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clabont 09-26-2012 02:59 AM

Bay Area Collision Repair Suggestions?
 
Yeah, so the worst thing that could have happened, happened. I had my 2012 F30 335i for less than a month, and the front-end is smashed. Damage to left fender, hood, and of course the bumper. No internals damaged.

I am in the North Bay Area, but I'm willing to have it towed to have a proper, clean, and immaculate fix done on it.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Ideally close to the North Bay... But I'll take it anywhere. I have good insurance, if that helps.

UncleJ 09-26-2012 07:36 AM

What about Sonnen -- right down the road from you. I haven't lived in Tiburon for years but they were always top notch and have heard nothing since to change my view.:angel:

clabont 09-26-2012 09:00 AM

Well, their sales has left things to be desired. If you've heard or experienced their service to be great, then I haven't heard anything other than good yet.

There's also a shop, European Performance. Novato... Not sure how I would evaluate between the two.

What about BMW Certification? SF has one. Is it a big thing?

clabont 09-26-2012 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by UncleJ (Post 7097382)
What about Sonnen -- right down the road from you. I haven't lived in Tiburon for years but they were always top notch and have heard nothing since to change my view.:angel:

Just noticed you're Silicon Valley. I work out of the area lol

UncleJ 09-26-2012 01:12 PM

I would be surprised to learn that Sonnen's body shop is not certified. Actually around here I have not seen any major dealer shops that are not. Remember, the dealership has different profit centers, sales of course being one, used cars (very profitable!), another the F&I person, a third, the service center another and finally the body shop. Although sometimes you find these part of service's empire as well. Sometimes (rarely) you might find a "tenant body shop" located at the dealership but not part of it. These I believe would be most likely to be not "certified" -- but again, depends.
That is quite a commute from Mill Valley to the "other" valley! I did it from Tiburon briefly but but it was too much -- although I do love the North Bay and Tiburon was great!:angel:


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