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post #1 of 6 Old 07-26-2009, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Minor front-end damage...estimates on cost?

I got into a minor car accident today and am looking to see how much you all think it's going to cost to fix.

The bar with the Honda emblem is crumpled with some minor paint chips where I hit the guy in front of me. The hood opens, so there's no structural damage there and the bumper looks fine.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-26-2009, 07:34 PM
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What year and model Accord? If it's just the grill, it shouldn't be too bad.
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It's a 2006 Accord LX SE.

I put a picture in the original post so you can see the damage.
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I think you would have to take the grill off, to determine exactly what parts are needed. Here is a link, so you can check prices. If you can straighten the bends in the hood, and touch up the bumper chips, it should look ok, with another grill. Here's the link for the grill parts.
http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/...ILLE+%28+06%29
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A good body shop will be able to fix the bend in the hood and repaint it and you won't know it was hit - that's what was done to my Pilot when son #2 decided to get up close and personal with a ford ranger last winter - looked like new when it was done. But you need to check whether anything got bent beyond the hood - the hinges, the latch/clasp area on the underside of the hood. Grille is easy to replace - but the hood needs attention. Probably about $300 for the hood fix, if I remember the labor/paint cost for ours...

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If anyone had $1700 in the pool, they won.

The shop said they would need to replace the hood, take off the bumper to remount the grill and some other stuff.
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