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marie in harrisburg pa
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: not so smart in harrisburg in harrisburg, PA.Posted: August 27th, 2009 08:08PM
Car Make: 1991Car Model: mercury capri
Painter: maaco
i told them to give me an estimate to take out the dents an paint the car.i didnt check the dents in the car i thought that was their job.so when i got the estimate including the dents to be removed i figured that was all the dents.i chose the supreme package 4 yr warranty deal .when i got my car back i notice 2 big dents in the car now realy stood out.that said i didnt specify those dents i said i didnt specify any dents that was your job.advsd them the paint under the spoiler was real rough an missed some spots around the handles. the manager got me some touch up paint for me to fix it.then suggested i go to cindy rowe to suck out the other dents which cost me another $50 but on of the large dents could not be removed without really messing up the paint job. then 2 yrs later we now have rust coming through .i advsd them i wanted it fixed for free because i paid for a paint job to protect my car from rust. i also reported them to better bussiness bureau which is pending now because the manager is giving a great song an dance. about the paint was to make the car shine not protect it from rust. i was an idiot i was told not to go there by many people an sure enough they do have a bad reputation and there work really stinks . i would not recommend them to paint a wagon let lone a car
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Disasterous job
Amount: $2.00
Posted by: lied too in Burien, WA.Posted: August 24th, 2009 12:08PM
Painter: Macco
Went to Macco to get a fare deal. Bad idea !
Besides the ruff body work, overspray and orange peel , the mechanical work was criminal. Lugs, finger tight, suspension literally falling apart, missing bolts.
There was many issues with this job beyond belief.
If you do go to Burien Macco and there's anything mechanical done. Be sure you go straight to a reputable mechanic to get your car safe before driving too far.. ( warning True )
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Real costs to paint a car
Amount: $10.00
Posted by: Painter in Portland, OR.Posted: August 23rd, 2009 07:08PM
Car Make: AnyCar Model: All
Painter: Me
The long and short is that if you have a car in pristine condition, no bodywork whatsoever, no rust, and no trim or decals to remove, expect to pay no less than $1500 for a good paintjob. Bodywork, trim, rust, etc... $2000+. I do this for myself for a living, and I get slackjaws day in and day out who want a foose job at a maaco price. Get real. I have over $10000 in equpiment to paint, that doesn't include my spray booth.
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Thanks for the heads up
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: jarhd in Fredericksburg, VA.Posted: August 20th, 2009 06:08AM
Was just hours of taking my 1992 Dodge Dakota to Maaco, I was amazed that I didn't read one favorable review. I don't know how they stay in buisness, I do know, thanks to your site they will not be getting my buisness.
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maaco misleading and incompetent
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: a user in orlando, fl in Orlando, FL.Posted: August 3rd, 2009 01:08PM
Car Make: MitsubishiCar Model: Eclipse
Painter: Maaco
Don't take your car to Maaco, especially the one at 6601 Old Cheney in Orlando. They'll tell you one thing then do another, and when you point it out or object, they will insult you and yell (literally). Horrible, horrible place. Plus, the paint blisters after about 3 months. When you take it in to be fixed under warranty, they'll put all the blame on you. When I took it in for the original $1500.00 paint job, I was told that it would all be sanded down and primed to be like new. They just painted over the old paint. Of course the person who was there the first time isn't there any more. When I picked it up and wanted them to pay for a rental car, they refused, saying it was a "limited warranty". My friend pointed out that it should have been done the first time, and they should pay for the rental car. They refused. They said that the car already had four coats of paint, and it's going to blister. When I told them what their employee had told me, they pointed to a sign and said, "Does it say anywhere on that sign that we'll sand it?" They refused to acknowledge that their counter person had explained that to me, which he hadn't, and in fact said the opposite. These people are awful, and Maaco is poorly represented by them.
