I really don't understand how this could've happend to me. I was just taking off, shifting into 2nd gear, doing 25 km/h max, no car in front of me, no car behind me, so I didn't pay much attention and looked down on my radio and then BANG!!
I just didn't take into account the cars parked alongside my driving lane!! A woman reversing her car didn't look if she can reverse safely or not, the result, a pretty pricy repair!!!
Fortunately I wasn't the guilty person, she agreed it was her fault, because I was driving on the main street, it was my right of way. We contacted her insurance company which, after a thorough damage evaluation, has paid 2,669 Eur for the repair.
The car was able to continue driving, although with a front face looking like a boxer after 10th round.
Well what can I say, the complete front end panels are shot, though it doesn't look that bad at a first sight, judging from the photos. Nonetheless the car needs following new parts:
1 PFKL2037755 FACE, FR. BUMPER £345.94
5 PFKL768238 EXTENSION COMP., FR. BUMPER £137.54
7 PFKL768398 STIFFENER, R. FR. BUMPER SIDE £26.46
1 PFKL706239 HOOD COMP., ENGINE £457.01
2 PFKL706431 HINGE COMP., R. HOOD £26.20
3 PFKL706565 HINGE COMP., L. HOOD £26.20
1 PFKL494449 HEADLIGHT UNIT, R. £351.94
15 PFKL500363 BRACKET, R. FR. COMBINATION LIGHT £27.58
12 PFKL500105 LAMP UNIT, R. TURN £77.75
1 PFKL706821 PANEL, R. FR. FENDER £272.89
+ 650 Eur paint job.
I decided to throw in some other parts, because the Honda dealer was running a campaign 20% off the base price, so additionally I've ordered the rear taillight and left front fender, for which I've paid myself.
Photos from the accident spot:
Photos of the front repair:
[Update 27th November 2014]
And the early Christmas presents have arrived at last, although I'm still waiting for the hood, which is scheduled to arrive in January 2015, damn it. But at least it's still available and because this is a seasonal car I won't start driving until the March 2015, so there's plenty of time to get everything done.
[Update 17th January 2015]
At last! I've received the new OEM hood yesterday, after 2 months of waiting. I wonder if they had to rig up the old molds and press the hood just for me because it took so long,...
[Update 23th August 2015]
I've been busy with the Hondash and the paint job had to wait until summer. But now everything is done, the car is running, strong and beautiful as before, although the paint job is not as perfect as I expected.
|Repaired front end, last step was to put on the Honda emblem.|
Here are random shots of my car I found on Facebook, shot at Honda relax meet event on 8th August.