fortunately he carries the same insurance I have (USAA), so I don't expect to get too much of a run around. He looked really bummed about the entire experience, and contrite about it. I wasn't too angry, given that the damage didn't seem that bad to me.
Part cost doesn't seem too bad after looking here
Although I'm sure if I got the dealer to make the repairs it would cost me a fortune. I'll have to see where it goes from here. Just annoying to have to deal with this, and it's fortunate that it was such a low speed accident that no one got hurt.
Kind of ruined the whole dining experience afterwards with friends, but I got over it pretty quickly.