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Old 06-19-2006, 07:22 PM   #1
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Bumper damage :(

Went to a county park, had fun with up hill driving, finally arrived the parking lot. When I park the car, the bumper hit a wood trunk in the shaded area, I immediately backed off, but the bumper is already damaged

What will be the best way to fix it? Let insurance cover it, or let Porsche dealer take care of it (new boxster, 1000 miles.)? Or find a cheaper body shop to bend the bumper back to shape? How much will Porsche dealer charge me (will they simply replace it with a new bumper?)?

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Old 06-19-2006, 08:35 PM   #2
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hopefully w/ some heat a good body shop should be able to salvage that bumper.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:47 PM   #3
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An upscale body shop should be able to straighten that out. I don't think it's to the extent where you have to replace the whole bumper.
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thanks for the info!

Can anyone suggest a good body shop close to Sunnyvale, CA?
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:08 AM   #5
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I am really unfamiliar with the west coast, however if you are close to Phoenix I would definately consider going there. I was rear ended six months (lots of cosmetic damage no structural) and I took it to the Phoenix shop that the P dealer recommended. Incredible work! I actually took it to an independent dealer to see if there was any diminished value and the dealer couldn't tell a thing. He almost didn't believe it was in an accident. The only difference was I put an S muffler on the back. Definately research the auto body shops and ask them what kind of cars they work on. My car was parked between a Bentley GT and a Modena 360.

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