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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Dec-06-2017, 08:54:43 PM   #1
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So couple nights ago I hit a deer. The driver side fender and bumper are significantly damaged, while the door has a 1.5" scrape from when I opened the door unaware that the two panels were misaligned and in contact with each other. The hood also has two minor dents. So my obvious question is do I go through insurance? The car is a 2006 ZCP purchased from the original owner with a clean carfax (0 accidents). I can easily swap the fender and bumper out but the door will need some shop work to remove that small scrape along with the hood dents. If anyone has a Jett black driver side fender, please let me know!









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That sucks man, and that deer's leg is tough to look at. Good luck on finding what you need.

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Wow, glad you walked away no injuries but poor deer with that broken leg.

Curious to know what happened to the deer in the end?
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Wow, glad you walked away no injuries but poor deer with that broken leg.

Curious to know what happened to the deer in the end?
I felt so bad for the poor thing. Another guy ended up pulling up to the scene (2am) and stayed with the deer until he could get animal control/officer to come help.
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Damn, I think you are like the 4th guy on this forum in the past month or so that had a deer collision, myself included. My deer managed to run/limp off although I'm not sure if it survived.

Best of luck with the repairs, I went through insurance and the total cost was around 5k (mirror, door and rear quarter panel). There is a reason I still keep full insurance on a car that's now 15+ years old lol.
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I feel bad for the deer. It must have been in tremendous pain. Also, feel bad for you and your m3.
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Dang that broken leg coming out is pretty gnarly. Almost like looking at Gordon Hayward’s injury a few weeks ago but worse.

If you have and paid for a low deductible for insurance, I’d take advantage of that. If you have a high deductible, try and get some quotes for repairs to see if filing a claim makes sense or not. May want to just eat the costs if filing a claim won’t justify the hike in premiums going forward.
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Damn, I think you are like the 4th guy on this forum in the past month or so that had a deer collision, myself included. My deer managed to run/limp off although I'm not sure if it survived.

Best of luck with the repairs, I went through insurance and the total cost was around 5k (mirror, door and rear quarter panel). There is a reason I still keep full insurance on a car that's now 15+ years old lol.


If i may ask, what insurance company are you with and did they report to companies such as carfax?


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Sorry for the damage and hope you get fixed up soon. Also hope it went down soon after that. One of the perks of carrying in the car is for events like this.
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Damn. Hope they put it down sooner rather than later.
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