letter to the MR2 Club Magazine about our services..........
Toyota MR2 MK1 Club Magazine, Issue Number 34, March 2004
MR RUSTY "
owned my MR2 MK1 (Sherwood 2 tone) from new since May 1985. It has
been used in all weathers, but kept garaged and cleaned regularly.
Nevertheless the rust had well and truly set in.
front valance panels (beneath the front bumper) had both rotted
through and the wheel arches had holes in them. The rear one especially
behind the wheel where the mud flaps fit, had such a large hole
you could get your fist through it---and i thought i looked after
my car quite well !!!!
either the scrap heap or spend some money!
MR2 was my Honeymoon car in 1986 and it has taken my wife and me
to the continent on numerous occasions, and yet has only done 60,000
miles. We both love it, so no decision really necessary!
it to the local repair shop a figure of £3000 was discussed
and the idea abandoned! Another garage said they had tried to repair
an MR2 before and wouldn't touch it. Then i saw the advert for Dickersons
in the back of the MR2 magazine and gave them a ring. They are experienced
in MR2 bodywork and it was a pleasure to talk to someone in laymans
terms who know how to repair an MR2 and what it will cost.
several phone calls all was sorted out. I dropped the car at Dickersons
outside Baldock, came home by train and went away for the summer
to Norfolk, worrying about my car and thinking they would forget
something or say the problems were worse than expected. Nothing
like this happened and i picked up Mr Rusty four weeks later.
immediately obvious he would need a new name! New Toyota front wings,
new valance, two new rear wheel arches (part JDG panels, part Dickersons
own make and part Mazda) and an excellent job including red/black
stripes down the side as original. He was as good as the day i bought
the best part was the price, staying as agreed with no hidden extras.
no connection with Dickersons but am very happy to recommend them
for MR2 bodywork at a fair price with pleasant service. They do
not have a big showroom or flashy premises, but just do a good job.
long will a repair like this last? Well thats the 64 thousand dollar
question---i will let you know.
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