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Hi! New civic got rear-ended!


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Hi all!

 

I am new here!! This seemed like the perfect place to ask for a little advice. Here goes:

 

I bought my 2003 Honda Civic a month ago. it's an 5MT LX 2003 model. Now couple of days ago while driving back from school, a stupid kid rear-ended my car at a stop light. The damage didn;t seem like much and she agreed to pay out of her own pocket (I still got the police report done!). Anyway the right rear corner of the bumper was all punched in and my exhaust had actually punched a hole through her license plate (which was incidentally on the side of her car which struck my rear-bumper)!

 

Also my exhaust pipe (excuse me if I am using the wrong term but I am referring to the pipe that runs from the exhaust to the front of the car) is all bent and is hanging a bit below the car.

 

The total estimate on my car came out to be about $1019. All well and good and she paid me that amount.

 

Now my car is going into the shop on monday and now my concern is whether the exhaust itself is alright? It seems fine, just that the pipe that runs from it to the engine bay is bent and hanging loose. But what do you guys say? Also the guy who gave me the estimate said that "there won;t be anymore surprises." I hope not... but what is your input?

 

Also do you think there might be some other damage to the car which even the estimator over-looked?

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when you bring the car into the shop, have them put it on a lift, and check out the exhaust. have you noticed a sound change or anything rattling when you drive it? im not sure how badly bent it is, you could be losing a little power if its bad. if youre into modding your car at all, you could pick up an aftermarket exhaust for around 500, or even get a new OEM honda exhaust put on.

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when you bring the car into the shop, have them put it on a lift, and check out the exhaust. have you noticed a sound change or anything rattling when you drive it? im not sure how badly bent it is, you could be losing a little power if its bad. if youre into modding your car at all, you could pick up an aftermarket exhaust for around 500, or even get a new OEM honda exhaust put on.

 

 

Hi!

 

Thanks for your reply. Now the situation is that the damn thing looks like it has even been hit at all! The exhaust looks firm and set but I can SOMETIMES hear faint rattlings while going over potholes. i figured that might be the loose exhaust pipe but now I am seconf guessing...

 

anyway, even if the exhaust looks and stays firm as before... i will still have to have them put it on a lift and get it checked... because the rattlings, though faint, are not good.

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