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carman63

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About carman63

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    Jim
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    Jennifer
  • Location
    Purcellville, VA
  1. MINIFINI tire carrier

    SOLD! Thanks @Edge!!
  2. Can't post to Marketplace?

    PM coming shortly. EDIT: No it won't - mailbox is full. I deleted everything I have, it still says I'm full. Bah.
  3. Is the marketplace now - or has it always been - only read-only except for paying members? Since we've sold our MINIs, I let the membership lapse. However, We've got a MINI Fini spare tire attachment we're trying to sell. Thanks!
  4. Run to club picnic

    :stupid::rofl:
  5. Run to club picnic

    I'll PM you a variation on that route.
  6. Was it you???

    Could've swore I saw Cricket on Sycolin Road yesterday, heading toward Leesburg. Today, I (sadly) saw a 2nd Gen JCW Black/red, plate "MNI NJA", or rather the aftermath. Caught fire, completely destroyed
  7. MINI on the Mack

    We have a room booked at the Best Western in St Ignace. Lave view. Not the cheapest hotel there, but decent. Giving up the room in case there's interest. PM me if interested.
  8. MOTD 15 Lodging

    Wrong thread.
  9. Open House Dulles Car Concierge (formerly Odds and Ends)

    Correction: Odds n Ends and DCC are co-located. Odds n Ends still exists as a company
  10. To be fair, not even my shop knew there would be no painting until the part arrived. My guess is, they didn't know, either. Hopefully you found a solution that works for you. Good luck! Peace, Jim
  11. First of all, D&V is probably one of THE best body shops in the area, hands-down. Nobody will tell you they're cheap, because they're not. I have friends with high-end cars, not to mention well-trusted detailers, that only deal with D&V. That speaks volumes to me. If they want too much, in your opinion, go elsewhere. They're not the only game in town. Caliber Collision in Purcellville did mine, for less than my insurance deductible would have been. Take a photo of the specific piece that is broken and post it here. If it's the black shiny plastic bumper cover that your license plate bracket mounts to, then that is a $55 part. BUT the front fascia most likely needs to come off to replace it. And in my case, the lower grill surround was also cracked but you couldn't tell until parts started coming off. Removing and re-installing all of those parts takes time, and time is money. So expect to be out a couple of hundred bucks in labor OR buy the part and install yourself. I'm sure there are folks around here willing to help out. Sorry to hear about your damage but complaining about prices of ONE PLACE isn't productive. If you don't like the prices or their suggestions, move on. Plenty of places in the DC area to deal with. -Jim
  12. Are you talking about the glossy black bumper cover? It's a $55 part and comes as you see it, no painting required. If a body shop replaces it, you're looking at a ~$200 bill (due to the labor). Ask me how I know -Jim
  13. 2015, 18 months old and will turn over 46K miles in the next day or 2.
  14. All I've done lately is put more and more miles on mine. Oh, and stretched its legs at VIR
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