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Old 11-16-2004, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a 2001 330 and the indicator let me know that I needed and "Oil Service" so I took it in. Originally someone quoted me $70 and then when I picked it up they told me it was an Oil Service as opposed to change and it would cost $250. Did I get taken? What is the deal?

Also I needed two belts replaced and it was $199? Does that sound normal. I may not go back to this dealer because of the poor service, but I still was looking for some feedback on whether or not these charges are normal.

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These charges are normal at any BMW dealer.

Oil change= $70-$75

Oil service= $250 but BMW calls this service inspection I. No parts involved here only they inspect a lot of components only, and hense inspection l

The other charges for belts are also normal charges for dealers based on their hourly rates.

Of course these repairs can be done at many qualified independent BMW shops with substantial savings.

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