VW Vortex - Volkswagen Forum banner

How much to repair collision damage?

431 Views 3 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  MysticalUnicorn
My wife had a minor arguement with someone in an SUV today. They both tried to merge into the same lane. To be honest, I'm not sure who was at fault, so I agreed (verbally) with the other driver that we would each pay for our own vehicles. A few questions:
1. The only damage to my car is the driver's side front fender (as far as I can tell). Its mostly just scratches, but there is a fold about 1/2 inch deep in the wheel well. Assuming that I'll need to have the fender replaced at the VW body shop, any idea what this might cost?
2. By the time I spoke to other driver, she had already called the accident in to her insurance. She said that the only damage to ger car was a crack in the small piece of plastic around her wheel well, and she's prepared to pay for that herself if I take care of my damage. As she's already called her insurance company (Geico) can we drop the insurance aspect?
1 - 2 of 4 Posts
Re: How much to repair collision damage? (jeffp25)

I got my car back last night after more than two weeks in the shop. Minor repairs, ONLY cosmetic. Affected the rear bumper, wheel well, quarter panel, and rear light. So, while all this was minor (some thought I should do it myself--NOT!) and not structural, the VW Body shop charged the insurance company $2200. My deductible is $500.
I am happy to have had it done properly as it affects my self image and the resale value of the car. And what the heck, this is why I buy insurance!
Re: How much to repair collision damage? (MysticalUnicorn)

PS I just posted photos of the damage at
See what 2200 worth of VW damage looks like.
See less See more
1 - 2 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.