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85 UrQ Whacked by SUV
Last evening on the way home from work, my 85 UrQ got rear-ended by a new SUV
(an Isuzu Rodeo, so not a _really large_ SUV). A bit more than a tap, but not
a really hard hit.
Pulled over, got out and examined the damage. A few minor scratches on the
bumper cover (nothing that wouldn't buff out), taillight lens- slight crack,
reflector below lens: slight crack and pressed in about 1/8". Didn't even
break the paint on the metal.
Then I look at the Rodeo... looked like two different accidents. Front bumper
cover ripped, grill busted, valence bashed in, fender crumpled badly. My guess:
$2500-3000 in repairs.
Very apologetic guy looked at his damage, then looked at mine and mused that
the Audi must have "significant hidden damage". Was amazed that the
"fiberglass fender flares" didn't crack... said they must have been "done very
Interesting "coincidence": Rodeo had just been picked up from body shop... had
new grill, bumper, valence, hood and fenders.
Lake Mills, WI
Doing my best to increase Glen's and AudiDudi's 85 UrQ values