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#1 Inspection, etc. (long) (archive)

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Posted by MarkV on October 01, 1998 at 17:14:01:

I took my '96 Z3 in for the first inspection this morning. I still had one green bar left but, since I'm paying and I had the time off, it was a good time to take it in. Plus, the car is two years old now and I was due for an oil change anyway. The inspection went fine with no problems noted.

I did have a great experience regarding my center storage unit/cup holder. As with most of them, the paint started to peel on top of the storage box. There was only a small piece that had peeled away but, it was only a matter of time before the rest went. I am going to put in a wood trim kit and didn't want to put the piece over the storage section top with the paint peeling so I figured I'd have to buy a new one before I put the trim kit in.

I asked my service advisor at BMW of Fairfax (VA)about it this morning when I dropped the car off. He said it looked like wear and would ask the service manager about replacing it. When my car was finished he told me that the unit had been swapped out under warranty! With all of the postings about problems with this stuff, I thought I had no chance. It was great to see the system work correctly.

I Love this car!


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