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Old 05-13-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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First of all, this thread wasn't solicited by BMW Dave in any, shape, or form. I asked him if it was OK, and he said yes.

As some of you may/may not know, I lived in Huntsville from 2005 until recently. It isn't always easy to find people that you can trust for certain things (mechanic, painter, handy person, etc). BMW Dave is the one person in Huntsville that I completely trust with my vehicle and my wife's vehicle. When you and your family depend on a safe vehicle to get you around town (or even out of state), then you need to know that the person working on it is going to treat it like it is their own.

BMW Dave has always given me great service and a fair price. He has never made something up to increase the labor and/or the parts cost associated with what you want to get done. He is really good at diagnosing issues, and helping fix the root cause. He is also great at maintenance type issues (brakes, tune up, etc).

If I ever need work done, then I have no problem trusting that he will suggest the correct part and do the work for a fair price. He may not be the cheapest, but do you really want the cheapest person working on your vehicle? He isn't so expensive that you need to take out a mortgage either. I think the work is done at a fair price. And since he isn't replacing parts that you don't need, and making stuff up to inflate the bill it may actually be cheaper, right?

In a word, if you are looking for someone to do work on your vehicle, then give him a chance! I'm sure he can provide referrals if needed. If you want more info from me, then feel free to send me a message.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Hville
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Where is he located?

Does he work on VW's?

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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He lived in Madison. He will have to answer that. I am hoping he will see the thread and answer.

As his name states, he does BMW work. But I don't have one of those. He has worked on my Honda and my Nissan.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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First of all, Thank you very much Brian. I take cars that are not BMWs on a case by case basis. Brian was in a jam the first time I helped with his Honda, but since all my of family have Hondas I was well versed with his particular issue. After that the client makes the difference on what else I work on. I have a few clients with 3 or 4 cars they want me to work on and a BMW isn't one of them.

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Where is he located?

Does he work on VW's?

I do indeed Eddie, I actually did a 1yr apprenticeship at a European Auto Shop, I have literally worked on every make of car out of Europe in the last half century. When I first started out I elected to not work on anything except BMWs out of respect for my mentor, Dr. Ben Pender, but he has since retired and I can work on all european cars, but once again a case by case basis, for example I don't like Mercedes.

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He lived in Madison. He will have to answer that. I am hoping he will see the thread and answer.

As his name states, he does BMW work. But I don't have one of those. He has worked on my Honda and my Nissan.
I currently live in Madison and my new house is still in the Madison city limits.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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Where is he located?

Does he work on VW's?

By the way, I like your wagon! I have thought of getting one of those
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Hville
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By the way, I like your wagon! I have thought of getting one of those
Thanks. I love my car. 140,000 miles and I want 200,000 minimum
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Hville
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First of all, Thank you very much Brian. I take cars that are not BMWs on a case by case basis. Brian was in a jam the first time I helped with his Honda, but since all my of family have Hondas I was well versed with his particular issue. After that the client makes the difference on what else I work on. I have a few clients with 3 or 4 cars they want me to work on and a BMW isn't one of them.



I do indeed Eddie, I actually did a 1yr apprenticeship at a European Auto Shop, I have literally worked on every make of car out of Europe in the last half century. When I first started out I elected to not work on anything except BMWs out of respect for my mentor, Dr. Ben Pender, but he has since retired and I can work on all european cars, but once again a case by case basis, for example I don't like Mercedes.



I currently live in Madison and my new house is still in the Madison city limits.
Excellent. PM me your address and phone. So far so good on my car, but good to know there is someone like you nearby.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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When I first started out I elected to not work on anything except BMWs out of respect for my mentor, Dr. Ben Pender, but he has since retired and I can work on all european cars,
What a small world !!!
In that case I'm sure we must have met at Ben's shop.
Ben did not actually retire but gave in to the Dark Site and is now working for the Nissan factory close to his home in Decherd, TN.

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for example I don't like Mercedes.
Funny, Ben has a real nice W123, early 80's 240D that he plans to bring to the Euro Brit show first weekend of June.
As for me, I'm a MB addict since I started working for MB Belgium in the early 1970's. Still have them as dailly driver.
And I'm also a Land Rover nut, specific the Range Rover classic, still have one of them also.
Do you work on these ?

Can you send me in PM your location ?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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I'll give my rec to BMW Dave....and I do have a BMW

BTW Dave, my little oil light came on today when I turned the car off.....what does that mean?!?!?!
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:21 PM
 
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I took my car to auto tech recently (BMW only). Anyone else had experience with them?
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