In Reply to: My dealer charged less than $200 parts & labor posted by Bryan (EOM) on April 05, 1999 at 08:58:54:
This dealer here is very expensive. Wish I had another alternative. Oh well, they do great warranty service!
: : Well, my wife and I replaced the rear window on our Z3 today despite the warnings from this message board. We decided to do it after the dealer (Hendrick BMW of Charlotte NC) told me that their cost to replace the window would be $600. I couldnít believe the cost! I asked two different service advisers on two different days and got the same quote $600.
: : Instead of making Hendrick any richer, we decided to tackle the job ourselves. I ordered the window from Quality Imports for a reasonable cost. The window from Quality was genuine BMW and it arrived in great condition.
: : The job only took about 2 hours for us to do. Next time it will probably only take an hour or so.
: : Donít be afraid to replace your window. It does take two people, but itís relatively easy to accomplish.
: : Doug96