So yesterday I was haulin down the highway. I was behind a tractor trailer who kept slowing down/speeding up so I switched lanes to get out from behind him, and BAM! I hit a tree stump/log that was laying on the highway. Scared the poo out of me. I couldn't see it due to truck until I was right on it, there was no avoiding it. Fortunately it was a glancing hit, if it had been dead on I'm sure it wouldv'e ripped my exhaust system out. It did however knock about a 2 ft chunk of my front fender off. Headlight ok, tire ok, front end feels fine.
So the dilemma is do I fix this car or not? As far as I can tell the damage is only cosmetic. The car is a 2002 honda civic, paid off last year with 115k mileage. It has other cosmetic issues (cracked windshield, one pellet gun bullet hole, paint job looks like poo, hail damage) and I plan to drive it until it croaks completely. My deductible is 500 dollars and I'd imagine the work would cost 1-2k. I'm leaning towards not bothering, but hubs thinks it should be fixed.