[s-cars] Fender Replacement - any BTDT?

LL - NY larrycleung at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 12:36:07 PDT 2011

They have the "budget" to advertise all over the place (every and I do mean
*every* major and minor automotive magazine has their logo'd classified ad),
whereas the reasonable and intelligent
houses (Force 5, Adirondack, Double Z) don't, so they're name is out there.
They're reasonably
local to me, but I've never had the bother to do more than a cursory check
out of their stock
when I've needed something. So, no, my entire knowledge of their facility is
from web pictures. I too have had rather rudely dealt with phone calls with

I'd much rather travel over 2 hrs (to save shipping) to Double Z and deal
with a good guy, than 1 hr to Shokan.

However, I will have to admit, when they had a showroom for used cars in
Kingston, (years ago) it was my first time sitting in an UrS on the showroom
floor that first sprung my interest in UrS's (I was in HS at thet time, and
no, they wouldn't dream of letting me take her out). Unfortunately for them,
by the time I started really playing with Audi's, I had already learned of
they're rep, so it never became business for them from me.

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 1:53 PM, Steve Mills <s.b.mills at gmail.com> wrote:

> Fenders are pretty simple to install. There should be some sealer at the
> top
> you'll need to fight with- how much seems to depend on how enthusiastic
> Hans
> or Frans was with the caulk gun at the time.
> LOL at Shokan- they seem to have a company policy of charging 2X new prices
> for used parts instead of half like everyone else. I called them years ago
> when I didn't know any better but fortunately had checked my dealer (who
> charges 20% over list so my "Audi Club discount" just gets me back to
> alleged list price). When I told them they wanted almost double what I
> could
> get a new one for, rather than negotiating or doing anything reasonable the
> woman just yelled "Well then buy it from them!" and hung up. Overpriced and
> incredibly poor customer service- it explains why they have a SportQ, but
> why are they still in business?
> Steve
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 8:48 AM, Tony Curran <tony.curran at sympatico.ca
> >wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > I'm in need of replacing the passenger side fender - damaged by a
> > previous owner and now rust is bubbling through the repair in a couple
> > of places. I have the fender on order.
> >
> > Does anyone have a write up or advice?
> >
> > Strangely enough, the dealer gave me a very good price for a new primed
> > fender ($270 Cdn) plus $250 for paint job. Not bad compared to the likes
> > of Shokan that wanted US$350 for a used one.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Tony
> > 96 S6
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