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Title: Anyone know a good body shop?
Post by: on December 09, 2003, 10:42:31 AM
Yesterday, on the way home a semi crunched my driver side rear quarter panel and my bumper on my Passat wagon.  I had planned on taking it to McDonald Automotive Collision center (where I bought the wagon).  Anyone have any opinions or recommendations?  Thanks in advance.

Tom
Title: Anyone know a good body shop?
Post by: shummer on December 09, 2003, 11:11:28 AM
That's where I took my car to get some very minor body work done. They had to fill a hole in my rear bumper about the size of a dime after I got rear-ended. Their estimates are a little high, but very thorough. There was no problem with them working with the responsible party's adjuster (Progressive) when the estimates did not match.

I was satisfied with my experience, but at the same time I was there, there was a very dissatisfied Audi customer. Apparently, some major body work was done and some dates/deadlines were missed - not an issue with their work quality.

Restoring your car may take a little longer than mine. Not sure. The lengthiest process is just prepping and painting (waiting for it to dry, cure, etc.). I felt comfortable with them since they work on a lot of Audi/VW vehicles.

Since the responsible party paid for everything, I wanted to take my car to someone who knew Audi/VW vehicles. If you're looking for a less expensive place to pay out of your pocket, then I'm sure you could find a generic body shop to suit your needs.
Title: Anyone know a good body shop?
Post by: aowhaus on December 09, 2003, 02:14:37 PM
Check out Prestige Imports (on west Colfax, I believe), they have their own collision repair and body shop -- they work mostly on Audi, Porsche and VWs.
Title: Anyone know a good body shop?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on December 09, 2003, 11:39:51 PM
I don't know of any good and cheap places, unfortunately, but a good place I've been to with my ol Pathfinder was Southeast Autobody, which is now at County Line and Colorado, and they do great work, but are a little pricey.
Title: Anyone know a good body shop?
Post by: on December 10, 2003, 08:58:20 AM
Thanks for all of the answers.  I'm going to go with McDonald, the other driver's insurance is paying.  Thanks again.