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Re: UK guys - can anyone get a straight answer (mo (archive)

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Posted by Darren M on March 22, 2002 at 06:19:27:

In Reply to: Re: UK guys - can anyone get a straight answer (mo posted by Paul D on March 21, 2002 at 18:32:19:

I`m in west Berks, and at the time of the service I think they charged 50 an hour.
I don`t know how this compared to ML, but the last serive I had (oil service Aug last year) they charged 110. Bare in mind this also included about 42 worth of expensive Castrol synthetic oil.
Damn, all this talk has made me realise I`m about ready for an Inspection service again. Last Inspection was in August 2000.

well they do that because....well its an ///M car and that means Money. So they try to determine how rich you are and how much they think you are willing to pay before setting the price :).

Seriously, I have only had one quick chat with them on the phone. It was concerning an inspection 2 and because it wasn`t cheap enough to make it worth while I didn`t bother. Oh, and they also said they might need the car for more than one day which was not a good thing because I`m not local.
I know my local BMW dealers well and they are just a 5minute walk down the road so I didnt mind paying the extra 100 quid there to get the work done with people I knew I could trust.
I think Munich wanted about 320 for the service if I remember correctly, and this wasback in Aug 2000

out of Munich Legends?
Every time I contact them for a price for parts or work it's always 'it's about' or 'all depends'.
Recently I visited and asked how much an Inspection 2 would be, Barneys response was "all depends how many shims I have to use for the valves".
This is not the first time Munichs have been unsure of prices, once they increased the price of the plug leads I was going to buy by 50 just before I went to collect them!(I went to Moseleys instead).
Any other specialist garage just give you a price, I don't want to take my car to a garage with a rough idea what I'm going to pay when it is only one task I am asking them to perform.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not having a go at the quality of their work, just the vague info they give.
Sorry for the outburst, and I know that lots of you use Munichs with no problem but I just needed to get that off my chest.
PaulD, how much do you pay Munichs for an inspection 2?

320 sounds about right, and if you can get a BMW dealer to do it for 420 they must be cheap round your area, the last time I went to my local one it was 520 and that was when their labour charge was 60/hr they now charge 75/hr, so it must cost about 600 now.

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