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Today i was going home on a major boulevard when i noticed a Lexus GS400 trying to take a chance at a T crossing. So i did a curvebehind the Lexus. At that same time on the order side was a Mitsubishi Lancer GLX trying to turn into that street.Coming the same direction behind the Lexus. ia second that Lancer was in front of me. I had little time to take action which i had no room, due to incoming trafic I slammed the Lancer backdoor and rear fender.

Now awaiting my insurance decision who's fault is it. Meanwhile i'm looking for a new front fender, bumper and turn signal. The car is ok everything works.
 

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ouch! Glad you are ok. If you get new corners, you should upgrade to cleared corners. They will look better.[:)]
 

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Ouch!

That should be pretty easy to fix though. Glad you're okay.
 

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Curacao,

Sorry to hear about your bad luck. But an accident with no injuries; well it is difficult to complain.

It does look like an easy fix with the damage confined to the fender and bumper, a corner light replacement and paint. Your baby will look like new in no time.
 

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It's a realy bad feeling,and the first thing comes up on your mind after a crash like this, the minute you step out of the door, is to get out of it only with a few scratches on your bumber[|)]Sorry for the bad moment eddie[:(]
 

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I did not even feel the bump when i het the other car. I just stopped. I just finish picking up my daughter from school. She asked me why did we stop daady. She does not even know(aware) that there was a accident. Both of us had seatbelt, she was sitting in the back seat.

Today i manage to re-install the headlamp filler and the corner light (turn signal) also i slip the bumper back inside the bracket. Here if the police catch you driving missing one light bulb, you're in trouble.

I got my quoation from two dealers. One, which i can (include)replace the two headlights with two smoked corners and a new grill. The other everything original as it is. One corner light, side fender, headlamp filler, and a new bumper.

Since this is a complicated accident, the insurance company is investigating. The othe guy was driving in the opposite direction to go around the back of that Lexus in to that street, while i was coming the correct way, also behind the Lexus.

Meanwhile the car runs fine, like nothing happened. The MB Body Shop Tech told me, if it was a W203 you probably had more damage due to the material of the car. W202 it self was a expensive car. The W203 is less expensive because of the material used. To compete with other manufacturer. And it is also 100% recycleable, while our W202 is not, they could handle damage or driving envoriment.

I will keep you guys posted.

Eddie
 

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Good News!!! I'm getting a whole new front. Two new headlights mine are getting yellow. Smoked corner lights, mine are fading and has small cracks from the sun. A new fender, new grille, new head light filler (2) complete new bumper. My dealer says to upgrade with a C43 AMG kit. What does you guys think?

Eddie
 

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Finally the Insurance company is processing my claim, (Since it was not my fault)i'm scheduling a huge check up service on my car. Today i bought everything i need for a big service (Oil - Fuel - Air Filter- Synthetic oil - Transmission - Brake oil - Washer fluid and engine decreaser) After that a full electrical test. My battery is good and i have four new tires. The last a full cleaning and detailing. And of course fixing the car after the accident.

Eddie
 

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Sweet man, sounds like you came out on top! Love it when that happens. The C43 AMG kit would look really good, I hope you get it.
 

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Just ordered a new AC Compressor from the Netherlands. Only Euro 540,00. Mine started to make a rattling sound (the clutch)so, instead of fixing it, drop in a brand new one. My Dealer asks for US$. 1,550,00 from the MB Parts Department. While i got it cheaper from a local MB Dealer in the Netherlands.

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Please no AMG-kit!!!

You have a beautifull 280 and you should be proud at it:p
It ruins the origin of this, beautifull, car
 

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Finally. The parts are arriving. I'm getting a new fender - new bumper with the headlight filler. Two new Headlights and two new trun signal and a new front grille.


After i refitted back my corner light and it works. This is how it looks now.
 

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Hi Eddie,

I was wondering, how is your car doing? Hopefully repaired and without AMG-kit?:p

Cheers, Nick
 

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My car still runs excellent execpt for the oil leak. After the accident my dealer check the car on the computer and showed no system errors. I even had the car in for a full service and full system diagnostic check. Everything is good.

Eddie
 

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The corner light set (Smoked) and my two headlight has arrived including the headlight filler (RH).

The new grille - front bumper and the RH Fender will arrive this week.

Eddie
 
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