Originally Posted by delmarco
anyway the woman on the phone at BMW said that Its all part of the "inspection"
and I'm now wondering what the hell that is?
and how much is it usually for inspection of a 1995 E36 318i?
Depends on which one. Inspection I runs about $250, and Inspection II runs about $450, could be slightly higher in the NY area. Any repairs are additional to those prices. A breakdown of what each entails can be found at http://www.bimmerzone.com/inspection.htm
Seriously though, you should find a local garage that knows BMW's and build a relationship with them.