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      06-26-2008, 01:00 PM   #155
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Need help please

In May when I ordered my 135i, the CA gave me a price on my trade-in. Because it is an SUV, his amount was approximately 6K from the Blue Book.
On top of that, he advised they would have to reasses the vehicle once my 135i had arrived.
I now have about 4 thousand more miles on my trade-in and my 135i is approximately 3 weeks out.
I believe I can get at least what the dealership is going to give me if I sell it on my own..........I'm afraid they will try to give me less than initially valued in May and I can't take less.

1 Shouldn't the CA be able to give me an accurate number now ??

2. Do you think the dealer would lose the sale if I refused to take less ?

Thank you for your advice
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      06-26-2008, 01:27 PM   #156
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1) no, just a ballpark figure

2)would he be willing to lose the sale...i think so.
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      06-26-2008, 02:39 PM   #157
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In May when I ordered my 135i, the CA gave me a price on my trade-in. Because it is an SUV, his amount was approximately 6K from the Blue Book.
On top of that, he advised they would have to reasses the vehicle once my 135i had arrived.
I now have about 4 thousand more miles on my trade-in and my 135i is approximately 3 weeks out.
I believe I can get at least what the dealership is going to give me if I sell it on my own..........I'm afraid they will try to give me less than initially valued in May and I can't take less.

1 Shouldn't the CA be able to give me an accurate number now ??

2. Do you think the dealer would lose the sale if I refused to take less ?

Thank you for your advice
  1. Yes you should be able to get a solid figure based on when they actually recieve your car. We do it all the time.
  2. Ehhh depends on how much value the car may have lost (which also depends on whether or not accounted for it)
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      06-26-2008, 02:57 PM   #158
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In May when I ordered my 135i, the CA gave me a price on my trade-in. Because it is an SUV, his amount was approximately 6K from the Blue Book.
On top of that, he advised they would have to reasses the vehicle once my 135i had arrived.
I now have about 4 thousand more miles on my trade-in and my 135i is approximately 3 weeks out.
I believe I can get at least what the dealership is going to give me if I sell it on my own..........I'm afraid they will try to give me less than initially valued in May and I can't take less.

1 Shouldn't the CA be able to give me an accurate number now ??

2. Do you think the dealer would lose the sale if I refused to take less ?

Thank you for your advice
I was worried about this same thing when I traded my 04 Explorer so I pre-traded the vehicle before delivery. Only really an option though if you have another vehicle to drive. Good luck on your trade!
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      06-30-2008, 07:29 AM   #159
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Is the windshield/tire warranty something you can add on after you take delivery? I opted not to get it, but now I'm hearing horror stories and getting scared.

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      06-30-2008, 09:15 AM   #160
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Is the windshield/tire warranty something you can add on after you take delivery? I opted not to get it, but now I'm hearing horror stories and getting scared.

amy!
I am personally hoping with the 17" wheels on the 128i (and a half-inch more rubber between the wheels and road), we will have less issues with bent wheels and blown tires. But of the course the roads up here suck, so who knows.
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      06-30-2008, 09:53 AM   #161
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I am personally hoping with the 17" wheels on the 128i (and a half-inch more rubber between the wheels and road), we will have less issues with bent wheels and blown tires. But of the course the roads up here suck, so who knows.
Well, a large number of the roads near me are now under construction. Including the one I have to take to the main entrance of my work. It's littered with raised pothole covers and I have to slalom down it.

And this weekend I accompanied a friend test driving Subarus. The dealership was on a road that was similar and the sales guy told us that earlier that day, someone had a blow-out on a test drive. Eek! I'm scared!

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      06-30-2008, 11:15 AM   #162
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Is the windshield/tire warranty something you can add on after you take delivery? I opted not to get it, but now I'm hearing horror stories and getting scared.

