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fragile suspension is a protected frame.

I would be willing to bet OP's car is fine and insurance will be able to save the car.
Downplaying the severity to looking like a shopping cart hit his car to a guy who is upset and worried his car might be totaled isn’t a good look. Just saying.


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Downplaying the severity to looking like a shopping cart hit his car to a guy who is upset and worried his car might be totaled isn’t a good look. Just saying.
it objectively looks like his car was hit with a shopping cart. There is no body damage consistent with a car slamming into the side of his car. I hope you can understand that
 

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it objectively looks like his car was hit with a shopping cart. There is no body damage consistent with a car slamming into the side of his car. I hope you can understand that
What kind of shopping carts do you guys have in MD? Never seen one that'll snap tie rod straight in half and break a lower control arm/steering knuckle where I'm from.
 
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it objectively looks like his car was hit with a shopping cart. There is no body damage consistent with a car slamming into the side of his car. I hope you can understand that
If you close your eyes and don’t look at any of the damage from the front or underneath, ignore the punctured tire and Bronco leaning badly, laying on top of the tire. Yes, it looks like a shopping cart hit his truck. I understand now.
 
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it objectively looks like his car was hit with a shopping cart. There is no body damage consistent with a car slamming into the side of his car. I hope you can understand that
There's literally a ring video of it hitting the bronco's front tire at a 45 degree angle and pulling it 15 feet down the street. I hope you can understand that damage can run deeper than what appears on the body...
 

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What kind of shopping carts to you guys have in MD? Never seen one that'll snap tire rod straight in half and break a lower control arm where I'm from.
do you know what body damage is , say compared to suspension damage

My comments are on the fact his body seems almost untouched , some minor bending to the front quarter panel

Not consistent with a car slamming into the bronco. Which is why im guessing the supsension acted like a fuse and snapped all at once and the frame is fine.
 

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There's literally a ring video of it hitting the bronco's front tire at a 45 degree angle and pulling it 15 feet down the street. I hope you can understand that damage can run deeper than what appears on the body...
Can we see it?
 

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Try to get market price = replacement price out of the insurance and not just MSRP if it's totalled.
 

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So, you already know this.... but, that sucks!
 

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I'll start this off by saying this is absolutely terrible. As someone who has waited equally as long, and still doesn't have their Bronco, this would devastate me.

That all being said, I don't think there's THAT much damage. What is leading you to believe the suspension "on all 4 corners" is destroyed? From the looks of things, you have obvious front driver side damage, but nothing else. Unless they hit the rear tire which doesn't seem to be the case, the entire rear suspension, axle...everything back there should be fine. The front passenger side probably has some damage from potentially the axle assembly/steering assembly being forced that direction, but I would guess not much else. Looks like the collision sheered the arms off the steering knuckle, and pretty much collapsed everything on the driver side.

Overall I'd guess that you'll need the entire front assembly replaced...shocks, axle, shafts, steering rack, tie rods, upper and lower arms, wheels/tires. Likely some frame-side bracketry that needs replaced as well. Possibly might have some light frame damage, but from the select pictures, it doesn't seem like the panels are really out of whack to think its severe. Not trying to downplay the obvious heartbreak here, but I don't think its THAT bad, and I certainly don't think it totaled
 

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That guy's just being a tool, he has no idea what he's talking about. I know the body doesn't look bad, but it took a hit from a car going fast enough to pull it 15 feet down the street...
I would suggest placing an order today …start the clock on getting a new one …just in case …if repairs aren’t to expensive or make your rig less reliable long-term keep it but It’s value has definitely been impacted forever. Cars / trucks with 1 accident are often not even considered for purchase by some dealers and private individuals — diminished value should be part of your claim …
Something good will eventually come out of all this happening…easy for me to say…but I believe it will work out in time.
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yeah that transferred a lot of damage right into the front drivetrain, its gonna be expensive, but I don't think its totaled.
 

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it objectively looks like his car was hit with a shopping cart. There is no body damage consistent with a car slamming into the side of his car. I hope you can understand that
This is the kind of take only someone from MD who drives like they're from MD could make.

Also, stop being a jerk. Just looking at what was snapped and the leaking fluids definitely says it's more than minor damage. Hope the OP makes out OK from the insurance, at least. Really sucks.
 

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Less than a week later, some drunk asshole sped down a residential street, hit a door dash delivery driver's car, and lost control into the Bronco...

The suspension is destroyed at 4 corners, the car started leaking, and it likely has frame and drivetrain damage.

Probably totaled, but we'll see what insurance does. Curious to hear your guys' perspectives. Not sure I can handle waiting another 2 years to get it replaced :(

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Bro, I want to cry for you. Seriously. I've been freaked out about this happening to me.
 

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The same thing happened to my F-150 during covid, some drunk asshole drug it down the street then somehow drove home and went to bed. He was my neighbor down the road.

It was completely totaled and I barely got enough to cover the loan left on it. Had to buy a used F-150 to replace it since the new car market is crazy.

I would have the insurance write it off and order a new one. It will never be the same after that damage. You'll have to deal with all the issues it comes with.
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