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better not get maaco
Amount: $700.00
Posted by: a user in sierra vista, AZ.Posted: July 28th, 2009 08:07PM
Car Make: 88 hondaCar Model: accord
Painter: Craapco
I also fell for the advertisments. i went in for the $199. special, they said "sure" when they saw a couple of tiny dings on my hood they said it would cost another $500. to fix. I said just want the paint job, but they RUFUSED to paint unless i paid to fix the hood.
not 3 months after i paid for the paint it started to chip off. (BIG CHIPS) and thats where i could see my old paint

BOOOO MAACO SUCKSSSSSS.
take my advise save your money and go someplace else
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Having my car painted at Maaco
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Carisha in Cincinnati, OH.Posted: July 28th, 2009 11:07AM
Car Make: Ford MustangCar Model: 1998 Gt
Painter: Maaco
I called 3 Maacos for estimates and was given a rough amount of 400 tops excluding the cost of dings and dents, i was of course happy about the pricing, but also thought hmm? thats too cheap to be a good thing. The saying you get what you pay for is absolutly true. After reading these reviews i totally pass on Maaco!
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great new shop in san jose
Amount: $550.00
Posted by: antony in san jose, CA.Posted: July 12th, 2009 08:07PM
Car Make: 2001Car Model: nissan p/u
I went to Auto-Glow painting and collision repair and asked if they compete with the franchise stores maaco,miracle,earl scheib shops. to my surprise not only they do, but they took time to explain the difference between a $300.00 and $2000.00 job
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P.O.S. Paint job
Amount: $5,300.00
Posted by: Aloysius Huss in Lansing, MI.Posted: June 30th, 2009 11:06AM
Car Make: GMCCar Model: 1991 S15 Jimmy
Painter: Maaco
i took it there and they told me it would cost $500 and some change. a 6 day job turned into 2 weeks! got it back looked great. loved it. first hard rain washed it all off! the original paint was still there and on my passenger front qaurter panel where i had a huge dent the bondo fell out!!!!!!!!!!!! Never go there again!!!!!!!!!!
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wow maaco is brutal
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: James in whittier, CA.Posted: June 29th, 2009 03:06PM
Car Make: fordCar Model: 95 ranger
Painter: macco
got this old truck when my grandpa died so i thought it would be nice to have it repainted to its origional glory but didnt want to spend an arm and a leg so i went to macco big mistake.they gave me a estimate 750 i was like ok go ahead then get a call that they need to pull out a few dings and what not so i figured it would be anothe 100 or so go to pick it up and its now 1200 and the two toned paint is backwards was supposed to be silver on top and red on bottom half wheni said what the fuck happend they said that is what i wanted i said no i wanted it to look as it was they said we will re do it but it will cost anether 750 dollars so i said fuck you i am outta here. fast forward 6 1/2 mothes paint is bubbling and flaking off like theres no tommorow. sorry grampa i tried my best to honor your truck
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Don't waste your money!!!!!
Amount: $1,400.00
Posted by: a user in gurnee, IL.Posted: June 22nd, 2009 10:06PM
Car Make: VolvoCar Model: S80
Painter: Macco
They told us it would be a 299 special and the total came to be over a thousand so we said sure because there was no one else in the area. one chicago winter later the car was rusting (Brand new car that was garage kept before) and the paint literally rubbed off when i waxed it. since then i had the car sanded down primed and repainted from a chicago company and 2 years later it looks GREAT!
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Auto Painting Cost
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Jeffery in Taylor, MI.Posted: June 18th, 2009 12:06PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Taurus
Painter: Maaco
I was looking to give my car that new look again. I had a little rust on the rear fender and some scratches thats all. So of course I fell for the Maaco ads and headed over. After talking to the manager they seemed like they knew what they were doing. He said that they would cut out the rusted area and weld in a new section, so I agreed to the work. It went down hill after that, the job was to take 5 days it took 9. My car was matador red when I got there it was some so called black cherry want to be a Ford red. I was told they don't make my color anymore. Then I noticed all the name plates (Taurus,24val, ect.) were not installed, that would be extra. Now here in Michigan Maacos warranty is 90 days. And they must have paid some lab alot of money to determine how long it would take for their workmanship to fall apart. Because on the 92 day rust popped out on the rear fender where that peice was suppost to be replaced, And today the paint looks like SHIT!!!
And if anyone suggest using Maaco that person is no friend and I suggest BEATING THEIR ASS!!!!!
