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Old 06-09-2010, 08:43 AM   #21
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where do you usually service your car? i just wanna make sure you didn't get ripped off like i did
..I was servicing my car at Eurocar Service, 14 union st, Stepney.

he is a mature mechanic, was working for adelaide bmw and then opened his own shop 15-20 years ago.. he has M1 parked there

Plus he is German
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:45 AM   #22
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I have used BMWise for my E34 and they generally do a good job..

The only downside i have found is their customer service can be abit so-so at times, obviously when there busy its difficult but the last two times its just been here are the keys and il pick up my car later...

But everyone recommends them so its worth a shot...

And about the cruise, next friday the 18th, it would be awesome if some of you guys could come out... let me know or just rock up on the night, Burnside village portrush rd top car park at 7:00...
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:18 PM   #23
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I took my car to BM-Wise for a Major service inspection II, no problems there, and around $300-400 cheaper than BMW Adelaide stealership.
Guys seemed very helpful with query questions as well.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:02 AM   #24
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Hi can you post the contact details of the service shops?
I used to have mine done by Michael McMichael (only because when I bought the car from Stillwell they said to bring it to him) ... I am ready to bring my baby to another repairer...negative comments withheld.

Thanks in advance...
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:06 AM   #25
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oops nevermind... found them via Google Maps... will checkin soon. Need to get my Right rear light/indicator fixed.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:43 AM   #26
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Thumbs down Argh...rant rant rant.

The last post I made I withheld the negative comments I got from this place but I'm not with holding back after today.

I don't know why I am so hard headed....I went back to M.M. to have them fix a leaking oil. I was quoted $400.00, I then had my missus pick up the car and I found out from her she was asked to pay $550.00!

What annoys me the most is that this is the 3rd time I've gone to his garage and all three times he would charge me more than the quote. I've asked him all three times to call me if there are any changes, and all three times he has told my missus he called me but I did not answer my phone. I've got Voice Mail setup on my mobile and, there is no notification of any missed call.

That's just half of my frustration. The electrical issues I ask him to fix always comes back. e.g. airbag light coming up, signal light not working. The oil leak I noticed occured a few days after the last service...

When I dropped of the car, in the morning. He was on the phone speaking to a mate and I had to wait for him to finish chatting with his mate, like I was not even there.

If you are reading this Michael McMichael you have definitely lost this customer and I will surely pass this terrible service to other BMW friends..
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:00 AM   #27
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The last post I made I withheld the negative comments I got from this place but I'm not with holding back after today.

I don't know why I am so hard headed....I went back to M.M. to have them fix a leaking oil. I was quoted $400.00, I then had my missus pick up the car and I found out from her she was asked to pay $550.00!..............

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What's the name of his busness and where is it located?
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:53 PM   #28
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It's at Stepney...I haven't had the chance to check the job he did with the car...I'll post again tonight.
Let me correct myself thou, he may have been correct in addresing the leaking oil issue and fixing what had to be fixed, for now i'll give him the benefit of the doubt (coz at the moment I can't really tell if he did a good job), but I know I am annoyed at the fact that he has told my missus again that he tried to ring me several times and that I was not answering my phone, which I know is unture. (like i said i do have voicemail setup and if he did try I would have gotten missed call notifications).
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:14 PM   #29
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All I can say is BM Wise have been great. I will continue going back for services.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:24 AM   #30
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Have any of you Adelaide guys tried BMcity? I went there today for some minor work and spent a lot of time talking to the owner. I think this is a real "find". He's passionate about BMW's, is much less expensive than the dealership, and (I love this) lets me watch the work. I'll go back as soon as I need to.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:43 AM   #31
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...and (I love this) lets me watch the work.
I like that too.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:46 AM   #32
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^ Welcome. Nope haven't tried BM City, sounds good though. But I'm happy enough with Anthony from BM Wise. Real good guy. Good to see another M3 in Adelaide LOL. Post some pics I've seen quite a few running around lately actually. A few silver, some carbon black and I've seen an LSB too. Nice!
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:43 PM   #33
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I'm new in town with a 2005 SMG; appreciate the advice on service. I tried BMWcity; got my ear talked off. I'll try BMWise tomorrow. I have 48K kms and need a service. Hope it's not too much $$. If you guys have a get-together, let me know.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:05 PM   #34
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Nice. Not many Adelaide members here. What colour is ur car?
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:27 PM   #35
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I just uploaded some photos (I think). Try this: http://photos.e46fanatics.com/showgallery.php?cat=4585
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:29 PM   #36
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Oh, please excuse the plate; it was just after I bought it. It has somewhat more anonymous plates now.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:48 PM   #37
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I'm new in town with a 2005 SMG; appreciate the advice on service. I tried BMWcity; got my ear talked off. I'll try BMWise tomorrow. I have 48K kms and need a service. Hope it's not too much $$. If you guys have a get-together, let me know.
Welcome
I didn't want to be the first to bag BM City but now that someone has taken the lead......
Basically, my experience was exactly the same.
The proprietor just talked sh1t for 45 mins but said very little that encouraged me to hand the keys over.
That said, letting you watch is pretty cool - not many shops will let you do that.
I use BM-Wise for the stuff I can't do myslef and have no complaints.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:01 AM   #38
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I just uploaded some photos (I think). Try this: http://photos.e46fanatics.com/showgallery.php?cat=4585
Nice! Beautiful colour. What wheels are they? Any other mods?
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:47 AM   #39
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Just had a servicing done at BMWise; much better than BMWCity. I'll continue to go there unless something happens. They charge $95/hr; is that about right?
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:19 AM   #40
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$95 an hour is OK. From my experience with Anthony is that he is fair on what he books to the job, but he also makes a good cut on parts he supplies. In other words they source parts (eg. from HSY and the likes) a lot cheaper than what they charge.
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