So the first ding on my pristine 03 Carbon Black M5 (with only 12k on the clock) couldn't be a little scratch... some knob in a Corolla rear ended me this weekend on La Cienega here in LA. We were stopped at a traffic light and he was a little too enthusiastic about the traffic starting to move and drove right into me. So slow speed but took out the rear valence and it looks like the bumper will need to be replaced and my left side exhaust pipes are bent down a bit.
I did some searching on the board for body shops but what came up was a few years old. Anybody have any good recommendations on a shop preferably mid-city or westside? Insurance gave me a list but none came up with encouraging reviews. I did find some good bits on Avio Coach Craft but also a little old so if anyone has some recent experience with them I'd appreciate it. Last year when someone hit my wife's 328i Mercury had us take it to Paulee on LA Cienega - ended up being about $14k in work that took them nearly six weeks and the hood didn't close right when we got it back. It was going back to BMW off lease so I wasn't so concerned but I wasn't too enthused by their work. Thanks!