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  • Writer's pictureRuss Newton

BMW Repair final bill.

Was $3,500! New Tire, new rim, new axle bearing and new support strut. All because the run flat didn't work as advertised. I slowed down to 50, drove it for five miles at that speed and it blew up causing all the damage. Meanwhile, the car computer told me it was safe to drive. When the wheel sounded like a wishing machine with a lone sneaker in it. I have appealed to BMW for some help for this expense, i will post their response when and if I get it. So, the rest of the story. I called the dealer at 10am and left a message. I reached out over their web site asking for an update on the car. The story I was told was that parts would arrive on the 9th. I wanted to know if they got all the parts. Tumble weeds and crickets were the response. At 3:30 PM, I received a call back. My car was ready to go! So I called an audible, packed quickly, said goodby to Matt and his girlfriend Julie and headed to the dealer. I was back on the road by 4:30 PM and made it 250 miles to Lisbon, Illinois for the night. Thinking I will be home by 1pm tomorrow. Can't wait to sleep in my own bed! Ciao,


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Jul 10, 2020

I'm sure it will be nice to get home!


Jul 10, 2020

Holy moley... a $3,500 flat! I can afford any car I'd like but will stay with my 2009 Honda Fit after seeing this.

*** Actually, I'm seriously considering a 1963 Chevy Nova II (my dream car) with installed 350 cu In. 375 hp crate engine, 4-speed manual tranny, Hooker headers, candy apple red paint..and on...and on... a neighbor is looking to unload. But, I ain't driving the thing more than 50 miles from home. And YES... there IS a SPARE in the trunk.

Hope to hell you get a break Russ and BMW forks over for your troubles That was total BS what happened.

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