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Another BM
02-09-2010, 07:44 PM
So my buddy just put down a deposit on an 01 330ci.
Car looks and drives nice. I told him to take it to bimmersport
or RMP to get it checked out.

The problem is the dealer does not trust the car going
that far for an inspection.. hes worried parts are gonna be swapped out.

But he has no problem having the car taken to a shop in cambridge.

So people of Cambridge who do you recommend to inspect this care before he pays in full.

Bullet Ride
02-09-2010, 08:51 PM
If they'll let it go to kitchener http://www.furtmair.com/

T.Dot_E30
02-09-2010, 08:55 PM
Not sure why ppl put deposits on before they inspect a used car.

I wouldn't put anything down wouldn't getting it checked out first. Especially with all the shady used car dealerships out there. I'm sure they would fine a way to keep your money if you found some flaw with the car.

craz azn
02-09-2010, 09:05 PM
If they'll let it go to kitchener http://www.furtmair.com/

Did not know Uli (spl*) works on BMWs? Thought he was only into Porsches...

Mikeee46coup
02-09-2010, 09:27 PM
Did not know Uli (spl*) works on BMWs? Thought he was only into Porsches...

Nah, he does all German cars nowadays, he does shrug at the site of a BMW though; quite the funny site.

Bullet Ride
02-09-2010, 10:26 PM
Did not know Uli (spl*) works on BMWs? Thought he was only into Porsches...

Yeah he's a big Porsche guy but does all German cars... Bosch service center.
They do the service on my father's M5.

craz azn
02-09-2010, 11:04 PM
Right on. He was an easily approachable guy, I liked chatting with him when I was younger all the time at Mosport. Last I remember, he had a nasty crash with his 911 at the track and never seen him since.

tg07lq
02-09-2010, 11:32 PM
if they wanna sell the car? they should send a sales rep with the car then. otherwise see if you can pay to have one of rmps off duty guys come up? findsomeone with day off and buy him lunch, kick him a few bucks.
i understand why they wont let it go, but at the same time theyve gotta be willing to meet you half way

doogee
02-10-2010, 12:06 AM
if they wanna sell the car? they should send a sales rep with the car then. otherwise see if you can pay to have one of rmps off duty guys come up? findsomeone with day off and buy him lunch, kick him a few bucks.
i understand why they wont let it go, but at the same time theyve gotta be willing to meet you half way

RMP doesn't have off duty guys haha. It's just Rocco and an apprentice if I've correct.

Another BM
02-10-2010, 12:55 AM
Not sure why ppl put deposits on before they inspect a used car.

I wouldn't put anything down wouldn't getting it checked out first. Especially with all the shady used car dealerships out there. I'm sure they would fine a way to keep your money if you found some flaw with the car.

my friend is renting a car right now which is costing 230 a week.. so hes in a bit of a hurry and this is a fair deal for this car.. sexy white 330.

Another BM
02-10-2010, 12:56 AM
If they'll let it go to kitchener http://www.furtmair.com/

he wouldnt even let the car go to bmw dealership in waterloo..
lol cambridge only he says..
i find that a little odd... but he had no problem giving my friend the keys even before he put down a deposit

Another BM
02-10-2010, 12:58 AM
if they wanna sell the car? they should send a sales rep with the car then. otherwise see if you can pay to have one of rmps off duty guys come up? findsomeone with day off and buy him lunch, kick him a few bucks.
i understand why they wont let it go, but at the same time theyve gotta be willing to meet you half way

lol, i dont think they have any other sales rep other then the dealer himself and a guy old enough to be his father.. lol.

Another BM
02-10-2010, 12:59 AM
i just want someone to check the cars subframe before he puts down the rest of the balance.. any other issue is peanuts compared to subframe issues

Eurostyle
02-10-2010, 02:04 AM
i just want someone to check the cars subframe before he puts down the rest of the balance.. any other issue is peanuts compared to subframe issues

If you think that, you shouldnt be looking at used cars at all! lol *th-up*

Another BM
02-10-2010, 08:45 PM
lol, again i'm not buying a car

RMPMOTORS
02-10-2010, 09:52 PM
i just want someone to check the cars subframe before he puts down the rest of the balance.. any other issue is peanuts compared to subframe issues

Is he buying the car safetied and e-tested?

Deoes the car have a clean title?

Another BM
02-10-2010, 10:08 PM
Is he buying the car safetied and e-tested?

Deoes the car have a clean title?

it is gonna come safetied and e-tested
it also has a clean title.

z3frog
02-11-2010, 01:23 AM
Well I go to school at UW, I drive a 1991 BMW 318is. Since about October last year I've found Mike at German Autotech:

http://www.germanautotech.ca/

He's worked on my car a couple of times, and I think he's a decent guy =) He's in Waterloo, a little bit north of Northfield and King.

stathis
02-12-2010, 12:17 AM
Try Werner's auto in Cambridge. They are Volkswagen specialists but very knowledgable on German cars. I have been dealing with them for close to 10 years and they are very honest.

Another BM
02-12-2010, 01:20 PM
thanks guys.. a little late car is ready and being picked up today... i hope for his sake its good condition under the body.

damameke
02-12-2010, 01:55 PM
thanks guys.. a little late car is ready and being picked up today... i hope for his sake its good condition under the body.

towards the end. it will be alright...

sometimes we worry for nothing ..

lvan
02-12-2010, 02:05 PM
Is he buying the car safetied and e-tested?

Deoes the car have a clean title?

I always wanted to know if you guys at RMP take the car for a test drive upon pre-putchase inspection? That would lead you to check the clutch life and if the cars drives tight.

Would like to know.*th-up*

Bullet Ride
02-12-2010, 02:51 PM
That would lead you to check the clutch life

How do you determine the clutch life by driving the car? I'd like to know if there's a legitimate way. To me you drive it hard, if it slips the clutch is done, if it doesn't slip then the clutch is still good, but that's not going to tell you if it's new or if it has 100,000km on it, it's just going to tell you that it's not slipping :)