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Old 05-13-2009, 01:05 PM   #16
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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.
Again, you are missing my point,
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:21 PM   #17
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Again, you are missing my point,
I am a male i miss points all the time
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:28 PM   #18
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I am a male i miss points all the time
I tend to forget us females are a rare species here on max,
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:48 PM   #19
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What 344i is trying to say...

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I am a male i miss points all the time
is that the vast majority of shops do crappy work, yet still good enough to pass unnoticed to the average consumer.
When the odds are stacked soo masively against you, he would rather pay more to have long term piece of mind, than to try his luck at some newly recommended place.
I guess one has to take into consideration how long one plans to keep their car.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:15 PM   #20
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is that the vast majority of shops do crappy work, yet still good enough to pass unnoticed to the average consumer.
When the odds are stacked soo masively against you, he would rather pay more to have long term piece of mind, than to try his luck at some newly recommended place.
I guess one has to take into consideration how long one plans to keep their car.
And I don't disagree with that at all.
And again, I do agree and know that European Autobody is one of the best, if not the best, but all I'm saying is that doesn't make other shops necasarily garbage.
That is all, and I hope everyone can get it now, otherwise I will have to start hurting people,
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:43 PM   #21
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"Uncle" on the recomendations.....

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Thanks for the suggestions....

Will pass by European and others as suggested.... ( I promise )

Will likely go for a complete paint job as suggested, its a 2002 and any work now matter how well its blended will show....

I'll gladly post pics of the before and after as long as you all play nice....


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Old 05-13-2009, 06:46 PM   #22
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European Autobody is the Best....

However, Rob and the boys at Phoenix have been doing my previous cars for years now! They do excellent work.

However if money is not an issue (Insurance EA is as good as they get)

PS: I will have Phoenix paint my roof spoiler for me, small stuff I give them the jobs, big stuff goes to EA.

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Old 05-13-2009, 08:01 PM   #23
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Thanks for the suggestions....

Will pass by European and others as suggested.... ( I promise )

Will likely go for a complete paint job as suggested, its a 2002 and any work now matter how well its blended will show....

I'll gladly post pics of the before and after as long as you all play nice....


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Either shop you decide, let us know the result.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:26 PM   #24
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Uni-Body Collision is the ONLY place I would consider doing body work or mods. They specialize in BMW, Audi, Mercedes, VW, Porsche and they have a lifetime guarantee on their repairs.

They are in a brand new shop with all new equipment and their employees are rediculously knowledgable - 1 of their painters was factory trained by bmw in germany and has a chemistry degree ffs !

Their prices are good and they are hella fast, I went to a few body shops to grab an estimate and based on my damage the fastest time for repair was uni-body at 2 days, the only other fastest time was 4 days - they said they can repair quicker with better quality because their facility uses brand new technology and their techs know their jobs

check them out: www.unibodycollision.ca. They also do more than just body work, it's a great shop.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:37 PM   #25
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:07 AM   #26
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That is all, and I hope everyone can get it now, otherwise I will have to start hurting people,
Hmmm.....I could take a little pain...didn't know you're into that ?!?

Ooops..

Your avatar makes it difficult to stay focused.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:04 PM   #27
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I would like to add another vote for european autobody.

Having said that, no paint job is better than OEM, unless your OEM paint was ****ed somehow.


also, thinking of a paint job as an "investment" which will make your car "full of value" is an ass hair short of retarded.
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dude I had to look shill up on wikipedia lol and im not one of those

go where u want ppl! just offering an opinion
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:20 PM   #30
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dude I had to look shill up on wikipedia lol and im not one of those

go where u want ppl! just offering an opinion
Your first two posts as soon as you signed up were very similar, can't blame me for assuming
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Hmmm.....I could take a little pain...didn't know you're into that ?!?

Ooops..

Your avatar makes it difficult to stay focused.
LOL!
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