Body Shop: $2000
They probably going to say "New bumper cover, new rear crash bar, new rear diffuser, new parking sensors, new rear section exhaust, new exhaust hangers, paint, $500 in shop towels"
$4000 sounds close. More than what I would ever expect to pay for such minor damage.
Are we playing price is right? What do we win if we guess the number, the E60 pictured?
Anyway, since the damage to the exhaust is minimal, you're just going to pay labor for the exhaust to be fixed. If this is going through insurance, the bumper will get replaced, the parking sensors will get replaced, definitely the rear diffuser (if you can even call it that...) and maybe the rear crash bar if it's even damaged.
You're in Texas, so I'm guessing the retail rate for labor is around 50-60 an hour? My guess is $4000 if they actually replace all the parts I mentioned.
Pffft, that's $4.95 worth of work in my body shop.
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