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    Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    About 4 weeks ago a young lady, who was changing her CD, drove into the back of my 997S whilst I was stationary at a pedestrian crossing.

    My car was dented round the drivers side rear but it didn't actually look all that bad.

    I had a call from my Porsche approved body shop today to tell me that my car would be ready next week and I asked what the cost of repairs had been. I was somewhat shocked to hear that the slow speed rear-end shunt had cost Pounds23,000 that's nearly $50,000 for our US brothers and sisters.

    Apparently its quite common on 911s but even a relatively minor rear-end can result in cracks to the cylinder heads which is where some of the cost has obviously gone.

    I am now slightly concerned about having had a third of the car's original cost spent on repairing it.

    Oh well new one on its way in September so shouldn't be my problem.

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    Was she cute?

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    Holy freakin' cow. You'd think they'd have kept the 5mph impact resistant rear bumper set up for our rear engined cars!

    But nooooooooooooo, fashion wins out to function.

    Sorry to hear that... .




    Cost of repairs epigram:

    BMW: very expensive
    Porsche: extremely expensive
    Ferrari: astronomically expensive.

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    50k insurance claim....Momma mia!!

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    Wow that has to be one mean dent. 50K US

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    Senator, does this costly repair involve engine replacement because of "cracked cylinders?"

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    hopefully that's not gonna bump up your insurance premium next year.....

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    His premium might not rise but the lady who hit him is in for a shock!

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    What's the breakdown for cost of parts vs. labor?

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    50k US to repair!?
    that lady's gonna cry over her insurance premium

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    Quote:
    Genki said:
    50k US to repair!?
    that lady's gonna cry over her insurance premium



    Very true. That's the cost of one entire Corvette!

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    That doesn't sound right.
    You may want to get another quote.
    Even with a new engine you wouldn't come close to that total.

    Labor costs + VAT @ 17.5%

    Things cost more in Europe. The $50K includes sales tax on service and parts, and the labor costs will be likely much higher than in US. Look at the respective costs for the new vehicle in US and UK to get an idea, and remeber in europe the sales tax figure is always included in the total, not like in US.

    Re: Labor costs + VAT @ 17.5%

    Yes things cost more in Europe (especially in the UK)...
    So does that mean they cost nearly 4 times more?

    Keep in mind a new engine + installation should run about 10-15K (in the US).
    I can understand 1.5X or even 2X but that number is nearly half the cost of the car.

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    Quote:
    SoCalHoosier said:
    That doesn't sound right.
    You may want to get another quote.
    Even with a new engine you wouldn't come close to that total.



    Why Bother,

    Let the insurance companies sort it out.

    That's what we pay them for...

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    On the plus side, at least she WAS insured.
    There are a LOT of people on the roads here driving without insurance. It's something the authorities are trying to crack down on.

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    Quote:
    wtsnet said:
    On the plus side, at least she WAS insured.
    There are a LOT of people on the roads here driving without insurance. It's something the authorities are trying to crack down on.



    Good point. Could you imagine the heart ache if she wasn't? But I guess her premium has gone up 30%!

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

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    Crash said:


    Very true. That's the cost of one entire Corvette!




    That's a funny comeback to a snooty Corvette driver, "My one fenderbender repair is worth more than your whole car!

    Hummmmm..., might be a liiiiitle problem since it's not clear who's got the "lesser" car.

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    She was insured so it all hits her premium - best bit of all was that she was an ex-girlfriend!!!!

    I'll let you know what the breakdown was between parts labour and tax when I get her back next week.

    It didn't need the whole engine replaced just the cylinder heads.

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    Does the repair cost represent 2/3 of the cost of the car? It would be considered "totalled" here in the US.

    The value of your car has taken a substantial depreciation hit for resale.

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    That looks like an error as the amount is far too high.


    Please confirm what includes this amount as i really do not understand why it cost so much

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    50K!!!! OMG!!!!

    Re: Shocked by the cost of a repair to my 997

    Gives new meaning to bumping into your ex-girlfriend!

    I guess we all have to watch our asses when we drive

     
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