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Old 11-14-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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Fair price - or should I keep shopping?

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)
Belts
Tie rod assemblies
Trailing arm bushings
Alignment

total is $1500.

I am wondering if i should go through with it or shop around for some other places.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:50 PM   #3
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bmw specialty shop - parts/labor/tax in.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:02 PM   #4
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bmw specialty shop - parts/labor/tax in.
that's pretty reasonable...whats the hourly rate there?
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4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
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latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

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Old 11-14-2010, 11:52 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:58 PM   #6
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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
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:38 AM   #7
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the car is in toronto. that's where i'm getting it fixed.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:47 AM   #8
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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.
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