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      06-20-2008, 01:45 PM   #133
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Wow, that is ludicrous. Unless you paid a very low price, you may want to think about canceling and going with a dealership that will give you an allocation immediately (as long as you want your car now). Many people on here get there production number right after ordering, meaning that the dealer does have an allocation to give.

I hope they are least told you what you were getting into. Normally, if a dealer has an allocation to give, it will take ~2 month to arrive.

If you can't get your dealer to give you a July allocation, you may really want to considering finding a dealer that will.

Just my opinion... maybe some other can chime in as well.
No, I paid full MSRP. Or will when/if I ever get my car.

I was told 8-12 weeks, Here I sit and week 16 and not even a Production Number. I guess I'll just have to eat the $500 deposit and go to an other dealership if I'm going to have a chance of getting my 1'er before the summers out.

Just sucks because I feel like I've wasted 16 weeks when I could have got 2 cars produced and delivered in the time I've waited...

Not to mention $500...
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      06-20-2008, 02:19 PM   #134
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I have a question about how long it usually takes to receive a production number...

I placed my deposit for my 135i in mid March (March 8, 08), and I called yesterday (June 19, 08) to ask my CA if I had a production number yet. His response was "That he still had 3 people in front of me waiting for allocations from his dealership" ...... ok, so question time.

What the usual wait time from placing the deposit to receiving a production number? And does anything I have said sound.... abnormal?
If your dealer has allocations, you should recieve a production number immediately. I suggest looking around to another dealer who has allocations
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      06-20-2008, 02:21 PM   #135
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No, I paid full MSRP. Or will when/if I ever get my car.

I was told 8-12 weeks, Here I sit and week 16 and not even a Production Number. I guess I'll just have to eat the $500 deposit and go to an other dealership if I'm going to have a chance of getting my 1'er before the summers out.

Just sucks because I feel like I've wasted 16 weeks when I could have got 2 cars produced and delivered in the time I've waited...

Not to mention $500...
get your $500 back, they can't keep it. It was to go towards a car, you're not getting a car, so get it back
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      06-20-2008, 03:09 PM   #136
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Cancelled the order, and they are mailing my check back to me.

Problem Solved, apparently they never even cashed the check and placed my order. I don't understand it, and it makes no sense why someone wouldn't want to sell a car.

But for anyone living in NC and wondering, don't order a new car from Leith BMW in Raleigh. You'll be waiting forever to get your car if your experience is anything like mine.

And thanks Dave for the help!
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      06-20-2008, 05:31 PM   #137
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Just to update: I already have re-ordered (different dealership of course), did it this afternoon, and I have a production number which I got before I left the dealership.

135i manual, SGM, Black Boston Leather, Walnut trim. Sport Package, Cold weather, Premium sound, ipod/usb, and I got them to through in the security system to boot...

Thanks too all for the support, and now the real wait starts...
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      06-21-2008, 03:37 AM   #138
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Would it be possible to get an interrior that isn't leather or leatherette?

Like some of the things listed on this site. ie: fabric interior and other trim options?

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle...isualizer.html

I'm totally down for a unique one of a kind coupé.
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      06-21-2008, 07:30 AM   #139
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i see all these "horror" stories about people waiting for their cars. i was told at the dealership that the car would be 112 status immediately, so i traded in my vehicle (to get the max value). now i'm w/out a car (i only live 1/2 mile from work) and my production is 111 status. the salesman told me i'd be 112 by monday; if i'm not, how long should i wait before i start to panic?!
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      06-21-2008, 08:21 AM   #140
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Just to update: I already have re-ordered (different dealership of course), did it this afternoon, and I have a production number which I got before I left the dealership.

135i manual, SGM, Black Boston Leather, Walnut trim. Sport Package, Cold weather, Premium sound, ipod/usb, and I got them to through in the security system to boot...

