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|01-22-2014 07:04 PM|
|redpriest||Part finally came in yesterday, my beautiful car is in the shop getting fixed.|
|12-25-2013 02:15 PM|
Originally Posted by redpriest View Post
|12-20-2013 11:57 PM|
|mnlbenz||Hey eperk. We don't live up there, we live in Enterprise. We were just up there shopping.|
|12-12-2013 11:09 PM|
|jameslk55||Maybe upgrade to the lighted MB star version. :P|
|12-12-2013 06:14 PM|
|Der Flieger||Only $320....wow, I'm impressed..|
|12-12-2013 06:13 PM|
Originally Posted by mnlbenz View Post
Hello my fellow Alabama person. I live in Montgomery as well.
|12-11-2013 06:27 PM|
|slk320chick||Worth every penny|
|12-11-2013 06:14 PM|
Line Oper Description Part Number Qty Extended Price $ Labor Paint
1 FRONT BUMPER & GRILLE
2 R&I R&I bumper assy 1.6
3 Repl Emblem 0008171016 1 60.00 0.3
4 Repl Emblem support 2188880060 1 24.00 Incl.
5 Repl Trim ring silver 17288508239982 1 67.00 Incl.
6 R&I Grille assy w/o park sensor 0.5
SUBTOTALS 151.00 2.4 0.0
Category Basis Rate Cost $
Parts Discount $ 151.00 -5.0 % -7.55
Body Labor 2.4 hrs @ $ 66.00 /hr 158.40
Sales Tax $ 143.45 @ 8.2500 % 11.83
Grand Total 313.68
CUSTOMER PAY 313.68
Deductible waived for me, so that makes me happy.
|12-08-2013 10:05 AM|
|mnlbenz||Had almost the same thing happen to us in Montgomery last weekend. We were in a parking lot with a car in front of us. The lady saw a parking spot she just had to have and decided to back up. She had no clue we were behind her. I didn't have any time to react other than hitting horn and hoping she heard me. There were two bicycle cops tooling around and they watched the whole episode. Luckily she heard me and stopped about 6 inches from our bumper. I really think the car is so low that she never even realized there was a car behind her. Glad she didn't hit us though. I have enough drama in my life right now.|
|12-08-2013 04:53 AM|
|redpriest||I actually live near Modesto so it's not as bad as it seems, even though that is a ways away. I should have checked near work though, oh well. This whole thing is a PITA. :/|
|12-07-2013 07:47 PM|
Originally Posted by redpriest View Post
|12-07-2013 07:31 PM|
|etyu||The nose is the new bumper|
|12-07-2013 07:24 PM|
Originally Posted by Woolly View Post
OTH that emblem is the only thing that (outside appearance wise) seems to be damaged on the car. Not even a scratch on the paint or anywhere else. It's literally the most forward protrusion of the car so it took the brunt of the damage.
|12-07-2013 07:21 PM|
|redpriest||I'm taking it to All Foreign and Domestic Body Shop in Stockton, which seems to get great reviews, is MB certified, and is also an "approved" USAA repair shop. I can take it anywhere else, but it gets expedited this way|
|12-07-2013 04:19 PM|
Redpriest, I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. I'm glad it wasn't any worse than what's shown. Like everyone else says, have the insurance take care of it. Hopefully the perp. won't turn the story around and say that you rear ended him! I'm still amazed at how even those that look honest can be deceiving!
However, on the good side................AT LEAST WE FINALLY GOT SOME RAIN!
|12-07-2013 03:51 PM|
As others have stated: I would have an MB-certified body shop do the repairs. It looks like a single molded piece or has pieces that are snapped on that may not be amenable to removal of just the damaged part.
Quite sorry to learn of the incident.
|12-07-2013 02:47 PM|
|slk320chick||That sucks..I'm sorry to hear it but Im glad it was minor. I am in agreement with DF, you have no idea what is going on with the parts/sensors behind the grill. One selfie DIY could bring nothing but grief. And later on, if you attempted to bring it in under warrenty, they would be able to tell it was in some kind of accident. Just not worth it. Your girl is like new.. I'd let insurance and the dealership handle it all.|
|12-07-2013 02:26 PM|
|Der Flieger||I think it's still a good idea to have a MB dealer do the repair so they can have a thorough look behind the grille to see if anything else was cracked/displaced.|
|12-07-2013 11:13 AM|
|simplyslk||Although the damage isn't too bad but it's still a bummer it happened. Makes you wonder what the heck kind of drivers are out there.|
|12-07-2013 06:38 AM|
Sorry to hear this. Did he say why he suddenly decided to reverse into you? - It can't be because he doesn't like the nose on the R172?!!
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