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      01-10-2009, 09:32 AM   #1
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BMW of Freehold

CA John Bell is the best.

$500 over invoice no haggle price over the phone in 5mins.

John treated me with the utmost respect despite rolling in wearing jeans and a tshirt (I'm young enough to be his son and he isn't that old). He gave me the same respect weeks earlier when I was just browsing.

floor mats front and rear

2 keychains

$50 credit towards swapping my wheels and tires to the winters

:w00t::w00t:let me take a car off the lot to learn how to drive a manual in (look out for an 06 330xi with come clutch wear :iono

let me test drive cars after the deal was completed just for the heck of it

their service guys are also BMW addicts. I got a lot of oohs and aahs from them when they swapped the wheels. We talked cars for a bit also, one of them has slick E46 and he wants my winter setup.

got a nifty tour of the service facilities and body shop. The dealership has a small footprint on Rt.9 but there is a ton of space back there.



Only downsides:

Their email system sucks. I constantly got automated emails from the sales mgr and john. Clearly they were computer generated spam-style. Small price to pay

$200 doc fee is not too reasonable. I would say it washes out with the mats though.

Their finance people won't close the deal until they see your finance agreement if you use outside financing. They weren't used to PenFed's "we don't care about paperwork, just take this check" policy.
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      01-10-2009, 10:49 AM   #2
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I've purshased from freehold(not a 1).

They made a big selling point about great service and loaner cars.

Only problem was when I called them for service I was told there was a 6 week wait for an appoitment with a loaner car!

I hope things have changed.
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      01-10-2009, 11:00 AM   #3
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They said the same to me and promised a BMW loaner with no wait. We'll see I suppose. Their shop has a decent amount of bays but I won't know until I go in for baby's first checkup.
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      02-07-2009, 09:52 AM   #4
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Damn...late last year I tried getting the same deal from BMW of Freehold...but they would not do invoice+$500 on a 1er.

Anyways, I bought two 335i's and an X3 from them after that and can say that they have great service. (I didn't have a service appointment and just dropped in and got an X5 loaner...so I don't think they are as slow as they used to be)
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Very limited experience with this dealer but the two times I visited they were really busy and I had to ask the receptionist to get me a CA.

The CA at the time was too busy since he had a customer at his desk, he threw me the keys to a 135i, and let me drive it unattended. Had I not gotten the deal I had at a more local dealer to me, I would've let him try for my business.
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Just had a great test drive and pricing/dealing experience with these folks. A lemans/lemon vert is in the works as a result...
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