Thanks too all for the support, and now the real wait starts...
congrats!
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      06-21-2008, 08:22 AM   #141
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Would it be possible to get an interrior that isn't leather or leatherette?

Like some of the things listed on this site. ie: fabric interior and other trim options?

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle...isualizer.html

I'm totally down for a unique one of a kind coupé.
probably not at this point. There have been cases where people could do special orders, although I have not been successful in pushing any through myself
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      06-21-2008, 08:24 AM   #142
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i see all these "horror" stories about people waiting for their cars. i was told at the dealership that the car would be 112 status immediately, so i traded in my vehicle (to get the max value). now i'm w/out a car (i only live 1/2 mile from work) and my production is 111 status. the salesman told me i'd be 112 by monday; if i'm not, how long should i wait before i start to panic?!
my guess he going by the production week. within a few days you can get a fairly good idea of when a car will go from 111 to 112. I would ask him what week you are
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      06-22-2008, 09:36 PM   #143
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i'm planning on getting a house w/my girlfriend; how bad/good of an idea is it to trade in my vehicle and start a 36 month lease? i'm getting my 135i regardless, but want to know if i've just hurt myself in the house-buying!?
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      06-22-2008, 09:40 PM   #144
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I ordered my 128 the last day of April (30th). The dealer told me '6-8 weeks'

It's now been 7 weeks and 2 days. I did get my production number about 2 weeks ago. However, it still says "Scheduled for production with no confirmed production date" according to BMWUSA's phone number (following the instructions from the ultimate delivery/tracking post). So my car isn't in production yet. From what I gather, it will be at least 4 weeks from production scheduling to delivery (I'm picking it up in SC).

With my options, my 128i comes to a total of $34,500 MSRP. I'm leasing at $4K down + 383(inc tax) a month. 12K miles/yr, 24-month lease.

1) Did I get a good deal
2) Should I be able to get anything out of the dealer for giving me such bad service? And if so, whats reasonable to get? (keychain? tinting? some kind of idea on price)

Thanks
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      06-22-2008, 09:57 PM   #145
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Wow, I didnt realize there were so many horror stories out there. I bought my car Memorial Day Weekend. They held back placing the order because I can't take the car befor Aug. 24 anyway. My car is already En Route.
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      06-23-2008, 08:45 AM   #146
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i'm planning on getting a house w/my girlfriend; how bad/good of an idea is it to trade in my vehicle and start a 36 month lease? i'm getting my 135i regardless, but want to know if i've just hurt myself in the house-buying!?
well, I would probably ask that question to your bank. My thought would be that it probably is not beneficial to add more debt just before a home purchase
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      06-23-2008, 08:52 AM   #147
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I ordered my 128 the last day of April (30th). The dealer told me '6-8 weeks'

It's now been 7 weeks and 2 days. I did get my production number about 2 weeks ago. However, it still says "Scheduled for production with no confirmed production date" according to BMWUSA's phone number (following the instructions from the ultimate delivery/tracking post). So my car isn't in production yet. From what I gather, it will be at least 4 weeks from production scheduling to delivery (I'm picking it up in SC).

With my options, my 128i comes to a total of $34,500 MSRP. I'm leasing at $4K down + 383(inc tax) a month. 12K miles/yr, 24-month lease.

1) Did I get a good deal
2) Should I be able to get anything out of the dealer for giving me such bad service? And if so, whats reasonable to get? (keychain? tinting? some kind of idea on price)

Thanks
Hate to break it to you, but if your car still hasn't gone into production, you are not gonna see for 7 weeks or so. When they sold you the car, they probably did not have an allocation.
as for your questions:
  1. I'm not going to judge that. For some people $500 off msrp is good deal, others $2k. Only you can make that call.
  2. Bad service? Well, I would personally ask to speak to the sales manager & explain to him/her your concern. That you were originally told 7-8 weeks for delivery & it clearly has not been that. I think if you start a reasonable dialogue with him, you will be more likely to come to a good agreement, whatever it is.
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      06-23-2008, 08:53 AM   #148
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Some of you guys are cracking me up with what you deem as horror stories

A horror story is when you get the news your son/daughter has been killed in Iraq; your wife ran off with...another women; your best friend has cancer...

