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Old 06.02.2015, 22:30
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Re: Bmw oil change for chf1,000 ?! - advice please

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Nobody in Switzerland needs an X5, or a Q7, or any other oversized 3tonne family truckster. Consider it behemoth tax.
Your un-suppressed envy noted. Some handle rather well on the open road, and snowy mountains drives of this country. But most people could use public transport and taxis for everything. Cheaper. More economical. But bothersome and slower too.

Personally I prefer to cycle everywhere if I can, but not with 5 PAX and skis.

Otherwise I would have a hot hatch, which no one needs either.
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Old 07.02.2015, 02:40
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Re: Bmw oil change for chf1,000 ?! - advice please

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Nobody in Switzerland needs an X5, or a Q7, or any other oversized 3tonne family truckster.

Consider it behemoth tax.
You don't need lots of things, that's the point. Instead of cherishing the fact that we don't need most of what we are enjoying we have to feel guilty about it or something? Live and let live...

PS a 1 series would have the same costs...
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Old 08.02.2015, 11:43
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Your un-suppressed envy noted.
Interesting thread; now we can get on with the bashing.

I often see SUVs from the side. I write this as a cyclist as they turn right and almost kill me on a daily basis.

Despite their ECUs, it's a shame they don't build them with functioning indicators or mirrors. Cheap shot, but it's an emotional issue. Time and time again it's the SUVs who behave most dispacably on the road towards cyclists - law abiding cyclists, not the hipsters with headphones - and there's so often a blank look of incomprehension if the driver even bothers to notice they've almost killed someone.

("Mommy! Why is that angry man banging on the window?")

I've been hit several times by four wheels when riding two; low cars give you - and bipeds - a chance to escape, preferably over the hood. Cliffs of heavy steel give you nowhere to go but under.

If the car's not to blame then it's the driver and they're invariably drivers of SUVs which cause the "JESUS CHRIST AND HIS MOTHER!" moments.

Present company naturally excepted.

SUVs are rarely to do with practicality; safety is not road safety but personal and supposed at that. Space is not interior cargo space but social space, including the - again supposed - privileged ability to 'go anywhere' (which you can't here anyway).

I don't mind people in high hats - buy what you like - but these ever increasing behemoths are icons of fear: fear of being out of control. Oversized, overpriced and oh... you're more likey to die in a RTA riding in a SUV than when in a car. But don't tell your passengers.

When a driver feels more safe when driving, the vehicle becomes less safe. Curious, eh?

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Re: Bmw oil change for chf1,000 ?! - advice please

Thought the discussion refered to a BMW oil change.

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Your un-suppressed envy noted. .
Envy? Hardly. I could afford an X5/Q7 but a small all-wheel drive hatch fulfills all my needs. If I did have a 5-head family, I still wouldn't choose one of those tanks.

And yes, many of their drivers cannot drive them properly and safely:

http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-...-1226534319198
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Re: Bmw oil change for chf1,000 ?! - advice please

typical swiss thief. They should deport them
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The correct oil change interval is 18,000kms for my 2011 BMW x5 (E70)

Yesterday I had my X5 diesel in for its oil change at 38,000 kms. (My first as its 2nd hand) It was in at BMW Auto-Graf in Meilen.

Oddly, they told me I am not covered by the 10yr/100,000 free BMW Premium Service. The car I bought from Emil Frey BMW in Geneva was checked on their system to be a Swiss car, but was a "diplomatic car", so does not have free servicing.

So I asked what they were going to charge me. They said around CHF1,000 (at today's exchange rate that is USD $1,070 or EURO 940).

"For an oil change and some filters?" I asked, not showing all my outrage.

They said, yes, we did the oil, diesel fuel filter, air intake filter, and the micro-filter (for the cabin), and 1.5 hrs labor cost.

REQUEST FOR HELP/ADVICE -
1) Any helpful experiences challenge this kind of thing? Any ways to escalate to BMW?
2)Can anyone here point me to the parts kit for doing this myself. I also want to quote them the price for genuine parts. From scan of the web, I understand an oil filter with heating element may cost USD$200 - is that correct?

I haven't got the bill yet, but intend to challenge it, as well as my "non Premium Service" status.

Needless to say I will not be using the BMW garage any more. My very good (non BMW) Garage across the road estimated roughly CHF350 and quite rightly referred em to BMW for free servicing. So triple the price at BMW.
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Re: Bmw oil change for chf1,000 ?! - advice please

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That i find a little difficult to beleive as it is the importer who covers the free service, it's included in the initial sale price.

The warranty however is covered by the manufacturer with the work carried out by the importer.
Not true. I know firsthand that BMW garages honor free service on imported cars. They charge for fluids only.
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