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Old 05-04-2013, 12:56 AM
flyace20 flyace20 is offline
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Originally Posted by Peter7 View Post
You just confirmed that I was right that mechanics at BMW participating in sales activity (getting bonuses).
How do you know who serviced or repaired the car you willing to buy, if dealers not always stamping the logbooks, especially for company cars? Have a look at asking prices for example at carsales.com.au to check resale value for these cars, please keep in mind we are discussing X5 1999-2006, not F10 or F30.
With parts prices at BMW dealers here in Australia (two-three times higher than US and Europe) dealers must not complain that owners doing the job by themselves. Do you recon $700 for a new key for X5 E53 is a reasonable price? If you buy key programmer and program EWS, got new blank key off e-bay and use local locksmith to cut the key you will be still below $200 for complete the job. And for sure dealer is not happy.
You raise an interesting point.

Does someone that heavily promotes servicing at authorised dealer only, have an interest at some dealership?
Hmmm, I don't know, you be the judge
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