Oh No...Crunch...$$$

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WalleyeMikeIII

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Well, did 1 second of inattentive driving while repositioning my rig to load up our gear at the end of my ice fishing trip. Early morning, dark, foggy, unfamiliar surroundings....tapped a tree at about 0.5MPH. On initial sound, I was praying it was the snow bank...but, no luck. Crunch. Pics attached.

Body shop estimate: $6700, ouch..
Parts Needs: Headlight assembly, Fog Light assembly, fog light bezel, new bumper facia, right front fender, grill
Plus Paint and labor.
Plus whatever brackets are likely busted underneath.
Hood not yet included...hoping that was spared; but...time will tell.
On the schedule for a month from now, assuming they can get parts.

No humans or trees were injured; only my pride.
 

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Oh no that sucks! If it makes you feel any better (probably not) I'm looking at a $3300 quote to repair just paint damage on our '21 all caused by someone else. Paint rubbed all the way off on driver side rear bumper from careless driver hitting it while parked and then a couple weeks later deep scratches all down the passenger rear fender that appears to be a key job done on purpose. Same color rig as yours
 

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Wow, sorry to hear that, and $6700 is crazy. Hard to tell from the picture but can't they fix anything or are just going to replace all the parts. Hard to tell from the picture but looks like the bumper and fender could be repaired. Hope that you can get it fixed in a timely manner,
 

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I had a similar experience with my new 2018 sierra. My daughter moved the truck for me on a rainy night and bumped my work truck. $3400 later I had a new bumper, fixed lower rear quarter, and repaint. Stupid how fragile these new vehicles are. I want a 1995 sierra again......they were actually built to use as a truck in my mind.
 

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Growing up we had a '99 suburban. We got rear-ended hard one time in traffic. The other guy's hood was completely smashed in and the only damage to our Suburban was the edge of that THICK stainless steel bumper was bent in 0.5 inches on the edge - I never would have noticed it if I hadn't known about it. That thing could take a hit and brush it off easily. Those extended bumpers also protected the sheet metal/lights from taking a direct hit.

It's a shame how fragile these plastic shells are today.

Also annoying how high it is to get into the trunk compared to that older model (I am 5'6 and have to jump to get in; good luck to my kids) without the higher ground clearance to show for it (thanks to the rear suspension arm). But that's another issue.
 

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