Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19

Thread: Impatience

  1. #1
    Registered Member

    2017 CX-5 GT

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    ON
    Posts
    47

    Impatience

    What happens when the lady behind you just can't wait another 30 seconds for the light to change and has the overwhelming urge to squeeze her Yukon Denali XL between the median and your car to get into the left turning lane.

    mazda.jpg

    The shop we got the CX-5 fixed at 4 MONTHS AGO (when some lady backed into our Mazda with her F-150 Crew Cab) quoted us $2400 CAD, on the assumption they can repair the quarter panel. I'm doubtful they can because of the dent in the crease in the wheel arch. They had also said they could repair the dent in our rear hatch (F-150 lady), which was also on a crease. A week later we get a call from them saying they needed to replace the sheetmetal because they just couldn't get the dent out properly.

    I'm a bit concerned as to what's involved in replacing the rear quarter panel. It appears to be a single piece that spans from the rear of the vehicle, over the doors, and forms the A-pillar. This must be a structrual part of the vehicle.

  2. #2
    Registered Member

    2014 CX-5 GT

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Lansdale, PA
    Posts
    2,056
    I find that people who drive really big vehicles don't really know how to drive really big vehicles.
    2014 Silver Mazda CX-5 GT
    2017 Eternal Blue Mazda 3 Touring
    2018 Machine Grey Mazda CX-9 Signature



  3. #3
    Registered Member

    2019 Mazda CX-5 GT Reserve

    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    78
    Quote Originally Posted by Maximum_Effort View Post
    What happens when the lady behind you just can't wait another 30 seconds for the light to change and has the overwhelming urge to squeeze her Yukon Denali XL between the median and your car to get into the left turning lane.

    mazda.jpg

    The shop we got the CX-5 fixed at 4 MONTHS AGO (when some lady backed into our Mazda with her F-150 Crew Cab) quoted us $2400 CAD, on the assumption they can repair the quarter panel. I'm doubtful they can because of the dent in the crease in the wheel arch. They had also said they could repair the dent in our rear hatch (F-150 lady), which was also on a crease. A week later we get a call from them saying they needed to replace the sheetmetal because they just couldn't get the dent out properly.

    I'm a bit concerned as to what's involved in replacing the rear quarter panel. It appears to be a single piece that spans from the rear of the vehicle, over the doors, and forms the A-pillar. This must be a structrual part of the vehicle.
    Because the impatient party caused the damage, they are responsible for the FULL cost of the repair regardless of what it takes. I believe your assumptions are correct. I would absolutely not allow any cutting & welding.That is a really tough call. Best of luck with that.

    My first 4 month old 2019 GTR was rear ended 3 months ago by a woman in a MB SUV who admitted to hitting the gas instead of the brake. I was extremely worried they would say it's repairable. Fortunately they totaled it. In addition to the hatch being crushed in, both of the rear most side pillars (not sure if that's considered C or D) had kinked. When the adjuster saw that is when he said they would total it. Significant structural damage to the rear + front end damage being pushed into the car in front of me.
    Last edited by meow_man; 11-30-2019 at 09:49 AM.

  4. #4
    Registered Member

    Cx-5 Sport

    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    31
    I got rear ended several years ago in a Saturn Vue. They had to replace the hatch for a total cost of $7k with the trunk pan and bumper. I found out later I could have taken a 90% ($6300) cash payout if I waived the damage and fixed it myself. I found the used hatch door on the repair invoice was only $600. I bet I could have found some shop that would have just replaced the door and straightened the bumper. The plastic bumper exterior cover didnt look that bad.

    I traded the Vue 2 years later anyway. If I had superficial damage again I would check into a cash payout option.

  5. #5
    Registered Member

    2017 CX-5 GT

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    ON
    Posts
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by dougal View Post
    I find that people who drive really big vehicles don't really know how to drive really big vehicles.
    Totally agree. We were stopped at a light, several cars back from the intersection, just at the beginning of the left turn lane. The car behind us was stopped as well, then she decided to "squeeze" past with her behemoth. I noticed the motion in my driver's side rearview mirror, saw her start climbing the curb of the median, and said to my wife "they're going to hit us". Sure enough, 2 seconds later sickening crunch.

    I'm lucky the wife jumped out before me to talk to the driver.

    Last one was a lady backing up a crew-cab F-150 at my wife's work, right into our poor Mazda. The car is essentially going to be repainted from nose to tail after all this.

  6. #6
    Registered Member yrwei52's Avatar
    Donated: $8

    2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Plano, Texas, USA
    Posts
    8,432

    Arrow Impatience

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximum_Effort View Post
    What happens when the lady behind you just can't wait another 30 seconds for the light to change and has the overwhelming urge to squeeze her Yukon Denali XL between the median and your car to get into the left turning lane.


    mazda.jpg

    The shop we got the CX-5 fixed at 4 MONTHS AGO (when some lady backed into our Mazda with her F-150 Crew Cab) quoted us $2400 CAD, on the assumption they can repair the quarter panel. I'm doubtful they can because of the dent in the crease in the wheel arch. They had also said they could repair the dent in our rear hatch (F-150 lady), which was also on a crease. A week later we get a call from them saying they needed to replace the sheetmetal because they just couldn't get the dent out properly.

