Best Body Shop (2013)

Tijuana

True story: A friend of the Weekly wrecked a 1971 Volkswagen bus by smashing it into the rear end of a truck. The front of the Kombi was concaved so badly its stick shift was blocked from shifting. He took it to a local Volkswagen body shop that shall remain nameless; the shop wanted to junk it, deeming it beyond saving, and offered $400 for the motor. Said friend called us up; we took it to Tijuana to get it fixed—with a new paint job, new interior, new EVERYTHING—for $3,000. Said friend sold it for $12,000, which is usually the starting price for local body shops. Do your patriotic duty and buy American, but as with the rest of this country, call a Mexican when you need the job done right.

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