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Mexican Landscaping Laboror
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: Kyle Gallas in South Haven, MI.Posted: June 17th, 2009 11:06AM
Car Make: KiaCar Model: Rio
Painter: Mexican Guy
A guy from my old work here in South Haven specializes in painting company trucks for a landscaping firm. The paint lasts and doesn't fade or chip and looks semi-wet. The company uses 2 main colors...this paint is heavily in stock at times. I called him up and said, "If I sand it/mask it etc...how much if you just come over and paint it. Keep in mind I already have a air compressor. All you need is your gun, base coat, and paint....he said $150. I'm going to get it done next week.
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SMJ Auto Body
Amount: $800.00
Posted by: harry james in Hyattsville, MD.Posted: June 7th, 2009 06:06PM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: Caprice
Painter: Richard Hall
Good price,fast service and the paint is still looks good takes all my job to him highly recommend his work
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Need paint job n philly
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Won't get cheated in Philadelphia, PA.Posted: June 4th, 2009 10:06PM
Car Make: NissanCar Model: Maxima
Painter: Maaco
I was looking to get a paint job for my Nissan maxima. Maaco seemed to be the most popular company so I thought I'd go with them. They quoted me a price of $535 + 200 to take out 4 small dime sized dents caused by rocks hitting my hood on the highway. After reading comments here I think I may reconsider. I don't have $735 to throw away. Just want my car to look good.
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maaco tulsa sucks
Amount: $2,697.13
Posted by: upset in tulsa in tulsa, OK.Posted: June 1st, 2009 06:06AM
Car Make: hondaCar Model: accord
Painter: maaco
took my sons car in after he wrecked the front fender i also took a new primered front fender and they were to put on the new fender and match the paint that was on the car that was painted 3 months before at maaco in dallas,tx the car was painted but not the same color and it had over spray all over the door that made it clear that they did not paint it back the same color and they did not put the new fender on they reparted the old and kept the new one maaco tulsa,ok really sucks
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PAINT JOB
Amount: $16,000.00
Posted by: Burt Finklestein in Boston, MA.Posted: May 20th, 2009 06:05PM
Car Make: JaguarCar Model: XJS
Painter: Proffesional from ACU
This was probably the best thing that happened to this car, i had a custom paintjob and it came out no less than perfect. It was very expensive but i had custom graphics hand painted onto the car. All of the paint is first class paint and i choose metalic. Do no trust MAACO they have cheap service and your car's paint will peal. If the paintjob is done for anyless than two thousand dont even consider it.(Even if you want that dope pimped out ride.... dont!)
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repaint
Amount: $700.00
Posted by: a user in burien, WA.Posted: March 6th, 2009 07:03PM
Car Make: nissanCar Model: sentra
Painter: maaco
maaco repaint my x-gf's car, two weeks later the paint already fading and coming off..i dont recomend maaco to anybody...they rip you off...
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Pro Job
Amount: $4,700.00
Posted by: AndyAltima in Miami, FL.Posted: February 24th, 2009 05:02PM
Car Make: NissanCar Model: Altima
Painter: Kendall Toyota Collision
As explained to me by their techs, the complete car (2000 Altima) would have to be stripped down from all it's molding and ornaments and replaced with new ones. This includes (not new) front and rear glass. Door window mouldings after almost 9 years would obviously need replacement as well as the windows front and back. Head lamps would need replacement (not included but 140 a pop). This also invloves removal of both bumpers to paint properly. Also includes the replacment of all four mudflaps. I truly believe that they would do a great job since they did work on another car of mine and I experienced that they are real professionals. They explained this is the proper way to repaint any vehicle which to me was obvious. AND WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY!
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$199.00 special
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: JRS in Rancho Cordova, CA.Posted: February 22nd, 2009 04:02PM
Car Make: BuickCar Model: LeSabre
Painter: NA
I went down to check out the $199.00 Special and
by the time they added the prep charges, door jam
charges it olny came too $875.00 SO MUCH FOR THE
$199.00 SPECIAL I declined to have it painted at that point !
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Rusted Through
Amount: $450.00
Posted by: AJ Quick in St. Louis Park, MN.Posted: February 1st, 2009 02:02PM
Car Make: DodgeCar Model: Neon
Painter: Maaco
I had my car painted at a Maaco in Minnesota. They were running a half off special on their $500 paintjob. They also had me pay around $200 for prep (sanding, primer.. etc). I dropped the car off and would told it would be ready by the end of the week. A few days go by and around the time I'm expecting to be contacted to pick it up.. I hear nothing. I give them a call and they tell me it will be done the next day. On that day I get a call from them and the receptionist explains that the paint was not sticking to the car and the whole paint job needed to be done over again.. but it would be ready in 2 days. When the Monday rolls around I have to call in and they tell me it will be done the next day.

