Hello, not brand new to the forum, but 1st post--would appreciate if those more informed than I could weigh in on an estimate I received for replacement of both lower control arms on an '01 325xi with 72k. The initial estimate was $700.00 then rose to $1000.00, due, apparently, to the mechanic not immediately realizing something pertaining to bushings(?) that are likely to needed, as well. (Trying to be prudent, I sought a second estimate, which was $700.00, so was comparable). Both are reputable local mechanics who regularly work on BMW's but with whom I don't have 1st hand experience. Thanks for whatever wisdom you can offer.