Is there a Tesla service center near you that could have fixed it.What did the 9k job quote that they were doing? If they replaced the quarter panel, sure it’s going to be money since they likely charged for a battery removal and new quarter skin.
if you were ok with a cheap shop tossing bondo on the dents and sending a metallic paint job off with a typical spray of only the panels with new bondo, sure. 1500$ is reasonable for no blend job and Maaco quality work.
for reference, there are quite a few model 3 that have been totaled for quarter panel damage and picky owners.
Clickbait ignored. Been through too many rodeos and know enough about PDR (which I use, praise and appreciate)... to attempt convincing anyone of what I know.
Thats what's exactly i was thinking. They do all high end cars and the guys told me they do Model 3's all the time and they have few in the back on repair right now. So for the people who experienced in repairing this car they should know and give the first estimate to be fair and as best as possible. Clearly the damage is more of scratches and couple of small dents. if they know what to do they to fix that then the estimate would have been what it suppose to be. As you said it probably their strategy to estimate it lower and increase it at the insurance. It like the estimate is given by a front desk clerk guy and the actual repair is done by someone else who knows tesla.A good body shop should be able to fix that without cutting and rewelding the body panel. That looks like a $3-4k repair to me. I think your body shop is taking your insurance company (and you) for a ride. You stated that they're already working on this, which means you gave an OK for the higher number, so why are you posting it here? If it were me, I would decline to have them fix it, and take it to somewhere else.
I can understand if a body shop opens up crash repair and finds additional damage that causes a supplemental request to the insurance company. But raising your estimate 9x for something where the extent of needed work can obviously seen just by looking at it? That's dishonest.
Market price?Tesla = Premium
They treat this brand like it’s Maybach. I had similar damage except on the rear with no dents that ended up over $4k.
I mean look around in the for sale section and look at what people sell OEM wheels and tires for