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Old 12-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #33
WDE46
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virgo Supercluster
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My Ride: 2004 330Ci OBM
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Originally Posted by RayPooley View Post
I had a side swipe in my E36 a few years ago. Same damage as yours except for the door. I included new bumper in mine. Cost at an indie bodyshop was 800 ($1200). But I have to say that the new body part prices I paid were about a quarter of the prices quoted on realoem.com for body parts. The fender was 34 (50). Realoem is quoting $317???? Ouch. I wouldn't rule out indie body shops. It might make the difference between keeping it on the road or writing it off. Shop around.
RealOEM prices are "list prices" Nobody sells anything for list price except hardware.
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