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Old 02-27-14, 01:57 PM   #31
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Feels like forever and it's only been one week. Took a few days just to get the OP's insurance to get rolling.









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Old 02-27-14, 03:05 PM   #32
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Goodness what a beauty you got. I'm very jealous. Seeing cars like this makes me want to just be stock again.
I feel you on this one. Simplicity is always beautiful.
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Old 03-01-14, 02:36 PM   #33
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That thing is mint! Sorry to hear about the damage, it looks like it'll be able to get repaired just as new though.
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Old 03-06-14, 06:35 AM   #34
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Two weeks in the body shop and this is what I find. Mad didn't describe my feelings when I seen this. Now they have to do it all over again with OEM parts on their dime. So now I have to get another rental car and go through this again. This list was on the repair quote and nothing was done correctly. They billed the insurance company for 2,200-2,400 for this.

1. Hood wasn't adjusted.
2. Headlight was not repaired
3. White fog light installed when I have the OEM yellow.
4. Very cheap aftermarket bumper installed.
5. Drivers side mirror now has a bronze tinted glass instead of factory clear
6. They had to repaint a few times becuase they couldn't match the color.











I did get my roof painted and that came out pretty decent. For the work they do I'm surprised they painted in the jams correctly and didn't just tape off a line.

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Old 03-06-14, 06:42 AM   #35
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that sucks i could of done a better job in my drive way
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Old 03-06-14, 06:59 AM   #36
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How the hell did they manage to install that front bumper so *****ty?
I mean there's bolts that align the edge to sit nearly perfect to the fender, looks like it isn't attached at all in the third pic. It just hangs there.
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Old 03-06-14, 07:48 AM   #37
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Beucase they used the cheapest aftermarket bumper possible. Nationwide isn't on your side.
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Old 03-06-14, 08:12 AM   #38
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Very hard color to match. I knew you were in for trouble when i saw the fender taped off like they didn't plan on blending into the door.
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Old 03-06-14, 08:20 PM   #39
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That is way off! How could they deliver a car like that? Bad business.
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Old 03-07-14, 04:07 AM   #40
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I can only imagine how frustrated you are with this especially waiting a few weeks to get the car back. can't you demand that oem Lexus parts be used? seems line they took the cheapest way out possible than pocketed some money. it's all a scam .
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Old 03-07-14, 06:04 AM   #41
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They know I wanted OEM parts but said the brand they use at the shop fits 100% OEM. I was told they will use OEM parts this time. I take it back to them on Monday, so we'll see.
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They need to provide a receipt from Lexus.. thats the only proof to make it legit.. Period!
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Old 03-18-14, 11:37 AM   #43
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Still haven't heard from the body shop. Time to step the harrasment up another level!

Until then I can at least look at the rear of the car lol.



I need an exhaust that looks good and is just a pinch louder than factory.
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Old 03-19-14, 12:31 PM   #44
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Picked up the GS430 Ashtray. Found it for 70 shipped.



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Were did you find it? Besides this website all I see is ******** listing them for $2-400 on ebay.
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