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#1 (permalink) Old 09-06-2004, 06:49 AM
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I'm looking for some basic advice. I have an old style 5 series estate. It's having a service at a BMW garage. They just called to say that various major things need replacing (eg catalytic converter for £700).

I need to work out whether I really need to fork out for all the items, whether only some are essential, or whether I should just ditch the car.

Can anyone recommend a good course of action?
 
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As you quote £700 I am guessing you are in UK? There is a company called Eurocarparts who specialise in european cars, including BMW. The catalog quotes 5-series cats from £280 - £350 (plus post and VAT).

I get most of my stuff from them and get them fitted by a non-bmw garage. Cuts the cost in half at least

Check them out on WWW.eurocarparts.com
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Definently get a second opinion, and find a shop that will let you buy the parts and have them install them.

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