Expensive door repair...
I dented the driver's door in a parking garage after getting a little too cozy with a concrete pillar while reversing. It was a small area of damage but in a bad place, scraping both the door handle and the lower crease where the sheet metal sticks out the most. The dent was quite shallow and the scrape only an inch or two long, but since the dent was at the crease, it basically inverted the crease from a "V" to a "W" cross section. I can imagine it would be difficult to straighten this without having ripples.
I originally got an estimate for $2-4k and decided to make an insurance claim. The insurance adjuster went to the shop and they produced a revised estimate around $1.5k, assuming they'd straighten the panel and repaint just that door and the rear door to color match. Now, after a week, the shop has upped their estimate to over $6k and many more weeks to completely replace the door shell and handle, and to repaint the rear door and front fender to color match. I have the Glacier White paint color, so it's also going to be interesting to see how well they can match the blue pearl effect.
It's kind of crazy that such a small cosmetic problem can turn into a repair worth over 1/6 of the new car price. I wonder how a Q3 would look with canvas doors like a trail-ready Jeep... ;-)
2017 Q3 premium quattro