Got hit last night and the other party is taking full responsibility. Progressive is the company and they have a list of 10 shops they use. My question to you San Diegans is have you used any of these shops and how was the quality? This isn't for the IS, but for my VW R32. Depending on their work though, the IS might go in for a full color change. These are the shops:
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Sorry to hear about that Sam!
Hope you weren't injured at all!
Anyway, my suggestion would be to ask you VW dealer if they use any of those shops for their body work/paint. Just run the list by the service supervisor and if he hasn't heard of any of them, maybe look on yelp.com and try to look up each shops reviews.
Sometimes people from the shops will sneak in and write a fake review to bump business, so look for people that are overly enthusiastic in a review.
id go to Caliber on Miramar Rd. and talk to my boy Matt, he's a claims adjuster there and he can get u extra work done, and still nothing comes outta yer pocket! plus they got warranty on their paint jobs!
i can roll with you if you want also, just PM me
oh and AJ USA is good also off of Mira Mesa Blvd. they do alot of high end cars
Actually, if you are familiar with any body shops that you know and trust, you can take it to them. I used to work at a high end body shop for a little over 5 years and we ran into that problem all the time where ppl think they can ONLY take it to body shops that are suggested by the insurance co. The truth is, they can suggest where you can take it (cause at cretin shops, the insurance adjuster writes the estimates, not the shop it self, and telling what they are willing to pay, there for monopolizing... I got pissed when they would only give me blend time on adjacent panels that were both having to be painted there for cutting my time in half). If they say that they won't do it that way, tell them that's the only place your wanting to have it don't at. They can't dictate where you can take the car, only suggest.
My advice, ask ppl where the best body shop is and do a quality job (by a pant store that sells to them...Surwin Williams, PPG and BASF isn't bad) and go about it that way. There are soooo many things to look for when looking for one, not just the high price, pics etc...Good luck man
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It's a bit North of SD and they are expensive, but the best shop I've ever used is Len's Autobody in Oceanside off hwy 76. The place is huge, and they have an enterprise in the building. Let me know if you want pics.
Hey Sam, sorry to hear about the R32. I my self have used West Coast Specialties. I've been to AJ USA once and I think they did a good job. Don't remember what they did and for what car though. Also you can take it to any body shop you want. The only difference is with Progressive's preferred locations they start right away with no adjuster to wait for, at least that's what I'm told.
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Guys / Gals - Call to SDCS - Welcome to SDCSOnline.com (to see some of their projects). They will take care of you the best... . They do the majority of the SEMA and show cars in the area, and always back up their work. Had a couple cars done their myself - magazine cover cars... Aside many other magazine cars and high end shops use them
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