Long story short my wife drove over a curb and what now looks like she was stopped by a pole. I'm pretty bummed. After removing the front spoiler I uncovered something I wasn't quite ready for. The crash prevention bumper frame got bent (see below). Now I know she hit the pole and that's what stopped her... I didn't know the damage until this morning when I went to replace the scrapped front spoiler. She just can't recall what happened which worries me a little. Before we thought she didn't touch the pole. Now it is obvious she did... I really could use some support to help me decide what to do :sad: Nothing else seemed damaged. The IC got close though but it's not touching. All the painted body parts are okay which is amazing considering the bend. What to do: 1: It looks like I could put everything back together and pretend it never happened. Visually nothing would really be noticeable. The main upper bumper metal frame has not been affected as far as I can tell. edit: I just put everything back together and you wouldn't know something behind is bent. 2: That all said I am a little concerned the frame has being hit enough that in case of an accident it could possibly reduce protection so I may have to change it, I'm not sure... 2a: The car is new from this last August and that's a real bummer. I could just take it to the dealer. Have them quote me the repairs and have our insurance take care of it. Ofcourse the car would take a real hit on its value :sad: and I would still have to pay for deductible. 2b: It looks like I could also entertain doing the work myself. It does't look too bad to do myself (I very manual) but I'm not familiar with removing the MINI entire front bumper and I'm not quite sure what I'd be getting into yet. Further more I'm having a hard time identifying the metal bumper part frame online and I'd need to find information on bolt torque numbers as well... Anyway, can anyone chirp in and help me out decide what to do... :cry: What do you think I should do? 1 2a 2b .