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Old 04-14-2011, 09:47 AM
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MINI Service in north/northwest Twin Cities?

Nearing the plunge for getting a new MINI. Getting to Metrowerks for service will be a PITA as a commute - given where I live and work. Contemplating whether to get the free extended maintenance plan versus the cheaper financing when I buy, and wrestle with being locked in to Metrowerks for 100,000 miles of periodic service.

Any recommends of a place that does MINI's right up on the north/northwest side of the city?

Old 04-18-2011, 06:37 PM
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Let me seed my own post with a question. Anyone had experience with J&B Eurotech in New Brighton??
Old 05-20-2011, 09:12 AM
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Check out I had them replace a tstat housing on my R53.
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Hello Ken,

I live in the northeast metro, and I have taken my 2006 Mini Cooper to Eurotech once (they dropped the "JB" a while back), for a new battery and a coolant flush. In my experience, they quote almost exactly the same prices as Motorwerks. I think they're using the same software system as the dealer to calculate parts and labor prices. Eurotech was quite a bit lower on the price of the battery, but the flush was $3 (yes, three dollars) less than Motorwerks.

When I wanted to upgrade my rear sway bar, I got a quote from Eurotech, and it was over $1000 for the labor (same as the dealer), so I had Orr Autosport do the labor for $350. HUGE difference!

Since I had the flush done, they have begun offering a 2-year warranty on their work, so now they are almost exactly in line with the dealer.

Nice friendly people and a pleasant waiting room. They support the local Mini club (M.U.M.) as well.

I have heard of a few Mini club members who have taken their cars to Woody's Garage in Ham Lake, but I haven't any experience with them.

Happy Motoring!

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I highly recommend Seth and Eurotech!!

I had my 2013 Mini Cooper S Coupe's exhaust done here and also a few other smaller things. Great service and work and Seth is pretty active on the MINI boards too. Great place!!
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