1st Gen R53 Cooper S Rear ended R53

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  1. west7

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    Can anyone recommend a particular body shop in indiana to get a mini repaired...( performance collision center, blossom collision center, church brothers, ect)......., I was rear ended in my 2006 r53 earlier today. Everyone is ok. I was able to move the broken parts away from my tire to drive to work but now need to get it repaired. In dealing with the other individuals insurance, they have been great to set up appointment and get it fixed, but I want to make sure its fixed properly with factory parts as I'm
    Still paying one it and want it to remain "like new"..........


    Thanks for any and all advise/recommendations....
     
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    That sucks about getting hit and I am glad you are ok.

    As for a good body shop I would call a local MINI dealer and see who they use.
     
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    At the Dealer in Indy, ask for Mark LaRocca in Sales. He'll know where to get it fixed right.
     
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    +1 for Mark LaRocca at Dreyer-Reinboldt MINI. He's a great guy!
     
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    Good call. That is what I will do. Interestingly enough he is the one who sold me the MINI 3yrs ago!
     
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    Tell Mark the Mid Ohio guys said hey!
     
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    Will do!
     
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    Good thing you are ok. And I feel your pain, I got rear ended not too long ago myself.
     
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    Thanks fir the great recommendations guys. Mark had a good recommendation for me and I was able to set a date to get my MINI back to new! Now the waiting game..

    Apok, how bad was yours? Did everything repair well? Is there anything I should watch for?
     
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    Wasn't awful, thankfully it was pretty low speed. Almost completely on the passenger side of the bumper. I ended up taking it to the place MAG sends all their body repairs here in columbus. They did a fantastic job and she looked good as new!

    And yes, the wait sucks!
     

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