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On Jun I travel out of town when I come home saw my car got hit, I try to find the suspect but he denied. Try to fix it will cost be 3500grand any suggestions.
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What's the cost driver on the $3500?

My car got hit by a co-worker and the headlight lens was the big cost driver. The body shop did a great job of buffing the lens and saved my co-worker over $2k.
 

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What's the cost driver on the $3500?

My car got hit by a co-worker and the headlight lens was the big cost driver. The body shop did a great job of buffing the lens and saved my co-worker over $2k.
Well the estimate has a lot of sublet charges, like my radar cruise and 25 clips from the bumper. Stuff like that. I like the body shop everytime my car looks new after it done but it paid by my insurance, this time I am pay by my pocket plus car rental, it will take me an arm and a leg which I didn't expect to.
 

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Well the estimate has a lot of sublet charges, like my radar cruise and 25 clips from the bumper. Stuff like that. I like the body shop everytime my car looks new after it done but it paid by my insurance, this time I am pay by my pocket plus car rental, it will take me an arm and a leg which I didn't expect to.
My dealer said that buffer won't work because the paint is out. Now I try to contact my dealer to see did they have a different body shop maybe cheaper.
 

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That is what I thought, just want to see what options do I have. But I like my body shop so very likely I will go there. Thank you for your suggestions.
 

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I'm having hard time seeing $3500 worth of damage there. Is the radar not functional? All I see is bumper paint damage.
That was my question too. I had my bumper removed and partially repainted, radar reset, and a black plastic insert replaced for about $1200. My co-worker who hit my car knew the owner of the body shop, so he got friend prices...but it wouldn't have been much more than $1,700 regardless. I had another quote from a regular body shop and it was around $3700, but over $2k of that price was for a replacement headlight assembly.
 

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That was my question too. I had my bumper removed and partially repainted, radar reset, and a black plastic insert replaced for about $1200. My co-worker who hit my car knew the owner of the body shop, so he got friend prices...but it wouldn't have been much more than $1,700 regardless. I had another quote from a regular body shop and it was around $3700, but over $2k of that price was for a replacement headlight assembly.
The estimate coming from the body shop need to recalibrate the radar cruise and they don't do that they have to sublet to another company. That alone cost 600.00.
And too bad I got no friend to help😆😆😆
 

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The estimate coming from the body shop need to recalibrate the radar cruise and they don't do that they have to sublet to another company. That alone cost 600.00.
And too bad I got no friend to help😆😆😆
Thank you for all of you to concern about my problem. And the worst thing is when I talk to the dealer, they refer me back to the same body shop but a different location. Go figure.
 

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Is there any reason you didn't report it to the insurance? Did you get the tag number from the guy who hit you? There are good body shops out there, you just have to do your research and read reviews. You want a body shop that works on luxury or higher end vehicles.
 

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Yes I got hit in my own garage in a condo, I do I'd the suspect but he denied. I don't want to have my insurance increase and the body shop I go to is the body shop that I can trust. Thank you for asking me those questions, I have been asking those questions in my mind for the past two weeks, is good to have a third party to listen to. Thank you.
 

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That’s bad and horrible Richard, I work in VA and these drivers are something else, hate that someone hits you and then leaves no information or anything. Had the same thing happen to my last TLX late last year at a hotel parking lot in VA.

also shout out to Radley Acura my favorite Acura store in VA lol
 

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The reason they put the lens on the grill was for the radar unit. Its there because they moved the transducer off the grill and placed it back towards the radiator, to avoid replacement of a high $$ part! In case of major front end damage. Based on the image I for one can’t see any real damage other than paint damage. Try a non dealer body shop. The 3500 seems a bit much for just a refinish and paint. I doubt the radar unit needs re-aiming.
 

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That’s bad and horrible Richard, I work in VA and these drivers are something else, hate that someone hits you and then leaves no information or anything. Had the same thing happen to my last TLX late last year at a hotel parking lot in VA.

also shout out to Radley Acura my favorite Acura store in VA lol
I shout out to Radley not much help, they are the one tell me to look for body shop, I just don't understand some people that they make a minor mistake but not accepting their mistakes that makes so much worse than just hit my car and hid at their parking spot. Worse part is my garage is gated, only so many cars can be able to get in and my car is low, it must be a small car can reach that low. Right? If you are in VA, which part of VA were you?
 

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That’s bad and horrible Richard, I work in VA and these drivers are something else, hate that someone hits you and then leaves no information or anything. Had the same thing happen to my last TLX late last year at a hotel parking lot in VA.

also shout out to Radley Acura my favorite Acura store in VA lol
By the way all my Acura are from Radley, what a coincidence. My first one is 1999 TL front wheel drive, then 2019 TLX AWD is a CPO but there is electrical problem, Radley upgraded for me to this one Type S twin turbo, I love the car it rides better than any of my Acura, it is ashamed that someone hit my car.🥲
 

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Is the garage under camera surveillance?
Too bad we don't have camera inside the garage, the building manager said that due to privacy, if there is accident should treated it like street parking. I found the suspect vehicle but nothing I can do and management will not step in for this matter.
 

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Too bad we don't have camera inside the garage, the building manager said that due to privacy, if there is accident should treated it like street parking. I found the suspect vehicle but nothing I can do and management will not step in for this matter.
If the other car has damage, you should take some pictures of it and consider calling your insurance company.
 

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If the other car has damage, you should take some pictures of it and consider calling your insurance company.
I call police to identify to see the damage matching or not but the police is reluctant to do so, they came over and look but can't decide to say that car do it. I wrote a letter to the guy, he denied it. He said he hit the wall but there are damage under his bumper which match the damage of my car, doesn't matter unless the driver confess. Right now I am debating to call my insurance or not. I make the appointment with my body shop next week, so we will see. I will keep everyone posted.
 
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