Hey guys/gals, need your help. This is the only problem I've found (so far) on my used 330 I did not see. I guess next time I buy a used from MAG I'll get the sucker up in the air in a garage. In short, it looks like the guy/gal who had it in front of me and took REALLY good care of it (mint condition as far as I can tell except for this) just has a VERY hard time parking. It looks like he/she pulled forward one too many times, and even tore part of the front bumper out of the plastic mounts.
I found this a week or so back, and put the car up on a jack tonight to look at it. It appears as though the far left and right side is held on by a few screws/bolts, but the center section is held on by (for lack of a better term) two plastic rivets. If it was a screw or bolt, I was just going to try to re-attach it or put a larger washer or something on to hold it in place.
When I was at the dealer, MAG quoted me about $1200 for a new "bumper" which is necessary to replace this piece. So two things:
1) Do you guys know of a FIX for this. I don't have an issue pulling up to far, so I won't be scratching the crap out of the front like the previous owner did. You can't really see this unless you're looking at the bottom front of the car at a distance, but still with as sweet as the rest of the car looks, this sucks.
2) If there is no easy fix, is the $1200 quote in the right ballpark? Are there multiple pieces to the front end that I might just be able to replace this bottom section for significantly less?
Looking for any help at all. Here are some pictures so you know what I'm talking about. I wouldn't be surprised if a number of you look and have the same issue. It seems like it would be WAY too easy to pull in too far and rip that plastic piece right out of the plastic rivet.
Sorry for the silly blue, but I wanted to make sure you guys know what I'm talking about. And yes, the car is jacked up on the right side (only easy way to get to the nuts while it's on the ground):
Another angle a little lower:
A shot from underneath, looking forward so you'll REALLY see what I mean. Circled is the plastic rivet. All it would take is a very minor force of pulling too far onto the curb, and backing out. That section would tear right through the rivet.