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So, I've owned my car less than a week and I'm driving home from work today and I'm at a stop light in traffic, but I'm in the front of the line. Light turns green, I put the car in gear, little gas and clutch release and bam! The honda fit behind me taps my bumper. SERIOUSLY!?!?!? Venturing guess says the winner was on his phone and was definitely too close. Pull over to inspect the damage and, of course, hes got none. I however have got gouges in the rear valance from his license plate bolts. I'm also pretty sure he moved something because the body lines between the driver side of the back of my trunk lid and the driver side tail lights are no longer flush. We exchange insurance and go about our way. In CA, police are not to be called unless someone runs from the scene or theres injury.

I purchased a no questions asked, you can highly modify your engine and blow it up and run into a pole and we will send it to you're nearest Ford and replace it all back to stock, 3 year 100k mile warranty.

Here's the million dollar question... do I claim it on his insurance or use my warranty?

To be honest, I dont want to mess up this guys insurance if I dont have to, but I definitely want my car fixed.
 

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I figured as much, but i was just trying to win win for us both
 

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He needs to learn a lesson, and a small insurance claim might wake him up.
 

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I was in shock! Mostly because I just bought it. Who hits a shelby? Or a vette or anything at all really? Especially when you drive a matchbox car!
 

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I was in shock! Mostly because I just bought it. Who hits a shelby? Or a vette or anything at all really? Especially when you drive a matchbox car!
It happens .... my buddy has a beautiful '65 Corvette ... sitting at a stoplight one day and a lady in a station wagon totally spaced out and rear-ended him without touching her brakes .... everybody was okay physically, but the poor Vette was demolished from the door jams back. Unbelievably, he had that car taken to a Corvette specialist and totally rebuilt to almost better than new. It's one of the reasons I don't ride a motorcycle anymore, and only own big "everyday cars". You just have to be glad nobody was hurt and it wasn't any worse .... :(
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Sorry it happened Leo, but this is exactly why he has insurance. Claim it, fix it and move on.
 

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Ugh! Sorry to hear that happened, Leo. As other said, have his insurance pay for it, but make sure your insurance company has your interests in my first and foremost. E.g. get the car repair where YOU want it repaired, not where his insurance wants it repaired.
 

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I was in shock! Mostly because I just bought it. Who hits a shelby? Or a vette or anything at all really? Especially when you drive a matchbox car!
Exactly, this is a driver that uses a car from A to B. He most likely doesn't care about a specialty car, but damage his I-pad or cell phone and he'll get a contract on you! Use his insurance..lesson learned.
 

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Sucks to hear this. It’s always a bummer for me when I see these threads.
Find the shop you want to do the work and claim it on his.
We all make mistakes and have done a boneheaded thing or two. At least he had insurance and was responsible.
 

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So then then question is... do I go with a reputable shop, or take it to ford dealership? Theres a specialty dealership near me that carries Shelby/Roush models of all levels.
 

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It happens .... my buddy has a beautiful '65 Corvette ... sitting at a stoplight one day and a lady in a station wagon totally spaced out and rear-ended him without touching her brakes .... everybody was okay physically, but the poor Vette was demolished from the door jams back. Unbelievably, he had that car taken to a Corvette specialist and totally rebuilt to almost better than new. It's one of the reasons I don't ride a motorcycle anymore, and only own big "everyday cars". You just have to be glad nobody was hurt and it wasn't any worse .... :( View attachment 197022
That's a good looking '65.. I have a Marina Blue 1967 L79 coupe. I was driving into the Publix Supermarket to buy some supplies (beer), had to stop behind some young gal who had inexplicably come to a complete stop in front of the market, and all of a sudden her backup lamps come on.. I honk my horn.. Loud and long. She starts coming.. I scramble for reverse.. Too late, she backs right into me. Never once looked behind her, just decided she needed to back up to shoot down an earlier parking aisle.

It's hard to resist punching a 20-something gal in the mouth when she pulls a dingbat move like that. But, upon careful inspection, the steel bumpers did their job, nothing bent or out of plumb, and I just smiled at her and said "today was your luckiest of lucky days!". I think I may have also given her a snarky "those mirrors are put there for a reason".

But man... The people out there who are allowed to have licenses.
 

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So then then question is... do I go with a reputable shop, or take it to ford dealership? Theres a specialty dealership near me that carries Shelby/Roush models of all levels.
Take it to the specialty dealership and see who they recommend or if they do that kind of work themselves.
 

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That's a good looking '65.. I have a Marina Blue 1967 L79 coupe. I was driving into the Publix Supermarket to buy some supplies (beer), had to stop behind some young gal who had inexplicably come to a complete stop in front of the market, and all of a sudden her backup lamps come on.. I honk my horn.. Loud and long. She starts coming.. I scramble for reverse.. Too late, she backs right into me. Never once looked behind her, just decided she needed to back up to shoot down an earlier parking aisle.

It's hard to resist punching a 20-something gal in the mouth when she pulls a dingbat move like that. But, upon careful inspection, the steel bumpers did their job, nothing bent or out of plumb, and I just smiled at her and said "today was your luckiest of lucky days!". I think I may have also given her a snarky "those mirrors are put there for a reason".

But man... The people out there who are allowed to have licenses.
They're everywhere. Hell, you'll run into more bad drivers than good drivers anymore. They have much more important things to do while driving a car nowadays than to actually pay attention to driving.
 

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Had the exact same scenario as the O.P. In my Wife's Camaro SS.

Did all the information swapping and on the following Monday morning found out the woman (gal who ran into us) had not paid her premiums after the first payment necessary to get the state mandated proof of insurance card.

$3500 of damage.
 
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