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      10-16-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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Exclamation you ever drop your car off for service and get it back with unusually high mileage?

miles?


like lets say 35 miles, where the fuck did they go for 35 miles?

or even 15??


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      10-16-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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miles?


like lets say 35 miles, where the fuck did they go for 35 miles?

or even 15??
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      10-16-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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miles?


like lets say 35 miles, where the fuck did they go for 35 miles?

or even 15??


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      10-16-2010, 12:07 PM   #4
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I had this happen, sometimes they let a tech drive it home to make sure everything is okay
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      10-16-2010, 12:16 PM   #5
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I had this happen, sometimes they let a tech drive it home to make sure everything is okay
Bull Crap, they enjoy your hard earned goods.... they could drive it for max 5-10 miles. After that its abuse of trust. They should ask for permission for anything above 10 miles.
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      10-16-2010, 12:29 PM   #6
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Yes,

I do believe they drove close to 20 miles on my car the 1 st time I dropped it off at BMW of Towson. I could clearly see some foot prints on the rear mats and later I found few french fries under the front seat. I didn't write down the mileage when I dropped it off. I couldn't prove it so I didn't say anything and looking at the invoice doesn't help b\c they can manipulate the mileage "in" on the printed sheets.

Now I write it down or take a picture of the mileage right before I get out of the car at the dealership.
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      10-16-2010, 12:36 PM   #7
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its to make sure its fixed right.

what happens when you pick up the car and the light comes on 10 miles down the road. then you bitch at them for not fixing it.

they could of drove those 10 miles

i'm a tech and i drive a 2011 m3. why would i want to drive yours when its not making me any money. i rather be working on other cars.
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      10-16-2010, 01:00 PM   #8
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its to make sure its fixed right.

what happens when you pick up the car and the light comes on 10 miles down the road. then you bitch at them for not fixing it.

they could of drove those 10 miles

i'm a tech and i drive a 2011 m3. why would i want to drive yours when its not making me any money. i rather be working on other cars.
I suppose the french fries left under the seat provide leather-conditioning vapors? Perhaps extra lubrication for the seat tracks? I guess techs have to eat sometimes, too.
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      10-16-2010, 01:07 PM   #9
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I suppose the french fries left under the seat provide leather-conditioning vapors? Perhaps extra lubrication for the seat tracks? I guess techs have to eat sometimes, too.
you'd be surprised at the stuff i find in peoples cars when making repairs.
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its to make sure its fixed right.

what happens when you pick up the car and the light comes on 10 miles down the road. then you bitch at them for not fixing it.

they could of drove those 10 miles

i'm a tech and i drive a 2011 m3. why would i want to drive yours when its not making me any money. i rather be working on other cars.
30 miles for an oil change who you kiddin bro
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      10-16-2010, 01:16 PM   #11
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poor guy ouch

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      10-16-2010, 01:45 PM   #12
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its to make sure its fixed right.

what happens when you pick up the car and the light comes on 10 miles down the road. then you bitch at them for not fixing it.

they could of drove those 10 miles

i'm a tech and i drive a 2011 m3. why would i want to drive yours when its not making me any money. i rather be working on other cars.
...my man, i work for bmw in service as well and totally agree i also own a 2011 M
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They probably went drifting.
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      10-16-2010, 02:26 PM   #14
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They probably went drifting.
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      10-16-2010, 02:40 PM   #15
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its to make sure its fixed right.

what happens when you pick up the car and the light comes on 10 miles down the road. then you bitch at them for not fixing it.

they could of drove those 10 miles

i'm a tech and i drive a 2011 m3. why would i want to drive yours when its not making me any money. i rather be working on other cars.
10 you can make a valid case for..... But 35???
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50 miles one time but they called me first and showed me the bulletin from BMW that indicated that the car need to driven 50 miles before released to the customer...
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miles?


like lets say 35 miles, where the fuck did they go for 35 miles?

or even 15??


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      10-16-2010, 06:57 PM   #17
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30 miles for an oil change who you kiddin bro
thats something else.

if there is a check engine light on the RO. Intermittent Rattle. ANYTHING intermittent. It needs to be driven. If you want the car fixed right, let them drive the damn car. Why do you care so much? If care so much put a camera in the car.
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      10-16-2010, 08:00 PM   #18
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I guess it's common sense....my techs put zero mile on my car after they complete the 1200mi service...
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They do go drifting....I know they do lol.
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If they performed any software updates on the car then it could come back from the programming with anywhere from 1-50 extra miles on it. I went through the same thing.
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I always tell my SA that I noted down my mileage before being serviced and after I receive it. If it goes well beyond reasoning then someone's head will have to roll.

It has yet to happen at where I go (Prestige BMW in Ramsey, NJ)
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      10-16-2010, 08:55 PM   #22
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i bought a mini at prestige years ago, you know they gave me a lemon! brand new car off the boat, they took it back and gave a whole new car just like that! good peeps
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