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Old 03-06-2014, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default 2013 Impreza (5-door) Rear Ended

So my 2013 Impreza was rear ended by a distracted driver. What happened was I was the last car stopped in line at a red light and the other driver just crashed into me. I was lucky I didn't get pushed into any vehicles in front of me as the light turned green and vehicles in front of me started moving before the collision happened. Here's the damage...

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Here's some more pictures at the body shop getting the repair estimate done..





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Old 03-06-2014, 06:43 PM   #2
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Useful information from the 2012 Impreza Body Repair guide...








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Old 03-06-2014, 06:43 PM   #3
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Initial Estimate Complete.

- Repair total is $12,500
- 90 hours labour
- Structural parts as identified by I-Car: Sd Rail Rear Frame LF (High Strength Steel), Sd Rail Rear Frame RT (High Strength Steel), Pnl Quarter Inner Right

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Old 03-06-2014, 06:43 PM   #4
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Long story short...my 2013 was written off and ICBC paid me for a new 2014. I'm glad to be back in an Impreza.


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Old 03-06-2014, 06:44 PM   #5
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:44 PM   #6
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:19 PM   #7
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Good luck with the estimate and repairs.

What's with all the "reserved" posts?
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:38 PM   #8
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Good luck with the estimate and repairs.

What's with all the "reserved" posts?
For photos or other stuff....it'll make it easier to read for other people in the future.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:20 PM   #9
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Wow! Sorry to see this. Looks like a hard hit. Hope you're OK.

It's a bit hard to tell on hard to tell but your D pillar looks tweaked, causing the issues with the right rear door. I hope you don't have any frame damage.

Good luck! I hope it comes back better than new.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:25 PM   #10
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Wow! Sorry to see this. Looks like a hard hit. Hope you're OK.

It's a bit hard to tell on hard to tell but your D pillar looks tweaked, causing the issues with the right rear door. I hope you don't have any frame damage.

Good luck! I hope it comes back better than new.
Talking to the guy at the shop he mentioned pulling the rear frame to straighten it . I have a new vehicle replacement policy in my insurance so I'm hoping there's enough damage to consider it a write-off.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:35 PM   #11
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Sorry, from a '14 SWP 5dr owner
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:47 AM   #12
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Wow, the frame looks seriously tweaked. That car will never be the same again, especially in an accident.

Total.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:48 AM   #13
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I would push hard to have it totaled. It will never be the same
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:20 AM   #14
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how many miles on it? and are the doors not closed because the accident?
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:34 AM   #15
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how many miles on it? and are the doors not closed because the accident?
Yup, doors are not closed because the frame is tweaked. Look at the right rear D pillar (plus the rear quarter window busted out).
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Talking to the guy at the shop he mentioned pulling the rear frame to straighten it . I have a new vehicle replacement policy in my insurance so I'm hoping there's enough damage to consider it a write-off.
Sorry to hear that. I would have your body shop guy do all he can to push for a total.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:12 PM   #17
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Sorry to hear that. I would have your body shop guy do all he can to push for a total.
Unfortunately body shops make more money by doing the repairs then pushing for a total. I know from experience when a garage collapsed on my Mustang convertible. It's NADA fair trade-in value was $8200 so the shop owner (who also happens to be the adjuster) wrote up the estimate for $7800 worth of repairs. After it was fixed up, it looked phenomenal but absolutely everything rattled and the convertible seals leaked in heavy rain so I ended up selling it.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:06 PM   #18
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how many miles on it? and are the doors not closed because the accident?
Around 15000km so 9320miles. Yeah, both doors sit like that now, the right side being the worst.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:21 PM   #19
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I would hope for a total on that. It will never be the same car again with that extensive damage and you can say goodbye to a good resale value.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:26 PM   #20
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Initial Estimate Complete.

- Repair total is $12,500
- 90 hours labour
- Structural parts as identified by I-Car: Sd Rail Rear Frame LF (High Strength Steel), Sd Rail Rear Frame RT (High Strength Steel), Pnl Quarter Inner Right
I got the estimate back...it seems close for it to be totaled. I really hope ICBC does not approve it for repair. Especially after reading the entry "PULL & ALIGN UNIBODY".
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:28 PM   #21
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That is pretty darn close to the 50% threshold. For your sake, I hope ICBC replaces your vehicle instead of opting to get it repaired.

...I wonder if the shop just gave a lowball quote so that they'd get the work (and not have it written off, for which they'd earn nothing).
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:16 PM   #22
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Long story short...my 2013 was written off and ICBC paid me for a new 2014. I'm glad to be back in an Impreza.

I'm back I added the sport mesh grille to make it slightly different.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:53 PM   #23
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Welcome back, and glad to hear that ICBC saw the light and replaced your vehicle. That's got to be the first instance of the new vehicle replacement policy coming to fruition.
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Congrats on getting a new car! It wouldn't have been the same if you got your old one fixed
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:19 PM   #25
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That is pretty darn close to the 50% threshold. For your sake, I hope ICBC replaces your vehicle instead of opting to get it repaired.

...I wonder if the shop just gave a lowball quote so that they'd get the work (and not have it written off, for which they'd earn nothing).
One thing I didn't mention, which really helped getting it written off, is that the tow truck driver didn't put my car on a flat bed or put dollies underneath. The potential drive train damage added about 5k to the estimate.

For those in the GVR, the shop I took it to was Blue Chip Collision. They're certified to do Subaru warranty repair and my experience was excellent with them.
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