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Old 07-31-2019, 01:16 PM   #1238 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
No doubt it's safe, but it sacrifices itself. The problem is it doesn't need to sacrifice itself when backing up slowly and catching the corner of the garage with the back bumper.
That's a fault of modern vehicle design. Nobody makes steel bumpers anymore except perhaps some trucks. Vehicles nowadays have plastic covered styrofoam in front of a steel "bumper". Rip that plastic off and you're looking at a grand.

Me, I'd never pay a grand for plastic, so I'd simply put a couple screws into it, or zip ties... or whatever it takes to look less bad for less money.

Someone backed into the Prius and put a fist sized hole in the plastic exposing the styrofoam underneath. Their insurance cut a check for $1000 and I pocketed it.
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