Originally Posted by 07Bavarian335
OP, you are crazy for taking your car to BMW of Seattle. I used to live up there, go talk to Parker Davis at Broad Stroke Associates. Not only is he much less expensive then the dealer, he's completely honest about what your car needs without just trying to rack up your repair bill. Look him up, look at his reviews on different BMW forums, and then go check out his shop. He's really close to you and it would be WELL worth your time if you plan on continuing to own BMW's.
I have no affiliation with Parker or his shop besides the fact that I was directed to him many years ago when I needed some work done that was outside my realm. I've also heard great things about Strictly BMW in Bellevue but never ended up having them do any work for me
Lol crazy? Yeah I know.. But to be honest I feel comfortable going to the dealership even if I have to pay a little more. Plus I have never gone to any Indy shop with my car except once for an oil change and even then I felt weird being there lol.. Maybe some day I'll give him a shot, they are like 10-12 minutes away from where I live actually lol. The main reason I go to the dealership is because I get a loaner. My car is DD and although I have a second car, my in laws drive it.
My actual bill without VIP discount was almost $2,700. After the discount it was $2,185 so I think it was a good deal? But that bill wasn't just from the water pump I did. Since I was there I got a oil change, brake fluid flushed and my rear brake system replaced (that includes replacing pads, rotors and sensors). Not bad right?
So much for a FS thread. It turned out to be more of a discussion thread lol...
BTW my car is no longer for sale. Not after I spent over $2K in repairs/maintenance lol..