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Hi all - been awhile. So yesterday I got in my first accident ever. i went to back up in a parking lot out of my space - looked in the rear mirrors, no one was moving, started to back up, and bam!

I just remember the jolt, the 'crack' sound, and me going "Oh my gosh!"....and then seeing the SUV that was now showing in my rear mirror. not what I was expecting.

we both re-parked and got out. the lady's suv was worse off than mine - i'm guessing because it was fiberglass? the one corner of her bumper was off its hinge and dented in. my bumper, as pix below show, got some good scratches and a few dings and dents. but def held up pretty darn well.

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so thankfully, as it was no one's fault really (she'd looked before backing out too and was just as stunned to hit something) she and i just agreed that we'd fix our cars out of pocket so as to keep the insurance companies (and rates going up) out of it. her husband luckily does body work and she said he's fixed worse.

hopefully this continues to pan out a-ok and her husband is able to fix it.

as for me, i've got some buffing and repainting ahead of me i guess.

p.s. - I've gotten some mods from this summer that I have yet to post about too, but that'll come later.
 

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You are pretty lucky it wasn't your fault nor her fault, that kinda crap raises insurance rates a lot lol.

But I almost had a similar incident once, I was getting out of my school's parking lot and I stupidly only looked one way, so I'm backing out and out of nowhere I see this giant SUV idling right behind my car and I just slammed my breaks. I swear I accidenlty did hit it because I thought I heard a slight bump but no angry parent came out of the SUV lol.

Woulda been bad because it was a parent picking up their child and I didn't want to cause ruckus after school with everyone staring at me. I guess this is what I get for choosing a parking spot near the entrance of the parking lot :/
 

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shitty dude. luckily it doesn't look like it came out too bad
 

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haha patience man

You are pretty lucky it wasn't your fault nor her fault, that kinda crap raises insurance rates a lot lol.

But I almost had a similar incident once, I was getting out of my school's parking lot and I stupidly only looked one way, so I'm backing out and out of nowhere I see this giant SUV idling right behind my car and I just slammed my breaks. I swear I accidenlty did hit it because I thought I heard a slight bump but no angry parent came out of the SUV lol.

Woulda been bad because it was a parent picking up their child and I didn't want to cause ruckus after school with everyone staring at me. I guess this is what I get for choosing a parking spot near the entrance of the parking lot :/
heh glad to hear it didn't happen as a hit

shitty dude. luckily it doesn't look like it came out too bad
Wow it doesn't look to bad
nope not bad at all - i was pretty surprised to see how much worse the lady's car was after i saw the minor damage to mine
 

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OK so is this just me or anyone who drives an ss with back tinited windows and our tiny rearview.....find it impossible to see out the back window with the spoiler cuz that seems to me in the way for me sometimes lol

glad ur ok and ur car can be fixed...i had something like that happen...when a jerk off came flyin behinde me at a 4way stop and i went to move forward and my car rolled back a little bit so he gives his car gas and rearends me !

lucky i had the superman perk for Mw2 installed on my car or my baby might be hurtin right now lol
 

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I'm dreading getting into something like that with my baby. I would honestly probably cry haha. Glad you're ok though.
 

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OK so is this just me or anyone who drives an ss with back tinited windows and our tiny rearview.....find it impossible to see out the back window with the spoiler cuz that seems to me in the way for me sometimes lol

glad ur ok and ur car can be fixed...i had something like that happen...when a jerk off came flyin behinde me at a 4way stop and i went to move forward and my car rolled back a little bit so he gives his car gas and rearends me !

lucky i had the superman perk for Mw2 installed on my car or my baby might be hurtin right now lol
yea you should see my back window! the black vinyl covers the dot matrix like 6-8 inches down, then i have my tint, so i have an even smaller window to see out of! looks BA though.

As for the OP, glad to c everything panned out alright w/o any major issues!
 

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lol at night its like **** it why even bother looking out the back window
 

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yeah that looks like minimal damage. just some shaving and paiting or perhaps new bumpers *cough* body kit.. *cough*.
 

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OK so is this just me or anyone who drives an ss with back tinited windows and our tiny rearview.....find it impossible to see out the back window with the spoiler cuz that seems to me in the way for me sometimes lol

glad ur ok and ur car can be fixed...i had something like that happen...when a jerk off came flyin behinde me at a 4way stop and i went to move forward and my car rolled back a little bit so he gives his car gas and rearends me !

lucky i had the superman perk for Mw2 installed on my car or my baby might be hurtin right now lol
ah, my one fearful scenario of the roll-back w/ manuals, heh.

I'm dreading getting into something like that with my baby. I would honestly probably cry haha. Glad you're ok though.
heh, i always thought i'd be more upset if something happened to my car like this, but i'm actually ok with it. the fact that it's not too bad helps. then again, i was having one thing after another go bad that day, so maybe it was a general feeling at the time of 'everything else that could possibly go wrong has happened, so why not get in a car accident to top it all off'... :push:

yea you should see my back window! the black vinyl covers the dot matrix like 6-8 inches down, then i have my tint, so i have an even smaller window to see out of! looks BA though.

As for the OP, glad to c everything panned out alright w/o any major issues!
thanks. tho the fact that tint may make it harder to see out the back is making me think twice on getting a tint in the future afterall. hmm.

yeah that looks like minimal damage. just some shaving and paiting or perhaps new bumpers *cough* body kit.. *cough*.
hah yeah i thought of the possibility of nice new bumper, but i'm highly doubting the cost of the cosmetic fixing will be more than a new bumper, so i'll be sticking to the cheaper option. if it had been my front bumper tho, i may consider the option more :bigsmile:
 

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I also had a fender bender, on Tuesday, though mine it out better than your. Wax and Scratch out made my scuff almost unnoticeable.

Though my Ignition cylinder broke so the car would not turn off, We had to take it down to the dealer and they fixed it at no cost (Because of warranty) in about 2 hours.

Best of luck fixing that though.
 

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You got lucky! Good luck with the fix. :)
 

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Oh no, that sucks! Glad the other driver was cool about it though. Hopefully your balt will be back in tip-top shape soon :)
yeah definitely glad the driver was good about it - no one's fault really

I also had a fender bender, on Tuesday, though mine it out better than your. Wax and Scratch out made my scuff almost unnoticeable.

Though my Ignition cylinder broke so the car would not turn off, We had to take it down to the dealer and they fixed it at no cost (Because of warranty) in about 2 hours.

Best of luck fixing that though.
bummer bout your run-in as well. and thanks.

Does not look too bad, most of it may buff out.
yeah it's been raining the last few days, so yesterday was the first time i got to look it over more thoroughly since the accident. there are definitely scratches that will need painting, and then some work on the dents. what i also found tho is that there are some cracks. x_x i may have to take the bumper off to work on it. idk, depending how it turns out, i may just get a new bumper if it doesn't look so great after i have a go at it.

anyone know if there's foam under the bumper below the trunk hatch?

You got lucky! Good luck with the fix. :)
thanks man

the tint isnt THAT bad that i wouldnt think about getting it! i love it! just takes some time to get use to having everything just a lil dimmer at night. thats all
what percent tint do you have outta curiosity?

wow man that sucks!! at least it wasn't anything horrible. fix er up and post pics of mods!!
hey blazer, been awhile. yup def will post - i still need to start a car thread hah - i was holding off until i got enough mods on it to make it worthwhile
 
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