Originally Posted by ottoblotto
I feel for OP, but I have to say, they did offer a partial after the car was driven 5000+ miles. That tells me the dealership is on par.
Exactly. Now you have no money (not even an insulting $35, let alone your god-given right to $70), have to drive further to a different dealership you have no relationship with (10 minutes driving an M3 burns how much gas?) and so on. Principles are great and all but they can be expensive.
If I'm an SA and I see 5k miles on the car since the last service I'd feel like a pretty decent guy offering to split the cost on a problem *I never saw and have no first-hand proof of*.
I've been there dude. It's easier to get indignant and pissed and throw down the "customer is always right" card than it is to consider the big picture. Nothing good has ever come of the former for me, but the latter has definitely saved me a ton of time and stress.