Just chill a little and try to use a little logical thought

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Some of you guys are cracking me up with what you deem as horror stories

A horror story is when you get the news your son/daughter has been killed in Iraq; your wife ran off with...another women; your best friend has cancer...

Just chill a little and try to use a little logical thought

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One more question. For a PDC Delivery, I'm ordering floor mats. The dealer sent the form down to SC to order them. My CA told me that I pay for them at the PDC. I talked to a few other people and they said pay for them at the dealer. Which one should I believe before I take delivery next week?
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One more question. For a PDC Delivery, I'm ordering floor mats. The dealer sent the form down to SC to order them. My CA told me that I pay for them at the PDC. I talked to a few other people and they said pay for them at the dealer. Which one should I believe before I take delivery next week?
It really shouldn't matter, I think you can do it either way. Most of my pcd clients are from my area, so I just gave them the mats
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      06-26-2008, 09:18 AM   #152
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Thanks for all the info.

It seems no one at Freehold BMW knows about the policy. I am just worried about my wheels really, as people say with the low profile tires comes wheel damage. I have been real careful thus far and although have gone over some potholes (not real big ones), I have to think that these wheels can handle a hole in the road so long as I'm not travelling at a ridiculous speed.

Now, if I were going 90 mph and hit the grand canyon, ok. But travelling 40 mph and going over a small-medium crack in the road, I'd have to think it could handle it.

The guy there said the old insurance carrier would only replace a wheel if it wouldn't hold any air? sounds pretty severe. If they are only going to cover that, I might pass since I haven't done that yet (knock on wood) and if I do that kind of damage, perhaps the repair cost will serve as penance for my foolish driving habits.

I'd also have to think that any star in the windshield that's in my line of vision, and consequently would cause the vehicle to fail inspection, would also need to get replaced.

Nonetheless, are there any limits on the number of wheels/windshields that can be replaced?

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As was explained to me:
  • it will cover any tires you have on the car
  • Depends how big the pit/ star is. if something simple to fix they will, otherwise replace
  • bent wheel are replaced (unless used for racing or something other) there is also some gray area on rims for aftermarket rims, those may not get covered
  • Our warranty sets it so you pay upfront, and then get reimbursed
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      06-26-2008, 10:57 AM   #153
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Thanks for all the info.

It seems no one at Freehold BMW knows about the policy. I am just worried about my wheels really, as people say with the low profile tires comes wheel damage. I have been real careful thus far and although have gone over some potholes (not real big ones), I have to think that these wheels can handle a hole in the road so long as I'm not travelling at a ridiculous speed.

Now, if I were going 90 mph and hit the grand canyon, ok. But travelling 40 mph and going over a small-medium crack in the road, I'd have to think it could handle it.

The guy there said the old insurance carrier would only replace a wheel if it wouldn't hold any air? sounds pretty severe. If they are only going to cover that, I might pass since I haven't done that yet (knock on wood) and if I do that kind of damage, perhaps the repair cost will serve as penance for my foolish driving habits.

I'd also have to think that any star in the windshield that's in my line of vision, and consequently would cause the vehicle to fail inspection, would also need to get replaced.

Nonetheless, are there any limits on the number of wheels/windshields that can be replaced?
not that I know of, but let me verify
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One more question. For a PDC Delivery, I'm ordering floor mats. The dealer sent the form down to SC to order them. My CA told me that I pay for them at the PDC. I talked to a few other people and they said pay for them at the dealer. Which one should I believe before I take delivery next week?
I thought I read on Bimmerfest that the parts have to be paid PRIOR to the pick up. The guy who posted it works at the Performance Center.


EDIT: Here's the post: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...50&postcount=4
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