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E46M 12-08-2014 05:10 PM

Check with RMP before you buy a car as well!
 
If you are in the market for a used car, better get it checked by RMP motors because I don't trust any dealership including BMW dealerships due to multiple bad experiences. My friends who didn't get their cars inspected (PPI), had to spend a lot of money to get their cars in good shape after their purchases a couple of years ago. Now they only go to RMP.

I brought 3 E46 M3s to RMP for inspection in the past few months. The RMP team filled out 2 pages worth of issues in their meticulous analysis of these cars and I thought these cars were in great shape :huh?: Rocco found so many things that were mechanically wrong with the cars that I couldn't have foreseen. Saved me a lot of headache and money in the future knowing the issues now and backing out of the purchase. (Always put a deposit on a car with a clause for a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) by your garage/mechanic BEFORE you sign the dotted line)
On top of that the service is excellent, I was always accommodated as I have a very tight daily schedule due to work requirements.

My current purchase was approved by RMP and I am very happy with it. RMP, thank you for helping me in my quest for a well maintained M3, really appreciate it. *th-up*

bmwm5lover 12-08-2014 08:23 PM

I'd love to see these reports and 2 pages worth of issues.

E46M 12-10-2014 11:31 AM

PPI report
 
I don't have the reports now, they wrote it on a piece of paper but it listed everything, from what I remember:
cracked rear spring
subframe cracked
all 4 tires need replacement (uneven wear so I believe alignment required)
suspension in bad shape, some suspension items needed to be changed (Cant remember now)
one rotor seized
Vanos needs adjustment
Front of the car repainted
Trunk and whole rear of the car repainted
Car potentially had water damage (car was from the states and had rust in weird places which I didn't see such as in the battery area in the trunk and other places)
alternator needs to be replaced
ashtray cover broken (Doesn't close)
car cigarette lighter/DC power source doesn't work
then all the cosmetic interior and exterior imperfections were also mentioned
and I cant remember the rest but you get the idea... I was really glad I got it inspected.

Point is to put a deposit on a potential buy with the condition of your mechanic/garage's approval and get cars like M3s inspected by someone you trust and I trust RMP. (Especially if one isn't mechanically inclined like myself)

bmwins 01-15-2016 05:23 PM

RMP is easily one of the if not THE best BMW indy shop in the GTA. I took my car there for years and was always happy until I started doing all my repairs myself. Ill be going in for a clutch in the next year or two though.

cmstrilchuk 04-07-2016 12:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmwins (Post 1680473)
RMP is easily one of the if not THE best BMW indy shop in the GTA. I took my car there for years and was always happy until I started doing all my repairs myself. Ill be going in for a clutch in the next year or two though.

Second this opinion. They've expertly fixed tricky problems on my car. Wish I had taken it there for a PPI before I bought it!

propr'one 05-17-2016 12:07 PM

my m3 was PPI's @ RMP. i was lucky though, rocco pulled me aside from the buyer and said dont haggle, buy it now! :P

pegggu 05-27-2016 01:42 PM

i've only heard good things about RMP.
out of curiousity, how does bimmersport stand up against RMP regarding service & price and anyone have good/bad experiences with them.

newbe46 05-27-2016 03:02 PM

RMP is good if you are close to it. For me I would have to take a day off just to do an oil change at RMP.

Bob Marley+W 09-02-2017 08:13 PM

Him da best

FFWD 01-06-2018 03:17 PM

In 2011 Rocco PPI'd a high mileage (180k) 2001 M3 for me. He said all it needed was a sway bar end link and RTABs, so I bought it. Sure enough, all it's needed since then has been typical wear and tear items. The car has 295k now, daily driven year round, and has been the best BMW I have ever owned.

doogee 01-08-2018 08:52 PM

For a second I thought this was another one of their fake accounts they use to post fake feedback about their shop but this one seems kind of believable.

I don’t doubt Roccos abilities though *wave*

FFWD 01-09-2018 11:26 AM

LOL. That's the first time someone thought 300k on an E46 M3 was believable! Since that PPI, I've only had to replace the following, which like I said are mostly wear and tear items: battery, alternator, belts and pulleys (once in 2011 and a second time this past weekend), oil level sensor, outside mirror glass, trunk handle, one xenon headlight bulb, FCABs, and thermostat. And of course whatever gets replaced with each inspection.


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