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So, some idiot rear ended my F55 this evening. I was at traffic lights awaiting a green light in a light rain and it felt like I dropped the clutch to stall the engine when he hit my rear. It was dark and I did not see or feel any damage on the rear end (the bumper and trims). I was most concerned about the JCW exhaust as those pipes stick out but I do not see anything abnormal with it.

My question is what should I look at/ for tomorrow in a day light?

Unfortunate but things happen (this was my second incident in my life). What drives me crazy is those people who do not admit their faults/ errors and make their own calls to get out of situations.
 

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Creases, cracks and anything that isnt what it was yesterdsy. Always best to take pictures immediately JIC but when it dark not much choice. Sorry about your luck.

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I found when I got rear ended that although visually it looks ok the bumper tends to crack on the underside where the pressure has built.


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Thanks folks. I cleaned and inspected my rear bumper, and found a very very minor crease on the surface from the light impact and local deformation of the plastic. Approx 1" long. Very hard to even take a photo. No other damages were found. All the panels are well aligned and intact to my eyes.

I have been debating wether it is worth reporting the accident to my insurance company for such minor damage, which I would suck up and deal with without a repair, only to lower my resale value in the future due to the recorded accident. I know it might not be fair to a future buyer of my car, tho.

I do not like acidents.
 

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Thanks folks. I cleaned and inspected my rear bumper, and found a very very minor crease on the surface from the light impact and local deformation of the plastic. Approx 1" long. Very hard to even take a photo. No other damages were found. All the panels are well aligned and intact to my eyes.

I have been debating wether it is worth reporting the accident to my insurance company for such minor damage, which I would suck up and deal with without a repair, only to lower my resale value in the future due to the recorded accident. I know it might not be fair to a future buyer of my car, tho.

I do not like acidents.


Probably not worth it to be honest?


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Hey, he run in to you... Report it, get it checked by Mini, and if needs be the 3rd party's insurance will pay.
 
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