Hit big pothole and bent panel front of front doors---- Fix? or no?

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  1. GaryHere

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    Last nite hit pothole and the panel in the front, front of the font doors on passenger side bent somewhat, door is ok to open but would you fix or leave it? How much would it cost would anyone estimate?

    Left pic is the damaged one and right is the comparison pic...

    Thanks PhotoGrid_1466190402731.jpg
     
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    Check your suspension and alignment, something might have been damaged that you don't see.
     
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    What would I do?... sue the city.
     
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    yea that I knew to do thanks but was wondering about the panel

    Take a number
     
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    I'd suggest contacting your insurance company and have an appraiser check the damage. If cosmetic, it might not be worth it; but something shifted that panel. I can't tell from the picture if the fender attachment points are damaged or if its even worse. If there is damage underneath the panel, yes, I would have it repaired.
     
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    my philosophy is, you're going to take the financial hit now, or when you sell. so why no enjoy it now?
    we just paid $725. for a new front bumper for my wife's hycam.
     
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    oh wow, no idea its that pricey, I guess it cant be knocked into place like the old metal on cars :(

    thanks for reply
     
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    well, the bumper is plastic. it can't be repaired. new plastic, plus paint and labor, i didn't think it was that bad.

    your damage might be tapped back into place and touched up. tell them you want decent, not perfect. it's worth pricing, if nothing else. i like the small body shops where you can talk to the owner.
     
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    I would get it fixed.
     
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    love those small body shops too, thanks for the reminder of the small shops, hopefully they can pop it in cheap!

    yea agree now, once one thing is overlooked then they pile up hehe
     
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