    I'm a bit concerned as to what's involved in replacing the rear quarter panel. It appears to be a single piece that spans from the rear of the vehicle, over the doors, and forms the A-pillar. This must be a structrual part of the vehicle.
    Iím with you and thatís why I did whole-body PDR TWICE on my 2016 CX-5 due to the hail damage. It may be too late for you to check with PDR shop and see what they can do. But for any reasonable body damage that would be my first choice for the repair.

    Unfortunately if it comes to that the rear-quarter panel replacement is required, and the PDR is not possible, if I were you Iíd just find a body shop using filler to patch up the damage and paint it over, and save the rest of insurance money in the pocket. Iíd never replace the rear-quarter panel for such ďminorĒ body damage.
    Last edited by yrwei52; 11-30-2019 at 12:25 PM.

  7. #7
    Registered Member

    2018 CX-5 Sport

    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    588
    Is that the doughnut tire on your car? It almost looks like a full sized tire.

  8. #8
    Registered Member yrwei52's Avatar
    Donated: $8

    2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Plano, Texas, USA
    Posts
    8,432

    Arrow Impatience

    Quote Originally Posted by MyFirstMazda View Post
    Is that the doughnut tire on your car? It almost looks like a full sized tire.
    I bet itís full-sized snow tire on the steeler.

  9. #9
    Registered Member

    '14 Mazda CX-5 GT

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Northern IL
    Posts
    69
    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    I bet it*s full-sized snow tire on the steeler.
    That's the best way to go for a winter setup. Steel wheels are easily/cheaply repaired when you inevitably hit that giant salt water filled crater left by a snow plow.

  10. #10
    Registered Member yrwei52's Avatar
    Donated: $8

    2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Plano, Texas, USA
    Posts
    8,432

    Arrow Impatience

    Quote Originally Posted by jcrout7992 View Post
    That's the best way to go for a winter setup. Steel wheels are easily/cheaply repaired when you inevitably hit that giant salt water filled crater left by a snow plow.
    I agree. Fortunately I no longer have to worry about the snow tires anymore.

  11. #11
    Registered Member

    2017 CX-5 GT

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    ON
    Posts
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by MyFirstMazda View Post
    Is that the doughnut tire on your car? It almost looks like a full sized tire.
    Snow tires on steel rims. Cheap, and unlike alloys they don't tend to get snow/ice build-up which cause vibration on the highway.

  12. #12
    Registered Member Ronzuki's Avatar

    2018 CX-5 Touring AWD

    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Lancaster, PA
    Posts
    46
    The offending party's insurance is not only liable for the repair, they are also liable for the loss of value in future resale because of the damage. Potentially significant depending on when a future sale occurs. Little known claim that you'll need to file with them. I forget the 'technical' name of the claim type...contact your own insurance company and ask them what it is called and then file the claim w/ the BFT owner's insurance company. Don't settle for simply having the vehicle repaired. You'll suffer more loss down the road when an appraiser sees the repair (and they will no matter how well it's done)...isn't Carfax wonderful?
    Ron
    ____________________
    2018 CX-5 Touring AWD Eternal Blue Mica
    2011 Suzuki SX4 iAWD
    2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS iAWD

  13. #13
    Registered Member

    2017 CX-5 GT

    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    ON
    Posts
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by Ronzuki View Post
    The offending party's insurance is not only liable for the repair, they are also liable for the loss of value in future resale because of the damage. Potentially significant depending on when a future sale occurs. Little known claim that you'll need to file with them. I forget the 'technical' name of the claim type...contact your own insurance company and ask them what it is called and then file the claim w/ the BFT owner's insurance company. Don't settle for simply having the vehicle repaired. You'll suffer more loss down the road when an appraiser sees the repair (and they will no matter how well it's done)...isn't Carfax wonderful?
    Insurance doesn't work that way up here in Ontario, Canada. We have a "no-fault" insurance system, meaning my own insurance company pays for the damages. And as far as I know there is no money for loss of value, short of personally suing the other driver. I went thru this with my S4 when some dude backed into it while it was parked at work. I lost $7k when I traded it in for my RS3. I asked my broker about loss of value clause and she was not aware of any insurance company in Canada that offers this.

  14. #14
    Registered Member Ronzuki's Avatar

    2018 CX-5 Touring AWD

    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Lancaster, PA
    Posts
    46
    So then you have to spend more money, and time, for the wrong to be made 100% right in Canada? ...that's truly a shame. A $7k loss around here is barely in the territory of being worth the added time and expense to engage in the legal system. I love this 'no-fault' BS...it's always somebody's fault. If this is truly the case, then of course, your own insurance company would claim non-existence of the clause then. They have no interest in making you whole either, not their purpose, not their business model. It's not something they're going to make commercials advertising here either, that's for sure. IDK might be something to investigate...$7k loss last time, who knows how much this time?...adding up to some serious loss of cash through 'no-fault' of your own IMHO.
    Sigs are visible only in your first post on a page. To change your thread display preferences, click here and enable 'Always Show Signature'.

  15. #15
    Registered Member

    2018 CX-5 Sport

    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    588
    Where does one get a steel rim cheap? I would like one for the spare tire.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Impatience? Really?
    By i12drivemyMP5 in forum Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-23-2012, 09:10 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •