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Old 11-19-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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the fastest way to get my car fixed according to progressive is to go through one of the 4 shops they have an agreement with

stepp brothers
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anyone have any work done at any of these places? suggestions?
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:05 PM   #2
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All 4 guarentee their work 100%. Which everone can get you in first.
I've had work done at able, they did a great job for me
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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Our cars will probably be in at the same time. A guy from work ran into the rear quarter of my truck on Thursday. Didn't do much damage, 2 half dollar size dents, and some scrapes.
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:51 PM   #4
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I recommend Midtown Autobody. They do all the body work for us at Continental
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:29 PM   #5
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of the list many on this board reccomend able.
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:32 PM   #6
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ABLE +1 i used to work for the same ownership. Good guys.
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Old 11-19-2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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ABLE +1 i used to work for the same ownership. Good guys.
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Old 11-19-2006, 06:31 PM   #8
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I recommend Midtown Autobody. They do all the body work for us at Continental
They may be good but are not on the list for his insurance company. I would say go with Able as well.
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Old 11-19-2006, 06:55 PM   #9
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They may be good but are not on the list for his insurance company. I would say go with Able as well.
well i don't necessarily have to go through any one shop, of these 4 progressive will guarantee the work for as long as i own the car and they have some kind of agreement with the shops to expedite work on it
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:38 PM   #10
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Stepp brothers could not deliver on time. they took 2 extra months to fix front end damage. Booo stepp brothers.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:44 PM   #11
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Able did a horrible job on my wifes miata, still ticked off about it. left bubbles in the paint, and didnt even do the entire job they were supposed to. Took the STi to Alcan Autobody when I got hit by the Hit and run guy and they did an awesome job, and they were super fast too.


-1 for Able

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Old 11-19-2006, 08:10 PM   #12
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I know it is not on your list, but Markel's does FANTASTIC work.
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:21 PM   #13
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I've gone to Shades for window tint and a sunroof and they're work is A+ and a quick turnaround. I've seen some of the vehicles they've done and they look great.
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:29 PM   #14
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-1 for Midtown I will never use them again. And will not recommend them to anybody.
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:47 AM   #15
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-1 for Midtown I will never use them again. And will not recommend them to anybody.
what happened? i thought they were really good...
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:59 AM   #16
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dont go to able body shop they did a terrible job on my wrx i had to take it back to them three times and every time i got it back it got worst so dont go there they'll mess you subaru up its like they got amatures doing the job
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:41 AM   #17
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Also, you may find some more information that would be of interest to you in the following link, as this topic was discussed not too long ago.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1107384
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:28 AM   #18
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Able auto body, IMO it is the best shop in town. And now they have two locations. Dropping the girlfriends car off this morning.


-Wes
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:26 PM   #19
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1 vote for stepp and 1 vote against stepp, 2 votes against able, and 3 votes for able....so its a gamble where ever i go huh?
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:22 PM   #20
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well its not a gamble because the work is guarenteed by Progressive and the shop. if you're not happy, it will get taken care of.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:24 PM   #21
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some good choices would be tnt, chaz, alcan, or ranes+shine
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:40 PM   #22
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Able downtown (where consolidated used to be) does awesome work, I personally know the manager there and I know for a fact that the newer employees do not touch the newer cars. In fact there was a silver 05 sti there the other day getting I think a lip and foglight covers put on.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:21 PM   #23
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When I had my "accident" Progressive was the insurance company and we went through Able. As a result I had a few complaints. First, they took much longer than expected (Progressive said they would do a guarentee delivery if I used one of their companies) but they did NOT deliver on time. Second, they treated my wife like crap. They were fine to me, but not so much to my wife. Lastly, they left the car very dirty. It was a mess, dust and such everywhere. I expected a little detail work. Just my 2 cents...
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:24 PM   #24
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I should also say that of the actual work done at Able, it was good, not perfect. The clear on the hood could have been better but that was not part of the accident, it was done to help "blend" the replacement parts. The best job I have ever seen on a car that was reapaired was TNT off of 68th. The people there are OK but the work they did (this is like 7 years ago was perfect).
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:44 PM   #25
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I should also say that of the actual work done at Able, it was good, not perfect. The clear on the hood could have been better but that was not part of the accident, it was done to help "blend" the replacement parts. The best job I have ever seen on a car that was reapaired was TNT off of 68th. The people there are OK but the work they did (this is like 7 years ago was perfect).
ah...back when tom would actually paint...
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