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2014 Overland... Rear-ended after 6 days of ownership



I was rear-ended by a 20 year old girl driving a Honda Civic Si. I was behind an overly cautious Prius that didn't know how to merge onto an expressway and basically came to a full stop. I slowed down, the Civic did not.

Surprisingly the Jeep had very little damage although it's still infuriating to be hit in a brand new car. I bought this car on 1/10/14 and was rear-ended on 1/16/14. The Civic didn't fare so well. It lost its radiator and the right front quarter panel separated from the body. The hood and headlights were decimated.

Here are some pictures of the gruesome scene.





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Old 01-17-2014, 06:12 AM
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That's awful bro! I'm sorry to hear it. I can imagine how u feel.
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Re: 2014 Overland... Rear-ended after 6 days of ownership

I know exactly how you feel, a simular incident happened to me about a month after taking delivery of my new 2014 GC Limited.

If I remember correctly total repair bill for my Jeep was around $620 since no repainting was necessary (lower piece on the Limited bumper is unpainted). The guy who hit me was very nice during the whole ordeal, and paid the body shop personally so the accident wouldn't go on his record.

Good luck with the repair.
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Re: 2014 Overland... Rear-ended after 6 days of ownership

Bummer! It's clear, however, that the back side of that JGC is pretty sturdy! 'Hope the repair doesn't take long and things are good as new quickly.
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Re: 2014 Overland... Rear-ended after 6 days of ownership

Lucky indeed and glad you're ok.

After two weeks of ownership, my parking garage attendant decided to get all close and personal with a support beam and cause about $1200 worth of damage to mine. They paid it off, but what a pain in the ***
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Re: 2014 Overland... Rear-ended after 6 days of ownership

Bummer! I've had my 14' Overland for just over a month and that fear has crossed my mind a few times. Sorry that happened to you.

You going to file a diminished value claim?
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Bummer! I've had my 14' Overland for just over a month and that fear has crossed my mind a few times. Sorry that happened to you.

You going to file a diminished value claim?
I've heard DV claims are extremely hard to get successfully. The Civic's insurance company seems really small. And we might eventually just settle this out of pocket.
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Re: 2014 Overland... Rear-ended after 6 days of ownership

Same thing happened to me, but I had my hitch and ball on. The car that rear ended me took all the damage. Basically the ball went 2-3" deep into the front of the other car and it never got to my paint. I'll never take that ball off now..
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I've heard DV claims are extremely hard to get successfully. The Civic's insurance company seems really small. And we might eventually just settle this out of pocket.
I've never claimed one myself, didn't know about it until recently. Just curious if people were actually filling these.

Good luck on the settlement.
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Same thing happened to me, but I had my hitch and ball on. The car that rear ended me took all the damage. Basically the ball went 2-3" deep into the front of the other car and it never got to my paint. I'll never take that ball off now..
For that very reason, I have one of these on the back of my Jeep.

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Same thing happened to me, but I had my hitch and ball on. The car that rear ended me took all the damage. Basically the ball went 2-3" deep into the front of the other car and it never got to my paint. I'll never take that ball off now..
Yeah luckily I think my hitch did save the tailgate and further damage to the structure. Maybe I should get a tow ball lol.
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Explain this deminished value claim exactly??
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