BMW Specialist Workshops

I'm taking delivery of a 2001 330ci in a couple of weeks, and have to start thinking about where I'm going to get the thing serviced. I really don't
fancy lining the pockets of over-priced joker main dealers, so can anyone suggest a good place to go in the south of England (I'm actually around Southampton, but don't mind travelling a reasonable distance)? Needs to be trustworthy, respectable and reliable, and of course not look too out of place on the service history.
To the excellent Badger, if you read this - where are you based? Anywhere close-ish?
Many thanks in advance.
Fred
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http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/bmw.html
He gives Scotthall's in Southampton a good review, but I don't know how up to date it is. Mike.
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John Burns is an excellent source. However, if you for some reason need more, go here:
http://www.iaibmwsp.org/MemberShops.htm#gb
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Thanks for your input Gents ... however, is this really a total of all the specialist BMW workshops out there in my area? Has no-one tried anyone else, and had either good or bad to report? Please let me know ...
- Fred

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else,
They don't appear to be exactly thick on the ground wherever you go in the country. AFAIK there are only three specialist garages within 50 miles of where I live in Sussex. The main agents, Vines, have a reputation of being not very good, and expensive into the bargain. The other two seem OK but I've no experience of either. Mike.
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I'm pleased with the one I use in South London.
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*Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.*

Dave Plowman snipped-for-privacy@davenoise.co.uk London SW
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Thanks everybody!
Fred

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