2009 Audi A4 Avant: Repair Complete
August 28, 2009
Nearly two weeks ago, our long-term 2009 Audi A4 Avant accidentally met a deer on a two-lane California highway. A few days later, we delivered the car to the body shop and received a $600 repair estimate.
Many of you scoffed at the idea of such a cheap fix for the Avant, and we were a little unsure ourselves, not knowing the extent of the damage underneath the front bumper and grille. Turns out, we got off easy, and the final repair bill actually came in under estimate at $554.47.
We paid $391.50 for the replacement parts and $124.80 for labor. Parts included the a new center grille with quattro nameplate, front license plate bracket, a lower grille vent and miscellaneous clips and rivets.
The fix would've been much quicker, but the body shop first received a European front plate bracket, so we had to wait for the re-order.
Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 17,670 miles