I posted this on Buffalo Scooby as well but this is regarding my wagon…
So…I need a new bumper. Heading home from work last Friday it was pitch black on a curved unlit onramp. The combination of the rain, dark, and other cars merging into my lane caused me to not spot something that had fallen off a truck until it was too late.
BAM - I hit it at about 50mph. Whatever it was, glanced off the right corner of my car. I had no choice but to keep going seeing as it was an onramp from the 290 to 190 and being unlit makes it a dangerous place to stop.
So I surveyed the damage after getting off the road. The pass side of the bumper is smashed to hell, the side section which meets the fender is popped off and the fog lamp housing is gone. All the lights are operational still.
Long story short, I need a new bumper and probably some other things depending on how much damage there is under the cover. Anyone know what a new bumper costs? I likely won’t claim this with my insurance. I wish I knew what I hit so I could find out who it belonged to and make them liable for it, but I don’t think I can at this point.
I looked up some threads on NASIOC and I saw that the dealer was charging $250 for a front bumper cover on an '06 STI.
This is not what I need right before I close on my new house.