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      03-10-2019, 01:46 PM   #1
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Hi all, just moved to Seattle from the Midwest and service is due in the next month or two. Any recommendations between Seattle BMW or Bellevue BMW? Also will be looking at getting some suspension work done so any Indy shop recommendations would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks.
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Hi all, just moved to Seattle from the Midwest and service is due in the next month or two. Any recommendations between Seattle BMW or Bellevue BMW? Also will be looking at getting some suspension work done so any Indy shop recommendations would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks.
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I have used Strictly BMW near Bellevue BMW for 20+ years. I've also used Eastside Bavarian in Issaquah when I lived there.

Don't know which dealer is better - I only use Bellevue. They do have a good diesel tech.
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      03-10-2019, 08:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to Seattle.

I have used Seattle for warranty work and have had good luck with them. Ask for SA Nathaniel Morrisette. I live South so I don’t have experience with Bellevue, tried Tacoma and had bad customer service.
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I have used Strictly BMW for many many years, Eastside Bavarian when I worked within walking distance.

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Thanks, appreciate the advice!
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      03-13-2019, 11:43 PM   #6
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I'm in Portland so I've never gone to a WA dealer for service, but fwiw I bought my car from BMW of Bellevue. In general it was a decent experience (they had the car I was looking for at a negotiated good price), but I was let down by their lack of customer appreciation. When I bought my E90 in Portland they gave me a car-care package with car wash and mitt, interior cleaner/conditioner, wheel cleaner and brush, two keychains, and a data cable for syncing to the radio, and this was a one year old car. Bellevue gave me my car and nothing more, and this was a new car. I know a dealer doesn't owe you anything beyond what you negotiate, but I feel a premium brand should show customers some appreciation with a little brand swag. Honestly, this simple thing made me decide that my wife's car will be purchased at BMW Portland where I bought my E90 and where I've always gone for service and been treated great. If I was in your area, I'd probably check out Seattle to see if they showed more appreciation for their customers.
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In my experience, nobody does a better job than Eastside Bavarian.
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Anyone have any recommendations for TC replacement? I've called several BMW independent shops around me and they either demand an inspection service beforehand or flat out refuse to do it.

So far Broadstroke BMW is the one that has been the nicest, but they do request an inspection beforehand (400$), dont know how imperative it is as I did not push the issue and according to the the receptionist they havent done any TC work on N20\N26's (possibly more labor cost then would be expected).

I'm way north of Seattle (Arlington), but for the right garage i'd be willing to drive down.
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Anyone have any recommendations for TC replacement? I've called several BMW independent shops around me and they either demand an inspection service beforehand or flat out refuse to do it.

So far Broadstroke BMW is the one that has been the nicest, but they do request an inspection beforehand (400$), dont know how imperative it is as I did not push the issue and according to the the receptionist they havent done any TC work on N20\N26's (possibly more labor cost then would be expected).

I'm way north of Seattle (Arlington), but for the right garage i'd be willing to drive down.
An inspection of what?
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      07-10-2019, 04:02 PM   #10
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An inspection of what?
They said that to know exactly what work my car needs they need to do an inspection, otherwise they feel if they only fix one thing that i ask them to, and something else breaks that they would get a bad rap because of it.
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Anyone? My timing chain started to get scoring, called a few places and was flat out told they wouldnt do it or that they would for 3k labor plus parts (lol? At that price might aswell call dealership)
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I think that’s the price to have a shop do it. I would think the dealer would be more.
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Sorry I cant help, but good luck and let us know what you end up doing!
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Join bmw pnw on facebook. Huge bmw group from washington and oregon. You'll get more better response there
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I think i'm already part of that group, but havent thought of asking there, thanks for the reminder!

I did find a place that will do it within a reasonable budget and is willing to do so, will update when i get it done in the next few months hopefully.
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