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blee
07-26-2006, 10:43 PM
How much should I be looking to pay for a pre-purchase inspection in this area? I'm very close to a Curry's, but I hear they're on the pricey side.

_2k
07-27-2006, 10:45 AM
$80 @<hidden> Currys?

gmufiji
07-27-2006, 11:12 AM
I was looking at an M3, and BMW of arlington wanted over $200 to do the inspection. OUCH!!!

OwnedbyDuncan
07-27-2006, 08:29 PM
Do you really want to scimp on a prepurchase inspection??? You want to take it to a mechanic who knows the the model. Dealer would be last place I would take it.

Dave Apker

SharkD
07-27-2006, 09:14 PM
Dan Martin did the pre-purchase inspections for both my E24 and E30 -- he was thorough, honest and completely stood by his assessments.

http://www.dvsmith.net/bmw/dc_service_shops.html

Scotty
07-31-2006, 10:43 PM
I had London Auto (http://www.londonautoservices.com/About_Us/about_us.html) in Falls Church inspect an M3 for $89. They were very friendly, and seemed to do a thorough job. Took about an hour. I was invited into the shop to look over (and under) the car with the mechanic, which is always a bonus.

Call ahead for an appointment.

SharkD
08-01-2006, 11:33 AM
I had London Auto (http://www.londonautoservices.com/About_Us/about_us.html) in Falls Church inspect an M3 for $89. They were very friendly, and seemed to do a thorough job. Took about an hour. I was invited into the shop to look over (and under) the car with the mechanic, which is always a bonus.

Tom Baruch is a great wrench and instructor.

Psi5
08-07-2006, 10:17 AM
How much should I be looking to pay for a pre-purchase inspection in this area? I'm very close to a Curry's, but I hear they're on the pricey side.

Advantage Certified in Manassas will do it for about $100. I'd trust them as a dedicated BMW service center and have been very happy with their work on my 540.

Ask for Glenn in the Service Center.

David