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(But clearly they underestimated the extent of PR damage.)
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I would suggest Autobahn BMW if they have a spark of decency left, they should come up for a proper M5 E60 replacement car for Tommy. So as the M5 E60 is no longer available the only option is a new M5 F10. But as Autobahn BMW was doing everything possible wrong in this case i highly doubt that, they are all over the world known for their really outstanding customer service anyways they now have to pay for their mistakes.
Seems like there was never a 'spark'.
Maybe some indigenous ignition problem.
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I feel the money was not enough, but fully understand the vindication Tommy must be feeling
Guess we all know Autobahn will not lose much money other than slightly higher premiums, but I REALLY hope they suffer a loss of business from what was a disgusting attitude and beahviour from the onset. I doubt it will ever happen but I would REALLY hope BMW NA would take some action against Autobahn also. I would be suprised if Tommy bought another BMW, I know as much as I loved mine, if I had been treated that way then I would never buy another.
Well done Tommy and sorry you EVER had to go through this!
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I always assumed that because my car was an M car it would be handled by an M mechanic. This is not the case. ANYONE can service your car, even a guy that is not "certified" tech. The guy that serviced my car failed multiple M car certification tests. He had been there for a few months with little experience.
ANYONE can test drive your car. Again, the guy that test drove my car new nothing about the car or normal BMW functions. I think someone already posted his officail statement on this thread as to what he said happened. It’s just ridiculous!
Another tidbit. Classic BMW in Dallas actually hired the guy (Aaron Skates) that wrecked my car within weeks of the crash. They actually knew he crashed my car when they hired him! The Service Director at Autobahn called the Service Director at Classic when he found out to verify they knew this information. It didn't matter, they kept him. Not sure why but evidently he was let go about a month later. Who can you trust?
Lessons learned...Use an indy shop if you can and always state "not authorized to test drive without me in the car" on the service slip when signing the release to do the work. Protect yourself.
I hope this case either helps someone from ever getting in this situation or helps them in getting justice.
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