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Deer hit me on way to work this morning. Picture inside....

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Yes I said that right the deer LITERALLY HIT ME on way to work. How you ask? Well there I am driving happy as can be down a road cruising at 55 MPH when suddenly ****ING BAM something hit me. I was confused as hell and pulled over and the other guy behind me pulled over as well. Turns out a buck ran straight into my vehicle before taking back off into the woods. I never saw it. I have no idea how much this is going to set me back but I'm pretty pissed I love this car. I submitted a claim to USAA and it will be covered under my comprehensive plan I just hope the process isn't to painful. On the plus side getting the police there is quick because this is on a Department of Energy site.

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Update - Got estimate back from USAA they estimated a little over $2,600 and took off $250 for deductible. I spoke to a local body shop who says they can get me in next week. The "trusted" place told me they could not get me repaired until almost June because of a wait list. I'm probably going to take it to local place in my small town instead. USAA says I should get a check in the next 5-7 days. USAA estimated a bunch of random stuff but the two big items are replacing the door and fixing the quarter panel.

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That sucks! Nothing you could have done about it.

I think it would be a good idea to shop around with good body shops for estimates. That way, you have some idea of prices before taking whatever USAA offers.

You also might want to check out Kelly Blue Book to find the current value so you know what the threshold of "totaled" is.
 

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That sucks! Nothing you could have done about it.

I think it would be a good idea to shop around with good body shops for estimates. That way, you have some idea of prices before taking whatever USAA offers.

You also might want to check out Kelly Blue Book to find the current value so you know what the threshold of "totaled" is.
Hopefully, the door and the panel will not be too expensive. It would be sad, it it gets totaled
 

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I just had a new front bumper cover put on and driver fender put on my Honda Accord after hitting a street sign. Ironically the repair was done at a Chevy dealer for $2600. Initially they said could not get until Feb. but then took the car in right before Christmas and didn't get back until a week ago. But they found a light on the dash(not a check engine light but an ambient temp sensor that got knocked off with the bumper cover. Happy with the body repair but now trying to get used to "Honda" and get all the maintenance etc. caught up that my son ignored and just driving doing Door Dash!
 

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I feel your pain. I had a Doe do a body slam on the front fender of my Vibe Tuesday morning. I got lucky though on damage. New side mirror, popped the dent out (Cant tell anything happened) and broke the seal somewhere on the headlight. I already had 2 new headlights ready for LED projector retrofits. 🖖
 

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man I got backed into by a truck on the oppisite side, door I had replaced for 250 from a local parts recycler and the body shop quoted 2500 for the quarter panel.
 

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It’s probably a used door they are going to use. Depending on age they can legally use used parts, I think it’s 4 or 5 years old. A new door would be much more expensive and not available for a car that has been discontinued.
 

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Yes I said that right the deer LITERALLY HIT ME on way to work. How you ask? Well there I am driving happy as can be down a road cruising at 55 MPH when suddenly ****ING BAM something hit me. I was confused as hell and pulled over and the other guy behind me pulled over as well. Turns out a buck ran straight into my vehicle before taking back off into the woods. I never saw it. I have no idea how much this is going to set me back but I'm pretty pissed I love this car. I submitted a claim to USAA and it will be covered under my comprehensive plan I just hope the process isn't to painful. On the plus side getting the police there is quick because this is on a Department of Energy site.

FML...

Update - Got estimate back from USAA they estimated a little over $2,600 and took off $250 for deductible. I spoke to a local body shop who says they can get me in next week. The "trusted" place told me they could not get me repaired until almost June because of a wait list. I'm probably going to take it to local place in my small town instead. USAA says I should get a check in the next 5-7 days. USAA estimated a bunch of random stuff but the two big items are replacing the door and fixing the quarter panel.

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They may be able to reskin that door if the door shell is ok, which I think it looks like it is.
 

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Yes I said that right the deer LITERALLY HIT ME on way to work. How you ask? Well there I am driving happy as can be down a road cruising at 55 MPH when suddenly ****ING BAM something hit me. I was confused as hell and pulled over and the other guy behind me pulled over as well. Turns out a buck ran straight into my vehicle before taking back off into the woods. I never saw it. I have no idea how much this is going to set me back but I'm pretty pissed I love this car. I submitted a claim to USAA and it will be covered under my comprehensive plan I just hope the process isn't to painful. On the plus side getting the police there is quick because this is on a Department of Energy site.

FML...

Update - Got estimate back from USAA they estimated a little over $2,600 and took off $250 for deductible. I spoke to a local body shop who says they can get me in next week. The "trusted" place told me they could not get me repaired until almost June because of a wait list. I'm probably going to take it to local place in my small town instead. USAA says I should get a check in the next 5-7 days. USAA estimated a bunch of random stuff but the two big items are replacing the door and fixing the quarter panel.

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Yes I said that right the deer LITERALLY HIT ME on way to work. How you ask? Well there I am driving happy as can be down a road cruising at 55 MPH when suddenly ****ING BAM something hit me. I was confused as hell and pulled over and the other guy behind me pulled over as well. Turns out a buck ran straight into my vehicle before taking back off into the woods. I never saw it. I have no idea how much this is going to set me back but I'm pretty pissed I love this car. I submitted a claim to USAA and it will be covered under my comprehensive plan I just hope the process isn't to painful. On the plus side getting the police there is quick because this is on a Department of Energy site.

FML...

Update - Got estimate back from USAA they estimated a little over $2,600 and took off $250 for deductible. I spoke to a local body shop who says they can get me in next week. The "trusted" place told me they could not get me repaired until almost June because of a wait list. I'm probably going to take it to local place in my small town instead. USAA says I should get a check in the next 5-7 days. USAA estimated a bunch of random stuff but the two big items are replacing the door and fixing the quarter panel.

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If the insurance decides to fix it (which I'm sure they will) then get it done. Not much damage on it at all. Great little cars. I had a deer hit me too.
 
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