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Old 05-12-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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Need Body Shop Recomendation

Hey All

My 2002 Z3 was backed into by a suburban - Trunk Lid Shot - tailight shot and rear quarter panel shifted


Need the name of a trusted BMW repair facility?

Anyone ever use Bimmex on Woodbine ?

Thanks in advance....
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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European Autobody.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:39 PM   #3
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I know this topic comes up a lot - I saw votes for RMP - Bimmersprt and others - I apreciate the feedback !
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:43 PM   #4
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Are you looking for a body shop or mechanic?
If it's strictly body work, go to Phoenix in Brampton, ask for Rob, tell him Sandy sent you.
They do great work at amazing prices.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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Phoenix custom, Brampton off of Queen / (close to hurontario)... Best body shop period
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:24 PM   #6
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Known fact.....

European Autobody tops em all...better than factory.
If your insurance will pay, insist on European Autobody.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:35 AM   #7
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European Autobody tops em all...better than factory.
If your insurance will pay, insist on European Autobody.
They also top everyone's prices, lol.
Only go there if your insurance is covering it all...but I think that will affect your insurance deductible...not sure.
More money spent = more damage ( at least that's what they might think ), again I am unsure of this.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:14 PM   #8
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EUROPEAN AUTOBODY, going anywhere else will make your car worthy of a trash can
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:22 PM   #9
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EUROPEAN AUTOBODY, going anywhere else will make your car worthy of a trash can
Just because European Autobody is considered to be top notch, does not mean other shops can't do an excellent job as well.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:24 PM   #10
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Just because European Autobody is considered to be top notch, does not mean other shops can't do an excellent job as well.
perfect job vs excellent job is the difference between a spotless and mint bmw worth full value and a clunker worth peanuts, rusting and rotting away in its vast overspray of orange peel.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:31 PM   #11
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perfect job vs excellent job is the difference between a spotless and mint bmw worth full value and a clunker worth peanuts, rusting and rotting away in its vast overspray of orange peel.
You're being ignorant and unrealistic.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:36 PM   #12
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You're being ignorant and unrealistic.
My previous "excellent repair" car was great! You couldn t even tell that it was hit in the back... other then the hatch leaking in water when in rained, which caused rot under the carpets and a disgusting stench!

But otherwise, it was excellent!

How is that for ignorance?
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:49 PM   #13
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:53 PM   #14
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My previous "excellent repair" car was great! You couldn t even tell that it was hit in the back... other then the hatch leaking in water when in rained, which caused rot under the carpets and a disgusting stench!

But otherwise, it was excellent!

How is that for ignorance?
LOL, that's a perfect example of ignorance, thanks for sharing!
You having one bad experience with one shop and throwing all the others in the same batch, oh yeah, very wise.
My point is, there are plenty of shops besides European Autobody that will do an absolutely great job, at waaay better prices.
But hey, if you have thousands of dollars to waste thinking you're achieving perfection, be my guest...
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:57 PM   #15
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LOL, that's a perfect example of ignorance, thanks for sharing!
You having one bad experience with one shop and throwing all the others in the same batch, oh yeah, very wise.
My point is, there are plenty of shops besides European Autobody that will do an absolutely great job, at waaay better prices.
But hey, if you have thousands of dollars to waste thinking your achieving perfection, be my guest...
Ok...

Take case of a friend's e46 320i

Was rear ended, and then slammed the car infront of it because of impact.

Atlantic Autobody: Oh yeah well fix it @ 12K or something upsurd

European Autobody: WRITTEN OFF

She lost 2k on the car since she bought it about 2 years prior, and now has a much better and newer 330Ci M sport. She got almost all of her cash back from the 320.



If you are going to fix an accident car, I would go to European Autobody first. If it wasn t for them, she would be driving around in a bent frame crap mobile, with frame damage, making the car never the same, as well as questionable safety.

So, let me count, thats 2 shops that are crap so far.

Also, there is this thing called insurance. We pay a fortune in Ontario compared to the rest of canada. I intend to use it to full extent if necessary, a sort of return on investment if you wish.

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