Originally Posted by oldred
The suggestion that you would be recommend to buy a MIG by a ratio of 20 to 1 might be wrong only in that it likely would be even more than that and for good reason. For auto body work MIG is going to be the most versatile of the processes with stick the very last choice. MIG is much easier on thin sheetmetal, makes a very clean weld and can be used for just about any welding task you might run into in the shop. .
Not trying to start an argument, but are you saying mig is easier on thin sheet metal than tig? I know I condensed your post to the parts in question.
Also, what is meant by more versatile? If you mean that mig can be used in more positions, then I agree, but tig will weld almost anything. Or you may have been comparing to flux core, not sure.