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Just picked up my Mini from the Body Shop and I love the work Penske Autobody did. The car looks fantastic better than when I picked up the car at my Mini Dealer. They did an excellent job installing the new parts (Windshield Head Lights black Head Light Rings) and did a wonderful job on the color match to the rest of the body. No more door dings and scratches on the driver side door. They also got all the buffer marks out that Mini of Tempe put in when they detailed the car for delivery. The black roof looks like glass now so does the rest of the car. I also had them match the grill and the trunk handle in high gloss black and the car looks so much better than the black factory grill that now comes on the 2016 models. I took the car for a quick 30 mile drive to see if there are any wind noises since the windshield has been replaced too. Nothing quiet as a church mouse. 5 thumbs up to Penske Autobody of Scottsdale for a job well done. Now let the 2nd honey moon begin.
 

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Great news! Looks amazing!
 
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Thank you Donna it sure was a bummer not getting the Mini back as promised but in the end it turned out perfect and I do not have to go back to the shop to get things fixed our adjusted.:)
 

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Looks great! Really like the black grille.
 

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Thank you DR, I looked at the black Grill on a 2016 Mini and it just did not look right so a color match with black high gloss was a must.:)
 

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Glad that worked out for you....all is well that ends well, as they say! Gorgeous MINI!

John
 
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Thank you John so true at least I got my daily Mini fix with our daughters R56 for 5 weeks it sure was better than driving a rental:)
 

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Peter, I think I will hold on to the car for a while saving up some $$$ for a JCW and spec it the way I want too. There was nothing wrong with my Mini it just got a bit dull fast with the door dings and the dust damage. Totally love the way the car looks with the black grill and all new again. Funny how small improvements can chance the overall looks of a car. Next month I will order the Air Intake and lowering springs. Might as well have a good looking ride while saving my Pennies.:D
 

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Looks great, good job.


I got my dealer to spray the boot (trunk) handle black when mine arrived, as it came with the roof in VO and it should have been black so it was going in anyway. I never thought to ask for the light rings to be done too, or the grill.... wee summer project for me in vinyl.
 

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It looks great Evlkarl! It's like you get to have that "new car" feeling all over again. We have the same colour. It's definitely best. (Just thought I'd stir up the VO army there. They've been awfully quiet for a long time. ;) )
 

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Thank you Whee I was wondering myself what happen to all them VO Soldiers.:D:D. Yes it is like a 2nd Honey Moon after I picked my Mini up from the shop yesterday.:):)
 
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