was happily parked in a parking lot/car park when it was brutally attacked by the rear bumper of an old ladies Saturn station wagon as she backed out of her space. This most heinous and brutal attack was visited upon my poor innocent MCS
while I was in a shop.
Fortunately the woman acknowledged her responsibility and stayed until I returned.
The silver lining of this whole thing is the body shop that effected the repair. I used a shop called Traynor Collision Center. They were pleasant to deal with. They were able to start the work quickly and they completed the job when promised, four days. Unlike the BMW of Darien service department that I have had to deal with in the past.
The absolute best thing was picking up my poor violated baby. There she was proudly sitting all nice and shiny in front of the body shop. Not only had the door been replaced and the side of the car painted but all of the plastic bits, all around the car, were all black and glistening just like new, even the tires were looking fresh and clean with a coat of shine freshly applied.
The body shop went above and beyond what they had
to do, and delivered truely superior service. The car had been cleaned outside and inside. It had been detailed with all of the glass cleaned inside and out, the carpets vaccumed, the black plastic bits treated and restored to their original beauty, and the tires given a fresh coat of shine.
So, anyone in either Fairfield county or New Haven county Connecticut should you ever have the need of a great body shop I could not recommend these guys more highly. There are two locations, one in Milford, CT and the other in Fairfield, CT.
An interesting aside here is that they commented upon how well built and solid they found the MINI. The first comment was about how heavy the replacement door was, significantly heavier than other compact cars. When I asked for more information about what they thought of MINI construction they commented about several other MINIs that they had worked on and how strong they had found the basic structure.
And, NO I do not work for them nor do I receive a kick back. I just feel that superior service should be rewarded.
Now if I could only get BMW of Darien to use them for their body work. The body shop they use took 4.5 weeks to re-paint the top of my car. I had to reject their paint job three times before they got it correct. When my car was returned there were greasy foot prints on the carpet, paint on the leather steering wheel and shift knob, dust and wet-sanding residue all over the outside and in the door jambs, and a water stain on the drivers seat. This is BMW quality service? Or, do they just save such service for the MINI owners?
Traynor Collision Center a true silver lining.