Originally Posted by montreal red
i am not surprised that dealerships do this. it doesnt just happen at BMW dealerships. many dealerships will repaint parts of the body to make the condition of the car perfect before resale. the bottom line is people always buy cars that look nice and pristine on the outside.
i am in montreal as well and i am selling my m3 at way under market value, even then, i had to entertain a few low balls to my offer. the car has very detailed service records and has been impeccably maintained but many potential buyers end up going through the dealer route to get a CPO car because they trust them more.
My car just came off warranty in June, and now is on BMW CPO until 2014.... Look what good its doing me. This is my first BMW and my first real issue isn't being easily warrantied. People always say this but 'if I would have known' this would have happened I would have bought my car off a private sale save 8% in tax and the 10-20% dealership markup.