Not a happy birthday for my Prius

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by SkyVoyager, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. SkyVoyager

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    My 2012 Prius Four turned 15 days old today!

    While my wife was driving home, she encountered a very strong storm here in the North East. A tree branch fell and hit to roof of the car. Luckily, no one was hurt.

    Now...I wonder what a new sunroof and solar panel cost?! :)
     

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    Ouch.:cry: Sorry to hear that. How much is your deductible?
     
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    Ouch, glad no one was hurt. Guessing about 2-2.5K to fix.
     
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    Ouch! I've never seen one smashed like that. :(
     
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    $100 for comprehensive. The insurance company wasn't too pleased the car was so new.
     
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    I am sure they have seen worse.
     
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    It's interesting to see the solar panel all smashed up. I c
    Ah...but the water damage. It was pouring at the time. That hole in solar panel reaches right down to the fabric. The sliding sunroof shade/cover was completely drenched.
     
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    Aw man. So sorry to hear that!
     
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    It's a good thing she wasn't driving a convertible :) Cars can be replaced. Lives can't. I am pretty certain it is going to exceed $2.5K in damage, but that is what insurance is for. Also, because of the type of accident, it should not make your insurance rate increase.

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    Sorry to hear that. Glad to hear your wife is OK. Cars can be fixed, even brand new ones.
     
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    Sorry to hear/see that. Glad nobody was hurt.
     
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    I thought I'd provide an update. At this point (before any of the glass has been removed), the estimate is for around $3900 in repairs. That solar glass is around $1700.
     
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    What begs the question is, how much would the repair cost for a similar hit, on a non-solar roof model. Can they even replace the metal roof? How, cut it off at the pillars and weld on new one back on?
     
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    Bondo. ;)
     
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    That will kill the MPGs...
     
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