I'm with you on wanting the car back that way it was before it was hit.
An option is to do the bumper cover replacement yourself. My Miata was hit many years ago and I purchased a used bumper assembly, finally got around to having the bumper cover painted this summer and did the bumper removal and re installation with newly painted bumper cover. There was a little internal parts damaged behind the bumper cover, but was able to mix and match parts between the old and "new" bumper assemble to get a bumper assemble built up for re-installation. Body shop buffed out the bumper after I got it installed. Used Bumper assembly and paint was about $1100.
Trade it in. You'll always know that it happened and if that's going to annoy you, just get rid of it and start over with something new.
If you get it fixed, get them to do it at their certified shop so they'll have to fix it again when you inevitably find something wrong with the repair.
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File a claim with your insurance company and they will go after the other person
I assume your insurance company will replace the bumper cover, right?
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2016 Tiguan SE 4MotionOriginally Posted by Jezza
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After reading all the responses in this thread I've come to realize no one has answered the OP original question "need advice on how much pepper my angus needs".
So with that in mind, let me recommend a nice 5 pound bottle of Gel Spice Ground Black Pepper, available on Amazon for just $29.99
This site is amazing ---- and really stupid at times
1) You got hit -- -- It's their fault and your car will be fixed perfectly!!! With a lifetime warranty for parts and labor and that includes cosmetics!!! There should also be a check cut to you for diminished value too!!! YOU had a nice car before and now anytime someone now runs a Carfax it shows a accident and it is now worth less -- diminished value!!! I got one of these checks even after my Camry was rear ended the fourth time.. But you have to fight for it....
2) Why would you accept a check from an insurance company for full repairs.... I think that's what I read you did... unless you were just planning on pocketing the check. An insurance company makes money screwing over people that are wanting money from them. It has been said here several times. Take the car to YOUR insurance company and get it fixed... and let them scum suckers deal with each other!!!!
3) IT"S your loss, you get it fixed your way, not theirs. It doesn't matter what is written in their policy on how they will fix the car, because your not a binding party to their contract just because you got hit. (My wife did insurance defense for State Farm). If they start getting chitty, say you've got a lawyer waiting. Tell them in no uncertain terms what you expect!!! If they want to fix it their way, tell them to cut you a check for the full price of your car and they can then fix anyway THEY want.... A really chitty way of screwing with them, is to threaten to take the insured(the driver that caused this mess) to small claims court to recover the amount that is being shorted. They are required to cover those costs!!!
4) I've only allowed a used part ever to be placed on one of my vehicles once!!! and it was a bumper cover on my Camry after a rear ender, and the only reason I agreed to it was there were NO new covers available anywhere at that time. They claimed that there would be no problems with a used cover, SO I made the auto body shop put in Capital Letters at the bottom of the repair statement that a used bumper was used and they would replace it at no cost should ANY defect (including cosmetics) should occur for as long as I owned the car and made the owner and manager of the shop sign it...… Sure enough, 5 months latter it started sagging and pulling away from the holding clips. Got a NEW bumper cover put on at that time!!
When in doubt, or when not satisfied, especially since you've got a NICE car, get a good freaking lawyer.... This is the kind of stuff that they live for!!!!!!!
So what did the OP decide to do?
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I've also got a quote from AAA and I'm going to drop my insurance as soon as this is over.
The car is at 034 Motorsport for the next week or so while it gets a new tune and 3.5" intake made for the larger TB. I'll keep calling my agent and leaving messages until I get the car back. I haven't decided if I'm ready to bite the bullet and pay out of pocket when I get the car back or if I'll keep hounding this guys for a while longer.
That said, it's your car, and when I want something perfect on my car, I've been known to go to extreme measures too
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