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Date registered: Sep 2012
Vehicle: 2009 CLK350
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It looks like you are a lot luckier than I was last Friday night.
Car in front of me hit a deer (12-point buck). The deer was spun around in front of me. At 70 mph, I didn't have much time to do anything. I ended up hitting it with the right side of the car.
At first, I didn't think the damage was too bad, considering that it put me up on two wheels! Just minor body damage. The grille and bumper are cracked, and inner fender is missing.
The next day, I looked it over real good in the daylight. I'm afraid the insurance may just write it off. NONE of the body panels line up anymore. Passenger window doesn't line up quite right. The sunroof will not operate (just a grinding noise and the sound of cables crunching). And the roof is actually wrinkled in a few spots. And, this is just the damage topside. There is also a lot of damage to the undercarriage.
The surprising thing is that it still drives like new. Other than the added wind noise from the sunroof and passenger window, all appears fine with the drivability of the car.