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Old 08-06-2008, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Help!!!I was told I need to replace my engine on my 2003 325ci for $11,000!

I went into dealership because my car suddenly died out on the street, and was told it was a radiator pipe, and it would only cost around $250 for parts and labor, but i received a voicemail from the certified dealership saying my engine needed to be replaced for $11,000!!!! Please help me, am I being scammed?

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How many miles on the car and how has it been serviced? But more than likely, it's a scam alright. Make them tell you why, and what parts are bad.
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Sounds like a mad scam!!!!

I know it may be hard,and you are pressed for time ,but no way,no how should it be that much no matter what.You really need to find a mechanic who can diagnose,fixproblem.First step,get it away from them crooks,they quoted me $380 to change out a battery,i did it in like 20 minutes,battery is bad enough from dealer $200.But still $180 for what amounted to 20 minutes of labor.Get it out of there.
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I went into dealership because my car suddenly died out on the street, and was told it was a radiator pipe, and it would only cost around $250 for parts and labor, but i received a voicemail from the certified dealership saying my engine needed to be replaced for $11,000!!!! Please help me, am I being scammed?

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what were the conditions when it died? was the engine smoking?

the funny thing is, they call you to say radiator pipe, and then turnaround to say you need a new engine??? thst is not accurate by any means.

You should follow witesharks advise and ask for a detailed explanation; as from experience, dealerships often turn out to be "UNRELIABLE".
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always get a second opion lin.. sometimes even three... keep us posted..
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