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Old 12-14-2006, 09:42 PM   #61
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$3600....that'* an expensive shop!
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$3600....that'* an expensive shop!

I'd say. I'm shocked at the variance of the estimates, 2 are from Pontiac dealers, 2 are from "hole in the wall" private shops
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When I had a dented door, cracked fender, and a cracked side molding, I got quotes from 3 shops ranging from $1300-2000. $2000 was a Pontiac dealer.

With the higher price you don't always get the best work either. I've had to fix major orange peel and scuffs two times from a dealership body shop.

I got in a minor accident with my Chrysler last year. Hefty bill ($5000), was without my car for 6 weeks, but it was damn near mint when done. I found a tiny chip in the paint but that was it. This was a Chrysler dealer.
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if the Insurance is Paying go to the dealer
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if the Insurance is Paying go to the dealer
oh h*** yeah. However I can get a 99 SSEi for $4000 thats only an 8 hour drive, I'm thinking about selling the 93 and using the settlement money to pay for the 99.


Theres also a 1997 SSEi in Arizona for $4500 with only 80,000 miles. Thats a steal I think.


Something is missing on both cars, look at the front doors.
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$3600....that'* an expensive shop!

I'd say. I'm shocked at the variance of the estimates, 2 are from Pontiac dealers, 2 are from "hole in the wall" private shops
Thats the difference between OEM parts and aftermarket.

Good luck either way
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UPDATE: just got back from a chiropracter and my back feels one H*** of a lot better.
dont tell them that... thats good to hear
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Wow, $40 an hour for labor is very good.

They want $75 Cdn around here........that'* about $65. US
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$3600....that'* an expensive shop!

I'd say. I'm shocked at the variance of the estimates, 2 are from Pontiac dealers, 2 are from "hole in the wall" private shops
Thats the difference between OEM parts and aftermarket.

Good luck either way
Everywhere i shopped around in town here for work was using good used body panels, and spraying to match with correct paint. No reason to get new OE ones anyways. The huge dealer in town managed to have the best price too, with perfect paint results.
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I'd definitely go to a dealer first too for repairs.

And that 97 Arizona SSEi sounds good to me! If the insurance will damn near pay for it, go for it.
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