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Old 07-07-2014, 10:05 AM   #1
Lakeeffect
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Location: South West Michigan
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My Ride: '04 330xi
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Whats going on everyone, very proud and excited first-time BMW owner. I picked up a 2004 330xi a few days ago 103,000 on the tachometer. I live in Southwest Michigan and plan to drive and maintain the car here. This is a big, big purchase for me that I've been working towards for quite some time, and as I'm sure most of you can relate, it is a wonderful feeling to finally have her in the driveway.

I am looking for a good mechanic/shop to get the car serviced right here in Michigan (preferably on the Southwest side/give or take). I'm not looking to be a cheapskate on the maintenance, but I'm also not looking for the most expensive (dealership) option either. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations of good, knowledgeable and fair mechanics in the area who I can form somewhat of an ongoing relationship with who can get to know the car. I am in zip code 49024, but don't mind driving a little bit if its worth it.

She looks, drives, sounds and smells great but I'd also like to get her a 'once over" anyway, just to hopefully nip any imminent repairs/maintenance in the bud. I attached the carfax report so you all can see what has already been done to it (some things, nothing huge or too impressive). In your collective experience, what should I specifically ask special attention be paid to with this car at this stage in its lifespan (in light of what has been done to it already).

Thanks for the help!
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