If that did some sort of suspension mount damage then there's something in there that's almost too rigid. A subframe with a designed-in weak point (like the weak point across the hood to make it fold predictably) should be able to protect the body mounting points. Perhaps everything is directly mounted with no subframe? I haven't looked underneath a MkVII, so I'm out of the loop.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
But I think that is part of the difference.
OPs hit wheel is just bent inward, appears that it is probably just one of the links, maybe the bearing housing that is tweaked. This would be a few hundred bucks in parts and an alignment.
That one there appears that the whole thing is punted inward. Possibly did some damage where the sub frame actually mounts up to the "frame".
FWIW, this was a VW “recommeded” shop on the US site. Seeing as how my insurance didn’t really fight the damage after the initial 3k estimate, my guess is that it was fairly significant underneath or was unable to be returned to factory standards. Plus I was dealing with LA labor costs...
OP, take a look at the certified VW collision repair shops in your area (if you haven’t already).
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For the SQ5 -
Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury: $12.96
Uninsured Motorist Property Damage: $24.88
Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury: $20.36
$58.20 for the entire year.
For the 325i -
Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury: $8.88
Uninsured Motorist Property Damage: $6.88
Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury: $13.96
I have no earthly idea why you wouldn't carry the coverage, it's dirt cheap, and protects you from idiots without insurance or terrible coverage. For those who look at the cost monthly, I pay a total of $7.33 per month. Well worth it to make sure your rates don't skyrocket from an accident that wasn't your fault to begin with.
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