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Old 11-22-2011, 08:48 AM   #1
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Service in Cambridge/Kitchener area

does anyone know of a reliable service garage or bmw mechanic in the cambridge area? the BMW dealer is usually booking weeks in advance, so it's quite inconvenient. just need regular code-reading and maintenance work, but want someone reliable. many thanks for recommendations.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:19 AM   #2
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My father has been taking his cars to Furtmair Auto Service for the past couple years and has had no complaints about the service. He specializes in Porsche so you'll often see several of them in his lot, but he services all German vehicles.
http://www.furtmair.com/index.html

There's Also Autocube. The owner is a great guy, I've spoken with him a number of times and he's hooked me up with good deals on parts. He's the kind of guy that will talk to you about cars for hours if you let him because he's passionate about what he does.
http://www.autocube.ca/
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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Bullet Ride - thanks for great info. will check them out.

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Old 11-22-2011, 09:40 PM   #4
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doogee is an awesome mechanic. search his name here and PM him
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:52 PM   #5
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does anyone know of a reliable service garage or bmw mechanic in the cambridge area? the BMW dealer is usually booking weeks in advance, so it's quite inconvenient. just need regular code-reading and maintenance work, but want someone reliable. many thanks for recommendations.
so where did you end up taking your car Jimboat?
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
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futmair is an idiot. according to him, an auto-manual swap for an e30 is completely impossible, and cannot be done...unless you pay him to do it for you (hint: it won't be cheap!)
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #7
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It can be done, did my own auto-manual for under $500 with parts from junk cars. But I might have got lucky with some good parts.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:15 PM   #8
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There's Also Autocube. The owner is a great guy, I've spoken with him a number of times and he's hooked me up with good deals on parts. He's the kind of guy that will talk to you about cars for hours if you let him because he's passionate about what he does.
http://www.autocube.ca/
Yep owner Roman is a good guy, knows his stuff inside and out. Worked for BMW dealer there before.

Done work on my 740 and was happy overall.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:06 PM   #9
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futmair is an idiot. according to him, an auto-manual swap for an e30 is completely impossible, and cannot be done...unless you pay him to do it for you (hint: it won't be cheap!)
I agree - he's an a-hole. Took my 911 there to get his opinion on lowering it, he looked me up and down filled with judgement like I was some punk, then basically said it would be $2K, plus more than likely another $1K in parts (since my car was 'old' (it's an '87, with no winters, original paint and about 36k miles, basically it's cleaner underneith than most cars on top) he didn't even look at the car. Other shops I've tried basically want 6 hours labour, and there's no parts iinvolved. He's a crook, and has been ripping people off for years. I've talked to many people with Porsches and BMW's who have only used him once, never to return.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #10
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so where did you end up taking your car Jimboat?
Took my Z3 to Roman at AutoCube. He's terrific! He diagnosed and fixed my problem first time. He did exactly what he said he would do, charged reasonable rates, and gave alot of excellent advice. i will go back to Roman for sure.
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