So far, I’ve been to one dealer and I’m at the independent shop that fixed my Astra two years ago now. ‘57-58 Chevy I saw down the street from my school for your time.

The dealer quote for a new bumper cover, grille shutter, and fog lights and labor was a whopping $2100!! I wasn’t expecting that number at all.

Don’t know what the independent number will be, but I have a contingency plan if this fails. One of my ST friends has offered his bumper to me for $200 when he gets a new one and the old one repaired. I’ll have that one repainted, order new fog lights and such and do the work myself.

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You know the unusual cruel twist about this all? The incident with my Astra happened January 26th, 2014. The ST’s was February 26, 2016. Two years and a month exactly. Maybe blue FWD hatchbacks aren’t for me....Live and learn.