Today we had a 17' mirage get backed into by a 5ton truck. The driver was close to a bodyshop and stopped in for a quick estimate. Bumper cover,upper tie bar and are damaged and the hood is crumpled a bit. Headlights might be broken too. Airbags are all fine. Car is still totally drive-able. I haven't seen the car in person yet, just a few pictures. I'll try to post a few pics when the car shows up here.
It's crazy the prices some shops come up with. I'm not sure if they just didn't want to do the job or are just too busy, but I thought that was a little high. The last car I fixed that had similar damage needed $2500 in parts and everything came from the dealer.
This quote shows $3600 labour, $5000 parts and $1000 for additional costs...and they want the car for 2 weeks.
Thankfully this wasn't our driver's fault. We are waiting for the other parties insurance adjuster to take a look at the car. I suggested getting a cash payout then us just fixing the car ourselves. We could source out parts for well under $2000 and might luck out and get the right color too.
I've done it for my own vehicle in the past when I worked at the auto wrecker. I got the parts for free, fixed it myself and kept the cash.