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My wife was hit by a tourist driving a rental car today. Our cube is now a dodecahedron. :(

It's still drivable, but the left front quarter panel is damaged, not sure how bad yet. I'm going to demand OEM parts and get the wheel/axle inspected. Being a front-wheel-drive car, there's a lot of potential for damage there.

Stupid tourists! :mad:
 

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Sorry about the accident. Happy your wife is OK. Don't worry about the parts. It will be years before we have to worry about counterfeit parts. I spent 42 years in the bodyshop business and until they have lots of demand for replacement parts they will not provide them. We all have the right to have our cars repaired at a shop of our choice. DO NOT let them tell you where to take your car. Have a very square day. bill
 

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Cars are replaceable human life isn't!

However the styrofoam on that quarter panel if damaged can render the car totaled, I know it seems trivial but it compromises the total body integrity for further crash, even though the exterior parts may seem ok, or minimally damaged.

Good Luck, and thanks for sharing the first reported Cube crash.
Christine ;)
 

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wow, that sucks, but i'm glad your wife is ok! hopefully the car can be repaired. out of curiosity, how fast were both cars going?
 

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ChristineK said:
Cars are replaceable human life isn't!

However the styrofoam on that quarter panel if damaged can render the car totaled, I know it seems trivial but it compromises the total body integrity for further crash, even though the exterior parts may seem ok, or minimally damaged.

Good Luck, and thanks for sharing the first reported Cube crash.
Christine ;)
wat?
 

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We got an estimate for the damage, just under $1800. The left front quarter panel is a week away, they have to order it from Japan.

We're also getting a new left front wheel. The cost on that? A little over $400 just for the wheel. Yikes!

But, in a few weeks, all will be repaired! Here's the damage photo, btw.
 

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very sorry to hear about the car. glad your wifey is ok.

i can feel your pain :(
 

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Sorry to hear about that too...getting into a car accident always sucks! Living here in Vegas, we get alot of tourists too. That's why I hate driving my cube on the Vegas strip. Anyway, hope you get your cube repaired soon.... :D
 

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Tortie said:
We got an estimate for the damage, just under $1800. The left front quarter panel is a week away, they have to order it from Japan.

We're also getting a new left front wheel. The cost on that? A little over $400 just for the wheel. Yikes!

But, in a few weeks, all will be repaired! Here's the damage photo, btw.
Major bummer dude!

On that note: the cost of a decent aftermarket rim is way less than $400. I used to pay $160 to have my OE steel bead straightened (much too easily bent), whereas I could have bought more durable aftermarket rims for easily less than that each (replacement OE rim price was $250 two years ago :().

If you're looking at paying $400 to replace a single rim, I suggest taking a look at aftermarket alternatives to replace all four! Price may be competitive :)!
 

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Will repair shops be able to make that substitution, though?
I can't imagine why there would be a problem if you provide the rims? They would even get to charge for mounting the other three!

If it were me, I'd check out Tirerack.com and DiscountTireDirect.com to see if any of their rims work for you -- both are good quick outfits.

Here're examples of DiscountTireDirect.com's offerings:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/searchWheelsByVehicleAndSize.do?bp=&yr=2009&wd=16&rw=&vid=016196

And also TireRack.com:
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/results.jsp?&autoMake=Nissan&autoModel=Cube&autoYear=2009&autoModClar=1.8+SL&filterSize=All&filterFinish=All&filterSpecial=false&filterBrand=All&filterNew=All&sort=Brand
 

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[My wife was hit by a tourist driving a rental car today. Our cube is now a dodecahedron. :(


glad your wife is o.k. that's really shitty about the accident :(
 

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TrevorS said:
Tortie said:
We got an estimate for the damage, just under $1800. The left front quarter panel is a week away, they have to order it from Japan.

We're also getting a new left front wheel. The cost on that? A little over $400 just for the wheel. Yikes!

But, in a few weeks, all will be repaired! Here's the damage photo, btw.
Major bummer dude!

On that note: the cost of a decent aftermarket rim is way less than $400. I used to pay $160 to have my OE steel bead straightened (much too easily bent), whereas I could have bought more durable aftermarket rims for easily less than that each (replacement OE rim price was $250 two years ago :().

If you're looking at paying $400 to replace a single rim, I suggest taking a look at aftermarket alternatives to replace all four! Price may be competitive :)!
Well, <b>we</b> didn't pay $400 for the rim, the insurance company did. They will NOT put an aftermarket alternative on, they use OEM parts only. The quarter panel took a week to get from Japan, but that was the only part we had to wait for. Aki's in Seattle did a great job putting it back together, matching the paint, etc. The cube is back in shape and looks great!

Now we're just waiting to see if we get our deductible back. The asshat who hit us told his insurance company it wasn't our fault, that my wife ran a red light, when there isn't even a stoplight near where it happened. Geico believes us, so it's up to the lawyers now. Our insurance rate isn't going up, either.
 

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Well, <b>we</b> didn't pay $400 for the rim, the insurance company did. They will NOT put an aftermarket alternative on, they use OEM parts only.
Oh, yes, no question, I'm talking about $400 out of your own pocket. Much better if the insurance company picks up the tab :).
 
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