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yep, just checked with my finance guy
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      06-30-2008, 07:12 PM   #163
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Why are people buying windshield warranties? Car insurance will cover that.
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      07-02-2008, 08:55 AM   #164
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Why are people buying windshield warranties? Car insurance will cover that.

in many cases the windshield warranty is lumped in with the tire warranty (ours is not) but it sounds like others are.
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      07-02-2008, 02:46 PM   #165
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Kendall, you might skim this to recalibrate your expectations:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...070103059.html

In one sense, your CA may be better able to give you a firm (if disappointing) trade-in value on your SUV, as dealers and resellers are focusing on these model types right now...and some are shunning them altogether.

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      07-02-2008, 03:08 PM   #166
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Kendall, you might skim this to recalibrate your expectations:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...070103059.html

In one sense, your CA may be better able to give you a firm (if disappointing) trade-in value on your SUV, as dealers and resellers are focusing on these model types right now...and some are shunning them altogether.

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ironically enough, I am using this trend to my benefit to purchase a nice low mile suv for my wife
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      07-02-2008, 03:59 PM   #167
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      07-02-2008, 04:42 PM   #168
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:smile: seriously, think about, these things are dying on dealer lots, and any that are getting traded are coming in for far lower money than before. I can get a nice 06 or 07 suv with less than 20k miles for around $13-$15k extremely nicely equipped, leather, nav, moonroof, multi-cd etc.
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      07-02-2008, 05:06 PM   #169
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:smile: seriously, think about, these things are dying on dealer lots, and any that are getting traded are coming in for far lower money than before. I can get a nice 06 or 07 suv with less than 20k miles for around $13-$15k extremely nicely equipped, leather, nav, moonroof, multi-cd etc.
My dealership I think gave me a really good deal on my trade in...

I had a 04 Explorer Eddie Bower Edition with over 60k on it and about $1,500 in damage to the front and I was given $11k on trade-in. Now I did pay MSRP for the car, any discounts they gave me on my new BMW was just attached to the trade in. They originally offered me 9k for my trade.
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Why are people buying windshield warranties? Car insurance will cover that.

Usually people have a $500-1000 deductible on their policies that they have to pay up before making a claim.
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      07-07-2008, 12:03 AM   #171
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How much does the chrome exterior trim cost? I'm talking about the thin strip that goes around the windows in the picture below.



The reason why I'm asking you is because when I asked my dealer, they said it would be over $2000 because they'd have to order the whole window and assembly with it which I think is a load of BS...

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you! :smile:
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      07-07-2008, 12:26 AM   #172
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How much does the chrome exterior trim cost? I'm talking about the thin strip that goes around the windows in the picture below.



The reason why I'm asking you is because when I asked my dealer, they said it would be over $2000 because they'd have to order the whole window and assembly with it which I think is a load of BS...

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you! :smile:
I'm sure it's BS. Mine was supposed to come with shadowline as part of a package but came with chrome instead. The dealer offered to change it for free without batting an eye (I prefer the chrome, so we left it alone). That doesn't prove anything, but the fact that they were so willing to do it is an indication that it's noi a big deal.

Ask another dealer.
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      07-07-2008, 09:08 AM   #173
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How much does the chrome exterior trim cost? I'm talking about the thin strip that goes around the windows in the picture below.



The reason why I'm asking you is because when I asked my dealer, they said it would be over $2000 because they'd have to order the whole window and assembly with it which I think is a load of BS...

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you! :smile:
last time we did something like that it was around $800 & that was a 3 series coupe
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      07-07-2008, 12:55 PM   #174
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1. How long does it TYPICALLY take for priority one cars to reach from Port to dealership?
2. Does VPC do business on weekends? :wink:

I'm just a tad impatient. :biggrin:
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      07-07-2008, 01:17 PM   #175
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1. How long does it TYPICALLY take for priority one cars to reach from Port to dealership?
2. Does VPC do business on weekends? :wink:

I'm just a tad impatient. :biggrin:
typically the turnaround time is 3-5 days. Thats assuming that nothing was wrong with the car, i.e: scratches, imperfections, dings, mechanical etc...

As for the vpc on weekends, I believe they are closed, but the transport trucks are still running
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Hi dbtheo

MY CA said "...once it hit the VPP... "

1) What is VPP?
2) Can we take a BMW VPC tour in Oxnard anytime?
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