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sneakyeek
04-03-2006, 04:45 PM
Hi, I'm new to this site but have been looking for a decent BMW service center for awhile. I have a CPO 2004 X3 that I bought from VOB b/c they gave me the best price. BUT every time I've been there for service it's been awful, I'm not even convinced they do anything to the car. There's this weird delay between shifting from reverse to drive when I start it up first thing in the morning and they said repeatedly there was nothing wrong. Someone in the service center even stole all the change out of my car!

I live around Arlington and see no point in driving up to MD to be treated badly. I've heard mixed things about Arlington BMW, what do people think? My car is still under warranty so I don't really want to go to an independent. Also, is there a dealership that offers BMW loaners (for people that didn't purchase the car there)? Last time at VOB they put me in a tiny Chevy Aveo, felt like driving a pod with a lawnmower engine... if I wanted to drive an underpowered aluminum death-trap I wouldn't have bought a BMW. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

OwnedbyDuncan
04-03-2006, 06:43 PM
My shop refuses to work on X3s and X5s. Bad for the owners back.
Sorry

Dave Apker

1996 328ti
04-03-2006, 07:07 PM
My shop refuses to work on X3s and X5s. Bad for the owners back.
Sorry

Dave ApkerWe know. E30s and no new customers.

sneakyeek. . .How about Fairfax?

mlytle
04-03-2006, 09:03 PM
i have had good luck with bmw of arlington. used bruno in service and dino in parts.

1996 328ti
04-03-2006, 10:14 PM
i have had good luck with bmw of arlington. used bruno in service and dino in parts.Are they techs or loan sharks?

OwnedbyDuncan
04-04-2006, 09:22 AM
We know. E30s and no new customers.

sneakyeek. . .How about Fairfax?

Steven,

He had an E46 in the shop a couple of weeks ago and an E90 outside.

Dave

SharkD
04-04-2006, 02:21 PM
http://www.dvsmith.net/bmw/dc_service_shops.html

David Hicks
04-05-2006, 10:18 AM
i have had good luck with bmw of arlington. used bruno in service and dino in parts.
I don't think Dino's there anymore.

tgmeyer
04-05-2006, 10:40 AM
I don't think Dino's there anymore.
Must have gotten whacked. :biggrin:


Sorry, I could not resist.

Phat Ham
04-05-2006, 09:18 PM
I don't think Dino's there anymore. Was Dino the young guy or the old grumpy hippy?

David Hicks
04-06-2006, 07:39 AM
He was (is, I guess) the young guy with the goatee.

mrkus427
04-13-2006, 06:48 PM
I've had my 2003 525iT into Arlington BMW on two occasions. Still (barely) under warranty. Rick is my service advisor, and I'd recommend him - and the service folks - to anyone. Very professional, and I have the impression that they treat my car like I'd treat the maintenance on my car (if I had the skills...). Just my 2 cents.

Mark