View Full Version : Fair price - or should I keep shopping?

11-14-2010, 03:53 PM
I am just wondering if this is a fair cost to fix the following components on a 1997 E36 318IS:
Water pump
Flex disc
Brake pads/rotors (all, rusted badly)
Tie rod assemblies
Trailing arm bushings

total is $1500.

I am wondering if i should go through with it or shop around for some other places.

11-14-2010, 03:56 PM
parts and labour?? that's a pretty good deal man. bmw alignment charges 150-200 alone.

if it's a bmw specialty shop then yes. Mom and pop? hmmm...stay away from that.

11-14-2010, 07:50 PM
bmw specialty shop - parts/labor/tax in.

11-14-2010, 08:02 PM
bmw specialty shop - parts/labor/tax in.

that's pretty reasonable...whats the hourly rate there?

11-15-2010, 12:52 AM
no idea. i'm going to call some more places tomorrow, including that one.

i'm thinking that i might just replace everything except brakes and rotors there, and just go to my other mechanic for that? should be fine, seeing as i don't think it's such a big job.

11-15-2010, 12:58 AM
that's pretty reasonable...whats the hourly rate there?

Keep in mind he is in Philadelphia, I bet prices there are lower than in Toronto

11-15-2010, 02:38 AM
the car is in toronto. that's where i'm getting it fixed.

Dr. Flyview
11-15-2010, 10:47 AM
Honestly, if you're getting that much stuff, you need to get it done right. I wouldn't go anywhere else other than RMP Motors. They know everything inside out with the most professional service I've seen. The price is still very fair as well.