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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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it's going to be spendy unless you are a great negotiator.
you may want to look for warehouses/outlets that sell OE 2001 Escape parts as far as the plastic goes. You may also just start hitting the local junk yards/pick a parts whatever they are called in your area. you may be able to do it yourself at much less cost, but it would probably be a fairly time consuming effort.
Good luck.. :rockon: :rockon:
I think you have a decent price and I would agree probably 1 to 2X the amount in the shop. Although again if you can get the auto shop to concentrate only on the dings you may get it for less. Usually they will say the whole door is going to need to be removed so they can get the paint to blend correct, or something to that effect..... It makes sense to me the reason they do it the way they do. If I had a friend good enough to do the repair and blend the paint I would go that route myself.
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