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      02-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by HoundForHire View Post
Yeah, or at least more versions of the 3 wagon.

Now that's funny, because my experience with BMW warranty work as been the complete opposite- I really do think it depends on the dealer. I got that same "within spec" garbage and other bs from BMW of San Antonio, but BMW of Austin? They went so far above and beyond things they should do under the service plan, that its an important buying point for me.
Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
Concur, it's all about your service guy. I've been lucky to have great relationships with mine at three dealers now, Crevier in SoCal and both Moritz and BMW of Dallas. Our 135i had the front rotors and pads replaced at around 35k miles and they threw in new rear rotors and pads that weren't quite tripping the light when I took the car in a few weeks before the warranty ran out at around 42k miles. It all worked out for them as we traded the car in the next week, but I'd still suggest that if you're having issues with warranty work, it's time to try another dealer.
I think you are both right - I bought from David Aviles in Baltimore, but get my car serviced in Indy. Night and day difference in the way that things like this are addressed.

At the end of the day, I suppose it doesn't matter since I will turn the car in before any of this matters, but this definitely takes away from the overall experience.

Now, if I just knew when the M2 would be available....
Current - 2015 981 Cayman S
Past rides: 2014 F22 M235 - MT, CWP / 2011 E82 135 - LBM, N55, DCT / 2008 E82 135 - AW, N54, MT
2007 E92 328 - JB, N52, MT, ZSP (traded in for 135)
2007 E92 328 - JB, N52, MT (retired by a drunk driver)