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BMW never returned the call

Monday, March 09, 2009 by Dave Winer.

Closing the loop on the issue with the BMWPermalink to this paragraph

1. The car is drying out. Nice weather over the last couple of days helped. I guess we'll find out when it starts raining again if it still leaks. Permalink to this paragraph

2. The independent repair service, H&B, did great, non-warranty work. $120. Permalink to this paragraph

3. BMW wanted $800 for the same work. Permalink to this paragraph

4. BMW of North America never got back to me. Permalink to this paragraph

5. Weatherford BMW, the dealer that sold me the car is a real piece of work. They completely lost me as a customer. In the future, when my car needs warranty work, I'll drive to San Rafael. Permalink to this paragraph

6. Thanks, as always, to the Scripting News readers -- a fountain of knowledge and good will! Permalink to this paragraph


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