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    How much does your mechanic charge per hour?

    Mine is $75/hr. A bit on the high side, what do you think?


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    Ouch!

    So far I have been able to do my own work. Good incentive to keep learning and buy a few more special tools.

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    That's a good rate. I use two mechanics (m)

    when I think something's beyond my capabilities. One charges $80 and the other is $85. I take my wife's car (Volvo) to the dealer and they're $90/hour.



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    Not bad compared to the st(dealer); somewhere

    between $90 - $105 per hour. My tech charges me $55. I've been with him for 4 years and have given him a many referrals.
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    $25/hr plus free parts(used)

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    $55/hr

    Independant mechanic with his own shop in med/small community. He services my older BMW"s no problem (says he'll even do my Mini once out of warranty as well). He's Lamborgini/Ferarri trained but doesn't mind working on everything from a MG, Healey, BMW to a Ferrari. Does decent work for a fair price. Much cheaper than the BMW/Mini dealership @ $95/hr.

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    I charge $250/hr..but then I am my only customer..

    And I do a lot of pro bono work.
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    Re: How much does your mechanic charge per hour?

    I think I remember you saying that you're in the Boston area. If so, that's probably a pretty good rate. I have two mechanics I use, when needed. One charges $55, and I only use him for general things I can't do, due to limited facilities. The other knows BMW's, and like a good BMW tech wants to make everything perfect. I use him when it's something BMW-specific, and perfection is needed (like engine work). He charges $75/hr, and this is not a metropolitan area. And when I can, I take it up to Haygood and pay him whatever he asks... ;-)

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    $87.50/hr + 300% markup on parts


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    He's saved me $1000's,won't take my money!

    But I'll work it off eventually,promised to help demolish and remodel one of the bathrooms in his house,and a few other small projects. Are we lucky or what??!!

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    Where are you located?


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    Sarasota, Florida It's like a BMW school....

    we don't get to work at the shop, but at his house. He's been a Bimmer wrench for years and is a race mechanic for a couple of porsches.

    I was just telling him I needed a new center link and tie rod ends for my 528e. He went to his work bench and pulled out the whole assembly, handed it to me and said "Here, take this one", then loaned me the his special tool to seperate the tie rod end from the car.

    Slak54 and I are VERY fortunate to have a resource like him.<br>
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    i suppose you'll do in a pinch


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    DIY-priceless-wudda cost me big $$ otherwise


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    $2.50/h (1/3 6/pk/h @$7.50/6 pk) unless it's Sat

    and/or the R&R is going very badly in which case I double my consumption and shop rates

    Tony 1986 635CSi

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    75 an hour

    Does good work and is a cool guy. Grew up in Germany which is where he was trained. Works on everything and I never have to worry about him doing any damage to our vehicles (we've brought our vehicles to other people in the past and got them back worse).

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    Re: How much does your mechanic charge per hour?

    $75 per hour plus a lot of "Shop Supplies". (St. Paul MN) Dealer is up in the $120 area I believe. For that price, they must mail them back to Bavaria to be fixed.

    Roger

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