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Old 11-14-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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Shop/Mechanic for Inspection 2?

Hi all,

Looking for recommendations for a non-dealer mechanic/shop to perform an inspection 2 at a reasonable cost. Dealer's quote around $1200 (interestingly BMW Toronto quoted $1400 and Budds $1050..go figure).

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Old 11-14-2011, 08:03 PM   #2
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:47 PM   #3
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:30 AM   #4
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if you're near markham/east end, you can bring it to the shop i work at. i dont usually advertise but i happen to see your post while im lurking.

NV Euro Motor Works
4600 Highway 7 East (highway 7 and kennedy)
(905) 604-3950

i just turn wrenches, so i cant give you a quote, but call in and ask to speak to Trevor or Nim and they can give you an estimate.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:25 AM   #5
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Who else here uses Autobahn East. I have been to RMP but its a bit too far... i usually go to Lakeside but thats a bit far for me also.

Autobahn would be closer but knowledge of mechanic is important and also not play the replace everything strategy while fixing things.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:17 PM   #6
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:53 PM   #7
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if you're near markham/east end, you can bring it to the shop i work at. i dont usually advertise but i happen to see your post while im lurking.

NV Euro Motor Works
4600 Highway 7 East (highway 7 and kennedy)
(905) 604-3950

i just turn wrenches, so i cant give you a quote, but call in and ask to speak to Trevor or Nim and they can give you an estimate.
saw the shop once during the summer, a buddy of mine knows them. They do euro cars and seem to have a good rep.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:34 PM   #8
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I recommend autobahn east!!!! Mark will treat you well!!!
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:02 PM   #9
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Who else here uses Autobahn East. I have been to RMP but its a bit too far... i usually go to Lakeside but thats a bit far for me also.

Autobahn would be closer but knowledge of mechanic is important and also not play the replace everything strategy while fixing things.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:29 AM   #10
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Bimmex in woodbridge is pretty good. They Definitely know what they are doing and a good atmosphere while you are there unlike some shops.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:06 AM   #11
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Bimmex in woodbridge is pretty good. They Definitely know what they are doing and a good atmosphere while you are there unlike some shops.
What's the deal with Bimmex/Europa? Before I did alot of 'homework' on the forum, I took my 540 to them (Markham location) for an Inspection II (which went fine) then when I searched for some feedback on the forum there was all this drama a couple years ago involving the owner or somesuch, can't recall all the details.

Anyways, I'd endorse them as well, just seems they didn't have a great rep with this community at one point or another, which is a bit of a turn off. The other shops represented seemed to have a steller rep.

Also, I saved about $200-250 off Inspection II by doing the spark plugs/filters by myself. I told them in advance and they were like 'No problem'. I think I paid around $600 for the service, although my total bill was ~$1100 because I flushed the coolant, brakes, and replaced the thermostat.

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