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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:42 AM
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On Friday, my wife parked at a very tight space at her work parking lot and upon coming out of that space, she sideswiped the driver side rear view mirror along with part of the driver side door on a concrete column. She usually is particular about where she parks but she was late going to a meeting so ended up at that spot. I'm not too concerned about the mirror, we'll just end up replacing the entire mirror housing. However, the driver side door has a palm sized dent. A bit of the paint is chipping so need a repaint.

Any one know of a body shop they highly recommend in the LA/Pasadena Area? I read mixed reviews on the New Century BMW certified Body Shop. I know they won't be cheap but if they do only decent work..... I noticed the workmanship at Marcos Auto Body in Monterey Park has gone down the past few years. The last car I took there, I had to go back 5-6 times to have them color sand many imperfections out of the clear coat. Since our X5 is only 6 months old, want a good job done.

Any personal recommendations is appreciated.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:18 PM
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I have always gone to Marco's San Gabriel location and have not notice decline in quality.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:28 PM
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:40 PM
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Thanks for all your feedback. I stumbled across this place called C&C Collision Center in Alhambra, CA. Their old shop used to be in Pasadena. They got perfect reviews on Yelp and the MFest folks rave about this place.

Any one have personal experience with them?
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:52 PM
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On Friday, my wife parked at a very tight space at her work parking lot and upon coming out of that space, she sideswiped the driver side rear view mirror along with part of the driver side door on a concrete column. She usually is particular about where she parks but she was late going to a meeting so ended up at that spot. I'm not too concerned about the mirror, we'll just end up replacing the entire mirror housing. However, the driver side door has a palm sized dent. A bit of the paint is chipping so need a repaint.

Any one know of a body shop they highly recommend in the LA/Pasadena Area? I read mixed reviews on the New Century BMW certified Body Shop. I know they won't be cheap but if they do only decent work..... I noticed the workmanship at Marcos Auto Body in Monterey Park has gone down the past few years. The last car I took there, I had to go back 5-6 times to have them color sand many imperfections out of the clear coat. Since our X5 is only 6 months old, want a good job done.

Any personal recommendations is appreciated.
If you were in NorCal I would totally have you go to my guy! Good luck though...

On a side note, my wife and I love Pasadena! And damn, Bimmerfest 2013 will be in your backyard, cool!
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