Usually the reason for it not being the same is bad workmanship. I have seen cars come from the Mercedes Body shop here in Atlanta that I would have bought. They were repaired perfectly. THIS IS THE EXCEPTION... I have seen a thousand for every one of these good ones that I would not let an enemy of mine drive. Why? It is just junk. My 2 cents. Take it to the nearest autorized body shop and MAKE the insurance pay for the repairs there!!!!!!
The wait here is over 2 months but worth it.
1992 500E (very soon I hope
1981 280GE SWB
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