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    How much for a pre-purchase inspection?

    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.

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    $80 @ Currys?

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    Pre-Purchase inspection

    I was looking at an M3, and BMW of arlington wanted over $200 to do the inspection. OUCH!!!

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    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

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    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

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    I had London Auto 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty
    I had London Auto 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blee
    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

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