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Yesterday morning about 7:45 am I'm driving on a back road, doing about 40 mph, when all of a sudden a deer appears to my right running full bore out of the woods about 5 ft from the truck, and slams into my rear side passenger door, dead center. After getting an estimate from a body shop this morning it's $2,900.00 worth of damage. :-[
 

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I had a deer jump on my hood and then fall into my winshield and flipped over the roof damage on a 6 month old car. $3800 worth of damage. Just get it fixed and all behind you.
 

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pics or it didnt happen!

j/k...sry man....
 

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buickx said:
Yesterday morning about 7:45 am I'm driving on a back road, doing about 40 mph, when all of a sudden a deer appears to my right running full bore out of the woods about 5 ft from the truck, and slams into my rear side passenger door, dead center. After getting an estimate from a body shop this morning it's $2,900.00 worth of damage. :-[
On my old car (2007) I had a wild boar (about 350-400 pounds) suddenly appear in front of the bumper. Same story as yours. This beast was impossible to miss and tough as nails. I was going 55 mph. Bumper replaced - end of story. The boar lived to see another day.
 

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Sorry to hear that, I almost had a deer take out my Cobalt ss, I was just able to miss it.
 

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Hope the deer is now in the freezer.....Now a question...........Ive installed "deer whistles" on front of my Equinox......so far so good........i really wonder if they actually work or if they just a "feel good" ?........
 

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I know how you feel. Our Terrain was five weeks old when two deer came up out of the ditch onto the highway. Each chose a lane so I had no where to go and hit one dead center in the front at about 50 kmh. $4600 damage. Terrain looks brand new after being fixed though.
 
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Seems people have more chances of baging one just by driving around in deer country as opposed to actual hunting...and you don't even have to apply for licenses and buy all that equipment ;D
 

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I finally had time to take a pic....
 

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Aww, I'm VERY sorry to hear that!! Stupid deer, he should've looked both ways before crossing the road... ;)

Cheers,

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I looked at pasrts and if it's a door shell it's about $700 MSRP (See for about $500 online) just for the door part. Add paint and labor which ismost likely more that the part
 

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Went to body shop Saturday....needs more than door shell...trim, mechanism, repaint, not counting what you can't see without removing door...just under $3,000.00
 

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Went to body shop Saturday....needs more than door shell...trim, mechanism, repaint, not counting what you can't see without removing door...just under $3,000.00
Yep, these things are expensive to repair. The damage on mine was a broken grill, the skirting around the front was cracked in the corners and stretched, and the front passenger side fender had a tiny crease in the corner by the bottom of the headlight. $4600 to repair that.

Like I say though, to look at it now, you would never know that anything happened.
 

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buickx said:
Went to body shop Saturday....needs more than door shell...trim, mechanism, repaint, not counting what you can't see without removing door...just under $3,000.00
I noted if it's only the door shell which you can't tell until you inspect the vehicle. Don't be surprised that when they start they find something else and the cost goes up. Paint prep, paininting, blending and clear coat are very expensive parts of the repair. You have insurnace so after the deductable you don;t have to worry about the costs going up.
 
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