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2005 Hyundai Elantra Front End Damage

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May 28, 2016, 4:49 PM

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Accidently rear ended a car in front of me. Tried to swerve at the last second so hit the car in front of me at an angle. Link to pictures here:

So far there aren't any functional issues from what I can tell outside of lights and the hood not opening. Since the accident I only drove it home about 5 miles in city traffic before getting home. I did hear a slight scrape sound coming from the wheel well when i hit a speed bump.

2005 Hyundai Elantra
80000 Miles
2.0 L 4-cylinder
Manual Transmission

Any ideas (ballpark) on what is potentially affected, and how much it would cost to fix (parts and/or labor) would be appreciated. Blue book is a little under $4k before the accident, wondering if it's worth fixing or just finding another comparable car at this point.

(This post was edited by kinnell on May 28, 2016, 4:50 PM)

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May 28, 2016, 7:14 PM

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There's easily a couple thousand dollars damage there. You need to call your insurance company.


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May 29, 2016, 3:04 AM

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Stuff happens. Who said "Blue Book" value for this car? IDK - valuations are tough to pin down by a book but insurance sure will.

IMO, based on a very recent issue on another vehicle but rear bumper skin only no seen metal damage estimate was over $1,000 bucks, plus you can add time without vehicle while being repaired all depends on your insurance coverage.

Just your damage if all new parts IMO would total it if your book value is correct. Total means the value now as it sits plus all costs of damage exceeds the value of the vehicle. It doesn't mean it isn't worth fixing just a value calculation insurance will always choose the least costly way out.
Absolutely an insurance deal as damage to the other vehicle is on you too plus any consequential damage to the other party.

Stinks and really adds up fast for total headache.

Don't drive this anymore as you heard rubbing of tire and might need a new one or a pair if that's cut just wrong too!


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