[V8] Rear Ended--Need Parts--To fix or not to fix

dsaad@icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Fri Aug 26 16:35:02 EDT 2005

It would appear that Audi brakes are better than Jeep brakes...

Quoting jason.carey at riverrestoration.org:

> Audifans,
> Just when I got her running smooth a dog ran out in front of
> me and a jeep ran into the back of me.  The body shop
> estimated $7K in repairs and I am afraid that the insurance
> company is not going to value this car as highly as I do. Any
> tips for getting the highest value out of the estimator?
> Its still driveable and I don't suspect any damage other than
> body work.  Are there any notorious mechanical problems that
> result from a rear end collision?
> It was hit pretty directly on the rear right corner and lamp
> assembly, the rear right corner is smashed and I need all of
> the body parts adjacent to that.  I need to see what parts are
> available (I'm in western colorado):
> Rt outer panel
> Rear body panel
> Trunk Lid
> Rt trunk side trim
> Rt Tail Lamp Assembly
> Rt backup lamp assembly
> Rt corner moldings upper and lower
> Rear Window
> Rt glass molding belt
> Rear Bumper Cover
> Rt Filler side
> Right Hinge interior trim
> Poll: Should I fix it? it runs great!
> Thanks< Jason
> 1990 V8Q turning 153,000 when it was hit!
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