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Thu, Jan-27-2005, 06:36:20 PM
Wassup everyone! I just recently purchased a '05 aw/bl M3 and this is my first post on the forum. First of all, I just want to thank everyone on the forum for all the 411 on this amazing machine. I did alot of browsing and searching on the forum before actually making the purchase. My baby is almost reaching 1,200 miles. I read many posts on the forum stating that BMW covers the first 1,200 miles service. I talked to my salesman and he claim that there is no such thing as the 1,200 miles service. If I insist on having it, then I'll have to pay out of my own pocket. Is this correct? According to him, the first covered services is at 15,000 miles. And by the way, I'm located in the bay area. Thanks!

Thu, Jan-27-2005, 06:49:19 PM
He is wrong...

Thu, Jan-27-2005, 06:53:40 PM
there is a 1200mile break in service and it is free!

Thu, Jan-27-2005, 07:04:37 PM
Not only is it free, it's required.

Thu, Jan-27-2005, 07:08:07 PM
Show him your service manual. It calls for the 1,200 mile service in there. Then ask to talk to his service manager and ask him why his employees are retarded.

Thu, Jan-27-2005, 07:12:15 PM
Those damn dealerships. Mine did the same thing. Just because they're not used to servicing M3's they assume its the same as all the other bmw's. Stand your ground, speak to a manager, show them the service manual. And let them know how dissappointed you are that they don't understand the service requirements of your vehicle!

Thu, Jan-27-2005, 07:21:44 PM
Also, make sure that you request NO TEST DRIVE -- just pick up your car at the same mileage as you dropped it off.

Thu, Jan-27-2005, 08:09:13 PM
it is required to have the service at that mileage.....everyone at my dealership kept telling me about the 1200 service before i even got in the car.....some of them know about it and the others need to be reminded about it.....

Thu, Jan-27-2005, 09:27:59 PM
That is seriously bad information, did that guy only start two days ago at the Dealership or is the Dealership stuck in the BMWNA time warp ?

If there is another Dealership close by, I would be going to that one from now on. If they dont know about services, wow Im speechless. Just go to another dealer and get it sorted ASAP.

PS As Sirius said, not only is it free, its required.

Fri, Jan-28-2005, 02:01:34 AM
It should also be free after you have a replacement engine put in due to a spun bearing right? A dealership i contacted mentioned there would be a charge.

Fri, Jan-28-2005, 02:22:07 AM
Are you sure you're going to a BMW dealer?