Submitted by Rbnaidu on December 14, 2018
So while I was driving back from my vacation my month old M3 got rear ended pretty bad. I was stopped at the traffic light waiting for it to turn green. Got rear ended by a car who was pushed into my car by an uninsured driver to make matters worse for us. So was a multi car crash.
Fortunately all of us involved including passengers miraculously escaped unhurt. Both cars behind me were totalled. One thing I have to commend is the excellent impact beam protecting rear of M3. If not for it the damage to us and the car was going to be bad.
I have had some minor fender benders in past with substantial cost to fix but M3 has help up pretty well considering the impact velocity. I have to now deal with a certified Tesla body shop who has given me a 4-6 week timeline for repairs and probably costing around 7K provided they dont find any undercarriage issues or battery damage. They got to replace rear trunk, bumper, sensors, lights to start with.
Not sure how big of a dent this has on my insurance premiums despite me not being at fault.