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Hiya,
yesterday had the worst traffic experience !!
My Forester got hit by bus which rolled back on an incline,
neatly buckled the hood and cracked the side of the headlamp
assembly (Sorry don't have the pictures yet :( )

I was shocked in my seat to see this rolling monster to come and hit
my baby ! :cry:
Got down and saw that hood had folded in and headlight was
cracked on the side.

Does anyone know if it is safe to repair the hood ?
OR should I go for a new one ?

Kind regards
Kiran
 

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in my little fender bender... the hood was bent and they fixed it with no problems. the hood was not bent that far back from the front. if your hood is bent where the supports are there is no way for the body shop to straighten it. they just cant get under them. that is what the body shop told me.
good luck
 

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What year ?

My XT AFAIK has an Aluminium hood (bonnet) and no one is going to take a shot at repairing from what I know of Al.

Insurance should decide shouldn't it ?
 

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If it is an 03 or newer, I agree, replace the hood. I have 3 dents from a hail storm last Oct. Only the hood was damaged. I was going to pull them out with a dentless puller, but a local body shop guy told me that on aluminium sheet metal he would fill them them paint it. Any add'l flexing might cause stress cracks or more damage.

Guess we didn't get aircraft grade aluminium that can flex quite a few times before it fractures.

But an all out buckle...that's even tough to straighted on a steel hood. I'm sure most places wouldn't spend the time. Labor alone would be more than the replacement hood.
 

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Northwest Tan said:
i think that bus had turbo envy :duel:

Maybe so but alot/ all of our bus's have turbo's here

Sorry to hear about your car :cry:
 

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Thanks for understanding the pain and your suggestions

it really helps !
The service team suggested I replace the hood!

As you all said the damage is easier to replace than repair...
Very soon I should be back to :drive:
 

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Its a regular bus (something of Volvo interstate size) !
Unfortunately here in India, it depends on how much trouble you want to
take in getting the bus company to pay for it. Also given the density of
the traffic I couldn't stop the bus :-(

And it is mostly my insurance covering for the damage!!
 

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Hi Kiran,

sorry for the late reply

how is your forester now?

i drive a forester 2.5L non turbo in dubai

i am looking for a forester in cochin, how do you manage to get spare parts?

how is petrol consuption for 2.0L forester in india?

thomas
 

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Hi Kiran,

sorry for the late reply

how is your forester now?

i drive a forester 2.5L non turbo in dubai

i am looking for a forester in cochin, how do you manage to get spare parts?

how is petrol consuption for 2.0L forester in india?

thomas
I think my reply is as infrequent as it can get :)
BTW : Foz is doing good. In India it gives around FE of 10.5-11kmpl on an average

I have been getting all of the spares from the US when I visit there, but your local Chevy dealer should be able to import it too from Japan at a slightly higher cost.
 
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