Originally Posted by mike12
Hmm yeah I know I might have to consider that.
Do you know if the rear fender (not rear bumper) and door are m3 specific? I think that might be a good place to save some money.
Any place you'd recommend/seen/had good paintwork? And I'm sure a decent shop can match an individual Colour, it's just a paint code right?
Thanks again for the input.
I haven't looked into the parts themselves, but go to RealOEM.com and compare the part numbers for a 330ci and M3.
Good paintwork again depends on how much you're willing to spend, how well the shop will prep the body panels, how well they can blend the fresh paint with the rest of the aged paintwork, etc. Your budget and shop choice ultimately decides the end result. One place I would definitely stay far away from is Macco, I have had nothing but bad experience with them in the past. John's Unique Auto Body I have heard good things about.
I know the insurance route can be a bit difficult to go through with, but you'll be paying for the repair one way or another (short term/long term).