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    F10 535i alternative on support

    guys,

    i need to seek enlightenment on this. issit true that only PML, MA has the proper equipment to maintain and repair this car, OR Pro BMW workshop can do equivalent or Better?

    my requirement is simple , just maintain and repair or replace wear and tear stuff , ECU update? if i'm right?

    thanks!

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    Re: F10 535i alternative on support

    most bmw workshop can support including repair and mods ... but i do heard that because n55 is very new and outside workshop said they do not have the 'software' to update the ecu because bmw ag do not release it to non AD workshop

    if the problem can only be resolved by software or ecu update would be tricky. last heard from workshop they are finding lobang to get the software from overseas
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    Re: F10 535i alternative on support

    MA quoted adoption for PI BMW cars @ S$20k/2yrs.. any comments guys?

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    Re: F10 535i alternative on support

    Quote Originally Posted by E46motorsport View Post
    MA quoted adoption for PI BMW cars @ S$20k/2yrs.. any comments guys?
    May i ask it is 20k/2years meaning this adoption will entitle you to the 2 years factory warranty?

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    Re: F10 535i alternative on support

    Quote Originally Posted by helbreath View Post
    May i ask it is 20k/2years meaning this adoption will entitle you to the 2 years factory warranty?
    the verbal understanding is Yes. haven actually got the details.

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    Re: F10 535i alternative on support

    if buying a highly spec up 535i with msport + sunroof + all tthe fancy features that makes pml vs pi price diff > $40k then buy from pi and then pay adoption fees (if really really necessary) later if shits happen - i would consider. i am pretty sure no one would buy pi 535i if the savings is < $30k as many bro will say not worth it

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    Re: F10 535i alternative on support

    Quote Originally Posted by wt_know View Post
    if buying a highly spec up 535i with msport + sunroof + all tthe fancy features that makes pml vs pi price diff > $40k then buy from pi and then pay adoption fees (if really really necessary) later if shits happen - i would consider. i am pretty sure no one would buy pi 535i if the savings is < $20k-$30k as many bro will say not worth it
    i have this current understanding situation.

    Pi F10 M sports package , 210k w/out COE. 5 years warranty or 100k
    with COE and MA adoption fee, probably the same price as PML.

    PML F10 317k with COE before any discount or freebies.
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    Re: F10 535i alternative on support

    based on that pricing and current coe, i will go with PML
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    Re: F10 535i alternative on support

    Other than warranty, there are also other issues to consider. The PIs' choice of a small screen looks damn weird and cheapo on the F10. Many PI cars are also used as display units which are molested by many customers. For me, I will never buy a 2nd wife that is not a virgin. There are just too many unknowns when dealing with smaller players, even a price difference of $50K for a 535i is not worth it.

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    Re: F10 535i alternative on support

    yeah ... must compare the specs and equipment.
    price diff should be pml obscene margin and not pml big screen vs pi small screen
    pml new car is not perfect too. many reported cases of scratches, marks ... and last heard got 1 door color is slightly off???
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