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Not really that bad. The lady pulled out in front of me and turned too sharp and we hit head on. I was furious then I saw the look I have way too many times...like someone she loved was dying. Come to find out she was on her way to the hospital to bring her husband home for his last week.

Anyway, I grabbed my radio and hollered for a medic since she hit her chest and head said she was having difficulty breathing. Then she apologised and filled out paperwork with police and went on our way. I offered her a ride on the the hospital, but for some reason she declined.


Body shop called today and they said only things damged were the bumper cover and absorbers. But I did notice the gaps between the hood and body were unequal so they are going to look into that as well.

Anyway, is there anything I can do to recoup the loss of resale value? I am not planning to sell the car, but if I needed to...Carfax would show the wreck and the resale value drops by like 10-15% for a repaired wreck.

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Sorry to hear. Looks like the stang won, held up good!
 

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Can't help with the resale question but wanna say, KUDOS to you for the way you handled the situation - way to go.

It's so damn sad when this happens to people like her (and you) and theres a bigger problem looming over it. My wife worked at a hospital for years and we learned to drive very carefully near her work - it's not unsual for people in the vicinity of hospitals to make driving mistakes while extremely sidetracked over seriously bad medical news or grieving over the loss of a loved one. Tread lightly around those places!

Hopefully, the way you handled it will pay of in some good Karma in how your settlement comes out!
 

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Glad to see that everyone is ok, and it was cool how nice you where to her.

Perhaps now is the time to think of new facaia for the car, say Roush, Saleen, street scenes, who knows.
 

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Kudos’ on the way it was handled. Nice job. As for the car, this is a testament to the design of the car. There was an article in the USAToday a few weeks ago addressing this exact thing. Ford, in conjunction with the insurance companies, designed the new Mustangs to be rugged and easy (cheap) to fix in the case of a minor fender (bumper) bender. The article went on to say that in a few years the insurance rates for the new Mustang will drop due to the cost reduction measures built in to the car.

Thanks again Ford. Nice job
 

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Wow, your 'Stang held up well...

Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about dimunition of value, it's not covered by your auto insurance. Just drive the car and enjoy it.
 

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Hell yeah!! Your Stang fooked that 'yota UP! LOL Look at that Japanese car all busted up while your car has a little scuff on its chin. :) LMAO I love it!

I mean, not that your accident wasn't traumatic and all- she's your baby, after all. But she came out looking pretty good, all things considered.
 

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Hell yeah!! Your Stang fooked that 'yota UP! LOL Look at that jap car all busted up while your car has a little scuff on its chin. :) LMAO I love it!

I mean, not that your accident wasn't traumatic and all- she's your baby, after all. But she came out looking pretty good, all things considered.
Dude, where's your head at? It ain't about Stang vs 'yota. Somebody could of really gotten hurt and you "love" that?
 

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Sorry about the accident...:sosad:...but..I'm glad it wasn't too serious. :)
 

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Regarding CarFax, I don't believe their reports tell you as much as their advertising leads people to believe. I know this bc about three years ago I was rear-ended to the tune of about $8000 in damage. I sold the car when I bought the Stang and was curious whether or not the accident would show up. Guess what, it didn't! My conclusion was unless the car was damaged bad enough to receive and R title from the state, CarFax won't have any info on accident repair. Then again I took it to a private shop. Maybe they pay the dealers a fee to collect the info? Either way I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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I think CarFax goes off of insurance reports based on the VIN #. If you settle without insurance, probably won't show up. I had a 96 Cobra that was rear-ended by a Chevy Truck. Funny, basically had the same damage as yours, but the front of the truck looked totaled. I was very impressed considering I thought the rear bumper would have been in the back seat...

Long story short... 3 years later it didn't show up on carfax. I believe because we settled w/o insurance.

Also, keep in mind not everyone uses carfax....
 
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