View Full Version : Oh NO! My car got smacked

03-20-2005, 04:56 PM
Hey guys, this post kind of piggy backs on the previous post about auto-body shops.....

Someone backed their car into my black E36 and put a dent on the driver's side panel. I need to get some quotes and I want to get them from reputable shops ONLY.

My first quote was from Exotic Cars International, for just shy of $1000.

I was thinking of going to Maranellos, but I still need one more quote from another premium auto body shop. I want excellent work.

Is there 1 other shop that stands above the rest?

Thanks for your input!

03-20-2005, 05:00 PM
concours collision is really good

03-20-2005, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by civicrider
concours collision is really good


I second that :thumbsup:

03-20-2005, 05:03 PM
Felix Auto body

D. Dub
03-20-2005, 05:04 PM
Concours does really good work for a fair price.

03-20-2005, 06:51 PM
National Collision do really good work. Have had my car there a couple of times. :thumbsup:

03-20-2005, 08:42 PM
calgary coachworks is where my bmw is currently chilln

03-20-2005, 09:47 PM
Would A-1 Auto Body be compared to places like these?

03-20-2005, 09:50 PM
calgary coachworks, hallmark autobody, a-1, concours, maranellos are all premium autobody shops with excellent reputations in calgary

03-20-2005, 09:59 PM
I'd recommend Councours.

03-20-2005, 10:06 PM
Contemporary Coachworks or National Collision.

03-20-2005, 10:21 PM
Exotic has done great work on some of our cars.

The MB dealers go to them for all their touch ups on damaged new cars.

03-21-2005, 12:59 AM
Thanks guys, you've all beena big help!

Only downside is I will be without my pride and joy for the time it takes them to fix it, could be a month :(

03-21-2005, 11:11 AM
Just some info I picked up in a similar situation of my own:

If it was the d.s. front fender that was hit, you can get an after market panel for ~$100. Fitment and quality are pretty good. Painting and blending will be where you spend the most $$$.
Order online (http://market.autopartsfair.com/bmw-exterior_parts/find_product.html?offset=0&make=bmw&model=325is&year=1994&part_type=front_fenders&oem_number=)

If it is your d.s. rear quarter panel ($780) then the cost of repair will be pretty high, as you cannot replace w/o major body work. If filler is required, inquire which material they will use. Lead > Bondo.

03-22-2005, 09:57 PM
GOt hit almost square in the middle of the d.s. door...right below the moulding.....

Apparently it is a pain in the ass to fix and fairly expensive ($1000+ and the dent is about the size of a baseball/grapefruit)........

Exotic says it is one of the worst places to get hit on an E36....

Luckily I am not at fault and therefore don't have to pay a cent. Unfortunately it was a young teenage new driver that hit me....so it is going to cost them a fair chunk... Pretty rough....

Remember kids, always look before you back out of a parking stall right into some guys bimmer!

03-22-2005, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by robpark

Remember kids, always look before you back out of a parking stall right into some guys bimmer!

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

03-22-2005, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by MintRacer
Felix Auto body

It's Feliks Autobody, and Rob C. is an awesome guy, always has been! :thumbsup:

12-19-2005, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by kevie88

It's Feliks Autobody, and Rob C. is an awesome guy, always has been! :thumbsup:

fuck i wouldnt take my car to feliks again if my life depended on it. they are the slowest shadiest shop in calgary.

12-20-2005, 12:20 AM
I've brought an X5 to maranello's and they were great. Gave me a great price as well.

I would recommend them but I have no experience with other shops.


12-20-2005, 12:27 AM
When I got into an accident with my bmw I took it to continental autobody they do amazing work there, our dealership also uses this body shop

12-21-2005, 09:23 PM
i second the continental autobody, they did an amazing work on my car, got hit on the rear door on my e36, and they did an amazing job.

12-21-2005, 09:27 PM
national collision and auto bahn

12-22-2005, 12:12 AM
I have seen great work been done by maranello.

12-22-2005, 04:09 AM
Maranello = t3h mon3y!

12-23-2005, 03:42 PM

12-28-2005, 06:57 PM
Hahaha...wow talk about back from the dead! You'll all be glad to know that the dent was fixed...back in April...Only to have a delinquent Bishop Grandin student key my car from the right fender to the left fender (all across hood) at Heritage station, three days later.... So my car went back to have another $1000 worth of work done...All out of pocket.... :(