BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > Regional Forums > USA - California
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-19-2011, 03:18 AM   #1
BeamingE39
Second Lieutenant
11

 
Drives: slower than I'd like
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Southern California


Posts: 240
iTrader: (0)

Best Service Dealership in SoCal?

What would you say is the best service dealership in LA or areas within 50 miles? I want a dealership that will perform good work, treat me and my car with respect and provide loaners.
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 03:20 AM   #2
motosan
Private First Class
United_States
13

 
Drives: 2011 E92 ZCP M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: CA


Posts: 110
iTrader: (1)

I had great experience at Savage BMW when I serviced my wife's 325.

Newport is nice too but the tech can be a bit sloppy from time to time
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 03:21 AM   #3
LMSM3
Enlisted Member
4

 
Drives: E92M3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SoCAL


Posts: 44
iTrader: (0)

Steve Thomas
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 04:00 AM   #4
balmain
New Member
1

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: USA


Posts: 8
iTrader: (0)

Newport
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 10:45 AM   #5
GOLFFRR
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
268


 
GOLFFRR's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf Cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Solvang, CA/Camarillo, CA


Posts: 16,813
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LMSM3 View Post
Steve Thomas
Thank you for the shout out.

OP not sure the exact distance we are from you, but if you decide to bring your car to us for service we will most certainly take good care of you. As far as SA's go I would recommend Warren (aka the famous hotrod185 on e90post) or Travis. Both guys are huge BMW car guys and will make sure you are well taken care of.

If you need anything else at anytime you can always contact me as well and I would be happy to call over to the store to help you out.
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, EMAIL US FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Need a quote or assistance from David? GO HERE-->bmwdavid@icloud.com or 202-262-2900
David's ED special ALL M cars-->http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1042739
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 11:48 AM   #6
Mike V8
First Lieutenant
United_States
19

 
Mike V8's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 E92 M3 DCT
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: So. Cal.


Posts: 398
iTrader: (0)

I really like new century BMW.
__________________
"...it's not about the money and not about the brand of the car, it's about handling,performance and passion......And that, no other car has all together like an M3........when you talk about the most complete car the M is invincible." --Tony Kanaan.
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 02:09 PM   #7
michelley91
Second Lieutenant
27

 
Drives: 2011 M3 JetBlack
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SoCal


Posts: 231
iTrader: (1)

i had good experience at bmw riverside with darrin shadle
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 05:04 PM   #8
vic85
New Member
3

 
vic85's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW E93 M3
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Hollywood, CA USA


Posts: 18
iTrader: (0)

Bad experiance in the past with Center BMW and Pacific BMW, I got the new M from Bob Smith BMW so I'll see how that goes
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 06:38 PM   #9
taleof2bricks
Private First Class
7

 
Drives: 2008 M3 Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Surf City, CA


Posts: 104
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NAForever View Post
What would you say is the best service dealership in LA or areas within 50 miles? I want a dealership that will perform good work, treat me and my car with respect and provide loaners.
Sounds like you have a few to choose from. Depending on where you are, another would be Shelly in Buena Park.

Besides normal service courtesies, they went out of their way to keep me updated & walk me through the process of obtaining a new motor under warranty. They forwarded emails to me that they received from BMW NA, including a few that included a delay or two. They knew that I was a car enthusiast and even walked me back into the service area to see & take a few photos of my new motor being installed (not everyone would appreciate this, but I did).

Good luck, whichever of these recommended dealerships you choose...
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 10:08 PM   #10
THE TECH
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
United_States
204


 
THE TECH's Avatar
 
Drives: BPMsport 2012 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas


Posts: 13,116
iTrader: (45)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to THE TECH Send a message via Skype™ to THE TECH
I plan on using Steve Thomas as well.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-19-2011, 10:27 PM   #11
chrisvm3
New Member
United_States
0

 
chrisvm3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 BMW M3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: ONTARIO CA


Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2010 BMW M3  [0.00]
Savage Bmw!!!!!quick Services!!!!
Appreciate 0
      11-20-2011, 01:28 AM   #12
BeamingE39
Second Lieutenant
11

 
Drives: slower than I'd like
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Southern California


Posts: 240
iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the recommendations guys, I used to go to Pacific because it was close, but after they joyrode an 1M, I'll never trust them with my M. They'd probably redline the crap out of it cold.
Appreciate 0
      11-20-2011, 02:14 AM   #13
aajami
Brigadier General
United_States
100

 
aajami's Avatar
 
Drives: Space Gray '09 E92 M3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA


Posts: 4,051
iTrader: (4)

If I lived closer to Steve Thomas I'd go there because of their solid rep on these forums. That said, I've had no complaints with South Bay BMW. I get a free loaner every time I go even though I didn't buy my car through them, and they took care of one of my monthly payments when they inadvertently sidelined my car for a few weeks while waiting for a back ordered part.
__________________
'09 E92 M3: Space Gray, Black, Carbon Leather | ZTP 2MK ZPP 2MT 6FL | link 1 / link 2
Mods: M Performance exhaust | ZCP retrofit | Euro airbox | GTS DCT flash | 240J ECU flash | LCI Euro taillights | CRT lip | OEM alarm retrofit | Space Gray bumper plugs | BMW Performance: Mk. II spoiler / Mk. II non-electronic steering wheel / mirror caps / front grilles / side gills / intake louvers / emblem
Appreciate 0
      11-20-2011, 02:24 AM   #14
Powerbeast
Major General
United_States
213

 
Powerbeast's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3 Dakar Yellow
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SoCal


Posts: 7,170
iTrader: (4)

Steve Thomas is pretty cool. Also something closer to the SFV I would say Center BMW on Van Nuys, John Ives knows his shit.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST