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Old 11-15-2006, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Trustworthy body shop in Cincinnati?

I got rear-ended today on Columbia Parkway by a guy in a big cargo van.

There doesn't appear to be a great deal of damage, but I'm at least going to need a new bumper and probably new tail lights.

Can anyone recommend me a good, trustworthy body shop around here? I'd love to have one that is experienced working with Subarus. Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:52 PM   #2
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Stay away from Beechomt's boby shop! You can ask LOLSTi about that.
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:57 PM   #3
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EastSide body shop is very good. Be warned though, you usually have to schedule an appointment for the estimate.

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Old 11-15-2006, 04:19 PM   #4
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Boitnott's in Fairfield does very good work, but they're not cheap. His insurance company might balk at the price.

If you lived on the West Side, I'd recommend Sanfilipo's (CarStar) for affordable body work.
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:02 AM   #5
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Thanks, all! I'm going to try to get an estimate today or tomorrow.

If anyone else has someone they highly recommend, please share.

I bought my Subaru from Jake Sweeny Subaru. Has anyone had any experience with their service center?
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:40 PM   #6
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Thanks, all! I'm going to try to get an estimate today or tomorrow.

If anyone else has someone they highly recommend, please share.

I bought my Subaru from Jake Sweeny Subaru. Has anyone had any experience with their service center?
I'm 90% sure they don't have a body shop. They'll just be sending it out to another shop.
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:57 PM   #7
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I'm 90% sure they don't have a body shop. They'll just be sending it out to another shop.
Yep. The referred me to Borcherding Collision. The place where I used to take my Nissan referred me to Center City Collision (which is in Norwood, so it's very convenient for me.) Anyone ever heard of or used them?
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:18 PM   #8
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I had a horrible experience with Eastside Body Shop. They had my wifes car, said it would be done 3 weeks later. 7 weeks later the insurance company desided to move it to another body shop because East Side was being a bunch of A**holes and were not doing any work on the car. When the car was moved to the other body shop they found more damage than the car had when it went in to them.
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:24 PM   #9
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On the east side, there's Mugavin's. It's a small shack and I doubt he's used to Subaru's...but he does excellent work and the place's appearance is deceiving. He's also very honest.

Maybe not be the fastest out there, but he'll give you a realistic estimate on the time it'll take him to get it done. He doesn't have a lot of employees, so if he's busy, he may not be practical. But he's cheap...which can be nice too.

He does a lot of work for those custom shops over in Batavia just down the road from him(the hot-rod shops...there's a few that are major players hidden over there).
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:46 PM   #10
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Stay away from Beechomt's boby shop! You can ask LOLSTi about that.
I have had my wifes old wrx fixed there a couple times and also had some custom work done there on her car and also on mine. I thought everything turned out great, besides that the mabager will bend over backwards to help you out!!! Give them a shot...
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