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Old 07-06-2006, 07:57 AM
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Yesterday, I backed into a rising garge door and now I have this: I reside in the Washington D.C. area and was told by Fairfax BMW Body Shop it would cost $500 plus and they would have the car for 3 days. Is not this kind of high? Furtermore, is it normal for the 330i to lurch backwards when put in reverse? Before I could tap my brakes the car jump back into the garge door Now I have a jack up scar and thats not cool Do you folks know of any quality body shops tha can take care of this?
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:31 AM
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Lurch backwards? I assume you had your foot on the brake when you put it into reverse, so you mean that when you then took your foot off the brake, it jumped backwards more quickly than you expected? If so, it sounds like the brake assist thing or whatever it is called (hill assist?), which I noticed when I tested a AT 330i, and it bugged me, too. Basically, the brakes continue to grab a bit after you release them from a dead stop. To me, brake assist only makes sense on a MT.
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:05 AM
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:14 AM
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Furtermore, is it normal for the 330i to lurch backwards when put in reverse? Before I could tap my brakes the car jump back into the garge door
The question should be ... how did you 1)start your car without your foot on the brake? 2) shift out of park without your foot on the brake?

I'm assuming you took your foot off the brake .... therefore ... shame on you.

The BMW does seem to idol forward or backward depending on R or D if you remove your foot from the brake.
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:04 PM
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Ouchy .... they can fix that for only 500 bucks? Sounds like a deal to me, unless they are just saying a touchup paint job on the scratches .... I don't think that would look very good.

Looks like you have at least three scratches pretty good sized down to the metal. I would think this woul require repainting the whole area .... I'm not an expert though.
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Ouchy .... they can fix that for only 500 bucks? Sounds like a deal to me, unless they are just saying a touchup paint job on the scratches .... I don't think that would look very good.

Looks like you have at least three scratches pretty good sized down to the metal. I would think this woul require repainting the whole area .... I'm not an expert though.

Actually, $500 is sort of a rip off for that damage. Just that back part of the trunk would have to be repainted. I know the BMW Body Shop that did my car after colliding with a tree log on the side of the road would charge half that price. Probably $250. Maybe $300 at the most.
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You're in the right price range. I've heard Fairfax actually does really good bodywork. If you want to shop around, call up WagonWerks and (my personal favorite) First Choice. None of them will be much cheaper, if any. If you want to save money, you'll have to compromise quality. Good luck.
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:12 PM
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The question should be ... how did you 1)start your car without your foot on the brake? 2) shift out of park without your foot on the brake?

I'm assuming you took your foot off the brake .... therefore ... shame on you.

The BMW does seem to idol forward or backward depending on R or D if you remove your foot from the brake.
I was wondering the same thing.
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