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      12-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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So, just bought a nice piece of land in Texas, New Braunfels, half way between Austin and San Antonio, and will be moving down there start building once I sell my house in NY. Before the big move I want to make sure to transition to a good dealership which is just as reliable and good as the one I am using. Took me 3 tries to find the one I am using now, and would hate to go through that again, anyone living in the area with some good suggestions?
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      12-09-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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Well, you only have two choices, BMW of San Antonio or BMW of Austin

Personally, I have been to BMW of San Antonio multiple times for service work, and have always been treated fairly and professionally. I always schedule service appointments with Mike Brehm, he is top notch.

Never been to BMW Austin.

There are plenty of independent repair shops around the area too, the only one I have had experience with is DBC Tuning in Northwest San Antonio, and they do great work.
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      12-09-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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BMW Austin is awesome. If you need a BMW dealership I would use Austin and see a man named Charles Bellinger service advisor his number is 512-343-3531. I am from Killeen and in a pretty big MFEST club and we all go to him... Also in Round Rock my buddy T'erre just opened a shop called AutoOne (http://www.facebook.com/AutoOneTx?ref=ts&fref=ts)

Good example of why he is the man. I have a blown turbo due to waste gate failure. I brought my car to him (Its full bolt on) and they gave me a rental for a week and came the conclusion its the turbo... Told me to revert it to stock and they would fix it under the turbo warranty. I feel like most shops would tell me to bad since its heavily modded and flag me with BMWNA.
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      12-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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I may be relocating to northern San Antonio soon. My partner will be working out of New Braunfels. Hope to see you around! Look for a Montego Blue 1er with California plates.
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      12-10-2012, 03:35 AM   #5
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Great, many thanks for the reply, so either dealer is good, can't be any better than this.
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      12-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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I bought my wife's 135i at BMW of Austin. Very satisfied. Took the car in for her first service since buying the car and once again they met/exceeded my expectations.
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      12-11-2012, 02:06 AM   #7
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Not sure on the car but you'd better buy an Aprilia now. The best dealer in the USA is in New Braunfels TX!
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Well, you only have two choices, BMW of San Antonio or BMW of Austin

Personally, I have been to BMW of San Antonio multiple times for service work, and have always been treated fairly and professionally. I always schedule service appointments with Mike Brehm, he is top notch.

Never been to BMW Austin.

There are plenty of independent repair shops around the area too, the only one I have had experience with is DBC Tuning in Northwest San Antonio, and they do great work.
First let me welcome you to the area. I live about 20 miles away and enjoy the area very much. You have the benefits of San Antonio and Austin. Myself I prefer San Antonio.

I would highly agree with BMW of San Antonio. Also may I add that my rep Rio Arguello is also a very good customer relations person.
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      12-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #9
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I may be relocating to northern San Antonio soon. My partner will be working out of New Braunfels. Hope to see you around! Look for a Montego Blue 1er with California plates.
Hey man I am north of San Antonio and from California also. Just wanted say hi to hopefully a Nor-Cal'in. Other wise nevermind
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Hey man I am north of San Antonio and from California also. Just wanted say hi to hopefully a Nor-Cal'in. Other wise nevermind
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Hey man I am north of San Antonio and from California also. Just wanted say hi to hopefully a Nor-Cal'in. Other wise nevermind
Haha.. yep I'm a Nor-Cal'in from the SF East Bay. I should be finding out before Christmas if I'm making the move to TX. If so, I'll hit you up.
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      12-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #13
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Haha.. yep I'm a Nor-Cal'in from the SF East Bay. I should be finding out before Christmas if I'm making the move to TX. If so, I'll hit you up.

Yea sounds good. I am from San Jose. Hopefully you dont move here, but if you do hit me up.
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I've always gone to BMW of Austin and no complaints. Sounds like either one you go to you should be fine! Welcome!!!
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I've dealt with BMW of Austin since 2001 (it was John Roberts BMW at the time); I just moved to Boerne (NW of SA) a few months ago and I'm still using BMW of Austin. They're now a Penske-owned dealership and I've worked with the same sales and service folks for years. Now that I'm in the SA area, I may give BMW of SA a try for scheduled service/maintenance on my wife's 128i, as I've heard that they have improved greatly over the past year and it's a much shorter drive.
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