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Old 11-05-2011, 09:34 AM   #21
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2003 Boxster S hit by school bus

CHP report came back, all the other drivers fault. I doing a third party claim. I got hit in San Jose, CA by a school bus company out of Chicago, the insurance company is out of Pittsburgh, the claim company is out of Texas. I sent them the CHP report (California Highway Patrol) and they got back to me once in the last 3 weeks. Now I'm going straight to the Bus company, hopefully I don't have to go to court, but I will. Good news is that my Daughter will find out this month if she passed the BAR exam!

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Old 01-11-2012, 07:12 PM   #22
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2003 Boxster S hit by bus

Anyway, the company adjuster declined my claim, so it's down to the process of serving a claim letter and then filing a civil suit. In the mean time I did the body work and purchased a bumper, but the vent inserts don't fit?, the bumper fits perfectly, any advise, how many 2003 stock bumpers were made?
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:24 PM   #23
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Is there a reason your insurance company hasn't fixed your car and gone after the other company (responsible party)?
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:02 AM   #24
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Is there a reason your insurance company hasn't fixed your car and gone after the other company (responsible party)?
exactly. that's what you pay them for.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:26 AM   #25
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exactly. that's what you pay them for.
I agree with Dave and Steve. You pay insurance for this reason. It is their job to fight for you. Keep us all posted and sorry for the hassle.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:03 AM   #26
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2003 Boxster S Hit

It is more the principle of the matter, it's my car, I own it. I have the right for a third party claim, and I will be claiming deminished value. There is a form available and with the calculations the D.V. is approximately 3K for my vehicle.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:31 AM   #27
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There were 3 factory bumpers for 2003.
1. The Base 2.7l bumper w/o the center rad opening. This one does not apply to your "S".
2. The "S"3.2l bumper w/ the center rad opening.
3. The "Aero kit II" bumper, AKA GT3 bumper. I believe this one was available with a center opening or with a center opening block-off panel.

Then there is the possibility that you have the vent duct inserts for either an earlier Boxster bumper (pre 2003) or for a 996 bumper.

Hope this helps.

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Old 01-12-2012, 10:54 AM   #28
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2003 Boxster S got hit by bus

Thank you, this weekend I am going to take the new bumper cover off and size up the two vents I have again. I live in San Francisco and accross the bay there is a company names Parts Heaven, they are a Porsche auto dismantler, I will see what grills they have available. Thanks for the info, it just perplexes me that my stock grills will not work on a stock re-manufactured bumper from Prestige Bumper?

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