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I might cry....

2654 Views 15 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  American outdoorsman
Well as you all probably have read, I have had my ford escape 2001 XLS for 2 weeks. It's the V6 and I love her.

Today i was driving and happened to be exiting a road when an idiot happened to SIDE SWIPE me, creating a huge scratch along 2 of my doors (passenger side). Insurance will not cover it (on my side) and the other person ran off aka hit and run.

The damage is basically... on the passanger side door is a small ding/dent, and a semi-deep scrape along 2 doors. The plastic shielding at the bottom is scrapped, all the way along (2 peices + 2 small end peices). My rim has a scratch but thats MINOR. Tire is okay.

So basically, small dent, 4 plastic peices and door paint = how much? I don't know.

I am so upset I could cry, It;s barely visible to some but to me it's the end of the world! My poor girl, tomorrow i will take her for estimates, i can't stand to see her like this.

Dramatic? Yes. I don't care. I love my ford escape. With xmas coming money is tight, do any of you dearest ford escape lovers know what the afforementioned might cost me? Just in theory not exacty and without photos?

( I will post before + after later)

Thanks........... ;(
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What do you think is spendy?

I found someone who will do the paint job (high quality) for 150. He;s a friend, just charging cost of paint.

The plastic peices go on ebay for 40-50 each. So If I do it, i estimate a cost of 400-500. But..........

What would it cost me in the street? Aka in a body shop? rough estimate?
I have geico, they have low rates because they never pay out. They don't want to cover it, at first the adjuster tried to say I was liable ........... then she changed her story and then she said they couldnn't determine liability without seeing the other vewhicle in the collision, which obviously he or she drove off so thats no possible.
Yeah they are ridiculous. The worst part is I have 2 mustangs insured with them and I have NEVER EVER had a claim or accident, and I have years with them. You would think they would not want to loose a customer.

I am going to fight with them and I did file a police report. I am working on getting an estimate today.
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