Here I am fixing something else on my 155 and finding that someone who put his hands there before me thought it was ok not to finish the job... since you'd have to take the thing apart to see it.
This afternoon, it's a screw missing from the steering column cowling. I was wondering why it seemed to be a bit loose... A bit later I try to remove another plastic part... I find two screws were damaged beyond removal, can't remove the thing until I find replacement screws.
Another day, I was told by a friend that my 155 looked like it had previously been in a minor accident and the rear bumper had been changed. That's when I realized why the 155 chrome lettering was not perfectly horizontal.
Probably the body shop guy who installed it didn't do a perfect job, but it was "good enough".
Back at the body shop for damage to the car front... The car was "ready", but the wheel arch plastic cover was not properly aligned with the bumper, and the grid was not properly centered
. Quick fix on the spot. I then realized that the bonnet was slightly misaligned, turns out the hinges had probably been shifted. "Oh your car was in an accident you know". And that the black foam hinge pads were gone. "Oh they never were there in the first place". Yeah, sure, I must have been delusional last time I saw them... Turns out I replaced them myself and they're only hard to remove/replace.
Then I took the front bumper off myself to adjust it. You've got it, I couldn't make it fit perfectly, because certain screws are missing. Impossible to know if they were missing before or after said stay at the body shop.
And the air induction box that I had brought for the body shop to replace the one broken in the accident... was so poorly put together after they replaced the filter in it, I couldn't believe it when I saw it. Had to fix it myself.
Was also flabbergasted that a body shop wouldn't apply rust treatment on parts of the frame where an accident chips the paint/sealant away, especially when you see it's starting to rust.
So I can't say I can recommend mechanics or body shops in general around Naples. And a few of these past things I mentioned happened under the previous owner in Northern Italy, where people are supposed to be more serious.
What's your experience, overall?