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      11-27-2012, 08:49 AM   #10
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Drives: 128i convertible
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lexington, SC

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Can you wait and order one? That's what I did. Manuals are hard to find. I looked at 3 dealerships and gave them the first chance to give me an acceptable price. When they didn't I added 2 more dealers who were both more than 1K under the first 3. My order went to the one with the earliest build window. I've purchased several new cars and this was by far the least painful. All the price negotiation was by email.

It helped a lot that I knew exactly what I wanted. I gave them all my specs and asked for their best price. I arranged to go in an sign the papers and put money down within days of getting the price I wanted.

128i Convertible, MT, Alpine White, Black Top, Taupe Leatherette, Walnut, Sport
Ordered 5/22/09, Completed 6/4/09, At Port 6/9/09, On the Georgia Highway 6/13/09, Ship Arrived Charleston 6/24/09 at 10pm, PCD 7/21/09