I went to pick it up on Tuesday and it looked pretty good. I was actually quite impressed and satisfied. Flash forward one month and spots of rust that weren't on the car before are starting to creep through. The rear quarters are rusty, the bottom of the door is rusty and a spot on the hood is starting to rust.

I have not returned to Maaco, but I highly doubt their 1-2 year warrenty that came along with the paintjob will be honored. I can only imagine what they really did when painting it.. I know I drove by a few times during the week and could see my car partially stripped down sitting outside near the snow.

I also got my car back with a dead battery.
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maaco
Amount: $4,000.00
Posted by: joanna in Cambridge, MA.Posted: January 23rd, 2009 08:01PM
Car Make: hondaCar Model: civic
Painter: maaco
Maaco's advertisement to paint your car for less than $500 is so not true!!! They told me that my car will be painted for $5,000. They lack customer service too.
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lousy
Amount: $479.00
Posted by: eli johenkins in fayetteville, NC.Posted: January 18th, 2009 11:01PM
Car Make: fordCar Model: crown vic
Painter: macco
I asked for the 249.00 paint job but was told my car didn't fall under that special an spent 479.00 for a job worth 200.00. looks like no sanding was done or priming . I saw a lot of white paint in certain places
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paint job
Amount: $800.00
Posted by: omy in new bedford, MA.Posted: January 3rd, 2009 04:01PM
Car Make: hondaCar Model: 95 civic
Painter: maaco
on their commercials they always claim that is about 250 to 300 dollars but when you go down there its another story they start adding things the car doesn't even need and they charge alot of money and their work is crap paint peels quick and the shine doesn"t last somebody please teach them how to paint cars.maaco if you can"t paint cars get the fuck out and stop fucking people's cars
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MAACO SUCKS
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: A user in Texas in Decatur, TX.Posted: December 5th, 2008 02:12PM
Paid 1200 dollars for a paint job on my truck that was already primed... I paid for paint on the truck NOT THE TIRES AND WINDOWS. Also, the paint started peeling in about 8 months. DONT USE MAACO's!!!
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WTF?
Amount: $5,000.00
Posted by: A car painter in CT in New Milford, CT.Posted: December 5th, 2008 02:12PM
I will not paint a car for less than 5K. It's not worth my effort for less.Everyone wants a cheep paint job and then picks out any flaw, dirt spot, in the paint.These are the same people who spend a small fortune on tires and rims and stereo systems just to brag how much they spent.YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
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MAACO Low Cost?
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: MustangSally in Dayton, OH.Posted: November 7th, 2008 11:11AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Mustang
Painter: MAACO
I call MAACO for an estimate to paint my 1966 Mustang, the car is already primed and ready for paint, no other work would be needed, I did request for the estimate to include the door jams and only wanted it painted gray, no special color. Their estimate was $1500.00 and more charges could occur, So I would not consider MAACO to be a low cost chain.
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painting from red to silver
Amount: $700.00
Posted by: kamama in woodbridge, VA.Posted: September 18th, 2008 12:09PM
Car Make: toyotaCar Model: camery
Painter: retards
on the website they say they charge only 200-400 but when you go to maaco they will charge it almost 700 for exterior paint. the advertisements they have it not true.

maaco at Dumfries, va 22026

sucks and they will rub you
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Expensive!!
Amount: $2,200.00
Posted by: a user in Troy, MI.Posted: September 9th, 2008 02:09PM
Car Make: ChryslerCar Model: 2008 Chrysler 300
Had glossy black, had it changed to flat black. Wanted it "murdered out" so EVERYTHING was painted Flat Black. My 22's, the grill, all logos, and every inch of the car. Looks great but was very expensive.
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repaint
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: TEDDY R. OSBORN in west point, KY.Posted: April 16th, 2008 11:04AM
Car Make: 1998Car Model: malibu ls
Painter: melliac green
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